Impact investing – defined as “investments made into companies, organizations, and funds with the intention to generate social and environmental impact alongside a financial return” by the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) – is on everyone’s lips these days. It is being talked about as a promising means to help solve the world’s social and environmental challenges. The report at hand investigates the status quo of the German social impact investing market with a particular focus on educational measures that could help solve some of Germany’s most pressing issues, namely unequal educational opportunities, long-term unemployment and relative poverty. Our research shows that social impact investing – at large and in the educational space in particular – is still in its infancy in Germany. It is driven by very few players and the government’s involvement is (to date) limited.
Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften
Prof. Dr. Barbara Scheck
2012 bis 2013
IIPC, The Rockefeller Foundation
Impact Investing Policy Collaborative (IiPC)