The Social Investment Intelligence Network Quarterly Report

Date of Publication: 
May 2018
Publication Type: 

Title: The social investment intelligence network quarterly report (2018)

Publisher: The social investment intelligence network (SIIN)

Year: 2018

Summary (*description from

While there is plenty of available research on the demand from investors for social investment opportunities – and periodic research into the demand for finance from charities and social enterprises – there is little ongoing up-to-date information available about the nature of this demand for finance. Research from Social Enterprise UK and others has consistently demonstrated that both early stage organisations and those looking to expand their existing activity regard ‘access to finance’ as a major problem – but there could be more detailed information available on what ‘access to finance’ means to these organisations and what sort of products may be useful to them – and in something more like real-time.

The Social Investment Intelligence Network (SIIN) is a new initiative that seeks to address this problem by bringing together a group of charity and social enterprise leaders from around the country – to provide their informed perspectives on developments in the social investment market and discuss how the market could work better for their organisations and others in their regions and sectors. The SIIN panel meets on a quarterly basis with a short report published after each meeting to reflect the discussions and provide timely information to the market. This is our first report and we will welcome feedback and suggestions for future inquiry.

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