Social impact


Why social mobility should be a board-level priority

When organisations embrace socially mobile talent, they frequently find that these individuals outperform their more affluent peers, says Joe Seddon of Zero Gravity


Nesta launches £50m fund for social impact start-ups

Nesta Impact Investments will invest up to £1m in 5-10 start-ups promoting social and environmental good each year

Venture Capital Funding

Tory peer Lord Wei calls for tax breaks for green VC funds

Lord Wei of Shoreditch also calls for pension funds to invest up to 5% of their assets into transformative social and environmental technology

Venture Capital Funding

Future Planet Capital closes £3m crowdfunding within days

Impact investor Future Planet Capital, which has £300m invested to date, closes £3m crowdfund raise through Seedrs within one week

Mergers & Acquisitions

Bethnal Green Ventures sold to asset manager Connected

Connected Asset Management sees BGV as a way for its pension fund clients to invest in British tech start-ups working for social and environmental good

Venture Capital Funding

Bethnal Green Ventures £10m tech-for-good fund makes second exit

Socially conscious VC fund has £5m of dry powder left to invest in start-ups using tech to change our world for the better

PR and Marketing Strategy

Why venture capital funds need to develop a social conscience

When will VCs catch up with brands and prioritise purpose? When consumers demand it, argues Kelli Lane Macdonald

Alternative Finance for Business

Social projects raise over £7 million with green bank


Social mobility could unlock £39bn for GDP despite public pessimism

Boosting social mobility to Western European average could raise GDP by £39 billion, or £590 per person. Yet new research reveals growing public pessimism on social mobility.

Alternative Finance for Business

Tech funder Nominet Trust backs 8 new social tech start-ups

Nominet Trust backs social tech start-ups developing digital technology solutions to improve the lives of others, helping wheelchair users, to victims of stalking.


Why socially responsible investing is the big new trend in the UK

Support from no lesser authority than the governor of the Bank of England is offering his support for SRI - so is the appetite there to take up the mantle?