In cooperation with the Club of Rome, Rockefeller philanthropy advisors, desertec foundation, the CleanTech circle, and Forum CSR International, a global group of leading impact investors and scientists launched on April 27th, 2010 the Integral Impact Investing Initiative.
Integral Impact Investing is an evolutionary integral model for sustainable investing, business, and philanthropy. It is an evolutionary step in impact investing that advances consciousness leadership by adding culture, behavior and individual consciousness to the financial, environmental, and social metrics. Integral Impact Investing honors the truth that today’s challenges such as the financial, economic, energy, health, water, and other are in fact a crisis of human consciousness.
As Albert Einstein reminded us “the significant problems we face cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them”. This means that we must add new levels of consciousness when we try to address humanity’s problems.
In summary, the salon participants agreed to join forces and start the Integral Impact Investing Initiative with the intention to:
- Develop an Integral Performance Measurement Index by extending the current impact investing ESG (Environmental Social and Governance) Criteria to include behavioural as well as interior dimensions such as cultural and consciousness indices (such as ethics, morals, and ego);
- Develop an integral model for sustainable investing, business, and philanthropy across all asset classes and all types of capital. Aggregate capital to stimulate the integral impact sector. Identify new investment strategies to address the Millennium Development Goals and quality of life markets. Reinstating real wealth creation;
- Build a movement to share, inspire, convene, create Partnerships, and to bridge Government, Philanthropy, and Investing for the benefit of all.