David Floyd is Managing Director of Social Spider CIC. He was project manager for the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation-funded Alternative Commission on Social Investment. Recent work includes Social Impact Bonds: An Overview of the Global Market for Commissioners and Policymakers ￼for Centre for Public Impact and Social Shares: Risk Finance for Charities and Social Enterprises for Access – The Foundation for Social Investment.
David is a trustee of Magma Poetry and Haringey Law Centre, and a non-executive director of Doing Social and Significant Seams CIC. He is a fellow of the School for Social Entrepreneurs and Finance Innovation Lab. David has written about social investment and social enterprise for Pioneers Post, Third Sector, Charity Finance and The Guardian – and blog at Beanbags and Bullsh!t.
NPC Ignites conference session:
A2: Don’t believe the hype: How transformative is social investment?
Social investment has been heralded by government as transformative. Yet many in the sector are sceptical. Join us for a no holds barred debate about whether social investment can live up to the hype.