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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...

Millennial Voices: new collection of stories from Authentic Investor

Authentic Investor have released a new collection of short articles written by millennials working in investment. Millennial Voices brings together the stories of six young investment professionals, all working in sustainability roles across Canada, the Netherlands, the UK and the US. Their reflections show the...

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...

Money managers team up with charities to offer ethical investment products

The Economist has an interesting piece on Impact Shares - a non-profit money manager who is developing exchange-traded funds in partnership with non-profits. Impact Shares has drawn on the expertise and experience of non-profits to determine criteria for ethical stocks around particular social justice issues....

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...

Investing in a just transition

A new paper from the Grantham Research Institute argues that while investors are increasingly taking action on climate change issues, few are integrating social concerns into their strategies - tackling not only the challenge of ‘stranded assets’, but also the risk of ‘stranded workers’ and...

FINANCE MATTERS AT THE GIIN INVESTOR FORUM 2016

Finance Matters attended the GIIN Investor Forum in Amsterdam this week. The forum brought together over 800 participants from 45 countries and 6 continents from various areas across impact investment: asset managers and owners, social enterprises, civil society and academia - to discuss the most...