LATEST ON GLE PERSPECTIVES
It’s great to share my report, Enhancing Market Space for Impact Investing in Canada? Examining Nova Scotia’s CEDIF Program and the Potential of Equity-Tax Credits with those involved in the impact investing community. The […]
You are invited to join the GLE Webinar on Social Enterprise in Latin America: Takeaways for Success on April 28, 2014 at 12 Noon GMT (Click here to calculate the time in your local […]
The World Economic Forum hosted the first in-person meeting of the Global Learning Exchange (GLE), alongside the World Economic Forum Latin America summit in Panama City. The GLE meeting, titled “Investing for Impact in […]
Impressions from the first Sankalp Africa Summit: The Role of Government and DFIs in promoting social innovation
Most impact investing practitioners are aware of the Sankalp Forum, a platform launched in 2009 by Intellecap, a leading investment and advisory firm in India. Its annual event, the Sankalp Unconvention Summit, scheduled for […]
The second virtual meeting of the GLE was webcast live from Berlin, coming on the heels of the third G8 Taskforce meeting. Featuring Sir Ronald Cohen, in conversation with Rosemary Addis, the Webinar provided […]
The January Webinar of the Global Learning Exchange focused on “The Role of Public Sector Leadership in Enabling Social Innovation.” The discussion was led by Rosemary Addis (Impact Investing Australia and Impact Investing Policy Collaborative); […]
ABOUT THE GLE
The Social Impact Investment Forum highlighted a shared ambition to move the social impact investment market towards maturity and global scale and included 150 high-level government officials, philanthropists, business and finance executives, social entrepreneurs, and academics who have been leaders in the field. The aim of the event was to build a platform to catalyze the global market for social impact investment – a key component of which was an initiative introduced that day, the Global Learning Exchange (GLE).
The UK Cabinet Office has invited the World Economic Forum together with the Impact Investing Policy Collaborative (IIPC), to curate and convene a GLE that is truly global in reach – extending from the G8 to the G20, and beyond – inclusive in its approach, and focused on sharing best practices.
The GLE is created as a complement to existing market knowledge and infrastructure, elevating and amplifying the expertise of leading practitioners and networks. The GLE will provide a resource for global peer-to-peer learning on social impact investment among public officials, investors, philanthropic and civil society organizations, international financial institutions, and business leaders with a nexus to policy.
The GLE will organize regular virtual meetings for public engagement, and will maintain a knowledge-sharing space through this website. Further, the GLE will also convene in-person meetings to expand cross-sector debate on issues of public leadership and the impact investing market.
The open learning and partnership approach of the GLE was applauded by UK Minister for Civil Society, Nick Hurd MP, at its announcement at the G8 Social Impact Investment Forum in June.
MINISTER NICK HURD MP ANNOUNCES THE GLOBAL LEARNING EXCHANGE
Nick Hurd MP, Minister of Civil Society, Government of the UK announced the formation of the Global Learning Exchange at the G8 Social Impact Investment Forum held in London on June 6, 2013.