B Impact Report

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Bridges Fund Management

Equity and Debt Impact Investments
Certified Since: July, 2015
Location: London, London, United Kingdom
Sector: Service with Minor Environmental Footprint

Overall B Impact Scoreinfo_outline

130.2

The B Impact Scores are being compared against all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

Bridges was founded in 2002 in the belief that by investing in businesses helping to address society’s biggest challenges, it was possible to generate both tangible impact and attractive financial returns for investors at the same time. It began by providing capital to entrepreneurs in some of the UK’s most underserved areas, with the aim of boosting growth and fostering local job creation. Today, it invests in companies, properties and social sector organisations seeking to have a positive social or environmental impact in one (or more) of four impact ‘themes’: health and wellbeing, education and skills, sustainable living and underserved markets. But its basic strategy remains the same: to seek out opportunities where societal impact and sustainable growth can go hand-in-hand.

As part of its commitment to maximising the impact of its investments, Bridges has developed its own impact assessment and measurement toolkit – while its internal Impact+ team, which helps to promote best practice across the platform, also works to support the growth of the broader sector by sharing the knowledge the firm has gained from its 13 years of investing for impact.

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