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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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GIIN Publishes Second IRIS Data Brief

The GIIN has published IRIS Data Brief: Focus on Beneficiaries, the second in a series that presents aggregated social, environmental, and financial results of organizations receiving impact investment capital. This Data Brief includes a focused set of analyses related to beneficiaries, specifically clients and suppliers.

GIIN Seminar on Raising Impact Investment Capital

On April 8 in Mumbai, India, the GIIN is hosting a seminar on how to effectively raise capital as an impact investment fund. Register today to learn how to avoid the common pitfalls most often preventing new funds from securing LP investment. An interactive learning experience with active peer engagement, the seminar will include live pitch practice with an LP panel and a case discussion with a GP who has raised multiple impact funds. Click here for more information and to register.

GIIN Releases IRIS User Guide

The GIIN released Getting Started with IRIS, a guide to help impact investors select and apply social, environmental, and financial performance metrics from the IRIS catalog. IRIS contains more than 400 generally-accepted performance metrics, including metrics commonly used in impact sectors such as agriculture, energy, health, and financial services.

GIIN Publishes Research on Catalytic First Loss Capital

The GIIN released an issue brief that details the motivations, benefits, considerations and suitable scenarios behind the use of catalytic first-loss capital in impact investing transactions. Catalytic first-loss capital refers to socially- and environmentally-driven credit enhancement provided by an investor or grant-maker who agrees to bear first losses in an investment in order to catalyze the participation of co-investors that otherwise would not have entered the deal.