Nonprofits are carving their own impact investing niche

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

By Adva Saldinger

The average number of employees working full-time on impact investing for international NGOs has nearly doubled since 2016, according to a new report that polled 45 charities. The change is reflective of a growing impact investing sector — one attracting more dollars and more INGO attention than ever before.

More international NGOs have started to explore impact investing in the past two years, according to the report “Amplifyii: The Next Mile of Impact Investing for INGOs,” published by the INGO Impact Investing Network. The number of INGOs that responded to the survey about impact investing — 45 — was up 45 percent from a similar survey in 2016. About 78 percent of the organizations said they are actively involved in impact investing, a 20 percent increase from 2016.

Photo courtesy of Sudipto Sarkar.

Source: Devex (link opens in a new window)

impact investing, NGOs, nonprofits