Investing for Good channels mainstream capital into charities, social enterprises, global NGOs and profit with purpose organisations in order to tackle social issues and increase the delivery of social good. We specialise in creating blended capital structures and bond programmes that keep the integrity of our client and the social value created by the investment at the heart of the transaction. We evaluate the impact that has been created, so that both investors and social ventures can manage their impact, monitor their contribution and expand their reach.
We are sector agnostic and structure and raise investment for social purpose organisations supporting a wide range of impact outcomes including for women's healthcare and reproductive rights, last mile entrepreneurship in Least Developed Countries (LDCs), artisanal mining, food and nutrition in sub-Saharan Africa, independent media in emerging and developed markets, and affordable artist workspaces in densely populated cities.
We have worked extensively with UK and international investors, intermediaries and social purpose organisations to offer advice and the tools necessary for an effective approach to impact management and evaluation.
b-inspired is a neighbourhood-based charity in the underpriviledged area of Braunstone in Leicester. It aims to be the Community Anchor, able to support their neighbourhood and its citizens to reach full potential by harnessing its strengths and responding to its needs. Investing for Good supported b-inspired in their impact management journey, from the design of Theory of Change to a detailed framework to measure results against specific outcomes.
Community Led Initiative is a charity operating in Manchester and Bedford in England. Through peer-to-peer mentoring and group activities, CLI remove barriers to community inclusion for people who are socially excluded, facing complex issues such as drug/alcohol misuse, homelessness, offending, mental ill health. Investing for Good designed for CLI a bespoke impact management framework, integrating new outcomes, indicators, scales, and data collection processes building on an analysis of existing practices.
The Mind is a charity and a network of around 130 local Minds in England and Wales. Investing for Good has been working with Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind (MSM), supporting over 6000 people each year improving their mental health and wellbeing. We supported them in the creation a consistent framework for four projects, that includes defining strategic outcomes, giving recommendations on programme design to enhance long term impact, defining KPIs, reviewing data collection processes and creating questionnaires to collect data.
Impak Finance’s team is developing an innovative service which will allow individuals, enterprises and investors to create positive social impact by choosing to spend, invest and shop in an ecosystem of carefully selected organisations chosen for the positive impact they generate.
The Creative Land Trust was established in 2018 as an independent entity to attract public, philanthropic and social investment funds to enable the purchase of property (buildings and land) to provide affordable workspace in perpetuity across London.
Investing for Good uses its Good Analyst methodology as the basis to provide its impact rating and reports.
Impact Ventures UK (IVUK) is a social investment fund focused on supporting social enterprises working with disadvantaged communities in the UK. IVUK’s methodology to assess potential investment opportunities has been evolving since the creation of the fund in 2012.
Thera, a leading learning disabilities charity, approached Investing for Good to help them to access unsecured, unrestricted finance.
The Arts Impact Fund is the first unsecured loan fund of its kind in the world explicitly taking into account the artistic and social impact of the organisations it supports, in addition to financial returns
We are working with a foundation managed by Saffery Champness Registered Fiduciaries to utilise our Good Investor social investment screening tools to maximise impact.