*Webinar hosted by Big Society Capital*
Social investment in the UK has a long history of serving charities and social enterprises and communities most in need. Big Society Capital (BSC) was established in 2012 to help accelerate the development of social investment in the UK.
Much has happened since the establishment of BSC. Social investment deals have increased in volume and number, the social investment landscape is more densely populated with more social investors, and there has been a great deal achieved by the charities and social enterprises that have received social investment. However, whilst there has clearly been progress, there are many questions remaining about how social investment could and should most effectively target itself to make an impact in the future.
Therefore, at BSC, we are now reviewing the landscape of social investment to try to understand the opportunities, the challenges and the ‘critical questions’ facing social investment in the future. We are keen to take a fresh look at social investment as a whole to understand new perspectives and where changes and redirections may be needed. We are keen to take an open and collaborative approach in bringing these perspectives together.
This review forms the first part of a broader strategic review that BSC has now started and will continue in 2017. This review, as described on our website is deliberately engaging with both BSC stakeholders and a broader group of stakeholders.
Purpose of this Webinar
BSC recently released a document outlining our current view of the social investment landscape, with a particular emphasis on the challenges and opportunities today.
It focuses on a set of critical questions that may shape the future of social investment.
We hope this webinar will be helpful to provide clarification on what those critical questions are, what they mean, and on the areas we are seeking to solicit input.
Details of how to join the webinar will be sent to registered participants.