The Social Impact Investment Sector - Perspectives and Priorities by Big Society Capital


Big Society Capital's 2021 market survey of impact investors, investees and intermediaries indicates social impact investment market has become more established over the last 2-3 years with increasing knowhow and confidence reported amongst those involved in the investment process. However, the research finds that the progress is matched by a majority view that significant difficulties persist.

The brief report highlights distinct areas for improvement for the impact investing sector.

The main themes arising were around the following areas:

  • Increase clarity and transparency
  • Greater standardisation and consolidation 
  • More flexible funding models 
  • More effective and proactive knowledge sharing 
  • Better networking