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Mobile phone towers valued at $7bn in New York

IHS Holding Ltd (ticker IHS:US), holding company of the biggest independent operator of mobile phone towers in Africa, scored a $7 billion valuation in its …

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Key questions to boost credibility of impact investing in Africa

Clear industry guidelines can help address credibility concerns on impact investing in Africa, and could help accelerate the allocation of investors’ capital into impact investments.

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Global Impact Investing Network appoints CEO

The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), the leading non-profit organization dedicated to developing a successful impact investing industry, has named Luther Ragin, Jr. as its first CEO. He will start in September.

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Impact investing is new asset class, 5 sectors offer $400 bn-$1 trn opportunity

Impact investment is a new asset class, according to a report titled Impact Investments: An Emerging Asset Class and released on 29 November. The report was by JP Morgan and the Rockefeller Foundation and includes the first large-scale data analysis of return expectations.

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North American impact investment pioneer funds announced at SOCAP 10

The Global Impact Investing Rating System (GIIRS) is proud to announce the 12 North American Pioneer Funds at the Social Capital Markets conference SOCAP 10, held 4-6 October in San Francisco.

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Impact Investing: Full List of North American Pioneer Funds

1. City Light Capital is a venture capital firm that invests in early stage companies which provide not only strong financial returns, but also positive …

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New reporting standards to enhance global impact investment

The Global Impact Investing Network yesterday (4 October) released the second version of the Impact Reporting and Investment Standards (IRIS 2.0). This is a standard set of metrics by which organizations involved in impact investing can chart their progress and the success of their investments in terms of social and environmental impact.

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How to do it, how to measure returns, how it is growing – the Impact Investing Forum in UK on 30 Nov-1Dec

Top names in Impact Investing are gathering in London on 30 Nov-1 Dec for an Impact Investing Forum organized by Hanson Wade. This is a fast-growing sector, both for investors who want to see their funds contribute to sustainability in the world and support development and fight poverty, and for investors who are looking for an alternative asset allocation strategy. The theme is “Engage as an Investor: Identify the Right Products, Ensure Commercial Returns, Measure Impact”.

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First meeting of Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) Investors’ Council

The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) held the inaugural meeting of its Investors’ Council, bringing together leading global impact investors, who use for-profit investment to address social and environmental challenges. The meeting was held from 26-28 April in New York. The agenda covered broad industry issues, such as impact measurement and lessons from the microfinance industry, as well as more specific strategies including community bank deposits and trade financing.

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Rockefeller new guide to impact investing

For those interested in learning more about the exciting new field of impact investing the Rockefeller Foundation has issued a helpful field manual. The new guide is Solutions for Impact Investors: From Strategy to Implementation, written by a team of practitioners, advisors and academics and published by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.

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Launch of Global Impact Investing Network

The Global Impact Investing Network was launched on 25 September. It is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to building infrastructure, activities, education, and research to enable more effective impact investing around the world.

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Social Capital Markets – big shift for Africa?

Impact investing represents big shift for Africa, as highlighted at this week’s Social Capital 09 conference in San Francisco.