THE INGO Impact Investing Network was formed in 2015 by Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs, GOAL, Humentum, Mercy Corps, and Pact, as a small consortium of INGOs working together to gather and share knowledge about how INGOs are using private investment capital to advance their work in solving pressing global development challenges. Since that time, recognizing opportunities to accrue new value to their missions through impact investing, more than 55 international NGOs have joined and participated in activities, information sharing, and regular network forums.
In 2016, the Network published its first report, entitled Amplifyii: The INGO Value Proposition for Impact Investing. The report outlined the key areas where we saw INGOs adding value to the rapidly growing impact investing ecosystem and named points of challenge where INGOs needed to grow in order to achieve the impact they sought.
Now, two years later, with this report, entitled Amplifyii: The Next Mile of Impact Investing for INGOs, we are telling the story of how INGO offerings to the impact investing ecosystem are maturing and what this new activity means for the process of disruption and innovation currently underway in the international non-profit space.
Our hope is that this data and the ensuing insights and lessons learned add value to the conversation about how the diverse array of stakeholders involved in impact investing can continue to grow their collaboration, moving more capital towards impact around the world.
This is the story of how INGOs are taking impact investing the next mile.