Eyes on the Horizon
The Impact Investor Survey
Eyes on the Horizon, the 2015 edition of the GIIN and J.P. Morgan annual impact investor survey, reveals a growing global market, with impact investments being made across all geographies and a range of sectors. In its fifth year, the survey continues to provide ...
Women Rule: Why the Future of Social, Sustainable and Impact Investing is in Female Hands
In the early days of the social investing movement, women and girls were arguably seen more as program beneficiaries than financial movers and shakers. This article presents the growing active role of women in impact investing as female investors, female advisors and female head of ...
Investing in Sustainable Development Goals
Action Plan for Private Investments in SDGs
The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals need a step-change in investment. Faced with common global economic, social and environmental challenges,the international community is defining a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs, which are being formulated by the United Nations together with the ...
A Practical Guide to Investment Process and Social Impact Analysis
Published in 2015, a must-read guide for investors and wealth managers entering "impact investing." This book walks readers through the demanding task of properly executing an impact investment strategy. Readers will learn how impact investing is different from other strategies, how the organization's mission ...
Social Impact Investing
Building the Evidence Base
This publication provides a framework for assessing the social impact investment market and focuses on the need to build the evidence base. It highlights the importance of further international collaborations in developing global standards on definitions, data collection, impact measurement and evaluation of policies. In ...
Sustainable development goals: all you need to know
Overview on the SDGs aims and history of origins. The article explains why the SDGs follow the Milliennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the evolution in the approach of this new set of goals. The articles last amendment took place in September 2015 when the goals ...
The Hows and Whys of Social Imapct Investing
Financial innovation driving social innovation
It is the opinion of the National Advisory Board that, as the market and public policies currently stand in France, addressing social requirements which are being met only partially or not at all, involves promoting major social and financial innovations, including impact investing. the latter ...
Measuring the “impact” in impact investing
This study aims to deepen the understanding of specific practices and methodologies that established impact investors are using to measure the social impact generated by their investments. It further provides an analysis of the conditions most relevant for each measurement method. The authors conducted over ...
Impact Investment in Africa: Trends, Constraints and Opportunities
In 2013, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), through its regional private sector unit African Facility for Inclusive Markets (AFIM), produced a flagship report on “Realizing Africa’s Wealth – Building Inclusive Businesses for Shared Prosperity”. This flagship report looked specifically at inclusive businesses in sub-Saharan ...