Social Business Blog

Breaking News

Catalyst launches, an information resource for social business investors
- March 2008

Catalyst announces Barclays as its cornerstone investor for Catalyst Fund 1

- January 2008

Catalyst on TV - April 2008
click to see the videoClick here to see the video of Rod interviewed by iball.


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Catalyst: The business in social business

We focus on the investment and strategic needs of social businesses.


Fund Management

"Catalyst Fund 1" will be a venture capital fund focused on the social business areas of Renewable Energy & the Environment, Health, Education, and "Ethical Consumerism".  FSA restrictions preclude the marketing of this fund on the internet.


Advisory Services

Catalyst consultants work with growing social businesses on operational and business strategy and on financial management and forecasting. We also offer business plan assessment and investor analysis services to early-stage and pre-start-up social businesses.


Information & Research


Catalyst has developed an online portal,, for clear and objective information on UK social businesses.  The site aims to kickstart investment in the sector.



Catalyst organises an annual conference aimed at CEOs of social businesses and selected investors.  We also have an ongoing 'Catalyst In...' series, where members of our team and other professionals travel to different global regions to meet with and learn about the best of social enterprise, ethical business and community cooperation.


National Ethical Investment Week

Catalyst is supporting the first ever National Ethical Investment Week (NEIW), to take place 18th – 24th May 2008 with the aim of encouraging people to consider green and ethical options for their investments. For more information on NEIW, visit


Getting around this site

Are you...

An investor?

Visit our Fund Management page.

A social business?

See Fund Management if you are seeking capital, Research to be listed on, and Consultancy if you are seeking advice and input.

Interested in doing an internship at Catalyst?

Have a look around and then visit our Internships page to learn more about available roles.

Or do you just want to find out more about the company?

Start with our About page, and check out our Social Business Blog and our ongoing events and activities.

Catalyst Fund Management & Research Ltd is regulated by The FSA.