Impact Investment: The Invisible Heart of Markets

Updated: Sep 28, 2017

SIIT, 2014: Click here to read the report.

This report provides objectives and recommendations for governments in developing the ecosystems which are crucial to the development of impact investment as a powerful force.

Recognising there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach, policy makers need to consider their own context and the policy opportunities that suit their particular environment, their policy priorities and the existing nature of social service provision. In all cases, however, government has the opportunity to stimulate greater innovation in the delivery of services and achieve ‘better impact for money’. To ensure social impact investment thrives, government has an important role to play, as a market builder, as a purchaser of social outcomes and as a market steward, removing barriers and ensuring that the positive intentions of impact organisations are safeguarded over time.


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