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Launched: SIS Social Impact Report 2019

We’re delighted to have now launched the SIS Social Impact Report 2019!

At SIS, we believe in revolutionising the way the world works to foster a thriving future for all. We’re endlessly inspired by the amazing stories of our impactful customers and are excited to share their impact with you in this year’s SIS Social Impact Report.

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Every year, we ask for our customers’ input to measure the impact that our investments and support have had on communities across Scotland. This year, a whopping 150 SIS customers filled in our survey (big thanks to those who took part), allowing us to measure, analyse and gain insight from our social and environmental impact.

The report highlights that over a million Scots have benefited from the activities of SIS customers, supported by SIS social loan investment, over the last financial year.

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We’re also delighted to have invested in organisations based in 31 of Scotland’s 32 local authorities, with all 32 experiencing the positive impact created by our customers.

We seek to empower organisations to be a sustainable force for good, and we’re delighted that this report shows how our social loan funding and business support, tailored to those who can make a meaningful difference, is supporting our customers to achieve this.

It continues to be a privilege to serve these organisations who are delivering social impact on the ground, changing lives for the better right across the country. Be sure to check out the full report here.

“We want to enable organisations to be a sustainable force for good and these annual impact reports are a way for us to measure how well we’re supporting our customers. We are pleased to see that our impact is being felt right across Scotland and, most importantly, that over a third of beneficiaries are those in the most deprived areas. We’re also delighted to report that 50% of our loans are under £50,000, reflecting our commitment to organisations who need smaller loans to achieve their next steps.”

Alastair Davis, Chief Executive, Social Investment Scotland