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United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Impact Investing Institute

The Impact Investing Institute’s mission is to accelerate the growth and improve the effectiveness of the impact investing market, so that more capital contributes to achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and the well-being of people and the planet. The Institute’s three main objectives are mobilising big pools of capital, such as pension funds, to invest with impact, making capital more accountable and effective, and empowering people to save and invest in line with their values by addressing barriers that prevent them from investing with impact. We aim to deliver change by educating and raising awareness through communications, events, and engagement programmes, by providing useful tools and information on impact investing and by advocating for regulation and policies that support impact investing.

  • Over


    has been committed by impact investors in the UK
  • An estimated


    purposeful businesses in the UK
  • Around


    of the adult population are interested in positive investing to some degree

Key Resources

    Upcoming Events

    • 13
      London, UK, 13 Sep 2017

      Launch of the UK National Advisory Board 2017 report

      The UK National Advisory Board, Practitioners’ Council and collaborators are launching “The Rise of Impact: Five Steps Towards an Inclusive and Sustainable Economy” on 16 October. The report explores opportunities and imperatives for businesses, investors and policy makers to respond to changing social attitudes that have the potential to unlock billions of pounds to address some of the UK’s most pressing societal challenges.

      Launch of the UK NAB 2017 report

    Key People

    Board Members

    Chair of Social Mobility & Child Poverty Commission
    Co-Founder of Generation Investment Management
    CEO Big Lottery Fund
    Tim Kiddell
    Speechwriter to Prime Minister & Active Observer to UK NAB
    Hazel Blears
    Chair of Social Investment Business, Former MP of Salford
    Tim Farazmand
    Non-Executive of ClearlySo, Former Chair of BVCA and Managing Director at LDC
    Sir Tony Hawkhead
    CEO of Action for Children
    Saker Nusseibeh
    CEO of Hermes Investment Management
    Sacha Romanovitch
    CEO of Grant Thornton
    Nick O’Donohoe
    Former Chair of UK NAB, Senior Advisor on Blended Finance to Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
    Keith Smithson
    Managing Director in Treasury at Barclays
    Laurie Spengler
    President & CEO of Enclude
    Business Correspondent for Channel 4 News
    Sir Harvey McGrath
    Chair of Big Society Capital & Heart of the City

    Key People

    Practitioner Council

    Shamez Alibhai
    Partner & Portfolio Manager at Cheyne Capital
    Marie Audren – Active Observer
    Manager, Responsible and Impact Investing at BVCA
    Kieron Boyle
    CEO of Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity, former UK government representative to the Social Impact Investment Taskforce
    Geoff Burnand – Active Observer
    Board Director at UK SIF
    Andrew Croft – Active Observer
    Alastair Davis
    CEO of Social Investment Scotland
    Catherine Howarth
    CEO of ShareAction
    David Hutchison, OBE
    CEO of Social Finance
    Jonathan Jenkins
    CEO of Social Investment Business
    Tom Le Quesne – Active Observer
    Head of Social Investment at Cabinet Office
    James Perry
    Entrepreneur and Co-Founder of UK B Lab
    Cliff Prior
    CEO of Big Society Capital, former CEO of UnLtd
    Matt Robinson
    Director, Intermediated Equity at CDC
    Rod Schwartz
    CEO and Founder of ClearlySo
    Edward Siegel
    MD of Big Issue Invest
    Jennifer Tankard – Active Observer
    CEO at Responsible Finance (former CDFA)
    Whitni Thomas
    Senior Investor Relations Manager at Triodos Bank

    Key People