GIIN and CIIP Launch New Impact Education Initiative

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    Copenhagen (NordSIP) – At a plenary session of the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) 2023 Impact Forum in Copenhagen this week, the GIIN and the Temasek-established Centre for Impact Investing and Practices (CIIP) announced an initiative to grow and develop impact education among investment professionals. The Temasek Foundation International is a Singapore-based non-profit organisation under the philanthropic arm of the Singapore state sovereign fund Temasek Holdings.

    “We’re grateful to CIIP for their support. This initiative is vital for enhancing impact investing education around the world. As the field grows, it’s crucial to guide mainstream capital towards substantial, high-impact solutions that address the social and environmental challenges we face. To do that, we need proper tools for the educational sector to ensure our current and future workforce are prepared for the task at hand,” said Amit Bouri, co-founder and CEO of the GIIN.

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    This initiative aims to enhance investment professionals’ knowledge and skills to help to scale the impact investing industry with integrity. The CIIP has awarded a grant by the GIIN to fund and develop a foundational impact investing educational program for investment professionals, including CIOs, fund managers, portfolio managers and analysts. The GIIN will also develop educational material aimed at corporations that are looking to attract impact capital. Leveraging on the local expertise of Singapore-based Temasek, CIIP will lead the corporate education rollout in Asia.

    “We are thrilled to support the GIIN in enhancing the infrastructure for impact investing education. This initiative is both core to our mission at CIIP and is critical to accelerating progress on the Sustainable Development Goals. Asia is home to more than half of the world’s population and is projected to be the world’s fastest growing region in the coming years. We see a vast potential to unlock impact in this region by empowering business with the right skills. As the global leader in building critical infrastructure for impact investing, the GIIN is perfectly aligned with our mission to foster impact investing and practices in Asia and beyond. We look forward to working together in this pivotal moment in time,” said Dawn Chan, CEO of CIIP.

    The GIIN will work with global partners accreditation agencies and local training organizations such as the CFA Society of the United Kingdom, to shape impact investing education and assist in piloting impact investing accreditation programs. The UK CFA Society provides a Certificate in Impact Investing, a level 4 qualification, focusing on impact as it relates to investing and integrating impact considerations into the investment process.

    To this end, the GIIN will support educators with tools such as a collection of global case studies. In parallel, the CIIP’s will focus on identifying and developing Asian case studies to advance the understanding of business in Asia in a global context.

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