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Global Impact Investing Network Builds Momentum Amidst Pandemic Disruptions

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The impact investing market surpasses USD $1 trillion for the first time.

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Global impact investing has gained significant momentum in recent years, with stakeholders recognizing the immense potential of investing in social and environmental solutions that also generate financial returns. Impact investing refers to investments that are “socially conscious” or “socially responsible,” but go beyond these commonplace terms. Investors are increasingly looking for ways to create positive change in the world, while also earning a return on their investments.

Mazyar Mortazavi is the President and CEO of TAS, an unconventional impact company using real estate as a tool to drive profit and purpose. Mortazavi believes that impact investing is the future of investing and that there is a strong business case for investing in social and environmental solutions. According to Mortazavi, “The world is changing, and being a responsible business is becoming more and more important. Impact investing is not just a new trend; it is the future of investing.”

NEW YORK, October 12, 2022--The worldwide impact investing market is estimated to be valued at USD $1.164 trillion according to The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN). This marks a significant milestone for the impact investing industry, as it surpasses the trillion-dollar mark for the first time. The report highlights the growth of impact investing across all regions and sectors, with a particular focus on emerging markets.

Global impact investing has shown significant momentum despite disruptions caused by the pandemic, topping US$1 trillion for the first time in 2021. The report emphasizes the importance of impact measurement and management, noting that “transparent and credible data is critical to drive impact investing forward.”

Today, the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), in collaboration with PayPal, the TELUS Pollinator Fund for Good, and Visa Foundation, announced the launch of a new tool to help agriculture impact investment funds measure the impact of their investments against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The tool aims to help investors track the impact of their investments and make better-informed decisions about where to allocate their capital.

The Global Impact Investing Network's new tool helps agriculture impact investment funds measure the impact of their investments against the SDGs. The tool uses a standardized set of impact metrics to help investors track their progress towards achieving the SDGs. The tool also provides investors with a benchmark against which they can compare their performance.

Ready to network, learn, and get inspired? Don't book your diary without the Pioneers Post roundup of social impact events coming soon – for impact investors and social entrepreneurs alike. The roundup includes events from around the world, covering topics like impact investing, social entrepreneurship, and sustainable development.

A global framework for integrating impact into investments will now be hosted by the Global Impact Investing Network, following a transfer from the International Finance Corporation. The framework, known as the Operating Principles for Impact Management, provides a common set of standards for impact investors to follow. The transfer of the framework to the GIIN will help to ensure its continued growth and adoption by impact investors around the world.

As the global economy grows more volatile and aid budgets are increasingly stressed, financing the Sustainable Development Goals has become more challenging. Impact investing offers a potential solution by mobilizing private capital to support social and environmental solutions. The Global Impact Investing Network is at the forefront of this movement, working to build momentum and create positive change around the world.

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