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Small businesses, social enterprises, and charities are vital to our communities. They are also hit hardest by the current coronavirus pandemic and are struggling to access much needed emergency finance to survive this crisis. We put together some useful funding resources for social purpose organisations and investors.

An ambitious £100 million programme of loans and investment is announced today to help get much-needed emergency funding to social enterprises, charities and small businesses in disadvantaged areas affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

It is four months since the Impact Investing Institute had its official launch in Sheffield and London, and like everyone else, we are responding to the coronavirus pandemic and its devastating human and economic costs on communities around the world. 

The Impact Investing Institute is very pleased to see the Charity Commission encourage charity trustees to consider whether their investments are informed by and consistent with their charity’s purposes and values (see this blog by Sian Hawkrigg, Strategic Policy Advisor on behalf of the Commission).

Progress in impact reporting practice will be insufficient to meet society’s global challenges without significant collaborative action by keystone players A new…

Comparing different companies’ ESG credentials is akin to comparing apples and pears. But efforts are being made to find the right tools to…

Impact investing – which offers social and environmental benefits as well as financial returns – is still developing but the UK’s newly created Impact Investing Institute,…

A piece in this weekend’s Financial Times shows that there are still some pretty basic misunderstandings around impact investment, which must be…

First announced in June, the UK’s newest impact investing body launches this week. We met CEO (and former business journalist) Sarah Gordon,…

The Impact Investing Institute which aims to accelerate the growth and improve the effectiveness of impact investing, launches this week at events in Sheffield and London….

Year after year, research highlights the gap between what impact investment consumers want and what they are being offered by advisers, banks…

The UK’s social investment movement is gathering pace and the launch of the Impact Investing Institute this week has the potential to…

New research out now

White Paper: Scaling up institutional investment for place-based impact

Our joint white paper “Scaling up institutional investment for place-based impact,” based on the collaborative “Place-Based Impact Investing Project (PBII)” by the Impact Investing Institute, The Good Economy and Pensions for Purpose, sets out the case for institutional investors to adopt a “place-based lens.”