Season's Greetings from BBRC 

As the year draws to a close, we’re grateful for everyone who has journeyed with BBRC during 2021. In the midst of uncertainty, we’ve seen a renewed excitement and commitment to impact our region in a positive way. Many thanks to the new (and old!) investors, investees, partners and supporters who have joined us on this journey. Wishing you a very happy and healthy holiday season, with a dash of extra jingle. Ed and the team at BBRC.


Bristol Ideas Panel Discussion

It was great to see so many of you at our Festival of the Future City Event in October at The Watershed, Bristol. We asked: What is the Role of Local Impact in a Just Transition?  If you weren't able to attend, you can still catch up. Check out the audio recording.  
Listen to event audio recording

 Business of Net Zero 

BBRC was delighted to be involved in the local COP26 Green Zone event, The Business of Net Zero last month. 280 business leaders from Bristol and the West of England gathered at We The Curious to share their ambitions and discuss the business opportunities of a robust low-carbon economy.   You can watch a film of the event made by Bristol One City which captures the spirit of this important event and includes some great insights on how to use business to achieve net zero.  
Watch film of The Business of Net Zero event

 Our Investment News 

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 We’re ringing a different kind of bell this month to celebrate a major City Funds milestone: the fund is now over half committed! £5.1m in impact investment is now helping grow the ambitions of organisations that build positive change in Bristol. That’s great news and worth an extra mince pie.
 City Funds invest £1 million to redevelop much-loved community hub, The Park centre in Knowle West Good news for The Park Centre has come in the form of a £1 million impact investment from City Funds for a new purpose-build community centre.  
"City Funds has provided the final piece of the financial jigsaw and has given us the confidence to see it through."  
Emma Hinton, Director of The Park.  
 City Funds invest £100K to help Agile Homes design & deliver high quality modular, low carbon & affordable Eco-homes  Agile Homes is a Bristol-based company with a vision to create a people-centred housing model as a radical alternative to the current housing market - helping everyone have an affordable home and a better quality of life.   
"Agile is a values-led company. We help communities address the twin challenges of affordable homes and climate change, without compromising either. As a result, the social and commercial purposes of Agile Homes and City Funds are closely aligned."
Linda Farrow, Director and Co-founder of Agile Homes. Keep Reading

 Have you spotted Green Santa? 


It’s a green Christmas in Bristol this year, with XeroE’s Green Santa criss-crossing the city on bicycle, cargo bike, electric moped and e-van. He’s delivering cheer as well as a greener, healthier place to live, work and breathe. With all the impact Green Santa is having, we’re pleased to have been able to support XeroE’s investment journey this year!
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Posted: January 2022