Against a backdrop of challenging economic, social, and political change, a focus on targeting investment goals beyond maximising profits and minimising risk has never been more important.

With a growing global trend amongst corporate organisations, institutional investors and individuals who want to make positive choices around where they are investing, ITN Business is launching a news-style programme and digital campaign Investing for change: Our Global Impact.

Our campaign will launch with an exclusive premiere event at the London Stock Exchange on Tuesday 12th December and a panel discussion exploring the future of investment. Our panel guests include:

  • Julia Hoggett, CEO, London Stock Exchange
  • Jonathan Geldart, Director General, Institute of Directors
  • Kieron Boyle, CEO Impact Investing Institute
  • Nick O’Donohoe CMG, CEO, British International Investment

The campaign will showcase organisations who are placing social impact at the heart of their investment strategy and applying non-financial factors into the investment process as a response to global challenges. The content will be promoted via a digital campaign in partnership with The Economist and The Week.

We will reflect on some of the key issues and inflection points that have happened globally to shape the news in 2023; explore how they have impacted business, investment and trade over the past 12 months. We will discover what organisations can do to invest for the future and explore the theme of impact investing. How investments made with the intention to generate positive, measurable social and environmental impact can drive better outcomes for society against a backdrop of challenging times.

At the end of 2022, global allocated assets in ESG funds – those with social impact at the heart of their strategy – were estimated to have reached over $403 billion, with organisations in Europe and the US contributing to much of this investment pool. [Statista]

There are opportunities for leading companies to be featured in the programme and spearhead their own news items. We’re looking for organisations at the forefront of developments to take part and share their story. If this seems relevant to your work in the industry, then please contact Charlotte Lenman, Jamie Connolly or Jeff Blackmore.