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The Global Impact Investing Network is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to increasing the scale and effectiveness of impact investing. Impact investments are investments made into companies, organizations, and funds with the intention to generate measurable social and environmental impact alongside a financial return.

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Measuring Impact
Measuring Impact and the Guidelines for Good Impact Practice were developed by the Impact Measurement Working Group of the Social Impact Investment Taskforce established by the UKíS presidency of the G8. It was co-chaired by the GIIN and New Philanthropy Capital (NPC). GIIN Webinar Series on the Social Impact Investment Taskforce and Working Groups

GIIN and GLE Host Webinar on Social Impact Investment: Building the Evidence Base

The GIIN and the Global Learning Exchange on Social Impact Investing (GLE) invite you to a webinar on Social Impact Investment: Building the Evidence Base, a new report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The webinar will highlight key trends and best practices that are currently building an evidence base critical to growing the impact investing field. The webinar will be held on March 4 at 12pm EST. Click here to register >

PRI and The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) sign Memorandum of Understanding

PRI and the GIIN have signed a Memorandum of Understanding formalizing their commitment to work together in enabling investment strategies that generate environmental and social benefits as well as producing attractive financial returns.

Reports from the Social Impact Investment Taskforce

On September 15, 2014, the Social Impact Investment Taskforce, established by the G8, launched a linchpin report and a suite of supporting materials to catalyze the global market for impact investing. Established in June 2013 at the G8 Social Impact Investment Forum in London, the Taskforce brought together a global group of thought leaders in government, finance, business, and philanthropy to make recommendations for market development.

SBA Identifies IRIS as the Preferred Means of Impact Measurement

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that fund managers applying to the SBAís newly expanded Impact Investment Fund "must commit to measure their social, environmental or economic impact using an assessment system based on The GIINís Impact Reporting and Investment Standards." The initiative, which was launched in 2011 as part of the federal governmentís efforts to support the growth and development of the United Statesí impact investing industry, commits to make $1 billion available to licensed Impact Small Business Investment Companies (SBICs) over the course of five years.