London, UK, Wednesday 17 November – Leading international providers of sustainability standards and guidance have come together to create the Impact Management Platform, a collaboration to mainstream the practice of impact management. As a first product, the ‘Platform’, whose steering committee brings together a set of multilateral organisations, has launched a web tool that outlines the core actions of impact management and links to the resources to help organisations and investors implement them.

Over the past decade, there has been significant growth in demand for organisations to improve their impacts on people and the planet, and to contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Core to making this possible is effective impact management. However, the growing number of initiatives supporting different aspects of impact management have been difficult for enterprises and investors to navigate. With the climate crisis and COVID-19 pandemic demonstrating the fundamental interdependencies between markets and sustainability issues, the urgency to build a coherent and complete system of principles, standards and guidance for how to improve sustainability impacts has never been greater.

Through the Platform, partnering organisations will work together to identify opportunities to consolidate existing sustainability resources, collectively address gaps, and coordinate with policymakers and regulators to support the mainstreaming of impact management. This effort represents the next phase of a global collaboration that, until now, was facilitated by the Impact Management Project (IMP), a five-year consensus-building forum designed to run until 2021. Earlier work included facilitating sustainability disclosure initiatives to agree a shared vision for corporate reporting to meet the needs of all stakeholders, and supporting the consolidation of the investor-focused disclosure initiatives into the IFRS Foundation and its new International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB). The Platform, whose Steering Committee includes multilateral organisations that will also advise the ISSB, provides a complementary forum for the broader task of supporting practitioners to manage their sustainability impacts.

Partners planning to work together through the Platform include B Lab, Capitals Coalition, CDP, Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB), Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG), International Finance Corporation (IFC), Impact-Weighted Accounts Initiative at Harvard Business School (IWAI), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), Value Reporting Foundation, Social Value International, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), UN Development Programme (UNDP), UN Environment Programme – Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), UN Global Compact (UNGC) and World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA).

A joint launch webinar at 10am EDT / 3pm GMT / 4pm CET on Tuesday 23 November will share the vision and future of the Platform with representatives of the Platform Partners. This will include a keynote dialogue with Mathias Cormann, Secretary General of the OECD, and Inger Andersen, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme. Click here to register for the event. 

The Impact Management Platform website can be accessed at www.impactmanagementplatform.org

About the Impact Management Platform

 The Impact Management Platform (‘Platform’) is a collaboration between leading providers of public good standards and guidance for managing sustainability impacts. Through the Platform, partnering organisations aspire to:

  • clarify the meaning and practice of impact management;
  • work towards interoperability and fill gaps as needed; and
  • have coordinated dialogue with policymakers.

The Impact Management Platform website supports practitioners to manage their sustainability impacts – including the impacts of their investments – by clarifying the actions of impact management and explaining how standards and guidance can be used together to enable a complete impact management practice. The website can be accessed at https://impactmanagementplatform.org/

About the founding Partners

Partners planning to work together through the Platform include:

  • B Lab
  • Capitals Coalition
  • CDP
  • Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB)
  • Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN)
  • Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
  • Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG)
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
  • Impact-Weighted Accounts Initiative at Harvard Business School (IWAI)
  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)
  • Social Value International (SVI)
  • United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA)
  • UN Development Programme (UNDP)
  • UN Environment Programme – Finance Initiative (UNEP FI)
  • UN Global Compact (UNGC)
  • Value Reporting Foundation (VRF)
  • World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA)

Descriptions of all these organisations and their logos can be found here.

Contact

Jo Fackler
Engagement Lead, Impact Management Project
info@impactmanagementplatform.org
+44 (0) 786 0125 088

by Emily Gustafsson-Wright, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

Nearly 120 million students remain at home due to school closures resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and, although many education systems have transitioned to some form of remote learning, research has shown that the access and quality of remote learning opportunities has been uneven, with low-income countries and populations facing the greatest barriers leading to high levels of learning loss. In fact, it is estimated that today, 63 percent of children in low- and middle-income countries face learning poverty -the inability to read and understand a simple text by the age of 10, representing an increase in ten percentage points since before the pandemic. Furthermore, labor market challenges persist and have been exacerbated – compared to 2019, total employment fell by 114 million as workers became unemployed or dropped out of the labor force. This combination of human capital and productivity loss will have devastating consequences for decades to come if urgent action isn’t taken.

Last month at the annual GSG Global Impact Summit, leaders in the impact investing sector from across the globe gathered to discuss these and other entrenched and intractable social and environmental challenges that have been aggravated by the pandemic. Two sessions focused on using innovative financing to harness private investment to enhance delivery and strengthen government and service provider capacity through a focus on outcomes, measurement, and accountability. Mechanisms that were discussed included social and development impact bonds (SIBs and DIBs) and outcomes funds in which impact investors provide upfront capital which is repaid—with interest—based on the program’s achievement of predetermined social and environmental outcomes and income-share agreements, in which payments for training are repaid contingent upon beneficiaries obtaining quality sustained employment. A few common themes emerged from the discussions.

More money alone isn’t enough

In both sessions, there was clear agreement that more money alone will not address the outsize challenges at hand.  This point seemed poignant in an environment focused on driving private capital towards social good. In fact, there is a need for more than that. The panelists emphasized a shift in focus to outcomes and capacity building as the most important drivers of improved social and environmental impact. For example, Mercedes Miguel, a former Secretary of Education in Argentina, emphasized translating policy into practice through capacity building on the ground to ensure the effective use of constrained budgets. Mika Pyykkö, who has been involved from the beginning of the outcomes-based financing journey in Finland, highlighted the difficulty and importance of the change in mindset around outcomes in government.  

Data and measurement matter (a lot)

To facilitate the outcomes-focus and capacity building, data and measurement are crucial. Abha Thorat-Shah discussed how, through the Quality Education India (QEI) DIB, they have invested in these two pillars. This project has not only tapped into and strengthened data collection among the four education operators involved, but it has used this opportunity to build evidence and knowledge that can be applied across the education sector in India and beyond. Understanding both costs and the effectiveness of interventions as well as what pivots may be necessary along the way and applying this knowledge to future planning in the sector is crucial to tackling the learning crisis facing us today as well as other social challenges.

Partnerships are critical

Another common thread across the discussions was the need for collaboration and cooperation through multi-stakeholder partnerships including the public, private and third sectors. Such partnerships, they emphasized, can ensure that a variety of skills and expertise are present so that programs are efficiently designed and beneficiary needs are placed at the forefront. This new type of PPP, partnerships for public purpose, “emphasize not whether the partner is from the public or private sector, but whether these collaborations and their impact have a publicly oriented purpose”.  Furthermore, a mix of types of influence and risk appetite can help to both level the playing field and most appropriately spread risk across parties. Annie Knickman-Plancher and Jake Edwards from Social Finance U.S. discussed such partnerships in their SIB projects as well as their income-sharing agreements (Career Impact Bonds*) for employment in the state of Massachusetts in the United States. One program, through a short diesel technician training, has managed to increase wages of program participants without a college degree by 75 percent.

Design with scale and sustainability in mind

A challenge faced across many of the innovative financing projects described in both discussions and in the overall market is their small size relative to the overall challenges faced in both the education and employment sectors, as noted above. The drivers of the small project size are to some extent the flipside of the above points: entrenched models of social services funding based on inputs, capacity constraints, and poor coordination across stakeholders. There is another aspect however, which is that often projects aren’t designed with scale or sustainability in mind from the start.  There are, however, some exceptions: Daniel Uribe, from Fundacion Corona in Colombia, described how the world’s first SIB in a developing country gave way to a second and then the development an outcomes fund pooling funding for potentially a multitude of projects in the employment sector. This model also allowed the stakeholders to capture learnings along the way to improve design and implementation of future projects. Jared Lee explained how the Education Outcomes Fund (EOF), after much groundwork in building up its mission, has now been established as trust fund at UNICEF which facilitates links across the education sector including with local governments. In addition, EOF has aimed to create standardized outcomes contracts, drawing on both U.K. outcomes contracts and DIBs around the world, with the goal of facilitating scale and sustainability.

In sum, as a global community committed to ensuring equitable access to quality services and safe healthy communities, there remains much work to be done. Focusing on the quality required to achieve outcomes, data and measurement and partnerships, all with scale in sustainability in mind, will be a critical part of this work. For the impact investing community, this means deepening short-term investments in systems building with an eye on long-term gains.

*Note that while termed impact bonds, Career Impact Bonds do not fit the Brookings definition of an impact bond, but instead are an income-sharing agreement with payment contingent upon success.

Impact Narrative Winners Announced

The winners of the Impact Narrative Awards, the first ever awards dedicated to outstanding communication that captures the imagination and puts impact investing centre stage, have been announced.

The awards were launched earlier this year by the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG), Torino Social Impact and Social Impact Agenda per l’Italia, the Italian National Advisory Board, which promotes the development of impact finance in Italy. They aim to identify and honour best-in-class storytelling and communication used to persuade financial institutions and governments to put their full weight behind impact investing.

The winners in the category “best impact narrative aimed at the financial sector” were social impact and justice journalist, Meg Massey, and director of communications at Village Capital, Ben Wrobel, for their article “A Story About Power” based on their book Letting Go which highlights the “top-heavy” and “insular” nature of global foundations and impact investment funds and tells the story of those that have “chosen to cede decision-making power to people with lived experience of the problem at hand.”

The winner in the category “best impact narrative aimed at government” was GSG’s National Advisory Board (NAB) in Chile, which was represented by María de los Ángeles Ferrer. The Chile NAB produced a compelling two-minute video that explained how impact investing could help solve some of the globe’s most pressing problems.

The winners were announced to over 1,000 impact professionals during the GSG Global Impact Summit and win communications support from PR firm, Thinkshift, who will develop a communications strategy centred on the award-winning content.

By honouring narrative excellence, the Awards highlight the importance of communications that promote impact investing and the transition to economies that work for all people and the planet. The Awards also provide a platform to strengthen the narratives used to promote impact investing and help the movement to speak with one voice.

Cliff Prior, Chief Executive of the GSG, said:

“We need compelling new ways of communicating with people outside of the impact investing field to truly become mainstream. These winning submissions go a long way to encouraging financial institutions and governments to put their weight behind impact investing. We congratulate the winners and hope that the Awards shine a light on the importance of powerful storytelling in our movement.”

Mario Calderini, Spokesperson for Torino Social Impact, said:

“A compelling narrative is a key tool to foster stakeholder engagement among finance and government sectors in order to expand impact investing. This is why Torino Social Impact actively collaborated and supported the creation of the Awards, which have raised awareness about the importance of communication and to deliver effective examples. We therefore congratulate the winners and thank them for their important contribution for the achievement of the impact movement goals.”

We would like to congratulate all the organisations shortlisted for the Awards. The finalists included: Chi Impact Capital; Centre for Social Investment, University of Heidelberg; UniCredit Social Impact Banking; Bravo Charlie; Neev Fund; Open Value Foundation; and FAIR.

We would also like to thank the Awards selection committee for undertaking the challenge of evaluating the excellent submissions received for consideration:

  • Dolika Banda, financial expert, GSG Ambassador, member of the CDC Board
  • Elena Casolari, CEO of Opes Italia Sicaf Euveca, a pioneer in the impact investing space
  • Tim West, communication expert, founder editor and CEO of Pioneers Post
  • Sandra Stewart, communication expert, founder of Thinkshift Communications, which is offering probono consultancy to the winners
  • Matias Kelly, former Secretary of State for Social Economy in the Argentinian Government and founder of Sumatoria, an Impact Finance firm

You can learn more about the Awards here.

LONDON – The GSG Global Impact Summit, the most influential impact investing event focused on delivering impact solutions for people and the planet, begins today and will run through 8 October 2021.  Journalists can still register to attend the event. Please see below for details.

Leaders from the worlds of business, finance, government, and academia will address four themes: mobilising capital for impact, impact in emerging economies; green and social solutions for a just transition; and impact harmonisation and transparency.

Over 200 expert speakers and 1,500 participants from 75 countries are expected to join this year’s Summit. Speakers include:

  • Dolika Banda, former CEO, African Risk Capacity Insurance Ltd., former Director, IFC
  • Douglas Peterson, President and CEO, S&P Global
  • Gonzalo Gortázar, CEO, CaixaBank
  • Hiro Mizuno, Special Envoy of UN Secretary-General on Innovative Finance and Sustainable Investments
  • Julia Gillard, former Prime Minister of Australia
  • Marina Silva, Environmentalist and Politician, Sustainability Network Party (REDE) (Brazil)
  • Mo Ibrahim, Founder and Chair, Mo Ibrahim Foundation
  • Sir Ronald Cohen, Chair, The Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG)

The Summit features sessions on improving education through new financial models, the impact of the pandemic on gender equality, and the future of the impact sector. There will be opportunities to hear directly from Singapore sovereign wealth fund Temasek about its impact strategy, as well as the leaders of newly formed G7 Impact Taskforce (ITF) .

Please click here to view the Summit agenda in full.

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Notes to editors

Contact for media enquiries

Eva Barboni, media@gsgii.org

GSG spokespeople and select speakers will be available for interviews during and after the Summit. For more information, please email media@gsgii.org.

We are grateful to the GSG’s supporters, Summit sponsors and partners for making this event possible: LGT Group; Ford Foundation; MacArthur Foundation; Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office; FCDO Impact Programme; Wietlisbach Foundation; Skoll Foundation; Hewlett Foundation; Omidyar Network; BNP Paribas; MeaningSphere; Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation; Open Society Foundations; The Rockefeller Foundation; Old Mutual; CaixaBank; Torino Social Impact; BlueMark; Bridgewater Associates; LeapFrog Investments; UBS Optimus Foundation; Be Inspired Films.

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 33 countries. It has established strategic partnerships with leading global organisations such as UNDP and the Impact Management Project. 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

About Impact Investing

Impact investments are investments made with an explicit intention to generate positive, measurable social and environmental impact alongside a financial return. Impact investment optimises risk, return and impact to benefit people and the planet.

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Líderes mundiales de la inversión de impacto se reúnen en la Cumbre Global de Impacto 2021 del GSG

Más de 200 ponentes expertos intervendrán en el evento más influyente de la inversión de impacto

LONDRES – La Cumbre Global de Impacto del GSG (GSG Global Impact Summit), el evento de inversión de impacto más influyente centrado en ofrecer soluciones de impacto para las personas y el planeta, tendrá lugar virtualmente del 6 al 8 de octubre de 2021.

Líderes del mundo empresarial, financiero, gubernamental y académico se reunirán en una serie de conferencias magistrales, mesas redondas y talleres organizados en torno a cuatro temas: la movilización de capital para el impacto, el impacto en las economías emergentes, las soluciones ecológicas y sociales para una transición justa y la armonización y transparencia del impacto.

Se espera que más de 200 ponentes expertos y 1.500 participantes de 75 países participen en la Cumbre de este año. La lista de ponentes confirmados incluye:

  • Amel Karboul, director general de The Education Outcomes Fund, exministro tunecino
  • Andrew Kuper, director general de LeapFrog Investments
  • Dolika Banda, ex directora general de African Risk Capacity Insurance Ltd., ex directora de la CFI
  • Douglas Peterson, presidente y director general de S&P Global
  • Fred Swaniker, fundador y director general, African Leadership Group
  • Gillian Tett, presidenta del Consejo Editorial y Editora General de Estados Unidos, The Financial Times
  • Gonzalo Gortázar, director general de CaixaBank
  • Hiro Mizuno, Enviado Especial del secretario general de la ONU para las Finanzas Innovadoras y las Inversiones Sostenibles
  • Julia Gillard, ex primera ministra de Australia
  • Ken Ofori-Atta, ministro de Finanzas de Ghana
  • Marina Silva, ecologista y política, Partido de la Red de Sostenibilidad (REDE) (Brasil)
  • Mindy Lubber, presidenta, Ceres
  • Mo Ibrahim, fundador y presidente de la Fundación Mo Ibrahim
  • Nick Hurd, presidente del G7 Impact Taskforce (ITF) y ex ministro del Gobierno del Reino Unido
  • Sir Ronald Cohen, presidente del GSG
  • Safeena Husain, fundadora y directora ejecutiva de Educate Girls
  • Tebogo Naledi, Director General, Old Mutual Investment Group

Los activos de inversión de impacto [1] gestionados ascendieron a 715.000 millones de dólares en 2020, lo que supone un aumento de más de 200.000 millones de dólares respecto al año anterior [2]. El volumen de activos de impacto sigue creciendo con fuerza a medida que las instituciones internacionales aumentan su inversión en este espacio. Entre las sesiones de la Cumbre Global de Impacto del GSG de este año, el fondo soberano de Singapur Temasek hablará de su asociación de impacto de 500 millones de dólares con LeapFrog Investments, empresa de inversión centrada en África y Asia.

La agenda de la Cumbre también incluirá sesiones sobre la mejora de la educación a través de nuevos modelos financieros, el impacto de la pandemia en la igualdad de género y el futuro del sector de impacto. Asimismo, se ofrecerá la oportunidad de escuchar directamente a los líderes del G7 Impact Taskforce (ITF) sobre su trabajo crítico para impulsar la agenda de impacto. El ITF, creado en el marco de la presidencia británica del G7 y coordinado por el GSG y el Impact Investing Institute, tiene como objetivo explorar y asesorar sobre cómo se puede movilizar el capital privado para el bien público con integridad y a escala.

Además de los estimulantes discursos de apertura y de los debates de alto nivel, la Cumbre ofrecerá oportunidades de establecer contactos para conocer a los ponentes y a los asistentes en línea.

Cliff Prior, director ejecutivo del GSG, dijo:

“A medida que el mundo trabaja para recuperarse de la COVID-19, la inversión de impacto tiene un papel fundamental que desempeñar en la creación de economías más inclusivas y sostenibles. La Cumbre Global de Impacto 2021 del GSG refleja el calibre de los actores que participan en este espacio hoy en día y la importancia de los temas que se están abordando activamente. El movimiento de impacto global está cobrando impulso, y la Cumbre de este año promete ser una de las más influyentes hasta la fecha.”

Sir Ronald Cohen, presidente del GSG, añadió:

“La inversión de impacto ha llegado a la corriente principal. Estamos encantados de dar la bienvenida a tantos líderes en los campos del emprendimiento, la política y la inversión a la Cumbre Global de Impacto del GSG de este año. Juntos, debatiremos, desarrollaremos e impulsaremos soluciones que puedan ampliar drásticamente la inversión de impacto en beneficio de las personas y del planeta.”

Para obtener más información sobre la Cumbre y consultar la agenda haga clic aquí. El programa completo, con las sesiones y los ponentes, se publicará más adelante en septiembre, por lo que le rogamos que esté atento a nuevos anuncios en nuestro sitio web. Los periodistas acreditados están invitados a asistir. Si desea participar en la Cumbre Global de Impacto del GSG 2021, envíe un correo electrónico a media@gsgii.org.

Notas para los editores

Contacto para consultas de los medios de comunicación

Eva Barboni, media@gsgii.org

Los portavoces del GSG y algunos ponentes estarán disponibles para entrevistas durante la Cumbre. Si desea más información, envíe un correo electrónico a media@gsgii.org.

Agradecemos a los colaboradores del GSG, a los patrocinadores de la Cumbre y a los socios que han hecho posible este evento: LGT Group; Fundación Ford; Fundación MacArthur; Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office; FCDO Impact Programme; Palladium; Wietlisbach Foundation; Skoll Foundation; Hewlett Foundation; Omidyar Network; BNP Paribas; MeaningSphere; Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation; Open Society Foundations; The Rockefeller Foundation; Old Mutual; CaixaBank; Torino Social Impact; BlueMark; Bridgewater Associates; LeapFrog Investments; UBS Optimus Foundation; Be Inspired Films.

Acerca del Grupo Directivo Global para la Inversión de Impacto (GSG)

El Grupo Directivo Global para la Inversión de Impacto (Global Steering Group for Impact Investment, GSG) es un grupo directivo global independiente que promueve el desarrollo sostenible y el avance de la educación en la inversión de impacto. El GSG se creó en 2015 como sucesor de, e incorporando el trabajo de, el Grupo de Trabajo de Inversión de Impacto Social establecido bajo la presidencia del Reino Unido del G8. Los Consejos Consultivos Nacionales (National Advisory Boards o NABs) del GSG abarcan actualmente 33 países. Ha establecido asociaciones estratégicas con organizaciones mundiales líderes como el PNUD y el Impact Management Project. El GSG reúne a líderes de las finanzas, las empresas, la filantropía y los gobiernos para impulsar un cambio hacia las economías de impacto. Para más información, visite www.gsgii.org y siga al GSG en Twitter y LinkedIn.

Acerca de la inversión de impacto

Las inversiones de impacto son inversiones realizadas con la intención explícita de generar un impacto social y medioambiental positivo y medible junto con un rendimiento financiero. La inversión de impacto optimiza el riesgo, la rentabilidad y el impacto para beneficiar a las personas y al planeta.

[1]. Las inversiones de impacto son inversiones realizadas con la intención explícita de generar un impacto social y medioambiental positivo y medible junto con un rendimiento financiero. La inversión de impacto optimiza el riesgo, la rentabilidad y el impacto para beneficiar a las personas y al planeta. Más información: https://gsgii.org/about-us/

[2] Fuente: Global Impact Investing Network: https://thegiin.org/impact-investing/need-to-know/#how-big-is-the-impact-investing-market

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Over 200 expert speakers to address impact investing’s most influential event

LONDON – The GSG Global Impact Summit, the most influential impact investing event focused on delivering impact solutions for people and planet, will take place virtually from 6-8 October 2021.  

Leaders from the worlds of business, finance, government, and academia will come together for a series of keynote speeches, panel discussions and workshops organised around four themes: mobilising capital for impact, impact in emerging economies; green and social solutions for a just transition; and impact harmonisation and transparency.

Over 200 expert speakers and 1,500 participants from 75 countries are expected to join this year’s Summit. The confirmed list of speakers includes:

  • Amel Karboul, CEO, The Education Outcomes Fund, former Tunisian Minister
  • Andrew Kuper, CEO, LeapFrog Investments
  • Dolika Banda, former CEO, African Risk Capacity Insurance Ltd., former Director, IFC
  • Douglas Peterson, President and CEO, S&P Global
  • Fred Swaniker, Founder and CEO, African Leadership Group
  • Gillian Tett, Chair of the Editorial Board and US Editor-at-Large, The Financial Times
  • Gonzalo Gortázar, CEO, CaixaBank
  • Hiro Mizuno, Special Envoy of UN Secretary-General on Innovative Finance and Sustainable Investments
  • Julia Gillard, former Prime Minister of Australia
  • Ken Ofori-Atta, Minister of Finance, Ghana
  • Marina Silva, Environmentalist and Politician, Sustainability Network Party (REDE) (Brazil)
  • Mindy Lubber, President, Ceres
  • Mo Ibrahim, Founder and Chair, Mo Ibrahim Foundation
  • Nick Hurd, Chair of the G7 Impact Taskforce and former UK Government Minister
  • Sir Ronald Cohen, Chairman, GSG
  • Safeena Husain, Founder and Executive Director, Educate Girls
  • Tebogo Naledi, Managing Director, Old Mutual Investment Group

Impact investing[1]  assets under management totalled $715 billion in 2020, rising by over $200 billion compared with the previous year[2]. The volume of impact assets continues to grow strongly as international institutions increase their investment in the space. Among the sessions at this year’s GSG Global Impact Summit, Singapore sovereign wealth fund Temasek will be discussing its $500 million impact partnership with Africa and Asia-focused investment firm LeapFrog Investments.

The Summit agenda will also include sessions on improving education through new financial models, the impact of the pandemic on gender equality, and the future of the impact sector. It will also include an opportunity to hear directly from G7 Impact Taskforce (ITF) leaders about their critical work driving the impact agenda. The ITF, established as part of the UK’s G7 presidency and coordinated by the GSG and the Impact Investing Institute, aims to explore and advise on how private capital can be mobilised for public good with integrity and at scale.

In addition to stimulating keynote speeches and thought-leading discussion, the Summit will feature networking opportunities to meet speakers and fellow attendees online.

Cliff Prior, Chief Executive of the GSG, said:

As the world works toward recovery from COVID-19, impact investing has a critical role to play in creating more inclusive, sustainable economies. The GSG Global Impact Summit 2021 reflects the calibre of actors involved in this space today and the importance of the issues being actively addressed. The global impact movement is gathering momentum, and this year’s Summit promises to be one of the most influential yet.”

Sir Ronald Cohen, Chair of the GSG, added:

“Impact investing has reached the mainstream. We are delighted to welcome so many leaders in the fields of entrepreneurship, politics, and investing to this year’s GSG Global Impact Summit. Together, we will discuss, develop and drive forward solutions that can dramatically scale up impact investing for the benefit of people and the planet.”

To find out more about the Summit and to view the agenda, please click here. A full programme, including sessions and speakers, will be published later in September, so please look out for further announcements on our website. Accredited journalists are welcome to attend. If you would like to join the GSG Global Impact Summit 2021, please email media@gsgii.org.

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Notes to editors

Contact for media enquiries

Eva Barboni, media@gsgii.org

GSG spokespeople and select speakers will be available for interviews during the Summit. For more information, please email media@gsgii.org.

We are grateful to the GSG’s supporters, Summit sponsors and partners for making this event possible: LGT Group; Ford Foundation; MacArthur Foundation; Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office; FCDO Impact Programme; Palladium; Wietlisbach Foundation; Skoll Foundation; Hewlett Foundation; Omidyar Network; BNP Paribas; MeaningSphere; Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation; Open Society Foundations; The Rockefeller Foundation; Old Mutual; CaixaBank; Torino Social Impact; BlueMark; Bridgewater Associates; LeapFrog Investments; UBS Optimus Foundation; Be Inspired Films.

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 33 countries. It has established strategic partnerships with leading global organisations such as UNDP and the Impact Management Project. 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.. 

About Impact Investing

Impact investments are investments made with an explicit intention to generate positive, measurable social and environmental impact alongside a financial return. Impact investment optimises risk, return and impact to benefit people and the planet.

[1]. Impact investments are investments made with an explicit intention to generate positive, measurable social and environmental impact alongside a financial return. Impact investment optimises risk, return and impact to benefit people and the planet. Learn more: https://gsgii.org/about-us/

[2] Source: Global Impact Investing Network: https://thegiin.org/impact-investing/need-to-know/#how-big-is-the-impact-investing-market

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G7 Impact Taskforce announces membership

LONDON –  The Impact Taskforce, established under the UK’s 2021 presidency of the G7, is pleased to announce the group’s members.

The new Taskforce is composed of global leaders from the world of business, public policy, and the social sector, including senior figures from BlackRock, Temasek, Schroders, Mahindra Group, Morgan Stanley, S&P Global, BASF, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the European Commission.

The Impact Taskforce was created in July under the UK’s G7 2021 presidency and is being coordinated by the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG) working with its UK member, the Impact Investing Institute.

The Impact Taskforce will focus on fostering and facilitating discussions and recommendations for G7 governments and industry around impact transparency, integrity, and trust. The Impact Taskforce will also investigate ways to create financing vehicles that can deliver investments for the benefit of people worldwide and the planet. You can read more about the Impact Taskforce and its role in our press release.

Commenting on the appointments,

Nick Hurd, Chair of the Impact Taskforce, said:

“We have been asked by the G7 Presidency to give advice on how we can mobilise private capital for public good at scale and with integrity. This is a critical question given the level of investment needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and other commitments. I am delighted by the diversity of perspective[1] that we have assembled. It is already clear that our members are very engaged with the important task.“ 

Please see below for the full list of the Impact Taskforce participants:

Impact Taskforce Chair: Rt Hon Nick Hurd, Chair, Access Foundation

Working Group A – Impact Transparency, Integrity and Reporting

Chair: Douglas L. Peterson, President & CEO, S&P Global

Working Group B: Instruments and Policies to Scale Impact Investment

Chair: Dame Elizabeth Corley, Chair, Impact Investing Institute

Steering Committee

Secretariat: The Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG)

Steering Committee Expert Advisers

  • Cilia Holmes Indahl, Head, EQT Foundation
  • Clara Barby, Chief Executive, Impact Management Project (IMP)
  • Dolika Banda, Non-executive Director, Harith Infrastructure Investment & Global Ambassador, GSG
  • Robert Herz, President, Robert H. Herz LLC
  • Sir Ronald Cohen, Chair, The Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG)

Steering Committee Members

  • Akira Sugano, President & Chief Executive Officer, Asset Management One
  • Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group
  • Andrew Kuper, Founder & CEO, Leapfrog Investments
  • Cherie Nursalim, Vice Chairman, GITI Group
  • Cliff Prior, CEO, The Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG)
  • Elias Masilela, Executive Chairman, DNA Economics
  • Emmanuel Faber, Former CEO, Danone
  • Francesco Starace, CEO & General Manager, Enel
  • Ibukun Awosika, Founder & CEO, The Chair Centre Group
  • Katherine Stodulka, Director, Blended Finance Taskforce, SYSTEMIQ
  • Laurie Spengler, Founder & CEO, Courageous Capital Advisors, LLC and Board Member & Lead Expert, Impact Investing Institute
  • Maria Emilia Correa, Co-Founder, Sistema B
  • Michael Traill, Executive Director, For Purpose Investment Partners
  • Michele Giddens, Partner & Co-Founder, Bridges Fund Management
  • Monique Leroux, Senior Advisor, Fiera Capital Corporation
  • Myung-soo Kang, Chairman, Korean Standards Association
  • Roger Ferguson, Former President & CEO, TIAA
  • Sandra Boss, Global Head of Investment Stewardship, Blackrock
  • Saori Dubourg, Member of the Board of Executive Directors, BASF SE

Steering Committee Observers

  • Alexandre Meira da Rosa, Chief Strategy Officer, IDB Invest
  • Fabio Natalucci, Deputy Director, Monetary and Capital Markets Department, IMF
  • Jingdong Hua, Vice President and Treasurer, The World Bank
  • Nick O’Donohoe, CEO, CDC Group
  • Odile Renaud-Basso, President, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • Rachel Turner, Director of Economic Development, UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)
  • Romina Boarini, Director, OECD Centre for Well-Being, Inclusion, Sustainability and Equal Opportunity (WISE)
  • Solomon Quaynor, Vice President for Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialization, African Development Bank
  • Usha Rao Monari, Under Secretary-General & Associate Administrator, United Nations Development Programme

Members of Working Group A: “Impact Transparency, Integrity and Reporting”

Chair: Douglas L. Peterson, President & CEO, S&P Global

Secretariat: The Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG)

Members

  • Adam Lyons, Head of Green Finance Unit, UK’s HM Treasury
  • Alessandro Maffioli, Chief of the Development Effectiveness Division, IDB Invest
  • Alexander Bassen, Professor, Sustainable Finance Research Group, University of Hamburg
  • Amit Bouri, CEO, Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN)
  • Arunma Oteh, Academic Scholar, University of Oxford
  • Bertrand Badré, CEO & Founder, Blue like an Orange Sustainable Capital
  • Christina Leijonhufvud, Managing Partner, Tideline
  • Clara Barby, Chief Executive, Impact Management Project (IMP)
  • Cliff Prior, CEO, The Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG)
  • Conor Kehoe, Chair, IIRC Council
  • David Blood, Founding Partner & Senior Partner, Generation Investment Management
  • Dean Alborough, Head of ESG, Old Mutual Alternative Investments
  • Elizabeth Seeger, Managing Director, Sustainable Investing, KKR
  • Fabienne Michaux, Director, SDG-Impact, UNDP
  • Frédéric Samama, Head of Responsible Investment, Amundi
  • George Serafeim, Charles M. Williams Professor of Business Administration and Faculty Chair, Harvard Business School
  • Ida Levine, Principal, Two Rivers Associates Limited
  • Isela Constantini, CEO, GST Financial Group
  • John Denton, Secretary General, ICC
  • Karen Karniol-Tambour, Co-Chief Investment Officer for Sustainability, Bridgewater Associates
  • Karen Wilson, Strategic Partnerships, Office of the Secretary General, The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • Kyung-Ah Park, Managing Director, ESG Investment Management, Temasek
  • Liza Maimone, COO, PwC Australia
  • Lucrezia Reichlin, Full Professor of Economics, London Business School
  • Maha Keramane, Head of Social Impact Accelerator, BNP Paribas
  • Maria Ariza, Director General, Mexico’s Exchange Commission (BIVA)
  • Marta Santamaría, Director, Capitals Coalition
  • Martin Whittaker, CEO, JUST Capital
  • Mary Karol Cline, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of the Global Chairman and CEO, EY
  • Mary Schapiro, Vice Chair for Global Public Policy and Special Advisor; lead of the TCFD
  • Michelle Edkins, Managing Director, BlackRock
  • Neil Gregory, Chief of Thought Leadership, International Finance Corporation
  • Ngaire Woods, Dean, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford
  • Paul Druckman, Chairman, World Benchmarking Alliance
  • Peter Harrison, CEO, Schroders
  • Richard Brandweiner, CEO, Pendal Australia
  • Robert Eccles, Visiting Professor, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
  • Robert Herz, President, Robert H. Herz LLC
  • Ruchi Bhowmik, Global Vice Chair, Public Policy, EY
  • Ryohei Yanagi, CFO, Eisai Co.
  • Soren Andreasen, CEO, EDFI
  • Suni Harford, President UBS Asset Management
  • Tebogo Naledi, Managing Director, Old Mutual Investment Group
  • Thomas Verheye, Principal Advisor Green Finance & Investment, European Commission
  • Tom Brown, Emeritus Global Head of Asset Management, KPMG
  • Veronica Poole, Vice Chair, Deloitte UK & Global IFRS and Corporate Reporting Leader
  • Weiguo Zhang, Former Board Member, IASB & Former Regulator, China Securities Regulatory Commission
  • Yael Almog, General Counsel, Bank Hapoalim

Members & Observers of Working Group B: Instruments and Policies to Scale Impact Investment

Chair: Dame Elizabeth Corley, Chair, Impact Investing Institute

Secretariat: Impact Investing Institute

Advisory Panel Members

  • Aaron Levine, Senior Financial Sector Specialist, International Finance Corporation
  • Adam Wolfensohn, Managing Partner, Encourage Capital
  • Aisha R. Pandor, Co-Founder, SweepSouth
  • Alderman Vincent Keaveny, Lord Mayor of the City of London
  • Alexandra Basirov, Global Head of Sustainable Finance for Financial Institutions Coverage, BNP Paribas
  • Alicia Seiger, Managing Director, Stanford University Sustainable Finance Initiative
  • Anne-Marie Chidzero, CIO, FSD Africa Investments
  • Audrey Choi, Chief Sustainability Officer, Morgan Stanley
  • Eliza Foo, Director, Impact Investing, Temasek
  • Elizabeth Boggs-Davidsen, Vice President, Office of Development Policy, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation
  • Elizabeth Littlefield, Former Chair and CEO of OPIC, now DFC – the US Government’s Development Finance Institution
  • Eric Rice, Managing Director & Head of Impact Investing, BlackRock
  • Jeremy Gorelick, Strategic Advisor, Green Finance Institute
  • Louisa Mojela, Founder & CEO, WIPHOLD
  • Marcus Svedberg, Investment Strategist, AP4
  • Nadia Nikolova, Lead Portfolio Manager, Development Finance, Allianz Global Investors
  • Naoko Ishii, Director, Center for Global Commons, Professor and Executive Vice President, University of Tokyo
  • Nathalie Gabala, Regional Director, West, Central, and North Africa, Mastercard Foundation
  • Nazmeera Moola, Deputy Managing Director and Head of South Africa Investments, Ninety One
  • Shami Nissan, Head of Sustainability, Actis
  • Sharmi Surianarain, Chief Impact Officer, Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator
  • Stephanie Pfeifer, CEO, Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC)
  • Stephen Brenninkmeijer, Chair, Supervisory Board of the European Climate Foundation & Founder, Willow Investments
  • Tim Macready, CIO, Brightlight Impact Advisory
  • Tracy Palandjian, CEO and Co-Founder, Social Finance US
  • Uche Orji, Managing Director & CEO, Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA)

Member and Senior Advisor

  • Laurie Spengler, Founder & CEO, Courageous Capital Advisors, LLC and Board Member & Lead Expert, Impact Investing Institute

Advisory Panel Observers

  • Amit Bouri, CEO, Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN)
  • Emmanuel Faber, Former CEO, Danone
  • Hiro Mizuno, U.N. Special Envoy on Innovative Finance and Sustainable Investments
  • Jamie Broderick, Board Member & Lead Expert, Impact Investing Institute
  • Krisztina Tora, Chief Market Development Officer, The Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG)
  • Nick Temple, CEO, Social Investment Business and Board Member & Lead Expert, Impact Investing Institute
  • Olivia Dickson, Board Member & Lead Expert, Impact Investing Institute
  • Yushi Nagano, Deputy Director, Office for Science, Technology and Innovation, and Digital Transformation, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

Technical Working Group Members and Advisory Panel Observers

  • Alessandra Nibbio, Fund Manager, PPP Mandates, BlueOrchard Finance
  • Amal-Lee Amin, Climate Strategy Director, CDC
  • Euan Marshall, Manager, Investor Engagement Syndications, International Finance Corporation
  • Maria Teresa Zappia, Chief Impact & Blended Finance Officer, Deputy CEO, BlueOrchard Finance
  • Nick Robins, Professor in Practice for Sustainable Finance, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics
  • Sarah Gordon, CEO, Impact Investing Institute
  • SoVonna Day-Goins, Global Head of Social Sustainability, Credit Suisse

The Impact Taskforce held the first in a series of meetings in early August and the group’s final report is expected to be delivered to G7 governments in December 2021.

Impact investment is at an inflection point as governments, investors, businesses and entrepreneurs seek a better way to invest and deliver positive benefits for the whole of society. The GSG and the Impact Investing Institute will continue to work with the G7 and G20, as well as governments and political bodies around the world, to create a just recovery and fairer economies that function for all.

We are grateful to the UK Government’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (through the FCDO Impact Programme), BNP Paribas and the EQT Foundation Inc for their financial support of the Impact Taskforce.

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Notes to editors

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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 33 countries. It has established strategic partnerships with leading global organisations such as UNDP and the Impact Management Project. 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.

About the Impact Investing Institute

The Impact Investing Institute is an independent, non-profit organisation which aims to change capital markets so that they are fairer and work better for people and the planet. It does this by raising awareness of, addressing barriers to and increasing confidence in investing with impact. Our vision is for lives to improve, as more people choose to use their savings and investments to help solve social and environmental challenges, as well as seeking a financial return. The Institute is supported by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, the City of London Corporation and supporters from the financial service industry. For more information visit www.impactinvest.org.uk and follow the Institute on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About Impact Investing

Impact investments are investments made with an explicit intention to generate positive, measurable social and environmental impact alongside a financial return. Impact investment optimises risk, return and impact to benefit people and the planet.

[1] The Impact Taskforce wants a diverse range of perspectives from across the globe to shape its work. We are pleased that nearly a third (30%) of members are based in non-G7 nations and half of members are women.

Industry-led taskforce to propose solutions to harness private capital at scale for public good

LONDON – As part of the UK’s G7 2021 presidency, the UK government today unveiled plans for an independent Impact Taskforce (ITF) to come up with solutions for a sustainable and inclusive recovery from the COVID-19 crisis and promote impact-driven economies and societies in the long term.

The new initiative, under the secretariat of the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG) working with its UK member, the Impact Investing Institute, will focus on fostering and facilitating discussions and recommendations around impact transparency, integrity, and trust. The Taskforce will also investigate ways to create financial vehicles that can deliver investments for the benefit of people and the planet worldwide. In doing so, it will actively look to advance impact investment in low- and middle-income countries hit hard by the pandemic.

The GSG and the Impact Investing Institute will head up two working groups to carry out the ITF’s core work.

  • The GSG will oversee the development of thematic and technical efforts focusing on the need for greater simplification and harmonisation of impact reporting methodologies and accounting, as well as transparency and industry integrity.
  • The Impact Investing Institute will lead on the design of principles and recommendations for financing vehicles that can mobilise private capital at scale to achieve impact in areas such as the creation of quality jobs, education and health in the context of the global transition to net-zero carbon economies.

Cliff Prior, Chief Executive of the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG), commented:

“We are delighted to have been asked by the UK government to lead the secretariat of the Impact Taskforce. Robust reporting standards and innovative investment structures are absolutely central to the development of the impact Investing market that benefits people and the planet. The creation of the Taskforce will put an impact ecosystem  firmly on the G7 agenda as countries around the world seek solutions for fair and just recoveries from the COVID-19 crisis.”

Sarah Gordon CEO  of the Impact Investing Institute, said:

“Impact investment has the potential to contribute to solutions to some of the biggest challenges we face – whether that is a just recovery from the pandemic or addressing the climate crisis. To harness private capital at scale for public good, we need structures that meet investors’ requirements and deploy capital where it is needed, improving access to decent jobs, education and healthcare, and investing in a just transition to a net-zero world.”

The ITF will bring together relevant, diverse, and practical voices who are focused on maximising the impact of investments, drawing from the G7 countries and beyond. It will be chaired by The Right Honourable Nick Hurd, former UK Member of Parliament and Minister, who chairs the Access Foundation for Social Investment and led the UK Government’s work to scale the development of impact investment market between 2010-2015. The working group dedicated to harmonisation of impact reporting and transparency will be led by Douglas  L. Peterson, President and Chief Executive Officer, S&P Global, while the group working on the creation of impact financing vehicles will be headed by Dame Elizabeth Corley, former CEO of Allianz Global Investors and Chair of the Impact Investing Institute.  Sir Ronald Cohen, who led the Social Impact Investment Taskforce established under the UK’s presidency of the G8 in 2013, joins as senior advisor and taskforce member.

Commenting on the formation of the ITF,

Nick Hurd, Chair of the Impact Taskforce, said:

“The state of our world requires a change in mindset from governments and the market. It will not be enough for private capital to do less harm. We need to mobilise trillions of dollars into investments that combine return with positive social or environmental impact. The Impact Task Force will show how that can be done.”

Douglas L. Peterson, President and Chief Executive Officer, S&P Global, said:

“Transparency and a common language for accounting and reporting are essential for every asset class and investment approach, and impact investing is no exception. The development of globally accepted impact standards will allow investors to see clearly how companies are performing both financially and on their returns to society, enabling them to better allocate their money to investments with positive impact.”

Dame Elizabeth Corley, Chair of the Impact Investing Institute, said:

Impact investment is rapidly moving into the mainstream of global finance, as investors demand that their money does good at the same time as it generates a financial return. Traditional investment structures cannot adequately address the emerging challenges we face in ensuring that financing a transition to net zero is done in a fair and just way. We need additional innovative impact finance tools that will meet rising expectations and deliver investment that makes a measurable difference around the world.”

The ITF will also:

  • Coordinate efforts with other relevant working groups in the G7, G20 and COP26, while working with initiatives led by regulators, such as the IFRS Foundation’s proposed Sustainability Standards Board (SSB).
  • Produce technical documents and recommendations that will be shared under the UK´s G7 Presidency with Foreign Affairs and Development Ministers, Finance Ministers, standard setters, and the financial sector in December 2021.

The impact investing market has been growing rapidly, with impact assets under management reaching $700 billion in 2019. However, more capital needs to be mobilised to stimulate recovery from the COVID-19 crisis and drive fairer and more sustainable economies in the long term.

In developing countries alone, the pandemic is estimated to have magnified the existing $2.5 trillion annual funding shortfall to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 by a further $1.7 trillion in 2020. 

Given the central role that impact investing can play in achieving international objectives like the SDGs and the transition to a net-zero world, the ITF is expected to define a multi-year agenda.

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Notes to editors

Contact for media enquiries

For more information, contact:

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 33 countries. It has established strategic partnerships with leading global organisations such as UNDP and the Impact Management Project. 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.

About the Impact Investing Institute

The Impact Investing Institute is an independent, non-profit organisation which aims to accelerate the growth and improve the effectiveness of the impact investing market in the UK and internationally. It does this by raising awareness of, addressing barriers to and increasing confidence in investing with impact. Our vision is for lives to improve, as more people choose to use their savings and investments to help solve social and environmental challenges, as well as seeking a financial return. The Institute is supported by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, the City of London Corporation and several supporters from the financial service industry. For more information visit www.impactinvest.org.uk and follow the Institute on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About Impact Investing

Impact investments are investments made with an explicit intention to generate positive, measurable social and environmental impact alongside a financial return. Impact investment optimises risk, return and impact to benefit people and the planet.

Download here the 2021 GSG State of Play, sharing the top priorities across 33 countries

LONDON – The Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG), Torino Social Impact and Social Impact Agenda per l’Italia, the Italian National Advisory Board, have joined forces to launch the Impact Narrative Awards, the first ever award dedicated to outstanding communication that captures the imagination and puts impact investing centre stage.

The Impact Narrative Awards aims to identify and honour best-in-class storytelling and communications used to persuade financial institutions and governments to put their full weight behind impact investing. By honouring narrative excellence, the Awards’ organisers are highlighting the importance of communications that promote impact investing and the transition to economies that work for all people and the planet. The Awards will also provide a platform to strengthen the narratives used to promote impact investing and help the movement to speak with one voice.

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