Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN)
released 11 January 2017
The impact investing field has grown in size and sophistication over the past decade, and investors’ portfolios have matured along with it. This maturation has resulted in greater emphasis on exits— particularly from private equity investments, which make up a large proportion of the impact investing landscape. Since impact investors by definition seek to generate social or environmental
impact alongside financial return, they tend to also be interested in the durability of that impact after they liquidate an investment.