Making impact count
Impact investment optimizes risk, return and impact to benefit people and the planet. It does so by setting specific social and environmental objectives alongside financial ones, and measuring their achievement.
…is measurable. At the core of impact investing is the setting of measurable impact objectives and the management of financial performance. There is a paradigm shift occurring across the world towards a future where a positive and measurable combination of risk, return and impact drives investments and the allocation of capital. Something fundamental is changing and the catalyst has been impact investing.
…drives change at scale. The world faces increasing inequality and the spread of social issues worldwide, from a lack of access to basic education and healthcare to climate change and the refugee crisis. These challenges can be addressed by unleashing the twin powers of impact capital and social entrepreneurship, which means we can tackle issues at scale. There is still much work to be done.
…adds up for everyone. There is no longer a trade-off between “doing good” and “doing well”. Impact investing brings together private and public capital with social entrepreneurship and not-for-profit organizations to drive huge social change to benefit the people and the planet, while delivering financial returns. It is summed up in a simple formula: Purpose + Investment = Impact2.
The GSG is an independent global steering group catalyzing impact investment and entrepreneurship to benefit people and the planet. The GSG was established in August 2015 as the successor to and incorporating the work of the Social Impact Investment Taskforce established under the UK’s presidency of the G8. The GSG currently has 15 member countries plus the EU, as well as active observers from leading network organizations. Chaired by Sir Ronald Cohen, the GSG brings together leaders from the worlds of finance, business and philanthropy.
That measurable impact is embraced as a deliberate driver in every investment and business decision affecting people and the planet.
To harness the energy behind impact investment to spark a movement around the world.