According to the UN, it takes an additional US$2.5 trillion annually to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Impact investing is one possibility to mobilize private capital. In the German financial industry, however, impact investing is still considered a niche sector.
The Bundesinitiative Impact Investing wants to change this and promote the development of an impact investing ecosystem in Germany. On September 27 and 28, more than 50 impact investing pioneers from different sectors will meet for a kick-off workshop to lay the groundwork for the future activities of this cross-sector initiative.
The Bundesinitiative is supported by the Bertelsmann Foundation, the BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt, the Association of German Foundations, and Phineo. As National Advisory Board to the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment, the initiative is an integral part of the worldwide impact investment movement.