Research & Projects

At Big Issue Invest, we research and develop innovative tools to help social entrepreneurs, investors, and our partners to measure the impact of their work.

Beyond The Cheque Initiative

A research project to understand the value and effect of Technical Assistance (TA) provided to Social Purpose Organisations as they engage with the social investment sector. The project was launched in 2020 with co-funding from The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and Access: The Foundation for Social Investment. Current partners include Coop UK, UnLtd and Big Society Capital. Read more here.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We have designed a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Measurement tool to support organisations that wish to accurately measure the diversity within their leadership teams and staff, as well as the groups that use their services. Without any need to share data externally, it can also calculate organisational gender and ethnicity pay gap. The tool is free to download here and is being developed further with generous support from Big Society Capital. Read more here.

Research

Big Issue Invest Insight Series Events
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Big Issue Invest Insight Series Events

Big Issue Invest launches Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion Measurement Tool
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Big Issue Invest launches Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion Measurement Tool

Big Issue Invest and GO Lab launch first report on data transparency in the social outcomes sector
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Big Issue Invest and GO Lab launch first report on data transparency in the social outcomes sector

Thought Leadership

Recovery lending during and following COVID | Turning on the tap
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Recovery lending during and following COVID | Turning on the tap

It is One World. Why environmental, social and governance issues work best together.
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It is One World. Why environmental, social and governance issues work best together.

Reflections from our CEO, Danyal Sattar
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Reflections from our CEO, Danyal Sattar