In our first impact report for 2019-20, we are reflecting on our achievements of our first year and are looking ahead to how we can work towards our goal of improving people’s lives, as more capital contributes to addressing social and environmental challenges.

We want to make it easier for pension schemes to invest with impact and support them in reducing negative impacts and risks like carbon emissions, biodiversity loss, poor governance and inequality that arise from their portfolio, something many pension schemes are keen to do.

The UK’s green gilt programme will raise much-needed funds to address the climate emergency, and today’s commitment to deliver explicit social benefits alongside environmental impact is a great step forward. This demonstrates the ability of the UK and its financial services sector to show innovative leadership in sustainable finance.

Gender-lens investing, the integration of gender analysis into the investment process for better social and financial outcomes, is gaining more and more traction from investors across the investment chain. We spoke to Laurie Spengler about the why, what and how of gender lens investing as she reflects on the GenderSmart Global Investing Summit in 2021.

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Programme Manager, Place-based impact investing secondment (12 months)

The Institute is delighted to offer an exciting secondment opportunity to deliver our place-based impact investing programme in 2021/2. Click on the apply now button to find out more.