From Ideas to Practice, Pilots to Strategy Practical Solutions and Actionable Insights on How to Do Impact Investing
From Ideas to Practice, Pilots to Strategy is both an attempt – and an opportunity – to disseminate the best practices and lessons learned from the first movers, early adopters and bold innovators in the field of impact investing, with the goal of further advancing the sector.
When we published From the Margins to the Mainstream: Assessment of the Impact Investment Sector and Opportunities to Engage Mainstream Investors in September 2013, we sought to add clarity to the field through a realistic, current assessment. With over 10,000 people accessing the report in the first two weeks, it became evident that we touched on a strong need. However, given the relatively small scale of impact investing, we realized that more than clarification was needed. For active investors in the field, to shift impact investing from a small part of their portfolios to a full-fledged strategy requires operational and practical knowledge. New players in the impact investing space, looking to take it from a compelling idea to a real investment approach, need to know how to get started in this nascent and potentially rewarding sector. This codified know-how and repository of best practice is currently as embryonic as the sector itself.