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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

      The GIIN to become new host of Impact Principles Secretariat

      Impact Principles

      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.

      Disclosures & Verifications

      Recently Posted Disclosures : 


      Capricorn Investment Group, LLC 

      Flat World Partners 

      Read our annual Disclosure Statements and independent verification statements required of all Signatories.







      Impact Principles Webinar Series

      Publications & Media


      Read case studies written by Signatories on how they implement the Impact Principles in the Growing Impact Report




      View webinars and videos in the Resources section.

      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