Learn about social investment
Just started thinking about social investment? This section introduces you to some of the key concepts, definitions and provides a useful overview of the marketplace to help you get started.
Everything you need to know about social investment
What is social investment?
A simple definition of social investment.
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Different types of social investment
Find out more about the main types of social investment products and start thinking about which one might be most appropriate for you. Social investment products
Who are the key players in the UK market?
The world looks to the UK as a global leader in social investment and the Prime Minister led a G8 forum on social investment last year to consolidate our role as pioneers. Find out more about the marketplace in the UK - who does what and where you might be able to find help. Navigating the market
Stories from the frontline
Social banks and other investors have been lending to voluntary and community organisations and social enterprises for over ten years. Read some insightful and inspiring stories of how social investment has helped to transform organisations and create more social impact. Read the stories
Insight about the social investment market
Browse the social investment research library curated by wholesaler Big Society Capital. Browse research library