2014 in Impact Investing: The Big Bang and its Aftermath
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Impact investing reached and surpassed the tipping point in 2014, ceasing to be an insiders’ game.
From its origins in the closed circles of community finance, philanthropy, and international development, 2014 was a Big Bang for impact investing.
Fragments of ideas and practices scattered far and wide, infiltrating every segment of the economy and spreading seeds of innovation to all corners of the globe (thanks in part to the work of the Social Impact Investment Taskforce, Impact Investing Policy Collaborative, and World Economic Forum, to name a few).
The Big Bang of 2014 will have many ramifications, for many years to come. The most important, however, is the idea of segmentation, given the Big Bang has now conferred ownership of impact investing on a far larger and unimaginably diverse group of stakeholders.