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 East African highlights the launch of the African Agricultural Capital Fund to drive growth in East Africa’s agricultural sector. All four anchor investors in this new fund are members of the GIIN Investors’ Council, through which they collaborated to identify complementary social, environmental, and financial goals.
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Calvert Foundation’s President and CEO, Lisa Hall, talks with Forbes about the organization’s origins and its current impact investing activities.
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Jed Emerson and Antony Bugg-Levine discuss their impact investing philosophies with GOOD magazine.
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The Stanford Social Innovation Review discusses the closure of ShoreBank, the first community bank in the US, and asks what lessons can be learned from its record of innovation.
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The New York Times outlines new legislation in the U.S. that bridges the divide between nonprofits & businesses.
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Forbes outlines socially responsible investing and impact investing options for those with charitable plans, and argues that for-profit investment can achieve social and financial returns.
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The Financial Times article reports that green & ethical investment & finance in the UK is being increasingly recognized as a positive benefit to society and/or the environment.
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Current U.S. laws prohibit those who want to invest directly into a start-up company from doing so; but if these laws change, social enterprises could benefit, reports GOOD magazine.
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The East African reports on the 15 pioneer investors that support the Global Impact Investing Rating System (GIIRS), and notes that GIIRS has already rated some East African companies.
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Upcoming Events

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

National Community Investment Fund Annual Development Banking Conference
November 1-3, Chicago, IL

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

  TBLI Conference Europe
November 10-11, London, UK

  Opportunity Finance Network Annual Conference
November 14-17, Minneapolis, MN

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

  Khemka Forum on Social Entrepreneurship 2011
November 17-18, Hyderabad, India

Investor Spotlight: IGNIA

Alvaro Rodriguez ArreguiIGNIA logoEach 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 Alvaro Rodriguez Arregui, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of IGNIA Partners LLC, the largest impact investing venture capital firm in Latin America. IGNIA Fund I has a capital base of $102 million. IGNIA supports the founding and expansion of high-growth social enterprises that serve people living at the base of the socio-economic pyramid in Latin America, empowering entrepreneurship and generating social impact while creating attractive financial returns for its investors. 

Read full interview with Alvaro Rodriguez Arregui >


GIIN CEO Luther Ragin, Jr. Interviewed by Forbes magazine

In this first published interview as GIIN CEO, Luther Ragin, Jr. shares his perspective on the growing impact investing industry with Forbes magazine, offering his thoughts about the biggest challenges and opportunities in the field. He also shares his key priorities for moving the GIIN and the impact investing industry forward.

Read the full article >


Industry Developments

OPIC logoOPIC will provide financing up to $285 million USD for six impact investing funds, catalyzing up to $875 million USD in investments.

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The European Investment Bank, the bank of the European Union, is intending to launch a 50 million Euro social investment fund early next year. The European Commission has also proposed a 90 million Euro fund to support the development of social enterprise. 

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New Research

New reports were released this fall to codify best practices and survey the investment landscape for a growing group of investors seeking social and environmental benefit alongside financial returns. Visit the GIIN Research Resource Page to see a more comprehensive list of relevant reports. A few examples are below.

Making Good in Social Impact Investment: Opportunities in an Emerging Asset Class
Rupert Evenett, Karl Richter for The Social Investment Business
Career CenterThe report argues that the UK is well placed to be a global leader in impact investing, and also includes interviews from sector experts and a survey of global impact investing activities.

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Charities and Investment Matters: A Guide for Trustees
The Charity Commission
Career CenterThe Charity Commission, the independent 

regulator for charities in England and Wales, published updated guidance on Charities and Investment Matters. The document emphasizes that trustees must be clear about their motive in making an investment and must be able to justify that they are using their charity’s resources in its best interests.

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The GIIN’s First IRIS Performance Data Report

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.

Download Data Driven >


New Jobs Posted to the GIIN Career Center

Career CenterNew job openings in Washington DC, Mumbai, New York, and other global locations have been posted on the GIIN Career Center. Root Capital, TIAA-CREF, and Microfinance Information Exchange are among the organizations looking for qualified impact investment professionals.

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