Golden Lane Housing: Social investment can be 'absolutely the right thing' to do

Golden Lane Housing: Social investment can be 'absolutely the right thing' to do

24 Oct 2014 | Alice Sharman

The director of Golden Lane Housing, the issuer of the first charity bond to be listed on the London Stock Exchange, has said that despite recent criticism of charities using social finance it can be a useful tool for the sector.


Golden Lane Housing: Social investment can be 'absolutely the right thing' to do

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