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 …
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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”.
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.
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.