Michele talks to the FT about the opportunity for impact investing

Michele Giddens, Bridges’ partner and co-founder, was profiled in The Financial Times recently, talking about the role that impact investment and profit-with-purpose businesses can play in tackling some of the UK’s pressing social challenges.

In the article, Michele talks about Bridges’ growth from its first fund in 2002 to today’s multi-fund platform. She also calls for more policy support to scale up successful outcomes-based programmes and to encourage companies to think about society as well as their shareholders – arguing that impact investing is very aligned with the Government’s professed aim to build an economy that works for everyone.

“The government cannot be expected to find all of the solutions on its own and neither can the non-profit sector. We see a role for profit-with-purpose companies and impact investment to be part of the solution to the challenges we face.”

Read the full article here.