Findings:

  • It is often assumed that only large foundations have the resources to engage in social investment. However, many of the foundations experimenting successfully with social investment are small or medium sized foundations.
  • Most foundations engaged in PRI have allocated only a small proportion of their funds to these approaches.
  • Foundations can use specialist intermediaries and develop new investment products.
  • Some foundations screen their investments.

Source: Esmee Fairbairn