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How to be a social investor – Business is Great Britain

How to be a social investor

Increasing flows of capital and a diverse range of investment opportunities

The social investment market in the UK is supported by the world’s first social investment bank in Big Society Capital, which will provide £600m into the UK market, alongside leading business support schemes. The UK also draws in the full range of investment opportunities, from retail to institutional investors. UK financial innovations include the first charity bond, social impact bond and the first mainstream Social Stock Exchange


The most advanced professional services firms

The UK has specialist legal, accountancy and banking services, and the most complete network of financial intermediaries anywhere in the world.

Unprecedented support from government

To ensure an effective regulatory and tax environment, the UK government has supported the social investment market. This includes the world’s first tax relief for social investment, and the UK placing social investment on the G8 agenda. Find out about the UK government's strategy on social investment.