Senscot attended an event this week in Glasgow. The event, titled ‘Re-thinking Social Investment in Scotland’, was hosted by Matt Fountain (Freedom Bakery) and Flip Finance. 20 or so folk from across the SE and social finance communities talked through some of the issues existing in SEs and social entrepreneurs accessing social investment. Amongst the general and familiar conclusions – more affordable rates, smaller loans, patient capital – a couple stood out: an awareness of differing ideologies around social investment; and the need for social enterprises/entrepreneurs and their representative bodies to have greater influence in the shaping appropriate financial products. For more on the social investment front, here’s SCRT’s August bulletin.
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