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Shifting the Social Licence from Corporates to Financial Institutions Article 27 May 2021 Sustainability Accelerator 11 mins
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Financial institutions are beginning to come under pressure from consumers as their role in funding activities contributing to environmental and social harm comes under the spotlight. But, despite some change, vague commitments to sustainability are not always being matched with concrete targets.

Mainstreaming Positive Innovations from Impact Investing Article 27 May 2021 Sustainability Accelerator 17 mins
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The impact investment sector is growing fast but concerted efforts are needed to make it mainstream. This will require new metrics and standards to measure impact, new skills and knowledge for practitioners and opportunities to share best practice within, and between, institutions.

The Impact Revolution: Webinar with Sir Ronald Cohen Video 01 Sep 2020 Exeter College 60 mins
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Sir Ronald Cohen explains here the Impact Revolution, by highlighting the need to support a world focused not only on minimizing harm on society and environment, but on doing quantifiable good for all.

2020 Annual Impact Investor Survey Report 11 Jun 2020 Global Impact Investing Network 28 mins
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GIIN presents the 2020 Annual Investor Survey focusing on respondents’ reflections on past achievements and future challenges including market growth and the development of measurements and best practices in the impact space.

Sustainable Signals: Asset owners see sustainability as core to the future of investing Report 27 May 2020 Morgan Stanley 22 mins
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Find here an overview of growing momentum for sustainable investing among asset owners globally. Survey analysis gives insight into motivations, priorities and challenges.

Financing an inclusive circular economy Report 19 Jul 2021 Chatham House 127 mins

The circular economy can contribute to achieving several of the Sustainable Development Goals, but investing in circular economy innovations and new business models is still considered high risk for financiers. Read here recommendations for how to de-risk investments and achieve sustainable and socially inclusive circular economy finance.

What the rise of the millennial investor means for a sustainable world Article 09 Feb 2021 World Economic Forum 5 mins

In this article, WEF discusses the role of millennials in the investment industry to promote the uptake of more sustainable investment decisions as they are committed to allocating money with impact.

The Impact Investing Market in the COVID-19 Context: An Overview Report 18 Jun 2020 Global Impact Investing Network 22 mins

Read here GIIN’s analysis on the consequences of the global coronavirus pandemic on impact investments and key insights about the priorities and potential of the impact investing market’s response to COVID-19.

Foundations on the Road to 100% Report 20 Apr 2020 Toniic 40 mins

In this report, TONIIC take a deep-dive on how certain foundations are busting through the misconceptions around impact investing and demonstrating that total-portfolio approaches to impact investing are achievable, regardless of constraints.

Social Enterprises and their Ecosystems in Europe: Comparative Synthesis Report Report 31 Mar 2020 European Commission 275 mins

This EU level report provides an overview of the landscape “ecosystems” for social enterprises, salient trends and key challenges from across member countries.

Sustainability: the Tectonic Shift Transforming Investing Thought piece 05 Mar 2020 BlackRock 26 mins

Read here BlackRock’s outlook on why the long transition underway will reshape all asset prices and how a return advantage for sustainable investing can be gained during this transition.

The State of Impact Measurement and Management Practice, Second Edition Report 21 Jan 2020 Global Impact Investing Network 113 mins

In this report, GIIN provides a comprehensive overview of investors motivations, investment practices and market trends that have been shaping the impact investing space in recent years.

Impact Investing in Asia: Overcoming Barriers to Scale Report (Login) 01 Oct 2019 Asian Venture Philanthropy Network 40 mins

Stakeholder experiences of impact investing within the Asian region are detailed here. The paper uses these experiences to provide recommendations of how to nurture impact investing in the region.

Sizing the Impact Investing Market Report 01 Apr 2019 Global Impact Investing Network 16 mins

How big is the impact investing market? This paper breaks down the impact investment sector, establishing the overall size to be in the region of USD 50bn across 1,340 organizations.

Millennial Voices: Stories from the Heart of the Investment Industry Article 14 Mar 2019 Authentic Investor 26 mins

This article presents ground-breaking insights from people in their late twenties-thirties working in the investment industry in Canada, the Netherlands, the UK, and the US.

Sustainable Signals: Growth and Opportunity in Asset Management Briefing 21 Feb 2019 Morgan Stanley 23 mins

Dive into 2019 survey analysis here that illustrates the market growth and future direction of sustainable investments among United States asset managers.

Rethinking Impact to Finance SDGs Report 01 Nov 2018 United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative 80 mins

Here, the financing gap to achieving achieve global sustainable development is analysed and radical new pathways for businesses, finance actors and stakeholders to bridge this gap are proposed.

The Missing Middles: Segmenting Enterprises to Better Understand their Financial Needs Report 25 Oct 2018 Dalberg 39 mins

In partnership with the Collaborative for Frontier Finance, Omidyar Network and Dutch Good Growth Fund, Dalberg Advisors undertake research to provides distinctions between types of funding gaps for small and growing businesses and identify better targeted financing solutions.

Which Financial Architecture Can Protect Environmental Commons? Article 01 Oct 2018 Surrey University & Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity 18 mins

This article explores challenges and opportunities to make investing in natural infrastructure into reality while protecting natural resources' use.

Investing for A Better World Report 01 Oct 2018 Global Steering Group 80 mins

The connections across the impact investing value chain and its current structural weaknesses are identified. This is used to propose various opportunities for scaling-up successful impact investment business models.

Impact Investing Market Map Report 20 Aug 2018 Principles for Responsible Investment 220 mins

An Impact Investing Marketing Map map is introduced to identify organizations involved with impact investing and the themes and sectors they are investing in.

The Continuum of Capital in Asia Report (Login) 01 Jun 2018 Asian Venture Philanthropy Network 25 mins

See this report to learn about how impact investors in Asia are adopting to regional trends and the gaps and opportunities for increasing impact among finance actors.

Better Finance Better World Report 01 Jan 2018 Blendend Finance Taskforce 238 mins

This consultation paper from the Blended Finance Taskforce provides key insights on how blended finance can drive investments in Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to support global growth and long-term returns.

Patient Capital Review: Industry Panel Response Report 22 Nov 2017 Her Majesty's Treasury 37 mins

Read here the package of recommendations from the independent industry panel to the UK Government’s Patient Capital Review. The recommendations target three main areas of: unlocking institutional and retail capital; increasing number of venture capital firms that deploy patient capital; and increasing returns to scale-up investments.