轉寄︰ Updates from the GIIN – Jobs, News, and Information from the Impact Investing Field

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主題︰ Updates from the GIIN – Jobs, News, and Information from the Impact Investing Field

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IMPACT INVESTING NEWS & EVENTS

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Press Highlights

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

The Economist discusses the momentum building around impact investing.
Read more >

Social Enterprise highlights the 29 investors that have pledged support to the GIIN’s Impact Reporting and Investment Standards (IRIS).
Read more >

Forbes features an interview with Randall Kempner, Executive Director of the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs, who forwards implementation of select standardized IRIS social and environmental metrics for impact investments.
Read more >

GOOD magazine profiles Acumen Fund, Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs, Omidyar Network, RSF Social Finance, and more in this slideshow.
Read more >

Upcoming Events

Visit the events resource page of the GIIN website for an updated list of industry events.

Impact Investing 2011
September 30, London, England

SRI in the Rockies: The Future of Investing
October 5-6, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Slow Money National Gathering
October 12-14, San Francisco, California, USA

Opportunity Collaboration
October 17-20, Ixtapa, Mexico

The Tipping Point: A UNEP FI Global Roundtable
October 19-20, Washington, D.C., USA

Investors’ Circle Fall Venture Fair

October 26-28, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Net Impact Conference
October 27-29, Portland, Oregon, USA

Social Venture Network Fall Conference
October 27-30, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

  UN Global Compact US Network Fall Symposium: Impact Investing
November 1, San Francisco, California, USA

National Community Investment Fund’s Annual Development Banking Conference
November 1-3, Chicago, Illinois, USA

  TBLI Conference Europe
November 10-11, London, England

  Opportunity Finance Network Annual Conference
November 14-17, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

  European Venture Philanthropy Association Conference
November 16-17, Turin, Italy

  Khemka Forum on Social Entrepreneurship
November 17-18, Hyderabad, India

Investor Spotlight: Calvert Foundation

Lisa HallCalvert FoundationEach 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 Lisa Hall, President and CEO at Calvert Foundation, an impact investing pioneer. Since 1995, Calvert Foundation has offered a retail product called the Community Investment Note, and today nearly $200 million is currently deployed through this instrument. Calvert Foundation also manages an additional $200 million in investments through its advisory business. Calvert Foundation makes impact investments in all 50 US states and in more than 100 countries, targeting social and environmental solutions including affordable housing, microfinance, small business development, and community facilities. 

Read full interview with Lisa Hall >


Impact Investing Featured at the Clinton Global Initiative

This year’s Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) featured many impact investing conversations. In a panel entitled “Financing Inclusive Jobs: Impact Investing,” Adam Davidson, Co-founder and Co-host of Planet Money on NPR moderated conversation among Sanjiv Ahuja, Chairman and CEO of LightSquared, Cheryl Dorsey, President of Echoing Green, Christina Leijonhufvud, Head of Social Finance at J.P. Morgan, and Andrew Kassoy, Co-founder of B Lab. They discussed the opportunities and challenges faced in using for-profit investment to help address joblessness. 

In the closing plenary session of the CGI Annual Meeting, Dr. Judith Rodin, President of the Rockefeller Foundation, gave updates on CGI commitments made by the GIIN, ImpactAssets 50, and Omidyar Network, and announced new commitments by the Grassroots Business Fund, IGNIA, and Social Finance U.S.

Watch the “Financing Inclusive Jobs: Impact Investing” panel >

Watch Dr. Rodin’s remarks from the closing plenary [beginning at minute 47] >


13 GIIN Investors’ Council Members Sign on as GIIRS Pioneer Investors

Thirteen GIIN Investors’ Council members, along with two other impact investors, have signed a letter of support for the Global Impact Investing Rating System (GIIRS). GIIRS is the first impact investment rating system, and it uses metrics aligned with the Impact Reporting and Investment Standards (IRIS) to survey and rate companies and funds on their social and environmental performance. Through a partnership with IRIS, anonymous performance data from GIIRS-rated companies will be contributed to the IRIS initiative for analysis that will enhance industry market intelligence.

Read the full press release >
See a list of the GIIRS Pioneer Investors >


GIIN Publications: the First IRIS Performance Data Report and Innovations 

IRIS data reportImpact Reporting and Investment Standards (IRIS) is a universal language for social, environmental, and financial performance reporting. In case you missed it, Data Driven: A Performance Analysis for the Impact Investing Industry, is available online for free download. It is the first performance data report of its Impact Reporting and Investment Standards (IRIS) initiative.

InnovationsThe GIIN contributed an article about developing and establishing the IRIS reporting standards for the emerging impact investing industry to the special SOCAP 2011 issue of MIT’s Innovations journal. In this article, the GIIN discusses its goal to accelerate the establishment of common social and environmental performance reporting practices with the support of the impact investing community.

Download Data Driven >
Read the article and download Innovations >


The GIIN is Hiring!

GIIN logoThe Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) is hiring a Communications Associate for a temporary contract position through March 2012 to support outreach across all GIIN programs. Applications are due by October 12, but will be reviewed on a rolling basis so early applications are strongly encouraged.

Read the job description for the Communications Associate >


New Jobs Posted to the GIIN Career Center

Career CenterNew job openings in Delhi, London, San Francisco, and other global locations have been posted on the GIIN Career Center. Developing World Markets, Ennovent, and Venturesome are among the organizations looking for qualified impact investment professionals.

Post a job opening >

Visit the GIIN Career Center >

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