Project: Equality Impact Investing Project 2021-2023
With this follow-on grant, the Equality Impact Investing (EII) project will look to build on the momentum it has generated over the past three years by convening and fostering collaboration among its Taskforce members and coordinating various pieces of advocacy, learning and resource development to improve knowledge of EII within the social investment sector. EII will continue to act as a hub for resources and showcasing examples of best practice. It will deliver its foundational course again for a new cohort of participants and continue to develop its training offer to ensure it is responding to the needs of investors as they adopt and embed EII principles. EII will also establish a Pioneers programme, which will support participants from the 2021 training who remain actively engaged and look to advance the work it has done to date on impact measurement and management.
Social investors will benefit from a deeper understanding of equality and recognition of the role their organisation can play in reducing inequalities, by integrating EII principles into their processes. A more widespread adoption of EII practices will result in an increase in the amount of social investment flowing to charities and social enterprises that are either equality focused or led by/serving communities experiencing inequality.