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.
Business, Economics, and Social Sciences
Prof. Dr. Barbara Scheck
2012 bis 2013
IIPC, The Rockefeller Foundation
Impact Investing Policy Collaborative (IiPC)