Senscot Discussion Paper – Working for Third Sector-led Social Investment and the Common Good

Senscot Discussion Paper – Working for Third Sector-led Social Investment and the Common Good
Senscot
May 2014

1.0 Introduction 
 
In August 2012 Senscot circulated a discussion paper expressing concern about the direction of social investment in the UK, particularly the growing emphasis on investor profit. This paper updates the discussion in the light of subsequent events and new thinking. The third sector generates much of the social capital which holds our society together, and it has an ethos quite distinct from either the state (public) sector or the private sector and market economy (section 2). To flourish our sector requires a flow of investment which understands and respects its mission and values: investment which is both patient (long-term) and bold, tolerating the inherent risk of innovation.

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http://www.senscot.net/docs/SIPaper.pdf