Guardian sustainable business award winner: finance for good category

The Social Stock Exchange (SSX) wants to bring impact investing – investments which have a social or environmental benefit while also making money – to everyday, individual investors.

SSX is targeting both retail and institutional investors. The more people it can get involved in the social investment market, the more capital will be available for businesses that want to increase their social or environmental impact by scaling up. In the last year SSX’s member companies collectively raised £400m, including the construction of 800 affordable UK homes, 78,000 tonnes of CO2 saved through clean energy, and 8,300 people accessing new healthcare facilities.

Read more on the Guardian  website