The Global Impact Investing Network is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to increasing the scale and effectiveness of impact investing. Impact investments are investments made into companies, organizations, and funds with the intention to generate measurable social and environmental impact alongside a financial return. They can be made in both emerging and developed markets, and target a range of returns from below market to market rate, depending upon the circumstances. The GIIN addresses systemic barriers to effective impact investing by building critical infrastructure and developing activities, education, and research that attract more investment capital to address global challenges.
The GIIN currently has five program areas that are designed to address the critical needs of the emerging impact investing industry.
- Network membership is for organizations interested in deepening their engagement with the impact investing industry. Members of the GIIN are connected to a thriving peer community and gain formal access to industry information, tools, and resources.
- The Investors’ Council is an invitation-only leadership group for active large-scale impact investors. It provides a forum for experienced impact investors to strengthen the practice of impact investing and accelerate learning about new areas in the field.
- The Impact Reporting and Investment Standards (IRIS) is a set of metrics with standard definitions that provide a consistent method for describing an organization’s social, environmental, and financial performance.
- ImpactBase is the online global directory of impact investment vehicles that reduces search costs for investors and fund managers.
- The Outreach Initiative elevates the profile of impact investing by highlighting exemplary impact investments, industry progress, and best practices. The GIIN also conducts and disseminates research, informs conference and event programming, and promotes mainstream media coverage of impact investments.
After a successful start to the GIIN’s international liaison program in the UK, we are looking to hire a consultant on a part-time, annually-renewable contract in the UK to join our other European Liaisons in Amsterdam and Zurich, and build on the progress to date. The Liaison will (1) represent the GIIN in the UK, (2) keep abreast of economic developments and themes in the impact investment sector in the UK/Europe and enable the GIIN to share these insights globally, and (3) deepen engagement with UK/European practitioners and networks across all of the GIIN’s programs. The ideal candidate for the role will have strong country-specific or regional networks within the UK/European impact investment community and outstanding relationship management, communications, convening, and organizational skills. The Liaison will work alongside the management team and will report to the Chief Executive Officer.
- Support European stakeholder engagement with GIIN programs and resources, including recruitment and programming support for the Investors’ Council, Network Membership, development and adoption of IRIS, adoption and utilization of ImpactBase, and support of research and communications projects.
- Represent the GIIN with European stakeholders and at convenings, including public speaking opportunities
- Identify opportunities for the GIIN to strengthen its support for the European impact investing community through new offerings or partnerships
- Identify opportunities to highlight European impact investment activity to the global community for shared learning
- Identify and cultivate relationships and strategic partnerships with European networks and organizations
- Identify and cultivate potential funding sources for the GIIN’s activities in Europe and other geographies
- Contribute to the GIIN’s outreach strategy, including contribution of ideas about general approach, stakeholder engagement, content, communications channels, and design
- Collaborate with US and European GIIN colleagues to develop programming, deepen and support stakeholder relationships, and promote the GIIN and activities of our members.
The Liaison must have exceptional relationship management skills, and be organized, objective, collaborative, professional, resourceful, flexible, and highly responsible. The ideal candidate also has impact investing and broader investment experience, and is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment. Skills in business development and marketing would also be an advantage.
- Conviction that investment capital can effectively address social and environmental challenges and a deep commitment to the growth of the impact investing industry
- Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree in Business, Finance, Public Policy or other relevant area preferred
- 7+ years work experience demonstrating strategic thinking and strong relationship management
- Experience and comfort working across the public, private, and philanthropic sectors
- Team-orientation, with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work both collaboratively and independently
- Entrepreneurial style, with an enthusiasm for working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
- Personable, persuasive, engaging presence, with diplomacy, tact, and good humor
- Strong writing and communications skills
- Experience convening diverse groups of stakeholders
- Detail-oriented, with high standards of performance
- Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments, and juggle multiple tasks simultaneously
- Fluency in English
- Comprehensive knowledge of computer software applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; experience with Salesforce advantageous
 The GIIN is currently operating under the fiscal sponsorship of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA).