The Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG) seeks to catalyze a dynamic global ecosystem for impact investment as a key enabler of innovation, entrepreneurship, and capital to deliver impact at scale.
The GSG works with a global network of National and Regional Advisory Boards, partners, and other key stakeholders to drive forward the growth of the impact investment market to a tipping point by 2020.
The GSG was founded in August 2015 as an independent, multi-sectoral and global network catalyzing impact investment and entrepreneurship to benefit people and the planet. It succeeded the Social Impact Investment Taskforce established under the UK Presidency of the G8. In July 2016, a majority of stakeholders surveyed at the GSG Summit in Lisbon indicated support for the GSG to be formalized as an entity to continue to provide multi-lateral, cross-sector leadership for global market development supported by a dedicated team.
The GSG was incorporated as a charitable company (no. 10665679) in England and Wales in March 2017. It was registered as a charity with the Charity Commission for England and Wales (no. 1175658) in November 2017. It is managed by a Board of Trustees, who are also its directors for company law purposes. The GSG was established to further charitable purposes; in particular, to develop and promote impact investment with the aim of alleviating poverty, protecting the environment and developing sustainable economic growth, and also to educate in relation to impact investment.