We are excited to support these initiatives who use innovation to create system change via innovative technologies or new models that tackle social issues in an entirely new way.

 

 
 

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Clearlyso

Investment Type: Equity

ClearlySo is Europe’s leading impact investment bank, working exclusively with businesses, charities, and funds delivering positive social, ethical, and/or environmental impact as well as financial return. 

Originally founded in 2008, ClearlySo has helped more than 130 clients raise more than £230 million in impact investment from its extensive network of high-net-worth individual and institutional investors. 

ClearlySo's mission is to bring impact to investment. Our vision is of a world where the financial system is a powerful force for good and the impacts of businesses are considered in all investment decisions.


Hackney Community transport

Investment Type: Debt

HCT Group is a social enterprise in the transport industry, safely providing over 30 million passenger trips on our buses every year. HCT delivers a range of transport services – from London red buses to social services transport, from school transport to whole bus networks, from community transport to education and training.

HCT reinvests the profits from their commercial work into high social impact transport services or projects in the communities they serve, and into providing training opportunities for people who are long-term unemployed – making a real difference to people’s lives.

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Lighthouse

Investment Type: Impact Only Investment

Lighthouse is a not-for-profit children’s residential care provider, offering a model of care based on a combination of social pedagogy, education and a family environment. Lighthouse aims to improve outcomes for children in residential care through the provision of a stable placement, in a family orientated environment, coupled with high-quality education support delivered by outstanding staff with the necessary skills and training to support the development of children emotionally, socially and academically.


mustard seed

Investment Type: Equity

Mustard Seed is a principal investor in world-class early-stage businesses that generate compelling financial and societal returns. They do so in conjunction with our global member network of business luminaries, an FCA-authorized venture fund, and events at many of the world’s leading universities.

Mustard Seed believes solving the greatest of societal ills drives commercial success in the long run.


oikocredit

Investment Type: Depositary receipt

Oikocredit has been active for over 40 years as an international co-operative and leading world-wide social impact investor. Established in 1975 by members of the World Council of Churches (WCC), and headquartered in the Netherlands, Oikocredit’s investment mission is built around a true triple bottom line return: generating a balanced financial, social and environmental return on investment.

Oikocredit is guided by the principle of empowering people, believing that the most effective and sustainable means of assisting the most disadvantaged groups in the world is by providing them with an opportunity to create their own sustainable future through the instrument of investment.


Social Finance IMpact Incubator

Investment Type: Impact Only Investment

The Impact Incubator is a partnership between six leading UK philanthropic foundations and Social Finance to develop new approaches to challenging social issues in the UK.

Founded in 2014, it has designed and delivered four new responses to tackle domestic abuse, black mental health, care leavers support and refugee integration, and is currently developing responses to two new areas: access to legal advice, and school exclusion and alternative provision.

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THE GREENHOUSE

Investment Type: Impact Only Investment

The Greenhouse is a ground-breaking innovation programme lead by the National Housing Federation, the trade body for England's housing associations. It brings together innovators from housing associations from every region, who will work full-time for 16-weeks to develop new products and services that tackle major social challenges including housebuilding, tackling homelessness and ensuring homes adapt as people get older and their needs change.  This is the first time that social innovation has been attempted on this sector-wide scale.