Much interest and inquiry has recently met the issue of “impact investing”. The idea behind impact investing is that investors can make money by doing good. Making a return on deployed capital is essential to creating stable delivery of services, and to improving those services over time. Skeptics doubt this. Opportunists manipulate this. The Center seeks to validate this.
Stakeholders have increased both the desire to encourage these types of investments and the concern that the investments are either not able to be measured or are otherwise not being measured. In fact, there is concern that the investments are not achieving any of the desired goals. gTC plans to develop The Center for Impact Indices to both identify impact investment opportunities and to address the issue of measurement of the impact over the term of the investment.
The first index in the Center will be the Healthcare Inequality Index or HII. After the competition of the HII, the Center will use its methodology, insights, and resources to expand beyond healthcare. Subject to resource limitations, the Center currently anticipates growing into other areas identified by the impact investment community as important to serve broader goals for humanity including education, water, sanitation, poverty and hunger.