We are building an evidence base of impact investing opportunities in the UK and emerging markets that looks at risk and return as well as impact profiles across asset classes.

Building an evidence base

The Institute’s goal is to make evidence and data around impact investing more accessible so that investors feel confident to pursue a long-term impact investing strategy. That is why we are building an evidence base of impact investing opportunities in the UK and emerging markets that looks at risk and return as well as impact profiles across asset classes.

Place-based impact investing

Together with the Good Economy and Pensions for Purpose, we are working on a collaborative research project aimed at mobilising more flows of institutional investment to address place-based inequalities and support more inclusive and sustainable development across the UK.

Place-based impact investments include investments in social and affordable housing, clean energy, infrastructure and small- and medium- sized businesses. 

We are also working with CDC, the UK’s development finance institution, on communicating and contextualising its data on the performance of private equity investments in Africa to investors.

Place-based impact investing project

Read project description here

New research out now

White Paper: Scaling up institutional investment for place-based impact

Our joint white paper “Scaling up institutional investment for place-based impact,” based on the collaborative “Place-Based Impact Investing Project (PBII)” by the Impact Investing Institute, The Good Economy and Pensions for Purpose, sets out the case for institutional investors to adopt a “place-based lens.”