A Guide to Social Finance

Philanthropy Impact and Bates Wells Braithwaite present ‘A Guide to Social Finance’

We live in a rapidly changing world. And yet the market never stays still and technological developments continue to accelerate. Charities and social enterprises have to learn to adapt and to adapt fast to continue to be effective. Against this backdrop, leaders are finding new and innovative ways to meet need and provide public benefit. The possibility of investment and innovation is now appearing on the horizon for many non-profits.

This roundtable will look at how social innovation happens, how it is identified and nurtured and how it can be taken from concept to scale. It will look at the role charities and social enterprises play in making innovation happen and the difference between impact readiness and investment readiness. It will consider how the right kind of finance can be used as a tool to support innovation.

The panel and the audience will discuss:

  • Examples of entrepreneurialism and scaling social innovation
  • Case studies of organisations on the journey of scaling up social impact
  • Challenges and risks of scaling impact
  • Kinds of resources needed to embark on this process
  • The importance of intermediaries
  • Social enterprise, governance and charity law

Chair: Jake Hayman, The Social Investment Consultancy
Panel: Luke Fletcher, Bates Wels Braithwaite; Jim Clifford, Bates Wells Braithwaite; Bob North, Shared Impact; Gareth Zahir-Bill, CAF; Eleanor Harrison, Global Giving. 

Event cost: This event is free for Philanthropy Impact Members, £30/£50 for non-members
Registration: Registration closes 25th May
Suitable for: Non-profits, social enterprise, private client advisors and charity advisors


5.00pm: Registration
5.30pm: Roundtable discussion
7.00pm: Networking  

Please visit Philanthropy Impact's website to book your place at the seminar.