On Wednesday, June 15, the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG) will kick off its Impact Summit Series – an expansion of its annual Global Impact Summit – with Part 1: Financing a Better World Through Impact Transparency, taking place virtually from 12:30-16:20 BST.

As the world faces an ever more urgent climate crisis, global harmonised standards and regulatory reporting will pave the way for the public to have trust in the impact statements provided by investors and companies. And impact valuation will show where our impact efforts can be deployed best, for the benefit of all people and our planet. The three-part Impact Summit Series will convene impact leaders from around the world to discuss, debate, and share insights about the future of finance, and explore how impact transparency is crucial for our shared future.

Part 1: Financing a Better World Through Impact Transparency will focus on the role of regulators, ongoing developments on impact valuation and current efforts to implement this agenda globally, with contributions from impact leaders, practitioners and National Advisory Board (NAB) voices from around the world.

Speakers will include:

  • Sir Ronald Cohen, Chairman, GSG
  • Saori Dubourg, Member of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF
  • Emmanuel Faber, Chair of the International Sustainability Standards Board
  • Roger Ferguson, former Vice Chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve
  • Gonzalo Gortázar, CEO of CaixaBank
  • Jingdong Hua, former Vice President of the World Bank
  • Nick Hurd, Chair of the G7 Impact Taskforce and former UK Government Minister
  • Karen Karniol-Tambour, Co-Chief Investment Officer for Sustainability at Bridgewater
  • Douglas L. Peterson, President and CEO of S&P Global

The full agenda for Part 1 can be viewed here. More information about the Impact Summit Series can be found here.

Accredited journalists can register to join Part 1 of the GSG Impact Summit Series here. Please select ticket PART 1: GENERAL PASS and use code MEDIA2022.

Dates and further information about the upcoming events in the Impact Summit Series are below.

22 September, 12:00-15:00 BST
Part 2: Boosting Capital Flows in Emerging Markets

In the second part of the Series, we explore the barriers to investment in the SDGs and provide concrete solutions, presented by asset owners, asset managers and other leaders already implementing them.

22 November, 12:00-15:00 GMT
Part 3: New Frontiers of the Impact Revolution, Townhall Meeting led by Sir Ronald Cohen

In the final part of the Series, Sir Ronald Cohen will lead a townhall meeting where we discuss boosting impact capital flows and debate how best to bring about full impact transparency for investors and businesses. We will look back at the progress made in implementing the G7 Impact Taskforce’s recommendations and the way forward in overcoming the challenges ahead.


Notes to editors

For media enquiries, please contact:
Lynn Nicholson, Chief Communications Officer, The Global Steering Group for Impact Investment – lynn.nicholson@gsgii.org
Mobile: +32 494 813 837

About the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG)

The Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG) is an independent global steering group promoting sustainable development and advancing education in impact investment. The GSG was  established  in  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’s  National Advisory  Boards  (NABs)  currently  cover  35  countries.  The  GSG  brings  together  leaders  from finance, business, philanthropy and governments to drive a shift towards impact economies. For more information visit www.gsgii.org and follow the GSG on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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