Equality Impact Investing Project
A form of social impact investing that aims to deliver positive equality impact. That impact needs to be intentional, positive and significant. Inequality is unfair differences that impact on different people’s or groups’ ability to realise their human rights and freedoms.
It is a multi-dimensional challenge that can be seen and measured in the differences between what resources people have, and what they are actually able to be and do. These differences result from structural and/or individual discrimination, disadvantage or abuse.
Advancing equality is about setting and achieving positive objectives and goals that enable individual or systemic change. Reducing inequality involves, at the least, limiting its negative impact on people but, optimally, also acting on its drivers and root causes.