SIIG Learning Session - Unlocking more philanthropic capital for social investment
- Holly Piper, Head, CAF Venturesome
New models for delivering social impact are being created with the advent of social enterprise as an alternative to traditional charities. Many charitable foundations are keen to provide much needed capital to enable this new wave of impact organisations to fulfil their ambition. Unfortunately, a lack of clarity as to how existing UK charity regulations should be interpreted is restricting the flow of philanthropic capital, but there are some exciting examples of best practise that we can learn from.
CAF Venturesome have recently published recommendations, as a follow-up to an initial roundtable of experienced funders hosted by David Bartram at UnLtd, Duncan Brown at Shift, and Holly Piper at CAF Venturesome. They are keen to catalyse a broader conversation on what can be done to encourage more social investments using philanthropic capital.
The session will also cover expanding areas of social impact investment, such as convertible loans and equity-like investments.
The Social Impact Investors Group (SIIG) exists to support Foundations interested in starting or currently undertaking social impact investing. Membership is open to foundations and to organisations with a charitable or social mission with investible assets. To learn more visit: www.acf.org.uk/networksandevents/siig/.
Trusts and Foundations with an interest in social impact investing, particularly those keen to move beyond traditional loan financing models.
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