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Are you an Impact Investor?

What is impact investing?

Impact Investing is investing into companies and organizations with the intent to contribute to measurable positive social or environmental impact alongside financial returns.

The Impact Principles

The Impact Principles, launched in April 2019, provide a framework for investors to ensure that impact considerations are purposefully integrated throughout the investment life cycle...

The Signatories

Signatories to the Impact Principles are a diverse group of impact investors, comprised of asset managers, asset owners, Multilateral Development Banks and Development Finance Institutions...

Signatory Process

Organizations that have established an impact management system that aligns with the Impact Principles may complete the Signatory documentation provided by the Secretariat…

Latest from the Impact Principles

BII/Impact Principles Webinar Episode 4


In Episode 4 of our webinar series with British International Investment, we are joined by senior industry leaders from BII, Blue Earth Capital AG, Franklin Templeton Social Infrastructure Fund and Omnivore for an expert panel discussion on Sustaining and Scaling Impact through Exits. Diving into specific asset classes like VC, private equity, debt and infrastructure, our panelists discuss the guiding principles behind how they approach exits, as well as concrete steps investors can take to prepare for, structure, and manage exits to promote sustained impact.

Celebrating Five Years of the Impact Principles

We were delighted to commemorate the 5th Anniversary of the Impact Principles in London on May 15th, 2024!

Bringing together ~120 Signatories and invited guests for an evening of celebration and connection, we recognized the achievements of the past five years and looked to the future of the Impact Principles as the global standard for integrity in impact practice. 

Welcoming Joohee Rand as new Head of Secretariat

Joohee welcome photo

The Impact Principles Secretariat and Global Impact Investing Network are delighted to announce and welcome Joohee Rand as the new Director of the Impact Principles and Head of Secretariat. 

Learn more about Joohee and the transition marking this next chapter below.

Impact Principles Webinar Series

Publications & Media


2023 GIINsights Report

The 2023 GIINsight series offers a comprehensive overview of the impact investing industry, with actionable insights on impact investing activity and impact measurement & management practice. Each report seeks to fill a gap on impact investing insights in the market, reflecting data and perspectives from a diverse sample of 308 impact investors globally who collectively manage USD 371 billion in impact investing assets. These reports also explore trends over time, by offering a five-year comparison among 88 repeat respondents of the 2018 Annual Impact Investor Survey and 2023 GIINsights.


The GIIN's 2022: Sizing the Impact Investing Market Report

In the GIIN's 2022: Sizing the Impact Investing Market report, the size of the worldwide impact investing market is estimated to be USD 1.164 trillion, reflecting an increasingly comprehensive measurement of impact assets under management globally. The report also provides insight two areas of development in the market that are becoming increasingly prevalent: green bonds and corporate impact investing.


WEF: 'Private Market Impact Investing: A Turning Point"

World Economic Forum attributes greater alignment on impact industry standards to the Impact Principles in its publication, ‘Private Market Impact Investing: A Turning Point'. It highlights many Signatories to the Impact Principles (TPG, Actis, Brookfield Asset Management, BlueOrchard Finance Ltd, Mirova, LeapFrog Investments, KKR, responsAbility Investments AG, Trill Impact, Lightrock, Apollo Global Management, Inc., DWS Group) who have paved the way in proving the validity around impact investing.

We are proud to be the standard for the market, and excited to see how we can keep moving the industry forward. 

New Signatories in 2024

  • ImpactA Global Limited
  • Evenlode Impact Limited
  • Quadria Capital Investment Management Pte. Ltd.
  • MedAccess Guarantee LTD
  • EQT AB
  • Jonathan Rose Companies