London, September 1st, 2016 – the Social Stock Exchange – the UK’s market for impact – has today announced that Debate Mate has been approved as a member following the ratification of its impact report by the independent Admissions Panel.
Debate Mate is a social-enterprise aimed at tackling chronic social immobility through a specialised debate Programme that teaches key 21st century life skills – speaking and listening, teamwork, leadership and critical thinking, whilst in turn developing confidence, self-belief, character and resilience.
The Social Stock Exchange enables its accredited impact issuers to raise capital or undertake primary or secondary listings of debt or equity instruments.
About the Social Stock Exchange
The Social Stock Exchange provides access to the world’s first regulated exchange dedicated to businesses and investors seeking to achieve a positive social and environmental impact through their activities. The aim of the exchange is to help these businesses connect with investors and unlock capital at scale. All issuer member companies must meet a rigorous set of criteria before joining, including the publication of an Impact Report.
Approved membership of the Social Stock Exchange stands at 36 firms with a combined value of over £2.3bn.
In January 2015, the Social Stock Exchange and ICAP Securities & Derivatives Exchange Limited (“NEX”) launched the Social Stock Exchange branded market segment for impact businesses.
The Social Stock Exchange Ltd (FRN: 625231) is an appointed representative of Kession Capital Limited (FRN: 582160) which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) in the UK.
NEX is a Recognised Investment Exchange operating a regulated market and a growth market and provides a secondary market trading facility. NEX is supervised by the FCA.
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