News and Events

The Impact Measurement Working Group of the Social Impact Investing Taskforce Launches Report and Guidelines

The Impact Measurement Working Group of the Social Impact Investing Taskforce, established by the G8, recently launched Measuring Impact, a report highlighting key recommendations for the future of impact measurement. The report was launched in conjunction with the overarching Social Impact Investment Taskforce report, the culmination of a year-long international collaboration aimed at informing the evolution of the impact investing industry. This release from the Impact Measurement Working Group includes seven practical guidelines for good impact measurement, as well as five case studies of impact investment organizations that have successfully put these guidelines to use. The Impact Measurement Working Group report, guidelines, and case studies, as well as the final report of the Social Impact Investment Taskforce are accessible online at

RII Partners release Canada’s National Advisory Report on Impact Investing

Impact investing in Canada is on the rise, but it will require leadership from governments, foundations, pension funds, entrepreneurs, non-profit organizations (NPOs) and others to reach its full potential. This report advances priority recommendations for governments—the federal government in particular—to enable and catalyze impact investment in Canada.

Building Impact Investment Readiness – A new approach to unlocking institutional investments globally

In this blog post, Gabriel A. Huppé – a project officer at the International Institute for Sustainable Development – writes about the major barriers to scaling up institutional investments. Huppé outlines these barriers, and discusses a research project that identifies a set of systemic problems that are obstructing a wide-scale transformational trajectory. Read more here.

Social Impact Analysts Association and SROI Network Newsletter – November 2014

The SROI Network and the Social Impact Analysis Association have released their newsletter for November 2014. View the full newsletter here.

Centre for Social Innovation (CSI) Newsletter – November 2014

CSI has released its newsletter for November 2014. View the full newsletter here.

Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) Newsletter – June 2014

GIIN has released its newsletter for June 2014. View the full newsletter here.

Impact Investing Policy Collaborative (IIPC) Newsletter – November 2014

IIPC has released a special edition newsletter for November 2014. View the full newsletter here.

News from the University of Oxford Impact Investing Conference

Tessa Hebb presented her RII work on impact investing at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford Impact Investing Conference.  Hosted by Oxford University and the Global Projects Group at Stanford University on June 5th and 6th 2014, this conference brought together leading responsible investment experts and impact investing experts for a lively discussion of impact investing and its potential for institutional investors. Click here for conference proceedings.

State of the Nation: Impact Investing Report

The State of the Nation report on impact investing in Canada, jointly authored by Purpose Capital and the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing, was released March 27, 2014 at Impact Ontario.  Check out the Executive Summary and Full Report.