Esmee Fairbairn Social Investment

We are an impact first investor, this means the social investments we make aim to achieve a high social impact as well as a financial return and be a good fit with our funding priorities.

Our social investments take a variety of forms, we work with an organisation to assess its business model and the type of finance needed to support the work in order to structure an appropriate investment.

  • We do not have set interest rates or repayment terms; it all depends on the type of investment, what the organisation is aiming to achieve and what the social impact is likely to be.
  • We support both revenue and capital projects with social investment.
  • Our social investments include loans, charity bonds, equity, revenue participation agreements and Social Impact Bonds (SIBs).
  • The minimum size of investment is £60,000.