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November 4, 2015

The social side of finance

As the focus of community share issues begins to diversify away from the more obvious renewable energy projects to include initiatives like a harbour, and a  self catering/heritage project), interest in what social finance is and what it might become in the future has never been higher. Scottish Community Reinvestment Trust whose stated mission it is to harness the financial resources of the Third sector for the common good, is hosting a landmark conference on the subject with an impressive roll call of speakers. We have five tickets to give away. First come first served. 


With the growth of Social Finance including Social Investment and Social Banking how do we ensure that it meets the demands of the wider third sector and what is the link between social finance and the creation of a more equal and sustainable society.

Scottish Community Re: Investment Trust is delighted to host the first Conference looking at Social Finance. The conference will be of interest to those who want to learn more about social finance; how we know that it is social and how it works in other countries.


Bringing together practitioners from a range of countries, delegates will also be able to attend workshops on Crowdfunding: Community Shares: Social Banks and the Community Re:Investment Model. There will be panel discussions on ‘How to develop a sustainable financial system’ and ‘The UK Social Finance infrastructure’- all of which will inform delegates wider understanding of social finance