The Forum's Point of View on the Roadmap for the Future of Impact Investing

In March 2018, GIIN published its Roadmap for Impact Investing designed to facilitate access, alignment, and measurement of impact investments, as well as fifteen other defined action criteria. This Roadmap sets the stage for a prospective plan based on the impact investing community’s historical experience.

One of the main themes of the Roadmap is on how to move the needle with broader investment, larger allocation, and increased awareness — all designed to produce performance results for mission driven investing, financial performance goals, and achieving progress in meeting the UN's SDG objectives. We believe the attention to this detail based on a historical view is a valuable guide for future impact investment community members.

-- John Shire is Partner in the Corporate Department of the Washington, D.C. office of Seyfarth Shaw and is the head of the Impact Investment practice.