The Case Foundation — BRINGING THE LAST DECADE OF IMPACT INVESTING TO LIFE: AN INTERACTIVE TIMELINE

The Case Foundation
By Jean Case
November 17, 2017

Over the past decade, the Impact Invest­ing move­ment has grown in extra­or­di­nary ways. We have seen investors and entre­pre­neurs from all back­grounds step­ping up their com­mit­ment to bridge profit and pur­pose and embrac­ing Impact Invest­ing. In 2017 alone, the Ford Foun­da­tion com­mit­ted $1bn from its endow­ment, TPG’s Rise Fund sur­passed its $1.5bn fundrais­ing tar­get, and the world’s largest pen­sion fund, JPIF, allo­cated over 1 tril­lion yen to socially respon­si­ble investments.

The piv­otal mile­stones that have led us to where we are today wouldn’t have been pos­si­ble with­out the group of inno­va­tors who came together in 2007 to for­mal­ize the term “Impact Investing.”

To cel­e­brate 10 years of growth in the field, and to high­light these key mile­stones, we put together an inter­ac­tive time­line. The time­line looks back at the last decade of growth in Impact Invest­ing, and spot­lights the many pio­neers who jumped in and pro­pelled it forward.

The moments cap­tured on this time­line are just some of the activ­i­ties that have helped to shape the ecosys­tem we have today, but they bring to light the impor­tance of dis­tinct actions that have pushed the field for­ward and cre­ated oppor­tu­ni­ties for others.

Take a look at the time­line below.

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