London, February 1st, 2017 – the Social Stock Exchange – society’s public market for impact investing – has launched its fourth annual research book at today’s annual investor conference. For the second year running, the book has been produced by specialist investment research firm All Street, delivering both an independent take on Social Stock Exchange member firms as well as an overview of developments in the impact investing market as a whole.
Social impact investing, where asset managers and private investors alike build portfolios delivering social returns alongside financial returns, continues to grow in popularity. The next generation of investors seek to achieve impact in their investing, and the idea of measuring all outcomes of a business’ operation serves their purpose.
In 2016 we grew by 50% and collectively our members are delivering against all 17 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Tomás Carruthers, Chief Executive of the Social Stock Exchange, commented:
“Our annual conference continues to grow in popularity and this year we are attracting more senior staff from many of the life offices, pension funds and asset managers in the City than ever before. We are releasing our 2017 Research Book at this event and I am delighted that it is becoming the reference for investing in impact. 2017 will mark another year of significant growth for social entrepreneurship and investor engagement.
Being approved for membership of the Social Stock Exchange requires the annual submission and approval of an impact report. Once admitted, member firms have the opportunity to list their instruments on the Social Stock Exchange segment of the NEX Exchange. They also benefit from high quality research coverage and have the opportunity to participate in a number of outreach events to access new impact investors.
About the Social Stock Exchange
The Social Stock Exchange provides access to the world’s first regulated exchange dedicated to businesses and investors seeking to achieve a positive social and environmental impact through their activities. The aim of the exchange is to help these businesses connect with investors and unlock capital at scale. All issuer member companies must meet a rigorous set of criteria before joining, including the publication of an Impact Report.
In January 2015, the Social Stock Exchange and NEX Exchange (formerly ICAP Securities & Derivatives Exchange Limited) launched the Social Stock Exchange branded market segment for impact businesses.
The Social Stock Exchange Ltd (FRN: 625231) is an appointed representative of Kession Capital Limited (FRN: 582160) which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) in the UK.
NEX Exchange is a Recognised Investment Exchange operating a regulated market and a growth market and provides a secondary market trading facility. NEX Exchange is supervised by the FCA.
For more information please contact:
Director of Communications, Social Stock Exchange
T: +44 7973 284 749
Membership & Events Manager, Social Stock Exchange
T: +44 (0) 203 608 8841
Chief Executive, Social Stock Exchange
T: +44 (0) 203 608 8056