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A global network of organisations also known as B-Corps, an certification awarded to organisations with the highest level of social and environmental performance and transparency. There are over 5000 B-Corps globally.

Blended Finance
Finance consisting of a mix of grants and repayable finance that encourages investment into voluntary & community organisations, charities and social enterprises.

A loan made by an investor to a borrower, where the borrower pays interest only for a period of time, before paying back the original sum in one go on an agreed date. 

Business Angel
An angel investor (also known as a private investor, seed investor or angel funder) is a high-net-worth individual who provides financial backing to a small organisation, typically in exchange for ownership equity in the company.