On September 15, 2014, the Social Impact Investment Taskforce, established under the UK’s presidency of 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.The final report of the Taskforce, entitled Impact Investment: The Invisible Heart of Markets—Harnessing the power of entrepreneurship, innovation and capital for public good, lays out clear recommendations for governments and the financial sector to accelerate progress in the industry. It also highlights the potential of impact investing to solve some of society’s most pressing issues.
Reports were also published by National Advisory Boards of participating countries – Australia, Canada, France, Italy, Japan, UK, USA – in order to drive coordinated progress in impact investing in their local markets.
Luther M. Ragin, Jr., President and CEO of the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) co-chaired the Impact Measurement Working Group (IMWG) of the Social Impact Investment Taskforce. To learn more about the Taskforce, visit www.socialimpactinvestment.org.
Links below provide access to each of the reports: