Impact Investment : The Invisible Heart of Markets

L'entrepreunariat, l'innovation et le capital au service du bien commun

La taskforce sur l'investissement à impact social ("Social Impact Investment taskforce") a été créée par le Premier ministre britannique David Cameron, sous la présidence du Royaume-Uni au G8. Ce groupe de travail a publié ce rapport "Impact Investment : the invisible heart of markets" qui appelle les pouvoirs publics et le secteur financier à prendre des mesures pour mobiliser 1000 milliards d'investissements privés pour résoudre les problèmes sociaux.

Huit conseils consultatifs nationaux et quatre groupes de travail internationaux ont été créés. Deloitte a soutenu le groupe en charge de la mesure de l'impact.

The report highlights the potential that impact investment has to help solve some of society’s most pressing issues, and lays out several clear recommendations, devised by government and private sector experts from across the G7, EU, and Australia.

High-level recommendations

  • Set measurable impact objectives and track their achievement
  • Investors to consider three dimensions: risk, return and impact
  • Clarify fiduciary responsibilities of trustees: to allow trustees to consider social as well as financial return on their investments
  • Pay-for-success commissioning: governments should consider streamlining pay-for-success arrangements such as social impact bonds and adapting national ecosystems to support impact investment
  • Consider setting up an impact investment wholesaler funded with unclaimed assets to drive development of the impact investment sector
  • Boost social sector organizational capacity: governments and foundations to consider establishing capacity-building grants programs
  • Give Profit-with- Purpose businesses the ability to lock-in mission: governments to provide appropriate legal forms or provisions for entrepreneurs and investors who wish to secure social mission into the future
  • Support impact investment’s role in international development: governments to consider providing their development finance institutions with flexibility to increase impact investment efforts. Explore creation of an Impact Finance Facility to help attract early-stage capital, and a DIB Social Outcomes Fund to pay for successful development impact bonds.
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