2018 • 2 years • Impact Investments
Established in 2009, The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) is a nonprofit membership organization with 280 members across 41 countries building industry infrastructure and supporting activities, education, and research that help accelerate the development of the impact investing industry. Ultimately, the GIIN seeks to unlock greater capital and accelerate the growth of a robust and effective impact investing market to ensure that social, economic, and environmental well-being is within the reach of more people around the world. This award provides the GIIN general operating support to further its mission through a range of activities including mobilizing capital for impact investing globally by educating investors and stimulating investment, safeguarding the integrity of impact investing by establishing and driving the adoption of principles and expectations of impact investing behavior; and fueling the global impact investing movement by elevating the perception of impact investing as a positive force in the capital markets.
2016 • 2 years • Impact Investments
The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) is a worldwide network of 175 diverse organizations in the impact investing marketplace. Its members include institutional asset owners, pension funds, insurance companies, asset managers, intermediaries, and advisors. Collectively, these institutions target investments across a range of sectors, stages and geographies, applying a variety of investment and impact strategies. GIIN's overall mission is to increase the scale and effectiveness of impact investing by: (a) facilitating greater and more effective capital deployment to address pressing social and environmental needs; (b) raising awareness of impact investing; and, (c) enabling a credible and lasting practice of impact measurement. The proposed grant provides two years of general operating support to help GIIN carry out its core research and impact measurement activities. Grant funds are being used to cover staffing costs, professional fees, travel costs and overhead.