Our goal 

Currently there is no good answer to the question, “How big is the UK impact investing market?” The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) 2020 Annual Investor Survey estimates the impact investing sector to be at $715 billion globally but cannot give a clear sense of the UK’s contribution to the global picture. Big Society Capital’s rigorous UK annual social investment market sizing speaks to the social investment part of the impact investment market but not the whole. The expansion of the market into commercial impact funds has yet to be properly sized and accounted for and our goal is to remedy this data deficit. 

What are we doing to achieve it

Working with our research partners, the professional services firm EY, we are developing a methodology for suitably sizing the UK impact investing market and baselining its size. Working across the impact investment field we are obtaining data and insights from asset owners, asset managers and industry stakeholders to develop a picture of where the market is today. 

The final report will be launched in January 2022.