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Social Value Assessment

Beyond direct investment in social enterprise, Big Issue Invest also seeks to understand and influence how mainstream business can increase its social value.

Together with Geoeconomics, we are developing frameworks and indices to enable investors and corporates to assess their social value to the UK, nationally and locally.

Our first study was commissioned by LDC, the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group. The study focuses on the extent to which LDC is helping the UK meet the challenge of developing a “balanced economy” that will deliver sustainable and equitable economic growth. The research suggests private equity can help to rebalance the UK economy, spreading growth and job opportunities more equally across regions and communities. The study is based on an analysis of LDC’s portfolio data benchmarked against 12 social value indices.

Download a copy of the report here.

To find out more about our Social Value Assessment work contact Mark Hepworth at mark@bigissueinvest.com