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We have a successful track record of innovation. We have designed and launched investment products tailored to provide finance to social enterprises from early stage to growth, and financial and social returns to investors.

We work with the corporate sector on new product development that creates social value, including The Rental Exchange in partnership with Experian credit services, which aims to assist financially excluded tenants by using rental payment information to enhance credit scores and help tenants access more affordable mainstream credit and services.

We have also designed a Social Value Assessment scorecard methodology in partnership with LDC, a private equity company, assessing how their business activities help rebalance the UK economy and create jobs. We are currently rolling this out as a new product to help corporates understand and increase their social value.

We have also completed a Social Enterprise Growth Strategy and Local Impact Fund design for Renfrewshire, home to Glasgow Airport.  We are open to working with Local Enterprise Partnerships and Local Authorities on how they can support social enterprise development.

Please contact Madeleine Thornton on madeleine@bigissueinvest.com for more information about our research and innovation work.