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主題: May Updates – Jobs, News, and Events from the GIIN
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日期: 2011年5月23日,星期一,下午11:51

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Impact Investing News & Events


Visit the press clips resource page of the GIIN website for a more complete index of impact investing news coverage.

Inc. magazine documents the rise of impact investing in its social business issue, which notes that impact investors are demanding standardized impact measurement as they allocate more capital for mission-driven businesses.
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Institutional Investor documents the increasing interest in and capital allocation for impact investment among institutional investors, who are taking advantage of the emerging asset class’ diversity.
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The New York Times profiles the impact investment approach of GIIN Investors’ Council member Omidyar Network, which finances mission-driven organizations with diverse capital including grants and for-profit investments.
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Crain’s New York Business includes an interview with Rockefeller Foundation Managing Director and GIIN Board Chairman Antony Bugg-Levine, who discusses recent growth in the emerging impact investing industry.
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World Bank Institute Manager for Innovation Aleem Waljii tells the Huffington Post that standardized impact measurement system is critical to the growth of impact investing, which plays a key role complementing government aid and philanthropy.
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The East African newspaper covers the launch of new research from Dalberg Global Development Advisors who found that West Africa is ripe for impact investment, especially in sustainable agriculture.
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Visit the events resource page of the GIIN website for an updated list of industry events.

Investment Forum: Mobilizing Private Investment in Trees and Landscape Restoration in Africa
May 25-27, Nairobi, Kenya

SOCAP Europe

May 30-June 1, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Social Investment Forum 2011 Conference
June 8-10, Washington, DC, USA

The International Forum on Caribbean Investment and Development
June 9-10, Washington, DC, USA

Private Equity International Africa Forum
June 15-16, London, England

Global Summit on Educating Entrepreneurs
June 16-17, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Cracking the Nut Conference
June 20-21, Washington, DC, USA

Socially Responsible Investment Opportunities in African Agriculture
June 24, London, England, UK

IDB Forum for Development at the Base of the Pyramid in Latin America and the Caribbean
June 27-28, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Investor Spotlight: FMO, the Dutch Development Finance Institution

Each month, an impact investor discusses with the GIIN their motivations, their impact investment strategy, and challenges they face in this growing industry.  This month, we spoke to Nanno Kleiterp, Chief Executive Officer of the Dutch development finance institution FMO. With an investment portfolio of more than five billion Euros, FMO uses debt and equity financing to support development in more than 60 developing countries, with a particular focus on increasing access to financial services, energy, affordable housing, agribusiness, food, and water. Mr. Kleiterp discusses FMO’s impact investment approach and offers advice for new participants in this growing market.

Read the full interview with FMO’s Nanno Kleiterp >

GIIN Investors’ Council Welcomes Three New Members

Athena Capital is a multi-family office and investment manager based outside of Boston, Massachusetts.  Athena provides investment advisory and wealth management services to a select group of private clients, institutions, and endowments.  With impact investing mandates growing across its client base, Athena is actively integrating impact investing strategies into client portfolios, covering a range of geographies and sectors.

FMO is the Dutch development bank. By investing in entrepreneurs in emerging economies, FMO aims to create long-term sustainable development impact. FMO makes debt and equity investments, mainly focused in housing, energy, finance, agribusiness, food, and water. Outside these focus areas, FMO co-invests with experienced partners. Capitalized by the Dutch government, and also investing capital on behalf of global private investors, FMO manages a EUR 5.3 billion portfolio invested across 60 countries.

UBS is a global financial services firm based in Switzerland and operating in more than 50 countries. In 2010, UBS created a dedicated Philanthropy and Values-Based Investing team under its Wealth Management unit. The Values-Based Investing team supports ultra-high net worth clients, families and foundations in aligning their environmental and social values with their portfolios using portfolio screening, socially responsible investing (SRI), thematic investments, and impact investing. UBS’s first impact investment product offering is a fund-of-funds that finances small and medium enterprises in developing countries, focused in the sectors of healthcare, agriculture, education, basic infrastructure, and access to financial services.

See a complete list of GIIN Investors’ Council members >

Recap: Second Annual GIIN Investors’ Council Meeting

Last month, members of the GIIN Investors’ Council gathered in New York to discuss emerging trends and development in the impact investment industry, including opportunities in Indian base of the pyramid (BoP) enterprises, the U.S. Small Business Administration’s $1 billion impact investing initiative, as well as a growing interest in impact investing among high-net-worth individuals. Members also contributed to the ongoing development of industry tools IRIS, ImpactBase, and GIIRS.

The Investors’ Council is the GIIN’s membership organization comprised of large-scale active impact investors, including diversified financial institutions, large-scale family offices, institutional investors, specialized banks, fund managers, and private foundations making program and mission-related investments.

Read more about the GIIN Investors’ Council >

New Jobs Posted to the GIIN Career Center

New job openings in Accra, Ghana, Dakar, Senegal, London, England, and many other global locations have been posted on the GIIN Career Center. Sustainable Development Capital, Acumen Fund, Citi Foundation, and Root Capital are among the organizations looking for qualified impact investment professionals.

Post a job opening >
Visit the GIIN Career Center >

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