Coronavirus Response

What we are doing and how we are supporting our partners

Like many other organisations, weareresponding to the coronavirus pandemic and its devastating human and economic costs on communitiesaroundthe world. It is clear to all of us that the world in which we used to operate in will be very different after the events of 2020.

Our main focus is to help more money reach those most in need during these challenging times. Small businesses, social enterprises, and charities are vital in providing services to those hit hardest, like the elderly, victims of domestic violence, or children living in poverty. Unfortunately, these organisations are often struggling to access much-needed emergency funding.   

In the UK, we are working withSocial Investment Business,Big Society Capitaland others on twoemergency lending facilities aimed at providing much-needed finance to charitiessocial enterprises, and small businesses in disadvantaged parts of the UK. We are in conversation with high street banks and other investors to contribute to those emergency loan schemes.  

On a global level, we are working with our impact investment colleagues around the world who, like us, are members of the Global Steering Group for Impact Investing. Most are dealing with exceptionally challenging circumstances as the virus is taking hold in more countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, the Middle East and Latin America 

Going forward, we will continue to share resources and updates on coronavirus funding and host regular webinars, which will be advertised here on our website, through our email updates, which you can sign up for, and on social media. You can follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Update: Building back better after coronavirus

Update: Building back better after coronavirus

It has been a couple of weeks since we first updated you about our response to the coronavirus crisis, our activities since our launch in November and our plans for the coming months. The human and economic cost of this pandemic has been devastating for individuals, families and businesses and we are likely to experience the aftershocks for a very long time.

Investing in a resilient future – impact investing offers a pathway

Investing in a resilient future – impact investing offers a pathway

With the social and economic repercussions of COVID-19 affecting every corner of the globe, impact investing offers a pathway to building a more resilient future for us all. Resilience is our new north star – the guiding principle that will ensure that we build sufficient resource capacity to absorb adversity and avoid a slide into economic, social and health despair.