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

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主題︰ Updates from the GIIN – News, Jobs, 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 coverage.

In Upsides, GIIN CEO Luther Ragin, Jr. says impact investing has a wide range of investment opportunities that make it accessible to mainstream investors.
Read more >

The Economist reports that billionaires who have signed the Giving Pledge have expressed interest in impact investing.
Read more >

A Financial Times article reviews the barriers and opportunities in impact investment. Read more >

Michael Schlein, Accion’s President and CEO, and Diana Taylor, its Chairman of the Board, discuss Accion’s approach to impact investing in Forbes
Read more >

MarketWatch provides an overview of the International Finance Corporation’s new green bond offering aimed at U.S. investors. Read more >

Upcoming Events

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

ANDE Metrics & Evaluation Conference
June 12-13, Washington, D.C., U.S.

Underbanked Financial Services Forum
June 13-15, San Francisco, CA, U.S.

Cracking the Nut

June 25-26, Washington, D.C., U.S.

In This Issue:

Investor Spotlight: Morgan Stanley >

Two New GIIN Investors’ Council Members >

Recap of IDB Group/GIIN Forum on Impact Investing in Latin America and the Caribbean >
Research Roundup >


Investor Spotlight: Morgan Stanley

Audrey Choi, Morgan StanleyEach 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 Audrey Choi, Managing Director and Head of Global Sustainable Finance at Morgan Stanley. Morgan Stanley is a global financial services firm providing a range of investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services. Its wealth management division, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney (MSSB), provides access to a wide range of products and services to individuals, businesses, and institutions, including brokerage and investment advisory services, financial and wealth planning, credit and lending, cash management, annuities and insurance, retirement and trust services. In April, Morgan Stanley’s Global Sustainable Finance group, in conjunction with MSSB, launched an Investing with Impact platform that will be accessible to MSSB’s 17,000 financial advisors. 

Read full interview with Audrey Choi >


GIIN Investors’ Council Welcomes Two New Members

Esmee Fairbairn logoEsmee Fairbairn Foundation
Esmée Fairbairn Foundation (EF) is one of the largest independent grant-making institutions in the United Kingdom (U.K.). Founded in 1961, EF works to improve quality of life throughout the U.K. The foundation makes grants to support diverse organizations working in the arts, education and learning, environment, social change, and food. In 2008, EF launched the GBP 21 million Finance Fund to make mission-focused investments that combine a social and financial impact.
Read more >

SEIU Capital Stewardship Program
SEIU Capital Stewardship Program logoThe SEIU Capital Stewardship Program was created within the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) in 2000 as a center of excellence on capital and financial institutions and to facilitate partnership between SEIU and the trustees, administrators, advisors and investment managers of union members’ pension savings. SEIU members participate in 48 public pension funds and 19 private funds with approximately $1.5 trillion in assets, representing over 15% of all U.S. pension assets. Read more >

View all members of the GIIN Investors’ Council >


IDB Group/GIIN Forum on Impact Investing in Latin America and the Caribbean Recap
GIIN logoIDB Group LogoOn Tuesday, May 29, the GIIN and the Inter-American Development Group hosted an Impact Investing Forum focused on Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). More than 200 attendees gathered at the IDB Group’s offices in Washington, D.C., U.S. to identify ways the LAC region can benefit from increased interest in impact investing.

Read the event blog post >


Research Roundup
New impact investing research released this spring has caught the attention of the field. Below are just a few examples of recent reports. Visit the research resource page of the GIIN website for a more complete survey of impact investing research.   

  • McKinsey released a report on the opportunity for social impact bonds in the U.S. Read more >

  • Acumen Fund and Monitor Inclusive Markets find that impact capital and philanthropy are both needed to scale social enterprises. Read more >

New Jobs Posted to the GIIN Career Center

Career CenterNew job openings in Costa Rica, London, Washington, D.C., and other global locations have been posted on the GIIN Career Center. Deutsche Bank, ImpactAssets, and the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs are among the organizations looking for qualified impact investment professionals.

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