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Investment in social impact increases nearly ten-fold in ten years as social issues exacerbated by the cost-of-living crisis
Big Society Capital has today revealed that the amount of social impact investment in the UK has grown nearly ten-fold over ten years, from £830 million in 2011 to £7.9 billion in 2021.
Data from the social impact investor’s annual Market Sizing exercise – which estimates the value of investments made by UK social impact investment funds since 2011 – shows that the market has seen a steady growth trajectory year-on-year. This continued even after the onset of COVID-19, with a 22% increase between 2020-2021.Read more
TriLinc Global LLC (“TriLinc”) has received the Best for the World™ – Governance honors again from B Lab for 2022. TriLinc outperformed in the “Governance” category with an overall score of 117.3 against the median score of 50.9 for the 5000 businesses that completed the assessment.Read more
On the 23rd of June 2022, the Impact Principles Advisory Board Members met to discuss, among others, next steps for Signatory engagement on regulations and reporting requirements. Specific next steps included drafting letters to regulators and arranging meetings with data providers. The meeting also covered important updates from the Secretariat’s Regional Committees (i.e., Africa and Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Asia and Australia Committees).
This week marked the third Anniversary of the Impact Principles since their launch in April 2019 bringing together DFIs, asset managers, and asset owners on a robust framework to foster greater discipline, transparency, and accountability in impact investing. As the Impact Principles continue to grow as a global standard among impact investors and their evolving regulatory environments, we thank the 158 Signatories and our partners for their enthusiastic support and collaboration to grow and strengthen the impact market.