The Holding Company Working Group explores the appropriateness of holdco models and other open-ended structures as a potential solution to liquidity and other challenges in impact investing.
As a field-building organization dedicated to scaling the impact investing industry, the GIIN is committed to working with impact investors to address market and practice-oriented challenges by facilitating dialogue, action, and the development of new products and market infrastructure. To this end, the GIIN convenes members in the Holdco Working Group to provide space for discussion and experimentation around alternative investment structures like holding companies.
The Holdco Working Group aims to understand whether, how, and under what circumstances a holding company model could be more widely used to address liquidity and other challenges facing the impact investing sector. The Working Group engages GIIN members to:
The Working Group is currently exploring two specific areas of inquiry with regard to the use of holdco structures in impact investing:
GIIN members leading this work include: Accion Venture Lab, Bridges Ventures, Enclude, Kois Invest, Pegasus Capital, Orrick, TIAA, Unitus Impact, and Triodos Investment Management.
GIIN members leading this work include: Accion, D. Capital, DOEN Foundation, Enterprise Community Partners, Impacto Capital, Omidyar Network, Unitus Impact, and USAID.
An Advisory Committee composed of six GIIN member organizations with experience and expertise vis-à-vis holdco models provides guidance and leadership over the Working Group. Advisory Committee members include: Bridges Ventures, DOEN Foundation, Enclude, John D. and Catherine MacArthur Foundation, Skopos Impact Fund, and TIAA.
For more information on the GIIN Holding Company Working Group, please contact the Membership Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.