Social investors can make a real difference to in-work poverty by joining the Living Wage Funders scheme. The commitment is simple: encouraging applicants and investees to pay their staff, and contractors, the real Living Wage. This can be achieved by including consideration of Living Wage status in the investment application and assessment process; and through conversations with co-investors, investees and applicants.
Social and impact investors can also support investees towards Living Wage accreditation by signposting them to Living Wage Foundation resources and to the tailored advice offered to all prospective Living Wage employers.
Find out why the Living Wage is good for business and read our employer case studies.
The resources below were developed by JRF and other funders to help integrate Living Wage considerations into their investment decision making, and to lock a commitment to the real Living Wage into their investment agreements. Tackling poverty is a major part of JRF’s work, so it was important to them to embed this mission into their social investment assessments, and to make them available to the wider social investment sector.