Place-Based Impact Investing Forum

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The Place-Based Impact Investing Forum (PBIIF) 
is hosted by Pensions for Purpose and co-managed with The Good Economy and the Impact Investing Institute. Its purpose is to facilitate action-oriented discussions on how to scale up institutional investment that delivers local and regional social, economic and environmental impact. This builds on research undertaken by The Good Economy, The Impact Investing Institute and Pensions for Purpose in the report: 'Scaling up institutional investment for place-based impact', published in May 2021.

The forum operates on a quarterly cycle of:

  • All-stakeholder events, consisting of a keynote presentation followed by small group breakout discussions.
  • Peer-to-peer meetings for pension funds and other asset owners to share experiences, discuss challenges and learn from each other.
  • Morning coffee/afternoon tea discussions relevant to this agenda.
  • Training opportunities.
  • Newsletters, signposting relevant updates, content and events.

Forthcoming PBIIF events are shown opposite, along with the most recent relevant content.

You are also able to search content on our platform using the ‘Place-based impact’ tag – see applicable articles on this important agenda here - and a calendar of all Pensions for Purpose hosted events is available here.


"Pensions for Purpose have their finger on the pulse of investment seeking to make a contribution to society." Delegate, all-stakeholder event.

"The forum facilitates discussion between a wide range ot stakeholders leading to implementation of place based investment." Delegate, all-stakeholder event.

"The forum is packed with values aligned impact innovators." Delegate, all-stakeholder event.

What is Place-Based Impact Investing? 

Investments made with the intention to yield appropriate risk-adjusted financial returns as well as positive local impact, with a focus on addressing the needs of specific places to enhance local economic resilience, prosperity and sustainable development.

Place Based Impact Investing brings together places and investors around five ‘pillars’, underpinned by a solid social and financial rationale for investing:

We recommend five areas for action to scale up PBII:

How to join

Individuals from a Pensions for Purpose member organisation can join forums to share and debate topics of mutual interest. To enquire about membership or if you are an existing member seeking to join this forum, please contact our Membership Manager, Stephen Darlington.


Membership of the forum is free of charge, although there are sponsorship opportunities for those wishing to lead on this important debate, including:

  • Sponsorship of the forum: £9,900 per annum plus VAT. Multiple sponsors permitted. Sponsor’s logo and a link to their website will appear on the main forum page and in every quarterly newsletter. Sponsor can act as a moderator in the breakout room discussions. Sponsor will be invited to write a comment in the quarterly newsletter..
  • Sponsorship of online afternoon teas/morning coffees: £5,500 plus VAT per session. Sponsor’s logo will appear on the event invitation. Social media to advertise the event (subject to sponsor's media preferences). Opportunity for two speakers to frame the discussion. Pensions for Purpose will introduce the session and moderate Q&A..

Discounts are available for Premium Members - for more information on premium membership please contact our Membership Manager, Stephen Darlington.

Please note that sponsorship is payable in advance. For more information on opportunities within PBIIF, please email the Forum Lead, Martin Pattinson.

People and Events
30-31 March 2022 - LGC Investment Seminar, Carden Park

Our Founder, Karen Shackleton, is speaking on the 'Investing locally - but does it have impact and/or meet the levelling up agenda' session on the morning of 31 March.

People and Events
1 March 2023 – Place-Based Impacting Investing Forum online asset owner…

The future of levelling up; what is the role of pension funds and investment in empowering places?

People and Events
22 February 2023 – Place-Based Impact Investing Forum all-stakeholder online…

An update on, and discussion about, the government’s levelling up agenda with Joanne Donnelly, Head of Pensions at the LGA.

People and Events
1 February 2023 – Pension Fund Award winners – Pensions for Purpose Annual…

Pensions for Purpose is delighted to announce the winners of its Pension Fund Awards in the areas of impact investing adoption, place-based impact, social impact and Paris alignment.

People and Events
1 February 2023 – Pre-event brochure – Pensions for Purpose Annual Stakeholder…

To discover the agenda, speakers, sponsors and shortlisted organisations, read our brochure.

How does place-based investing support levelling up? – Cameron Turner

Views raised on levelling up at our Place-Based Impact Forum (PBIF) all-stakeholder event on 22 February, opened by Joanne Donnelly from The Local Government Association and hosted by Martin Pattinson.

Thought Leadership
From the White House to the EU: how the world is driving green investing…

Global spending in the net zero transition is estimated to reach £220 trillion between 2021 and 2050. What is the role of institutional investors and how can they benefit?

Thought Leadership
Active ownership case study: how we’re influencing companies over workforce…

Against the backdrop of a cost of living crisis, how can companies successfully recruit, develop and retain top talent?

Thought Leadership
Droughts and floods: dealing with the flow – J O Hambro Capital Management

Devasting droughts and brutal floods dominate news cycles.

Thought Leadership
Place-based impact investment at The Good Economy

Future directions of travel.