Why Now

Urgent challenges

The world faces enormous challenges, expressed by the UN SDGs – and the time to act is running short. To keep global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius, emissions must be cut by 45% by 2030.

Rising investor demand

Societal attitudes have shifted substantially in the last 3-4 years. Together, we believe these form an inflection point. The GIIN has seen a 17% compound annual growth rate in global impact investment assets over the last four years.

Proof of concept

Leading alternatives firms such as TPG and KKR have successfully proved the concept: they have raised $1bn+ funds, and, among the more seasoned funds, they have deployed capital successfully.