Member Webinar: Purpose, profit and impact
When:11th June 2015 — from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Liam Black will talk about how a number of UK impact funds identify investments, and quantify and monitor the social performance of their portfolio companies.
In the last two years, Liam has helped create and sits on the investment committees of two impact funds, totalling £50 million. One of these funds, impact ventures UK, has a cornerstone investment from Big Society Capital, the other fund Ignite – is backed by Centrica plc – the energy company www.impactventuresuk.com, www.ignitesocialenterprise.com
Liam is married to Maggie who is a primary school teacher and they have three grown up kids of whom they are very proud. He wants to be a grandfather sooner rather than later.
In 2009, Liam co-founded Wavelength to change the world for the better through business. Before that he created and/or led 12 social businesses including Liverpool’s pioneering FRC Group (1992-2004) and Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen (2004-2008). He is the President of the Friends of Grameen (an international solidarity group around Muhammad Yunus) and helps pick winners for Impact Ventures UK and Centrica’s Ignite entrepreneurs fund.
He dispenses irreverent advice through his widely read Dear Jude blog and published The Social Entrepreneur’s A to Z in November 2014.
**Please note this webinar is only available for Social Value International and Social Value UK members, find out more about membership here.**