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Almost half of the total number of our current investees (43%) target services at people with significant additional needs or disadvantages. And more than half – 61% – pay all of their staff at least the voluntary recommended living wage

Big Issue Invest is proud to launch our Social Impact Report 2018, revealing that we invested £10.7 million across 81 investments into 68 mission-led organisations from 2017-18.

Lord John Bird, founder of The Big Issue and Nigel Kershaw OBE, Group Chair at The Big Issue Group, unveiled the Big Issue Invest Social Impact Report 2018 in the House of Lords in May.

At Big Issue Invest (BII) we have a total current investment portfolio of £26.4 million into 198 investments into 150 organisations.

The report detailed that of our total investment portfolio, £5.5 million is currently invested in 63 organisations in the 20% of the UK’s most deprived areas, where capital can have the greatest social and economic benefits, including the North East and North West.

Download a copy of the report here.

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