Relief in sight...or is there? The future of Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR)

29 January 2019

David Floyd of Social Spider CIC and author of the 'What a Relief!' report into Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) reveals why the incentive has not lived up to expectations and where improvements are needed.

How our new guide on measuring and managing impact will help us better understand our customers

17 January 2019

As we launch our impact guide and survey, Gen Maitland Hudson explains how we've gone about exploring data performance and how 'impact-focused' organisations can get involved.

Social Investment Business commit to better valuation of Social Impact in its programmes

14 December 2018

Gen Maitland Hudson explains the reasoning behind Social Investment Business's approach to measuring and managing impact and how charities and social enterprises can use it to assess their structures and processes and how they contribute to creating positive change.

Impacting on inequality – can social investors think outside the box on diversity?

23 November 2018

As a social investors survey is launched to find out if social investors are thinking enough outside the diversity box, Ceri Goddard of the Equality Impact Investing project explains why we are asking.

Local authorities should be investing on their doorsteps

16 November 2018

Many redevelopment schemes in the UK put the onus on corporate profit at the cost of local communities but other countries show there is another way, argues Genevieve Maitland Hudson of Social Investment Business.

Power Dynamics - Five things we’re doing & five things we’re reading

9 November 2018

Nick Temple, our CEO, considers the power dynamic between investor and investee, how we've tried to tilt the balance in the investee's favour and the interesting insights from across the sector we've picked up along the way.

Applying to a fund: where should I start?

14 August 2018

Head of Grants, Deborah Smart, often gets asked by charities and social enterprises how their funding applications could be improved. Here are her top tips on how to put together the perfect proposal.

Are we ready for a social investment fund for charity mergers?

25 July 2018

Following our recent report into mergers among charities and social enterprises, Richard Litchfield, Chief Executive Officer at Eastside Primetimers, reflects on the research and its implications for future merger support programmes.

Setting the course for social impact investing

6 July 2018

Elizabeth Corley CBE, Chair of the Implementation Taskforce and former CEO of Allianz Global Investors, looks back at the Taskforce's recent conference, the Government's response to the advisory group's recommendations and what the future holds for social impact investing.

In difficult times: exploring restructures and mergers

26 June 2018

In the wake of our latest report into mergers among charities and social enterprises, Nick Temple, our Chief Executive Officer, looks at the logic behind the research, what we discovered and how our findings can help ease a sector under pressure.

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