Impact Investing

1. Research Project on Impact Investing (Proceeding)

In March 2020, CAFI kickstarted a research project on impact investing. Combing through and scrutinizing pain points and yearnings of various market entities, the project is set to compile practices in China of social impact investing and propose policy recommendations accordingly. Secondary research and interviews were conducted with four types of market entities including mainstream financial institutions, foundations, social enterprises, and nonprofit organizations. In the end of 2020, the study team composed a discussion paper of Research Report on Practices and Policy Studies on Social Impact Investing, and a closed-door expert panel meeting was held on November 29, gathering together leaders from relevant government agencies, industry, and academia. Issues surrounding defining of concepts, quantification, and metrics were comprehensively explored and consensuses reached on the meeting. Further research is currently in progress integrating expert suggestions.