Connecting the Global Community of Leading Impact Investors: Global Impact Investing Network

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

FORBES interviewed Amit Bouri, the managing director at the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the effectiveness of impact investing around the world. In 2008, a group of about 40 investors from around the world met to discuss what it would take for the impact investing industry to grow and solve more social and enviornmental challenges with greater efficiency.

The cluster of investors organized a number of initiatives, including the establishment of a global community of leading impact investors and standardized performance metrics for assessing social and environmental impact. A little over a year later, the GIIN was formally constituted as an independent organization. In 2009, at the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting, GIIN was recognized by The Economist for its work supporting for-profit social and environmental solutions. Amit Bouri shares his insights on GIIN’s milestones, standardized performance metrics (IRIS) and ongoing projects in the pipeline.

Source: Forbes (link opens in a new window)

impact investing, social enterprise