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Explore key organisations and view the latest reports within the impact investment space.

Key organisations

Big Society Capital

Capital (BSC) was the UK’s first social investment institution. It connects their investment capital (£600m) with charities and social enterprises. The cumulative amount of investments signed by BSC and their co-investors is £1.7bn.

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Global Steering Group

The Global Steering Group for Impact Investment consists of 21 countries plus the EU as members who are catalysing impact investment and entrepreneurship to benefit society.

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Impact Management Project (IMP)

The IMP enables a network of standard setting organisations to coordinate impact measurement and management norms for investors and entrepreneurs.

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The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN)

The GIIN is a non-profit organisation that aims to increase the scalability and efficiency of the impact investment industry globally.

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Social Impact Investment Taskforce

The taskforce is led by Sir Ronald Cohen and has brought together government officials, senior financier, business and philanthropic leaders. Prime Minister David Cameron announced its formation at the G8 Social Impact Investment Forum (2013).

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UK National Advisory Board on Impact Investing (UK NAB)

The first UK National Advisory Board was set up to represent the UK in the Social Impact Investment Taskforce. It is chaired by Elizabeth Corley and is composed of senior and visionary leaders. The second UK National Advisory Board and Practitioners Council (2015) was established to represent the UK in the Global Steering Group.

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Big Society Capital, with Bridges IMPACT + ‘The Social Business Frontier’

This report investigates how to recognise and protect the social impact that business delivers in the UK.

(Published 2014)

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ClearlySo: ‘Impact Investment: After 15 years of hype, what has actually changed?’

This report Examines the history, recent trends and future prospects of impact investment.

(Published 2019)

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Reports

GINN: ‘Annual Impact Investor Survey’

The global survey responses from 229 impact investment organisations providing an in-depth analysis of the impact investment market activity and key trends.

(Published 2018)

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GIIN: ‘Financing the Sustainable Development Goals: Impact Investing in Action’

This report highlights how impact investors have created impact measurement and management norms for investors and entrepreneurs.

(Published 2018)

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GIIN: 'Roadmap for the Future of Impact Investing: Reshaping Financial Markets’

This reports sets out GIIN’s vision for impact investing and what should be accomplished to achieve this.

(Published 2018)

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Harvard Business Review: ‘Calculating the Value of Impact Investment’

This report is an evidence-based six step approach to estimate the ‘impact multiple of money’ (IMM).

(Published 2019)

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HM Treasury: ‘Social Investment Tax Relief’

A UK Government tax relief to encourage individuals to support social enterprises. The individual can deduct 30% of the cost from their income tax liability from an eligible investment, which has to be held for a minimum of three years.

(Published 2016)

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Ivy So & Alina Staskevicius: ‘Measuring the “impact” in impact investing’

This report provides detailed recommendations of impact measurement methods and recommendations.

(Published 2015)

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The ImPact - ‘Private Equity and Impact Investing: A Primer For Families’

This report demonstrates various private equity strategies that families can adopt to achieve their societal and financial goals.

(Published 2016)

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The UK National Advisory Board on Impact Investing (UK NAB): 'The Rise of Impact - 5 steps to an inclusive and sustainable economy’

This report provides a five point strategy to catalyse on the opportunities impact investment represent to tackle societal challenges.

(Published 2017)

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Further information

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