Monthly Archives: July 2011

3-Dimensional Investing (©RSchwartz)

Last week I gave a webinar on the subject of “Engaging Investors in Impact Investing” and, prompted by a question, touched briefly on one of my favourite pet subjects: the evolution of this market place.The question was actually whether or … Continue reading

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Clearly So Speed Dating Event

Yesterday eight social entrepreneurs teamed up through ClearlySo’s speed dating event with eight possible impact investors to seek initial chemistry and possibly even some electric sparks resulting in further dating. ClearlySo’s concept of a practical (and efficient) way of teaming … Continue reading

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Bidding for the DWP Innovation Fund

Last month the DWP announced a £30 million fund to address youth unemployment in the UK. It will offer between 5-20 social investment partnerships the chance to deliver innovative outcomes-financed services to support those not in education, employment or training … Continue reading

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Sun, Sea and Strategy

The Social Finance team have just returned from a productive 24hrs on the Kent coast where we ventured to discuss the recently penned 3 year business plan and share thoughts and feelings about the future of the organisation and the social investment … Continue reading

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Come Back, Polly!

This blog originally appeared There appeared to be a cross-party consensus about the potential value of Social Impact Bonds, what with Jack Straw pushing them through and Ken Clarke signing them off. Now, the world’s first Social Impact Bond … Continue reading

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