SIB was a founding partner in and currently hosts the Equality Impact Investing Project (EIIP), a ground-breaking initiative that exists to ensure that social impact investing is more fully harnessed to advance SDG 10 – reducing inequality – in the UK and beyond. It does this by bringing together the fields of social impact investing with equality and human rights to build a new one: Equality Impact Investing.
EIIP aims to innovate, enable and increase investor action on inequality. EIIP exists to build the field, and drive increased use of, investing for equality impact. To do this, it brings equality and human rights actors together with social and impact investors to:
- Better understand inequality challenges and opportunities where investors can make a difference
- Pioneer new policy and practice responses
- Share and promote learning to influence wider change
EIIP's approach is evidence-based and open minded, concerned with all dimensions of inequality, its root causes and always focused on increasing the flow of finance to the heart of the matter.
As far are possible, EIIP try to work through existing investment and equality ecosystems, creating new initiatives only where these draw on and add value.