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The Business Value of Impact Measurement

Impact measurement is a hot topic. More and more companies, even the ones that don’t proclaim the impact investor label, are measuring their impact. For many impact investors however, impact measurement is considered an essential aspect of impact investing, as it demonstrates an investor’s commitment to the social and environmental Read more…

GIIN Publishes 6th Annual Impact Investor Survey

Today the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) released their sixth Annual Impact Investor Survey, which is considered to be the world’s most comprehensive annual survey of the impact investing market. The survey signals continued market growth along with an increased appetite for impact investing opportunities. Capital commitments from respondents increased over Read more…

East Africa Impact Investing Powerhouse

A report from The U.K. Department for International Development (DFID), The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) and Open Capital Advisors reveals that nearly $ 10 billion in impact investment funds have flowed to East Africa. The biggest winners are Kenya, which received almost half of this funding, followed by neighboring Uganda Read more…

GIIN Introduces the Impact Investing Benchmark

Cambridge Associates and the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) teamed up to launch the Impact Investing Benchmark, the first comprehensive analysis of the financial performance of market rate private equity and venture capital impact investing funds. The Impact Investing benchmark comprises 51 private investment (PI) funds. Some interesting findings: Despite Read more…

The Impact Investor Survey

J.P. Morgan and GIIN (Global Impact Investing Network) have asked 99 Impact Investors, including fund managers and foundations, about their experiences, expectations and perceptions over 2012. They too asked them about their outlook for 2013. All surveyed had a minimum of 10m USD committed to impact investing. Four key conclusions surfaced from the Read more…