The SIM TIG recently hosted an online follow up strategy session for all TIG members, December 4, 2017. This session captured ideas from members about what the TIG should accomplish in 2018. Notes will be posted ASAP (as soon as the Webmaster figures out how to update the resources tab).
In 2017, several TIG members attended the Global Investors Forum (GIF)
in Amsterdam where an impact measurement and evaluation strand was prioritized. This event, hosted by the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN)
, brought together the investing community from both the US and European markets. The measurement panels were focused on elevating the many messages that have emerged from previous related discussions, such as moving beyond metrics, advancing the evidence base and avoiding “impact washing.” Several AEA members also attended including: Julia Coffman, Karim Harji, Jane Reisman, John Gargani and Veronica Olazabal as well as Jeremy Nichols from Social Value International (SVI).
The GIF was followed by a closed discussion organized by the World Economic Forum (WEF). The WEF is exploring the topic of accelerating impact measurement and management as part of their 2017 work. There was also a meeting held in December at Wilton Park which featured a paper by Bob Picciotto. One of the areas of alignment that seems to be emerging is around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We will keep you updated on how these discussions go.