Impact Investing: Who’s Doing It
From Niche to Mainstream
It seems like everywhere you turn, there’s a new commitment to impact investing . And they’re getting bigger: Bain Capital’s $390 million Double Impact Fund, Ford Foundation’s $1 billion commitment to mission-related investments from its endowment, KKR’s $1 billion Global Impact Fund, TPG Growth’s $2 billion Rise Fund — and the list goes on.
Asset managers, private equity firms, investment banks, high net worth individuals, family offices, pension funds, foundations, nonprofit endowments, religious groups, corporate venture capital initiatives are all entering the ecosystem. It appears impact investing is rapidly moving from a niche interest to a mainstream investment choice.
We can’t keep track of all of the new market entrants, but these resources are doing a good job of it.
ImpactSpace is the open data and resources platformm powering the global impact market.impactspace.com
ImpactAlpha also maintains The Acceleration Selection Tool. This tools aggregates the global impact accelerator landscape to help “social entrepreneurs easily find accelerator programs that best fit the need of their venture, while providing valuable social enterprise and market trend data to impact accelerators and investors.”
The Case Foundation, along with ImpactSpace and Crunchbase, have created the Impact Investing Network Map (beta form). With the goal of fostering “a better understanding of the size, breadth, depth and… potential of this field, the platform demonstrates publicly available impact transactions between investors and companies.
The Impact Investing Network Map aims to present the best publicly available information on impact investments to…impactinvestingmap.com
Learn more through our coverage of The Case Foundation’s live demonstration webinar.
Walk through this innovative tool with a webinar recording from The Case Foundationmedium.com
The GIIN manages ImpactBase, a searchable, online database of impact investment funds and products designed for investors. Users who can verify themselves as accredited investors can apply for a free subscription to the database.
ImpactBase is a searchable, online database of impact investment funds. ImpactBase connects a global set of investors…www.impactbase.org
Started by Calvert Impact Capital in 2010, Impact Assets 50 is an annual showcase of impact investment fund managers, focused on private debt and equity fund managers. You can search by year, fund manager name and by total assets.
The IA 50 is the first publicly available database that provides a gateway into the world of impact investing for…www.impactassets.org
AngelList’s Ventures for Good identifies accredited angel investors who are interested in investing in startups with a social purpose.
Browse 1,079 Ventures for Good angel investors. Explore their angel investments and backgrounds. See how you're…angel.co
USSIF’s online member directory allows you search by such categories as Banks & Credit Unions, Institutional investors, Mutual Fund & Investment Companies, and Venture Capital/Private Equity.
Invest with Values maintains a searchable directory with over 300 resources organized by topic.