Social Investment Business - Equality Impact Investing Project

Social Investment Business – Equality Impact Investing Project

Project: Equality Impact Investing Project – Phase 3

Grant: £60,000

Over the past three years, the Equality Impact Investing (EII) project has successfully begun to connect the investment and equality sectors, and developed well-received recommendations about how to progress this work. The next phase of its work will use the spotlight the Covid-19 crisis has shone on societal inequalities to encourage investors to reform policies and processes in order to address these issues which have been exacerbated by the pandemic.

The project aims to establish a set of collective equality impact targets that individual investors will incorporate into their policies and plans, offering an opportunity for a coordinated approach across the sector. The project will work closely with investors to deepen their understanding of inequality and intersectionality, supporting them to apply EII principles and strategies in their operations. It will also continue its work to bring investor impact management practices and professional standards in line with established equality and human rights sector approaches. This third phase of work will help to embed EII in the market and enable the project to prepare an increased Taskforce programme for future years.

You can find out more about EIIP, its training programmes and the Taskforce on its website.