• UK social impact investment market passes £5bn

    28 October 2020

    The UK's market for social impact investments jumped a fifth in 2019 to about £5.1 billion ($6.7 billion) in total, according to research by Big Society Capital.

  • Phenix sees growth in affordable housing impact funds

    15 July 2020

    Phenix Capital has observed a significant increase in the number of impact funds being raised to invest in affordable housing in recent months - and predicted that the trend is set to gather pace post-pandemic.

  • ESG reporting key to ride 'wave' of social housing investment

    27 May 2020

    M&G and Insight Investment are among organisations that have drawn up draft criteria for social housing sustainability reporting, as they suggest "we are at the early stages of what may be a wave of equity investment in affordable housing".

  • New UK Impact Investing Institute launches hunt for CEO

    04 June 2019

    An Impact Investing Institute has been launched in the UK to help mobilise a new wave of capital to social challenges, and has announced the hunt for its first CEO.

  • Want impact? Invest in private debt, says M&G

    21 November 2018

    M&G says its private debt impact fund gives direct exposure to projects or small companies, and provides healthy returns. Peter Cripps reports

  • M&G launches private debt impact fund

    16 April 2018

    UK asset manager M&G Investments has launched a fund focusing on private and illiquid debt that will deliver a positive social or environmental impact.

  • EF BRIEFS: AXA IM, Mytrah, SolarCity, Credit Suisse, BAML, SMA

    08 April 2016

    AXA Investment Managers has been appointed to manage Big Society Capital's treasury portfolio "in line with its transformative social impact ambition".

  • Power to the people

    08 May 2014

    Steven McNab and Jessica Holt review the benefits and barriers associated with greater use of decentralised energy generation.

  • Social stock exchange eyes expansion beyond UK

    02 September 2013

    The UK-based Social Stock Exchange (SSE) is planning to attract foreign companies as well as those listed in London, and aims to have 20 corporate members by the end of the year.