In May 2022, BEIS, DEFRA and HMT published a call for evidence ahead of the UK government’s update to its Green Finance Strategy, expected later…

The Finance for Impact Summit on Monday, 18 July 2022 will bring together leaders of finance, business, governments and other institutions from around the world to discuss how we can better harness finance for the good of people and the planet. This one-day event will be held in person at Mansion House in London, and streamed live to a global audience.

This blog, written by Shadi Brazell, our programme manager for place-based impact investing, first appeared in the March edition of the National Housing Federation’s newsletter and focuses on the role of private capital in financing the delivery of social housing in the UK.

The Impact Investing Institute welcomes the publication of the landmark Levelling Up White Paper and the ambitious, new approach it sets out, designed to re-focus Government spending on tackling place-based inequalities.

On Wednesday 23rd February 2022, in partnership with Pensions for Purpose, the Impact Investing Institute hosted an event exploring the role of asset managers in place-based impact investing.

The Leadership Council, in partnership with the charity pilotlight, have published a new report, The Great British Talent Swap, calling for a sharing of talent and experience between the charitable and commercial sectors.

In March 2021, Hyde Housing and M&G Real Estate announced a new partnership to build around 2,000 high quality, sustainable shared ownership homes. At the launch of the report “Is there an investment case for social and affordable housing in the UK?”, Catherine Raynsford, Director of Stakeholder and Investor Relations at Hyde Housing, outlined the main features of this successful partnership.

In October 2021, the Impact Investing Institute and Charlotte O’Leary, CEO of Pensions for Purpose, hosted a discussion with Amanda Latham, Policy & Strategy Lead at Barnett Waddingham. We discussed the opportunities and challenges of place-based impact investing for those advising pension funds and other asset owners, as well as hearing from Amanda about her experience delivering place-based impact investing on behalf of a Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) client.

On Tuesday, 30th November, 15:00-18:00 GMT the Impact Investing Institute, Lloyds Banking Group and Metro Dynamics hosted an event to launch the…

In October 2021, the Impact Investing Institute and Karen Shackleton, Founder of Pensions for Purpose, hosted a discussion with Debbie Fielder, Deputy Head of the Clwyd Pension Fund. We discussed the opportunities and challenges of place-based impact investing, as well as hearing about the approach that Debbie and the team at Clwyd have taken as leaders in this field.

In October 2021, the Impact Investing Institute brought together leading practitioners in the Community Development Finance Institution (CDFI) and small business banking space to discuss how the mainstream UK banking sector can engage more effectively in provision of loan capital in disadvantaged and underserved communities in the UK. 

LONDON – The Impact Investing Institute, in partnership with Property Funds Research and supported by Homes England and Investment Property Forum, publishes a ground-breaking and comprehensive report detailing the investment case for UK social housing.