Universities as social impact investors: the snowball effect of value



Blog on social investment and higher education


At Big Society Capital, we believe that universities are uniquely positioned to help meet some of the growing needs of the social impact investment sector in the UK. In this guest blog we hear from Richard Hazenberg (Professor of Social Innovation, University of Northampton) and Dave Gorman (Director of Social Responsibility & Sustainability, University of Edinburgh), who share their insights on the role of universities in social impact investment and call for ‘pan-institutional collaboration’ in innovation and investment amongst Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).

Period18 Nov 2020

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  • Social Investment
  • High Education
  • Social Value