Resarcher(s): David Floyd from Social Spider into LSBU
This placement provided the opportunity for David Floyd to both build his research capacity and make a contribution to debates about social investment. There is considerable policy interest in the role of specialist social investment that aims to provide financial support to social enterprises. These forms of loan and other finance have become increasingly popular by politicians and a range of support intermediaries. By examining the way that social investment is presented in key policy documents and reviews, conclusions can be drawn on how there are different interpretations of the concept and some contradictions. The work has led to insights taken up in a number of media articles and blogs written by David Floyd.