Dr Yvonne Gale, CEO, NEL Fund Managers, discusses why economic development professionals should showcase their experience in delivering social change. I recently attended the IED’s inaugural CPD workshop on inclusive growth where one of the delegates and I had a discussion about the recent independent advisory board report on Growing A Culture of Social Impact Investing in the UK. This report forms part of a growing body of work on impact investing defined by the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) as “investments made with the intention to generate a social and environment impact alongside a financial return”. The advisory board report focuses on the current state of impact investing in the UK compared to other countries and recommends improvements to the UK financial services system and regulatory environment. The report is, in many ways, excellent and long overdue. However, as CEO of an impact investment fund manager formed long before … (To read the full article, subscribe below)

CEO at NEL Fund Managers