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...
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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.
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...
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
The GIIN to become new host of Impact Principles Secretariat
The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), the global champion of impact investing, and IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, announced today that they plan to transfer the host of the Secretariat for the Operating Principles for Impact Management (“the Impact Principles”), a role currently held by IFC, to the GIIN. The Impact Principles’ signatories voted in early September in favor of the hand-over. The transfer of the Secretariat to the GIIN is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2022.
Impact Principles Webinar Series, Episode 8: Impact Investing in Public Equities
The topic of this 8th episode of the Impact Principles Webinar Series is ‘Impact Investing in Public Equities’. While most impact assets are currently in the private markets, publicly traded equities and debt represent the larger part of the investment universe. Mobilizing more of this capital to achieve positive impact would help meet the global challenges that we face. In this webinar, we have three experts on the topic to help clarify what is required to invest for impact in public markets: Sean Gilbert, Chief Investor Network Officer at the GIIN, Andrew Lee, Global Head of Sustainable and Impact Investing at UBS, and Quyen Tran, Director of Impact Investing and Head of Sustainable Investing Research for Fundamental Equity at BlackRock.
The Importance of Transparency and Independent Verification
"As we were developing the Operating Principles for Impact Management, a key objective was to bring transparency to the market and invoke a rigor to be followed by all impact investors..." from Diane Damskey's article in EVPA's Burning Topics series.
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News & Insights
The GIIN to become host of Impact Principles Secretariat
TriLinc Global Named Best for the World by B Lab
Recognizing the third Anniversary of the Impact Principles
Celebrating 150 Signatories to the Impact Principles
The Impact Principles Advisory Board 2021-23
Launch of the Joint Impact Indicators
Proparco releases its 2021 Sustainable Development Report
EcoEnterprises Fund wins the top prize in Gender-lens Finance
Leapfrog wins as a Pioneer in Transformational Impact at FT/IFC Awards 2021
Development Partners International raises $900 Million for its Africa Fund
Trill Impact raises $1.1 Billion for its inaugural fund
Signatories on impact investing and Impact Principles
Impact Principles' Signatories Join G7 Impact Task Force
G7 Impact Task Force's Report on Impact Transparency, Integrity and Harmonization
Signatories present Gender-Smart Climate Finance Guide under the 2X Climate Finance Task Force framework
IFC's Report- The Global Impact Investing Market 2020
BSC's Social Impact Investment Sector Survey 2021
Driving Impact Through SDG Alignment
Swiss Sustainable Investment Market Study 2021
ODI/EDFI Volume of Essays on the harmonization of Impact Standards
Impact Principles Webinar Series
Publications & Media
New Signatories in 2023
- Japan Social Innovation and Investment Foundation (SIIF)
- Shinsei Impact Investment Limited
- Ankur Fincon Management Pvt. Ltd. (Ankur Capital)
- UB Forest Industry Green Growth Fund I LP
- Frankfurt School Financial Services
- GLIN Impact Capital LLP
- Accion International
- The Scottish National Investment Bank Plc
- Peninsula Partners