Category Archives: Social investment

19.12.2016

Understanding risk and success in social impact bonds

Understanding risk and success in social impact bonds

ThinkForward’s Social Impact Bond was one of the first in the world to successfully complete. Thanks to this investment we not only transforming the lives of over a thousand of the most disengaged young people in London but investors in ThinkForward’s programme also reaped a financial return. Since completing the bond we have identified some […]

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05.07.2016

ThinkForward in the News

ThinkForward in the News

This July, we officially launched ThinkForward in Nottingham, where we will be supporting 200 disengaged young people aged 13-18 to develop their  aspirations and skills to thrive in employment. Our launch was featured on ITV Central and in the Nottingham Post. We were also featured on London Live twice this summer. Once as the the shortlisted charity for […]

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17.09.2012

Give the next generation a chance: it might be easier than you think

Give the next generation a chance: it might be easier than you think

Young people are either unable or taking longer to secure a first foot on the job ladder.  In England alone, around 450,000 NEETs have yet to make the move from learning into work, outside casual or holiday jobs.  There’s evidence that more employers expect applicants to be ‘job ready’ leading to a catch 22: no […]

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