Innovestment goes Biii: New commitment to the Bundesinitiative Impact Investing (Biii)

Sep 2, 2021
Sustainable Future - Innovestment & Bundesinitiative Impact Investing

Meaningful cooperation has always been close to our hearts. "Partnerships to achieve the goals" is the last, yet very important, United Nations Sustainable Development Goal and one that perfectly reflects our strategy. That is why we are pleased to be able to present a new commitment to you today: Our inclusion in the Bundesinitiative Impact Investing (Biii).

How can we make people more aware of impact investing? To make our contribution to this, we have joined the federal initiative for Impact Investing. Through networking with other actors and lively exchange, we want to give more people better access to fair, sustainable financial products - in short: achieve a real transformation of the financial world and its products.  

Let's take a closer look at the network:

What is the Bundesinitiative Impact Investing?

The Bundesinitiative Impact Investing e.V. (Biii) promotes economic rethinking and social change in Germany. Investors, social entrepreneurs, intermediaries and financing experts jointly drive positive social development towards common goals such as the Sustainable Development Goals.

"Solving current societal challenges depends on financing societal solutions."   Dr Martin Vogelsang, coordinator of the Bundesinitative Impact Investing

The focus of the Biii is on the development and expansion of the impact investing ecosystem in Germany.  Additional capital is to be used to tackle social and ecological challenges. Four aspects play a role here.

  • Raise awareness: The impact investing approach is to be disseminated more widely so that the social impact of investment capital is given a higher priority. To this end, the Biii produces, among other things, an annual study on the state of impact investing in Germany.
  • Strengthening cooperation: The network promotes constructive cooperation between the different actors in impact investing.
  • Improve framework conditions: The Biii advocates for improved political and legal frameworks for impact investing in Germany. A current example are the election test stones for the 2021 German Bundestag elections (in German).
  • Measuring impact: In order to measure impact, the Biii supports the (further) development and dissemination of uniform methods and standards for impact measurement.

The members of the association cover very different segments.  In addition to the Bertelsmann Foundation, the BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt, the Association of German Foundations and PHINEO, all of which are among the supporting organisations in the start-up phase, other associations such as Social Entrepreneurship Netzwerk Deutschland eV. and academic institutes such as Centre for Social Investment Heidelberg are also involved. In addition, actors from financial practice as well as high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) and family offices round off the diverse perspectives on impact investing. We will actively participate in the working groups "Initiative Impact Measurement and Impact Management" and "Initiative Policy and Regulation". Our goal is to also bring the perspective of crowdinvesting there, which enables a stronger impact orientation of the financial system. We are also planning a multi-stakeholder working group on the topic of "Crowdfunding and Crowdinvesting as a Catalyst for Impact Investing".

Our membership in the Biii rounds off our commitment. Learn more about our network.

Biii event (in German)

The transformative impact potential of impact investing

Wednesday, 08 September 202116:00 - 17:30

What tools are needed for impact investing to have a transformative impact? How could the regulatory framework be improved for a successful and growing impact investing ecosystem?

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