Social Investment Explained
Over the last decade, there has been a significant increase in the emergence of social investment providers and intermediaries. There has also been growing interest among mainstream banking institutions to engage with social enterprise, and Government is committed to achieving its vision of a thriving social investment market to help build a bigger, stronger society.
The journey to successfully securing investment, for whatever phase of the business development – start up, growth or scale – is not without challenges. The investment market is often a complex and fragmented landscape to navigate. Social enterprises have demonstrated an ability to deliver services that are better tailored to the needs of each community and It is of vital importance, therefore, that they are able to access the investment needed to continue their work.
This half day event will begin by exploring the latest developments in social investment, and in particular, how this affects social enterprises and the future of the sector. Delegates will be introduced to a panel of experts in social investment - from experienced social investment intermediaries to social enterprises who have successfully secured investment for their business. Followed by Q&A.
The latter part of the event will break into workshops – focusing on topical issues in social investment, and acting as a space to encourage peer-to-peer learning and support. Opportunities for networking will also be presented throughout the day.
Social Enterprise UK member - £25 (+VAT)
non-member - £75 (+VAT)
Date: 9 November 2011
Time: 13.00 - 17.00
Venue: Platform (Hornsey Road Baths, 260 Hornsey Road, London, N7 7QT)