Launching ‘Growing Impact in New Zealand’ Report and Impact Investing Network (IIN) from SEWF 2017

The Ākina Foundation are proud to launch a new report report on impact investment, ‘Growing Impact in New Zealand’, produced with contributions from EY and JBWere.

The report provides the rationale for impact investing in New Zealand. It looks at the need for new methods of funding social and environmental impact. The report also shows the scale, breadth and momentum of impact investing globally, the potential for New Zealand and presents a plan for developing the field.

“This report seeks to go beyond the descriptive, get under the skin of the historical, global, and strategic drivers behind this emerging market, and lay out the rationale of why impact investment and concepts of blended value are here to stay,” says Ākina Foundation Chief Executive Alex Hannant.

Tracey Ryan, EY Climate Change and Sustainability Services NZ Leader says EY are pleased to partner with the Ākina Foundation in presenting the ‘Growing Impact in New Zealand’ report.

“We are excited to contribute to this report highlighting how Impact Investing is being used to identify benefits being achieved by aligning interests, creating new investment opportunities for non-traditional collaborators while also generating measurable social and environmental outcomes. We are delighted to be part of the conversation here today at the Social Enterprise World Forum which will hopefully shape the future for what impact investment can achieve in NZ.”

Craig Patrick, Head of JBWere New Zealand, says JBWere are also delighted to support the Social Enterprise World Forum and the Ākina Foundation as a contributor to this report.

 

“This report highlights advancements globally, closer to home and in New Zealand, offering thoughts on what next steps should be to maintain current momentum. JBWere is proud to be part of this initiative, and the ongoing development of impact investment in New Zealand.”

 

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