The Impact Investing Policy Collaborative (IIPC) just wrapped up their third annual conference in the UK. For those who couldn’t join the IIPC across the pond, here’s a quick recap of the marathon set of events that took place!
From July 8-11 over 120 delegates representing nearly 30 different countries met in Oxford and London, UK for four days of discussion aimed to increase understanding and enthusiasm around the critical role of government in developing opportunities for impact investing.
The goals of the conference included:
- Continue to build the IIPC’s network of policymakers, researchers, investors, and entrepreneurs.
- Identify new partnerships and opportunity for collaboration.
- Develop The London Principles as a unifying resource and catalyst for market development.
Developing the London Principles
Preceding the conference the conveners of the IIPC – PCV and The Initiative for responsible Investment at Harvard University – developed a draft version of the London Principles by soliciting feedback and input from the IIPC Advisory Council as well as representatives from the White House, Australian Government, and the UK Cabinet Office. This draft of the Principles was brought to the UK where it was integrated throughout the conference discussions.
During the first two days of the conference, 30 researchers, policymakers, and investors from around the world met at Oxford University to discuss initiatives in their home countries to develop impact investing policy.
These presentations of ‘on-the-ground’ practices informed subsequent group discussions in which participants debated the implications of the policy experiences presented on the draft of the London Principles.