In the fifth workshop, at the request of CSG members, we brought some experts in to talk about their experiences of social investment.
The first panel was made up of Amir Rizwan; Big Society Capital’s Relationships Director, Chris Wood, also a social investment expert; has been our guide for the last four workshops, and Alex Jeremy who is Head of Partnerships at Poplar HARCA and a Trustee for BD Giving.
This panel was followed by a second panel which, it was revealed on the evening, was made up of the CSG members themselves.
As a group, they bring a diversity of experiences and perspectives that are important to the integrity of our decision making, and the last four months of research, training and team building qualifies the CSG members as experts.
You can watch that panel here:
The CSG are still actively researching investment opportunities, which they will be assessing against, their investment tools, the quadrilateral and the bullseye before our next meeting on the 28th April.
In that meeting, BD Giving’s trustees and the CSG will come together to share a draft investment policy. They will collaborate on the development of the policy before it is finalised in May.
If you would like to find out more about the CSG or the Community Endowment Fund you can contact Cameron Bray at firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up for our newsletter to stay in the loop with all our work in the borough
Find out more about the CSG members here.