Social investment – demystifying the hype

Thursday 18 May 2017. 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm London EC1

Registration from 5.30pm, networking drinks from 8pm

Are you familiar with the idea of social investment? Have you ever considered it as an option for your charity or social enterprise? Do you understand the potential opportunities and the potential risks?

This event is an opportunity for Chairs and Vice Chairs to learn more about social finance, (ie repayable finance that aims to achieve a social as well as a financial return) and how to assess whether it’s the right option for your charity or social enterprise. We are holding this event with GET INFORMED a campaign supported by a number of organisations including the Association of Chairs and the Charity Commission to help charity trustees and non-executive directors of social enterprises to better understand the opportunities and risks of using social investment.

At the event you will

• Learn about how social investment works, what it can achieve and the types of investment available
• Identify key questions to consider including how to repay the money, whether your governing documents permit social investment, whether your organisation has the appropriate skills
• Understand the investor’s perspective – and what they’ll need to know
• Hear practical insights from other Chairs who are using or are looking at social investment

The panel will be chaired by Sara Llewellin, CEO of Barrow Cadbury Trust, and our speakers will include:
• Geetha Rabindrakumar – Head of Social Sector Engagement, Big Society Capital
• Mark Salway – Director of Social Finance and Social Investment, Centre for Charity Effectiveness, Cass Business School
• Jamie Hartzell- Chair of Divine Chocolate, Founder of Ethex and the Ethical Property Company
• A panel of Chairs currently considering or using social investment including Bev Pass (Women’s Aid) and Mike Parker (Street League)

In addition to hearing from our speakers there will be group discussion and an opportunity to network after.

We are grateful to Trowers and Hamlins for generously hosting this event.

If you want to know more about Social Finance in the meantime visit the Get Informed website or Good Finance where you can find tools and resources.


Trowers and Hamlins
3 Bunhill Row

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Thursday 18 May 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm London EC1
Bookings are now closed for this past event