Impact focus will drive the development forward

Joe Ludlow leads Nesta Impact Investments, an investment fund for innovative social ventures in the fields of ageing, young people and sustainability. He has a broad perspective on the market of social investing as well as on the financial and banking development in the UK. From his point of view the growth of impact investing in the UK has two “drivers”: the mainstream financial services failing to properly serve social business and charities as well as the marketization and the outsourcing of public services.