Impact Investing needs a new leader in Europe


roundtableOn the 23rd of January, the Italian Embassy hosted an Impact Exchange on the current state and future challenges of social impact policy in the post-Brexit referendum UK. The event was co-organised by PlusValue and Finance Matters, and is part of a wider Impact Exchanges roundtable series organised by the Italian Embassy and PlusValue on the theme of social impact. The aim of these events is to keep pace with the current state of the art in the impact sector, to engage and enable an exchange of information on updated practices and policies between practitioners and stakeholders spanning the sector.

The event convened 50 professionals from across the impact and finance sectors with a passion for impact investing to discuss the effect of Brexit on the impact investing agenda – an agenda championed by the UK since 2000 and spread worldwide through the EU, G8 and G20.panel

The panellists included Cliff Prior, CEO of Big Society Capital; Jason Eis, Executive Director of Vivid Economics; and Karl Richter, co-founder and Executive Director of EngagedX.

As part of the event, an experiment was run to understand from the participants what are the key “hot topics” of impact investing and how best to move forward, strengthening the sector. The results are shared in the reports below.

For more information please contact Catherine (email).

Full report on event here [pdf].

Technical report on experiment here [pdf].

Press Release here [pdf].

Responsible Investor article on event here.

Finance Matters report on event here.

Event report from Italian Embassy in London here.