How has social investment supported energy resilience within organisations?

Let's Talk Good Finance is a series of virtual events hosted by Good Finance to provide learning, discussion and real life insights into the role of social investment. An interactive session designed for leaders of charities, social enterprises, infrastructure bodies and social purpose organisations, we seek to answer questions, dispel myths and signpost you to the tools and resources you need to make an informed decision when considering social investment.

In this event, brought to you in collaboration with Good Finance and Social Enterprise UK, we'll explore how different organisations have taken on different types of social investment to build resilience and scale their impact.  

With a focus on 'energy resilience', you'll hear directly from leaders who have used social investment to implement sustainable energy sources, scale renewable energy provision or support other organisations in managing rising energy costs. By attending this session, you'll gain an understanding of some of the different types of social investment available, and hear directly from people who have gone through the process in their own organisations. They'll share insights into the challenges, opportunities and impact social investment has delivered, plus their top tips for other leaders.



10.00 – 10.15 Welcome and introductions 

Melanie Mills, Head of Social Sector Engagement, Big Society Capital

10.15 – 10.30 An introduction to Social Investment 

Melanie Mills, Head of Social Sector Engagement, Big Society Capital

10.30 – 11.15 Hear from a Peer 

3 investees share the story of their social investment journey. 

Jane Grindey, Director and Company Secretary, Wolverton Community Energy 

Martin Landers, Chair, Tees Valley Community Asset Preservation Trust  

Dan McCallum, Managing Director, Egni

11.15 – 11.45 Audience Q&A 

An opportunity for the audience to put their questions directly to the speakers 

11.45 – 11.55 Case studies 

A brief overview of some other examples of social investment from the Good Finance case study pack 

Melanie Mills, Head of Social Sector Engagement, Big Society Capital 

11.55 – 12.00 7 Lessons Learned 

What are the key lessons we’ve learned from leaders who’ve taken on social investment? We share an overview of the insights we’ve heard most often from investees and what they wish they’d known. 

Melanie Mills, Head of Social Sector Engagement, Big Society Capital


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