Research Fellowship Awards.
Both domestic and international organizations are encouraged to apply for grants to support either a fellow or research on discrete projects intended to advance global understanding of impact investing markets and where policy could support or enhance these markets. These programs intend to explore new areas – geographies and topics – to cultivate greater interest in the field and further expand the network of researchers and advocates considering impact investing policy issues.
The IIPC offers this website which serves as a central hub for researchers and policymakers, and includes a comprehensive library and resource center. The resources section hosts relevant reports and presentations, provides an outlet for members’ articles and blog posts, and offers a list of relevant upcoming events and opportunities in the field. The website also includes a forum, providing a staging ground for knowledge sharing and dissemination, idea generation, technical assistance and advisory services on key policy needs related to global impact investing markets.
Annual International Conference.
Held once a year at rotating international locations, these events are discussion oriented, invitation-only convenings. They are intended to foster and develop a strong network of researchers, policymakers and investors working on impact investing policy. If you are interested in receiving more information on the conferences, please sign up to become a member of the IIPC.
The IIPC is convened by the Global Impact Investing Policy Project, a partnership between InSight at Pacific Community Ventures and the Initiative for Responsible Investment at Harvard University, supported by The Rockefeller Foundation.
To date, the project has released two reports intended to identify the role of policy in supporting impact investing. The first report, Impact Investing: A Framework for Policy Design and Analysis, provides a mechanism to understand impact investing policies from around the globe. The second report, Impact at Scale, provides practical insights into the approaches and activities of the public and private sectors in institutional impact investing. Moving forward, the partnership will continue to create and disseminate new reports to advance the role of policy in growing impact investing markets.