The Global Steering Group for Impact Investments (GSG)Torino Social Impact and Social Impact Agenda per l’Italia, the Italian National Advisory Board, have joined forces to launch the Impact Narrative Awards, the first-ever award dedicated to communication about impact investing.

The word “impact” is proliferating in marketing strategies, but an effective and compelling narrative about impact investing is still lacking. Impact investment means optimizing risk, return and impact to benefit people and the planet. Impact investment does so by setting specific social and environmental objectives alongside financial ones and measuring their achievement.

The Impact Narrative Awards aims to identify best-in-class examples of impact investing stories used to persuade financial institutions and governments to put their full weight behind the impact. By honoring excellence in communication, we can strengthen the narratives used to promote impact investing and help our community to speak with one voice. In doing so, we elevate the profile of impact investing and enable it to expand around the world, bringing benefits to people and the planet.

The winners will be announced on October 7, 2021, to 1,500 impact professionals at the GSG Global Impact Summit.