City Bridge Trust launches social investment inquiry

It will investigate what is needed to prompt the City into doing more

Rod Schwartz: Will lead inquiry
Rod Schwartz: Will lead inquiry

The City Bridge Trust, the London grant-making organisation, has launched an inquiry into how to attract more private capital into social investment.

The inquiry, which will be carried out by social business consultancy ClearlySo, will look at what social investment vehicles exist and how much they could attract from different types of investor.

It will also look at whether social investment should be viewed as its own asset class, alongside others such as equities, commodities or hedge funds.

"We want to know what will be needed to get social investment to grow in the City," said Rod Schwartz, chief executive of ClearlySo. "It's a chance to get under the skin of investors and find out what they want from social investment and why they haven't done more.

"We're in the social enterprise centre of the world and the financial centre of the world; we need to get the two to talk one another."

The results of the inquiry will be published in a report in May, said Tim Wilson, principal grants officer at the City Bridge Trust.

David Ainsworth recommends

City Bridge Trust

Read more

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Register
Already registered?
Sign in

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus