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Iona Joy

Opinion 3 Iona Joy 26 September 2012

Are you ready for social investment?

Last week saw the release of Investment Readiness in the UK, a report commissioned by the Big Lottery Fund and researched/authored by ClearlySo and NPC. It follows hard on the heels of The First Billion, published …

Opinion Iona Joy 29 May 2012

How do UK charities feel about public sector commissioning?

Back in March, NPC surveyed 750 top UK charities to uncover their experiences of public sector commissioning. This week, we’ve published our findings, in partnership with Zurich, in the report When the going gets tough. …

Opinion 1 Iona Joy 26 January 2012

Social investment: a revolution in financing or a bubble about to burst?

‘I’m forever blowing bubbles….’ is how the song goes, although the conclusion at NPC’s social investment round table yesterday morning was that there is definitely no bubble in the Social Investment market. At £165m invested …

Opinion Iona Joy 23 November 2011

Social investment: how can foundations help develop this market?

Trusts and foundations have a unique role to play in developing the social investment market. This opportunity comes at a time when I expect a lot of funders are pondering the lacklustre performance of their …