Survey Introduction

Every year, the GIIN Annual Impact Investor Survey results in the most comprehensive and widely cited report on the impact investing market. It provides practitioners with data on global impact investment activity, perceptions on the current state of the market, and analyzes year-on-year trends to indicate how the industry is changing over time.

By participating in this survey, you are contributing to important research that underpins the market and informs practitioners' strategies. The GIIN will collect and analyze the data, and aggregated findings will be published in the annual public report this June. As a respondent, you will receive priority access to the findings and will have the choice to be acknowledged as a respondent in the report. All data will remain confidential to the GIIN and be presented anonymously in aggregate form only.

This is the 10th edition of this survey; to commemorate this milestone, you’ll find opportunities to reflect on industry progress as well as to project forward. We look forward to including your views this year!
Please follow these guidelines:
  • The survey should be completed by the management team with one submission per organization.
  • Please try to complete the survey in one sitting; we expect it to take 30-45 minutes with the right information in hand. You may need to gather this information before completing it – please refer to the soft copy of the questions provided via email or available at this link. To save your work and return to it, click the 'exit' button then use the original link from the same computer.
  • All questions should be answered with respect to the impact investment portfolio(s) your organization manages, unless otherwise specified.
  • Please use the GIIN's definition of impact investments as you answer the survey: impact investments are investments made with the intention to generate positive, measurable social and environmental impact alongside a financial return. They can be made across asset classes, in both emerging and developed markets, and target a range of returns from below market to market rate, depending on the investors’ strategic goals.
If you have any questions, please contact Hannah Dithrich at
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