Commitment to Action

Support to the Global Impact Investing Network

Commitment by

The Rockefeller Foundation

In 2009, the Rockefeller Foundation committed to supporting the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) through a $1.5 million grant over two years. The GIIN is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to building the infrastructure, activities, education, and research that will enable more effective impact investing around the world. Both the biggest opportunity and the greatest challenge in impact investing is the rapid evolution of this field. To address fast-developing industry needs and challenges as they arise, The Rockefeller Foundation has supported GIIN to prioritize new products and services, including the co-authorship J.P. Morgan of research on the impact investing landscape and potential, which yielded the first-ever large-scale analysis of return expectations; support for the development and launch of ImpactBase, an online directory of impact investment funds that aims to reduce search and transaction costs across the impact investing industry and current operates with more than 80 listed impact investing funds and more than 175 investor subscribers; fainlly, support for the development and launch of a second version of the Impact Reporting & Investment Standards (IRIS), a universal library of terms for measuring and reporting social and environmental performance.

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Commitment

Support to the Global Impact Investing Network

Launched

2009

Est. Duration

2 Years

Estimated Total Value

$1,500,000

Region

Northern America

Countries

Global

Commitment by

The Rockefeller Foundation