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With more than 400 fund profiles, ImpactBase demonstrates the depth and diversity of opportunities in the impact investing fund landscape.

In a new data brief, we use the latest ImpactBase data to take a closer look at the current market. The figure below highlights the number of funds by asset class and geographic focus

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A new study by the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) highlights the different ways impact investors use impact measurement data as a strategic and operational tool to drive business value for themselves and their investees.

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Annie Chen, Founder and principal of RS Group, is taking a “100% impact” approach to investing her share of her family’s assets, and wants to make sure her assets grow in sync with her values.

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According to an article published in Pioneers Post, posted on Sunday July 7, 2013, the report was "commissioned by City of London, Big Lottery Fund, Big Society Capital and government and details the progress and milestones of the developing social investment market in the UK."

GIIN Network Member and nonprofit financial services company ImpactAssetsput out a call, this week of July 8th, 2013, for impact investment fund managers to apply for inclusion in their 3rd publication of the IA 50. The IA 50 is an annually reviewed and publically available database of asset managers selected by an "experienced review committee" managed by ImpactAssets.

For more information, go to the original announcement from ImpactAssets.

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This piece in Pensions Age discusses impact investing as an untapped market for UK pension funds.

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"There is huge untapped potential for UK pension funds to take advantage of social impact investing, according to an advocate for the practice, and central government has shown support for the strategy."

Link to original article by Matt Ritchie on Pensions Age