News & Updates

April 2019 | Field News and Resources

Below you'll find this month's highlights, announcements, and general news related to advancements in the impact investing field.
  • The GIIN's Sizing the Impact Investment Market report, provides an in-depth analysis of the current size and composition of the impact investing market. The GIIN estimates the current size of the global impact investing market to be $502 billion.
  • Are Bank Deposits Being Used to Finance Displacement?: See how Bert Feuss of Silicon Valley Community Foundation was instrumental in getting Community Bank of the Bay to be the first to sign onto the Anti-Displacement Code of Conduct, a pledge that helps refine how banks do commercial real estate lending by avoiding loans to developers whose business models rely on the eviction of existing residents and businesses.
  • Congratulations to Open Road Ventures: Open Road Ventures, Open Road Alliance's latest instrument to keep impact on track received honorable mention in Fast Company's third annual World Changing Ideas Awards.
  • The Rockefeller Foundation Impact Investment Management (IIM) is an asset management platform that aims to tap into mainstream markets and investors, scaling up investments into promising new finance vehicles that help to close the UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) funding gap.
  • OpenInvest Launches Place-Based Impact Investing: OpenInvest now allows charitable foundations, endowments, and other institutions to amplify their impact by committing a portion of their endowments to mission-aligned, place-based investing without changing their investment strategies or grant-making. 
  • Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors developed The Philanthropy Framework as a tool for philanthropists at any stage in their journey a structure that aligns resources for maximum impact.
  • The second set of Opportunity Zone (OZ) Guidelines have been released by the Treasury Department. The guidance makes it easier for funds to ensure compliance with OZ requirements, provide clarity on treatment of gains on long-term investments, ownership and operation of the business, and explain in greater detail what constitutes Qualified Opportunity Zone Business Property.
  • Accountability Counsel includes MIE as a resource in an article by Kindra Mohr, the organization's Policy Director, outlining its vision for what an effective community feedback tool should look like.
  • Foundations in Life Sciences and Health Care | Reimagining Corporate Philanthropy to Amplify Impact: In this paper, Deloitte Foundation describes the unique position life sciences and health care foundations are in to effect critical change and review alternative engagement models with demonstrated track records of success on an international scale.
  • Has impact investing reached a fork in the road?: Read this commentary in Pensions & Investments by Amit Bouri of the Global Impact Investing Network on what impact investors need to do to move the field forward and address the urgent challenges of our time.

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