A growing number of private equity and venture capital managers and institutional investors are looking at impact investments: investments that explicitly target a social as well as a financial return.

The private equity and venture capital industry has a critical role to play in driving the impact of profit-with-purpose businesses.

We have mapped the locations of over 200 private equity and venture capital-backed companies in the UK alongside deprivation data to demonstrate the real impact of social investment on the local economy and wider community.

Our case studies and videos explain how portfolio companies operating in a diverse array of sectors are having a positive impact on health and well-being, education and skills and sustainable communities.

Explore the links below to learn more about social impact investing.