The Foro Impacto was introduced to the social impact sector in Madrid in early May. The objective of the Foro is to welcome Spain’s representation into the Global Social Impact Investment Steering Group (GSG), an international organization that promotes “social impact” investment. The Forum has been developed by UnLtd Spain, Open Value Foundation and Eurocapital Wealth Management EAFI and counts with the participation of key social impact players, such as GAWA Capital, Ship2B and CREAS.
The Global Social Impact Investment Steering Group (GSG) was established in August 2015 as the successor to the Social Impact Investment Taskforce, established by the G8. The GSG is continuing the work of the Taskforce in catalysing a global social impact investment market across a wider membership. Its members include 13 countries plus the EU, as well as active observers from government and from leading network organisations supportive of impact investment. The GSG works to increase momentum by promoting a unified view of impact investment, facilitating knowledge exchange and encouraging policy change in national markets.
The creation of the Impact Forum is a key step to strengthening the impact investment sector in Spain and constitutes a platform for sector entities working in this area to collaborate further in developing the sector.
Read more EFE news on the launch of the Foro here (Spanish only).