Investors

Big Society Capital

In September 2012, Big Society Capital committed £10 million to support Impact Ventures UK and its mission to invest growth capital in social enterprises that will improve the lives of disadvantaged people in the UK.

Big Society Capital is an independent financial institution with a social mission, set up to help grow the social investment market. It is an investor in social impact investors with a proven commitment to address critical social issues in the UK.

Big Society Capital’s mission is to have a transformative impact on the social investment market in the UK by supporting social investment finance intermediaries to become financially robust and able to: attract greater and more diverse sources of investment; effectively and efficiently channel appropriate and affordable capital to the social sector; and provide effective financial and business support services to the social sector.

To learn more please visit www.bigsocietycapital.com
Big Society Capital

European Investment Fund

The European Investment Fund’s (EIF) central mission is to support Europe’s micro, small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) by helping them to access finance. EIF designs and develops venture and growth capital, guarantees and microfinance instruments which specifically target this market segment. In this role, EIF fosters EU objectives in support of innovation, research and development, entrepreneurship, growth, and employment.

EIF’s total net commitments to private equity funds amounted to over EUR 8.8bn at end 2014. With investments in over 500 funds, EIF is a leading player in European venture due to the scale and the scope of its investments, especially in high-tech and early-stage segments. EIF’s guarantees loan portfolio totalled over EUR 5.6bn in over 400 operations at end 2014, positioning it as a major European SME guarantees actor and a leading micro-finance guarantor.

To learn more please visit www.eif.org/
European Investment Fund

Anton Jurgens Fonds

The Dutch Anton Jurgens Fonds (AJF) is devoted to giving vulnerable people a chance to develop themselves both socially and economically, supporting innovative initiatives that offer opportunities through a work environment.

To learn more please visit www.antonjurgensfonds.nl/en
Anton Jurgens Fonds

SharedImpact

SharedImpact is the world’s first global donor-advised fund which connects philanthropists and family offices to impact investment opportunities around the world.

To learn more please visit www.sharedimpact.org/individuals
SharedImpact

The Golden Bottle Trust

The Golden Bottle Trust is the charitable foundation of Hoares Bank, and its investment in IVUK is one of a portfolio of impact investments.

To learn more please visit www.hoaresbank.co.uk/golden-bottle-trust
Golden Bottle Trust

The University of Northampton

The University of Northampton is the first Ashoka U Changemaker Campus in the UK. The university views its investment in IVUK as a key part of this commitment to scale up social innovation and impact across the country.

To learn more please visit www.northampton.ac.uk
University of Northampton

Waltham Forest Pension Fund

To learn more please visit Waltham Forest Annual Report 2013-14

Waltham Forest Pension Fund

Trust for London

Trust for London is a charitable organisation that exists to reduce poverty and inequality in London.  They do this by funding the voluntary and community sector and others, as well as by using their own expertise and knowledge to support work that tackles poverty and its root causes.

To learn more please visit www.trustforlondon.org.uk/
Trust for London

Deutsche Bank Impact Investment Fund

To learn more please visit DB Impact Investment Fund

DB Impact Fund

Big Society Capital committed £10 million to support Impact Ventures UK and its mission to invest growth capital in ambitious social enterprises in the UK.

Prince Max

Opinion

Sustainability Instead of Populism

Prince Max von Liechtenstein, CEO of LGT, sees dangerous trends in the many environmental issues, but in the increasing concentration of income and wealth too.