Social Investment: promise and possibility

ESRC/TSRC Policy Seminar in collaboration with Nesta

27 November 2012, 12.30pm – 4.30pm

NESTA, 1 Plough Place, London, EC4A 1DE 

Social investment - using finance to generate social as well as economic return – is gaining popular and political currency. Optimists believe we are seeing a shift change in the way people invest, which will create significant opportunities for social and charitable funding. But what does social investment really mean for charities and voluntary organisations? How can they access social investment funds?

Professor Fergus Lyon, Third Sector Research Centre

Demanding social investment 

Dr Alex Nicholls, Said Business School, University of Oxford

The social investor landscape

Dan Gregory, Common Capital

Social investment promise and possibility