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IDS Policy Briefing 126

Towards Greater Effectiveness and Accountability in Impact Investing

Published on 1 October 2016

Impact investing – investing for social and environmental returns alongside financial returns – is a growing phenomenon in financial markets. However, concerns exist regarding the demand for robust impact evidence and accountability for impact claims when compared to a public sector aid model.

Drawing from social network analysis on Twitter, preliminary findings indicate the scope and scale of influential actors within this investing network. They reveal a need for asset owners, fund managers and other intermediaries to foster greater collaboration; facilitate greater thought-leadership on evidence and impact measurement and to address the power asymmetries between investors, investees and the global South.

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O'Flynn, P. and Barnett, C. (2016) 'Towards Greater Effectiveness and Accountability in Impact Investing', IDS Policy Briefing 126, Brighton: IDS

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Peter O’Flynn

Research Officer

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Chris Barnett

Honorary Associate

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IDS
authors
O'Flynn, P. and Barnett, C.
journal
IDS Policy Briefing, issue 126
language
English

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Inclusive Economies

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