Social investment and social entrepreneurship in the UK

This guidance explains social investing and starting a social venture in the UK for international social investors and entrepreneurs.



Social impact investments can make profits while also making a positive impact on our world through social enterprise. Whether alleviating poverty, improving the environment or extending educational opportunities, social enterprises can use private capital to generate social and financial returns.

The UK is leading the way in developing innovative and sustainable answers to many of the world’s most important challenges.

These pages show what the UK has to offer if you want to invest in UK social ventures or start your own social venture in the UK.

Also see how the government is supporting social ventures and encouraging social investment:

social investment: an overview

Published 23 February 2015