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Big Society Capital's 2021 market survey of impact investors, investees and intermediaries indicates social impact investment market has become more established over the last 2-3 years with increasing knowhow and confidence reported amongst those involved in the investment process. However, the research finds that the progress is matched by a majority view that significant difficulties persist.
The brief report highlights distinct areas for improvement for the impact investing sector.
The main themes arising were around the following areas:
- Increase clarity and transparency
- Greater standardisation and consolidation
- More flexible funding models
- More effective and proactive knowledge sharing
- Better networking
The ForestLink’s Building a winning forest impact investment strategy series discusses why you need to be strategic in how you measure, report and verify impact within your investment strategy – for credibility, business growth, and risk reduction, in a way that won’t strip profit from your bottom line.
Read on to learn more about various methodologies and considerations for designing your impact report.Read Blog
Emmy Hawker, ESG Investor
June 23, 2021
The Impact Principles serve as a standard for investors aligning their impact investments with the SDGs. Diane Damskey, Head of the Secretariat, discusses the relation between SDGs and the Impact Principles in this ESG Investor article.
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Latest findings from the Swiss Sustainable Finance's market study suggests the notion of impact is catching on among Swiss sustainable investors. With annual growth of 70%, impact investing experienced the highest growth rate of all sustainable investment approaches in 2020. Operating Principles for Impact Management stands out as the most widely accepted standard, adopted by half of those reporting impact investments. The top five impact investment topics of asset managers include housing/ community development, water, environment, microfinance, and energy.