Membership

Membership in the GIIN provides access to a diverse global community of organizations interested in deepening their engagement with the impact investment industry.

The Membership provides a platform for like-minded investors to meet and take part in activities that build the impact investing industry from a practitioner’s perspective. GIIN Members gain access to industry information, tools, and resources to enhance their capacity to make and manage impact investments and connect with one another through virtual and in-person members-only events.

BENEFITS

Learn and Network: share lessons learned and exchange practical information with fellow members by participating in member-only events. A sample of past member event topics includes:

  • Scaling Impact Investing: A conversation among senior leaders
  • Understanding & Applying Evidence on the Financial Performance of Impact Investments
  • Blended Structures Targeting Clean Energy Access
  • Insights from Gender Lens Investors: How to Start the Process of Incorporating Gender into Investments
  • GIIN Network Insights: Impact Measurement in the Healthcare Sector
  • Investment Opportunities in Education Technology

Participate in In-Depth Workstreams: participate in workstreams designed to strengthen member practice and contribute to market development. Current workstreams include:

Current workstreams were created based on both member demand and the GIIN’s view on important development for the industry’s growth. The workstreams are ongoing, and new members are invited to join at any time. Please contact NetworkMembership@thegiin.org to learn more about the workstreams.  

Access Industry Tools and Contribute to Industry Building: gain access to industry knowledge and tools, including the member-exclusive offerings below, and contribute to growing the impact investing industry by participating in research projects or piloting tools.

  • Research: previews of GIIN research; webinars and in-person events with research partners
  • IRIS: monthly, informal “office hours” with the GIIN’s IRIS team to improve your impact measurement practice in a one-on-one setting


INVESTOR-FOCUSED MEMBERSHIP

The GIIN has built an investor-focused membership to support one portion of this growing ecosystem in service of the GIIN’s mission to increase the scale and effectiveness of impact investing. Like other GIIN tools and programs, membership is primarily designed to support investors and the growth of their impact investment practices. Investors that make—or plan to make—impact investments are invited to apply. In addition, organizations providing—or seeking to provide—services to impact investors, such as law firms, investment advisors, ratings agencies, and placement agents, are also invited to apply to join the community.


STRATEGIC ALLIANCES

The GIIN believes that for impact investing to reach its full potential greater collaboration among leading network organizations is essential. To this end, the GIIN is proactively establishing strategic alliances around the world and has built partnerships with the following entities: 

A 10 percent pricing discount is available to organizations that are also members of any of the networks listed above; this discount remains in effect for as long as an organization maintains membership in the relevant network and in the GIIN.


WHAT ARE THE DUES?

Member dues are paid annually, with discounts for nonprofit organizations (excluding foundations) and organizations headquartered in emerging markets.

Organizational Headquarters

For Profit Organizations
& Foundations

Other Not-For-Profit Organizations

Developed Market

$5,500

$4,000

Emerging Market

$2,500

$2,500

All applications for membership will be subject to review. The GIIN reserves the right to decline membership applications in order to best serve its mission and/or maintain a strong peer learning community.

 

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