The Initiative for Responsible Investment (IRI) at the Hauser Institute for Civil Society promotes the development of the theory and practice of responsible investment through research, dialogue, and action. The IRI works across asset classes to build communities of practice around innovative responsible investment strategies and catalyze new opportunities and concepts in responsible investment.

IIPC LogoMonday, November 3rd, 2014 │ 5:00pm-7:00pm

The Rockefeller Foundation
420 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10018

The IIPC and the Rockefeller Foundation cordially invite you to the launch of
Impact Investing Policy in 2014: A Snapshot of Global Activity
at the Rockefeller Foundation in New York City:
A discussion on the role of policy in shaping the global impact investing market,
based on the report produced by the IIPC with support from the Rockefeller Foundation
and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.


Please click here for an overview of this report and its contributing authors. The agenda for the launch event is as follows:

5:00pm – 5:10pm: Opening Remarks by the Rockefeller Foundation
5.10pm – 5.30pm: Country perspectives from contributing authors
5.30pm – 6.15pm: Panel Discussion on effective policy practice to grow country and global markets
6.15pm – 7.00pm: Networking

Click here to RSVP. 

IRI Fall Updates

With fall in full swing, the IRI team looks back at our work over the past few months. We launched a report on Impact Investing in Development Finance Institutions, which provides insight to how a range of DFIs self-define their work in the impact investing space, a first step in a larger project exploring the actual and potential role of these institutions in growing global private sector impact investment activity.  We welcomed Senior Fellow, James Gifford, and Visiting Scholar, Falko Paetzold, to the IRI team. IRI staff contributed chapters to New Frontiers in Philanthropy and through our TLF project, the IRI hosted a regional convening in Chicago, IL. We are looking forward to hosting two book launches for The Impact Investor: Lessons in Leadership and Strategy for Collaborative Capitalism and  Private Equity at Work: When Wall Street Manages Main Street this month, and an upcoming event on November 3rd hosted by the IIPC and the Rockefeller Foundation to share the launch of our work, Impact Investing Policy in 2014: A Snapshot of Global Activity. We look forward to continuing our work on these important topics and sharing our developments.

Read a full description of our spring activities and upcoming events in our newsletter and follow us on Twitter for up to date developments.

Impact Investing in Development Finance Institutions

October 2, 2014

Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) exist with the stated purpose to provide crucial financing to developing countries. These institutions, created solely for the purpose of promoting development in emerging and frontier markets, present a seemingly obvious starting point for growing the impact investing space, not only in these emerging market economies, but among institutional investors at […]

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