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.
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.
Driving real impact
The mission of The Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG) is to drive real impact that improves lives and the planet by innovating, agitating and orchestrating the advance towards impact economies.
It was established in August 2015 to continue the work of the Social Impact Investment Taskforce established under the UK’s presidency of the G8. It currently covers 33 countries and brings together impact leaders from the worlds of finance, business, government and philanthropy.
The GSG was registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales (no. 1175658) as an independent charity in November 2017. For more information, click here.