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BEYOND TRADE-OFFS: Investor perspectives from across the continuum of impact investing

As impact investing grows, investors are beginning to better understand the relationship between risk, return, and impact. Beyond Trade-offs is a series that includes research from the Economist Intelligence Unit on the factors driving this growth, and perspectives from leading investors who have moved beyond the trade-off debate to...

GIIN Investor Forum 2018

This year’s GIIN Investor Forum 2018 will be the largest global gathering of impact investors. Join us on the 30-31 October in Paris to meet with peers, potential partners and co-investors from around the world. The Forum provides a unique opportunity to gain insights from industry...

Impact investing for the SDGs

According to a new survey from the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), the value of the impact investment market has doubled in the last year, and is now worth $228 billion. Whilst this figure sounds impressive, it’s substantially less than the $5-7 trillion needed to...

UK ethical investment market set for 173% growth

Edie reports that the ethical investment market in the UK will reach £48bn by 2027. New research from Triodos Bank, which surveyed 2020 UK investors, shows a growing appetite for socially responsible investment. Given that this commitment is particularly high among millennials and Gen Z,...

Worthstone launches impact investing awards

Worthstone, the social impact investment firm, have announced the launch of a series of ethical investing awards, to celebrate and recognise best practice in impact investment. Award categories include best impact product, best impact firm and an award for individual advisors. Submissions are open now...

Firms join Social Impact Investing Taskforce

Last year, the UK Government commissioned an independent Advisory Group to publish a report with recommendations for growing a culture of social impact investment and savings in the UK. Following publication of the Advisory Group’s report, Prime Minister Theresa May has now asked Elizabeth Corley, vice chair of Allianz...

The financial performance of impact investing through private debt

The GIIN (Global Impact Investing Network) has released a number reports on the financial performance of impact investing, aiming to set sector benchmarks and build a strong evidence base for impact investment. Private debt and fixed income instruments are among the most significant asset classes in impact investing, accounting for...

As a positive investor, can you create real impact? 

When do impact investments create real change? This panel debate on Stanford Social Innovation Review's website features leaders from the U.S. and U.K. impact and sustainable investing world weighing in on the question. Bridges Ventures says focus on under-served geographies; Big Society Capital says look for...

Millenials fueling $9 trillion sustainable investing market

Millennials are driving the nearly $9 trillion sustainable investing market, according to Morgan Stanley's Institute for Sustainable Investing. Sustainable investment products have grown at a rate of more than 33% between 2014 and 2016 in the US, according to data from the US SIF Foundation...

Combining ethics and return remains a challenge to investors

Miles Johnson reports (paywall) in Financial Times wealth section on June 23, that according to the most recent Financial Times Investing for Global Impact report, which surveyed 246 family offices and foundations about philanthropy and impact investing, one of the biggest challenges for these investors...

Do charity CEOs appreciate social finance?

Pioneers Post, the social enterprise magazine, reported this week that 56% of Charity CEOs do not think that repayable financing sources would benefit their organisations. How to interpret this figure? It suggests that over 40% of Charity CEOs think social finance would be beneficial which, for a relatively young form...

OECD releases new report on the impact investment market

The OECD have released a report entitled Social Impact Investment: building the evidence base. The report proposes a framework through which to assess the impact investment market and emphasises the need to gather further evidence in order to improve engagement with the sector and support its growth globally. The...

UBS announces social investment tax relief (SITR) funds

This week saw UBS announce its support for social investment tax relief (SITR) funds in the UK, the first of which is due to launch in Q1 this year. As reported here by Pioneer's Post, the social enterprise magazine, the funds will target alleviation of inner-city poverty whilst also offering...

Finance Matters Happy Hour: Rodolfo Fracassi, Founder of Main Street Partners

Join us for our first happy hour of the year with Rodolfo Fracassi, Main Street Partners. The first Happy Hour of 2015 brings Rodolfo Fracassi, Main Street Partners to host the evening's discussion. Main Street Partners is an independent advisory firm helping institutional investors and private banks...

Accessibility of impact investing: HNWs vs. institutional investors

A couple of articles stood out this week for their portrayal of different investors' perspectives on impact investing. The first, an OpEd from the Huffington Post, highlights the emotive power of impact investments and the potential value to wealth managers in engaging private client interests in such "non-standard"...