Updated: Oct 27, 2017
The Ākina Foundation, September 2017: Click here to read the report.
Impact investment in New Zealand is now gaining enough momentum for strategic conversations to begin in earnest, and still nascent enough for the quality of these conversations to have a profound influence on the future shape and success of market development. 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. In addition, we aim to provide some insights into the learning and practice that has developed within the field, and also propose actions that can help establish a thriving and powerful impact investment market in New Zealand. - Alex Hannant, CEO Ākina Foundation