Georgia Social Impact Map
Connect & Explore Investing for Impact
Around the globe, social impact investing is growing rapidly as investors increasingly seek social outcomes as well as financial returns. In Georgia, we have vast resources – a prosperous private sector, numerous social entrepreneurs and a vibrant philanthropic community – all looking for ways to engage in social issues of common concern. Our region is poised to emerge as a leader in this growing marketplace.
After an exhaustive, year-long study on the state of impact investing in Georgia (see Press Release), the Georgia Social Impact Collaborative (GSIC) has issued a final report on the initial stage of a network mapping project. The report describes the findings from phase 1 of an initiative to develop the Georgia Social Impact Map (the Map), a dynamic and sustainable resource designed to stimulate greater opportunities for investing in social good in the region.
The Georgia Social Impact Map will
IDENTIFY resources and gaps, CONNECT and EDUCATE our players, and
ACCELERATE impact investing opportunities.
What is Social Impact Investing?
Social impact investing refers to investments made into companies, organizations, and funds with the intention to generate social and environmental impact alongside a financial return. (GIIN)Tell me more
What is a Social Impact Ecosystem?
A social impact ecosystem is the dynamic and evolving environment in which various players in the social impact market interact and connect. The ecosystem is defined by four main groups, innovative entrepreneurs, strategic investors, responsive financial intermediaries and enabling organizations.Tell me more
What is Social Impact Mapping?
To accelerate opportunities for impact investing in Georgia, investors and investees must come together over social issues of common concern. The Georgia Social Impact Map seeks to facilitate connections and engagement opportunities by mapping our resources and gaps and providing avenues to educate and connect stakeholders.Tell Me More
Get on the Map
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The first step is for investors, entrepreneurs, intermediaries and enabling organizations to get on the social impact map. You begin by completing a simple questionnaire designed to help us better understand you, your mission and your involvement in the social impact arena.