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Just 15% of impact investors compare impact results with peers, according to wide-ranging research from GIIN – which calls on individual investors to show “leadership” and “share impact data at scale”.
Increased capital flows from pension funds and insurance companies show “expanding appeal” of impact investing – but investors favour high-income countries over Global South in face of economic volatility, latest GIIN research shows.
Good impact measurement processes supposedly ensure an investment will achieve the desired outcome. But is that the case? New research from NPC suggests we simply don't know – and that's a real problem.
The more that impact measurement is relied on to shape investor decisions, the more worried we should be, says Dr Jess Daggers: the information gathered does not necessarily correspond with reality, and yet few take this risk into account.
From farm data that's easier to trace, to more efficient 'smart contracts', to using tokens to raise funds from a range of investors – blockchain can help overcome some of the barriers to growth in impact investing.
The global impact deals, reports and initiatives you need to know about this month – all in one place. Featuring the Global Fund for Coral Reefs, Jack Dorsey's Block, Mirova, Incofin, NatWest and many more.