Place Based Impact Investing Forum

The Place Based Impact Investing (PBII) Forum is a forum hosted by Pensions for Purpose and co-managed with The Good Economy. 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:

  • Keynote presentations followed by small group breakout discussions
  • Training opportunities
  • Peer-to-peer meetings for pension funds and other asset owners to share experiences, discuss challenges and learn from other asset owners
  • Opportunities to connect with experts in the PBII pillars of housing, SME finance, clean energy, infrastructure and regeneration investment
  • Signposting to relevant content on our platform
  • Afternoon Tea discussions relevant to this agenda
  • Quarterly newsletters with relevant updates and information
We signpost to relevant thought leadership content on our platform using the tag Place-based impact. You can read all relevant articles on this important agenda by clicking here. Educational material can also be found on the Impact Investing Institute's knowledge hub here.  

Forum Sponsors: 

We are grateful to our forum sponsors for supporting this work (event sponsors also appear at the bottom of the page):
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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:


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: £9,000 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. Relevant events offered by the sponsor will also be featured in the quarterly newsletter.
  • Sponsorship of training opportunities: £3,500 plus VAT per session. Sponsor’s logo will appear on the event invitation and in the quarterly newsletter. Social media to advertise the training (subject to preferences). Sponsor will provide the training session with branded material. Pensions for Purpose will introduce the session and moderate Q&A.
  • Sponsorship of Afternoon Teas: £3,500 plus VAT per session. Sponsor’s logo will appear on the event invitation and in the quarterly newsletter. 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.

Please note that sponsorship is payable in advance. Forum sponsorship is payable quarterly in advance.

To join the Forum please sign up here. For more information please email Karen Shackleton at [email protected].


Sponsors of our events

Impact Investing Institute

People and Events
26 May 2021 - Place-Based Impact Investing: Focusing Capital on the Opportunity…

The eagerly anticipated launch of the Place-Based Impact Investing (PBII) White Paper included a presentation and discussion of the project’s findings, recommendations and next steps.

Thought Leadership
Why we invested: supporting the Everyone In homelessness scheme - Big Society…

Big Society Capital recently worked together with social impact investment partners and central government to galvanise £80.4 million of new capital towards tackling homelessness in the wake of COVID-19.…

Thought Leadership
White paper: social and affordable housing - UBP

The opportunity is to finance development and construction of new social and affordable housing and in the long-term to lease the newly constructed social and affordable housing to housing providers.

How does LGPS identify 'authentic' place-based impact opportunities? -…

Room 151, June 2021