Impact, Inform, Inspire.

The exchange place for
impact players acting for change

Show the way for more impact investments

Since 2019, SIA was designed to bring support to European impact players,
exchange field experience and inspire new impact initiatives.

Manifesto

We are faced with climate, social and governance emergencies that undermine our balance and security. 

Do we have to wait for all, regulators, governments and investors, to make a move? Or can we engage in concrete projects
and build momentum for change?

There are many impact leaders and impact investment projects making a difference. If they were better showcased, they would certainly inspire more engagement, political change and financial support.

Awards


Improve your recognition
as an impact player

Conferences


Attended by European
investors, media and
ESG influencers in Paris,
Frankfurt, Zurich…

Media


Raise your project’s
visibility
across Europe

With the SIA impact investment awards, the SIA conferences and the SIA live channel, impact players have all means to show the way for more sustainable investments.

SIA
Academy


Support the initiative
for change

Awards
2023 


Submit your
impact project

Impact Conferences


Become a Partner

SIA
Live


Exchange your
impact insights

Impact
Conferences

The conferences

SIA: Impact, Inform, Inspire.

SIA proposes a series of impact conferences across Europe, all supported by leading local media.

After Paris and Mainz in 2022, the SIA conferences and awards ceremonies are planned from May 2023 in Paris and Francfort. Other editions are being envisaged in Geneva, Barcelona, Milan or Amsterdam. The 2023 program of SIA Conferences will be announced shortly.

These conferences are attended by few hundreds of C-level investors, media, ESG influencer, impact project leaders and impact research experts.

SIA Academy leaders, conference partners and awards nominated projects were presented in 2022 during the following conferences.

Finance & Impact conference
in Paris by Option Finance on 17 May, 2022

Impact conference
in Mainz by Börsen Zeitung on 13 July, 2022

The 2023 program of SIA Conferences will be announced shortly.

SIA conferences’ sponsors packs range from 8,000€ to 12,000€ per conference.

These packs will position your brand as an impact leader willing to favour action and engagement. Sponsors will benefit from speaking opportunities, brand visibility, free passes to the Investors-attended conference, and the possibility to submit some projects carried out by the sponsor teams.

Impact
Conferences


Become a Partner

Impact
Investment
Awards

The SIA Impact Investment Awards are judged by an independent and expert jury.

They are awarded each year in different categories covering the United Nations SDGs.

 

An eligible project must be led by European investors.

It must have been running for a minimum of one year and fulfill stringent criteria.

Award process

You will be asked to fill in an application questionnaire on the SIA digital platform. You may submit several projects but will need to complete a separate questionnaire for each one.

A screening of all eligible projects will be ensured by AIR researchers and the nominees will be submitted to the SIA jury.

All nominated projects (inc. winners) will be offered a video pitch realised by SIA and presented during all SIA conferences. SIA Award winning projects will be invited at all SIA conferences (inside Europe travel fees paid for one or two conferences). Other nominated projects could be represented during SIA conferences. 50% of the submission fees will be reimbursed to not nominated projects.

Project submission fees: 600€*

*Free for projects brought by SIA Academy leaders or SIA conferences sponsors.

Awards
2023 


Pay your project
submission fees

Awards
2023 


Submit your
impact project

Who is eligible for the SIA awards?

An eligible project must be led and supported by investors. It must have been running
for a minimum of one year and fulfill stringent criteria

Impact: Materials and supporting data proving impact must be provided by the project leader.
Involvement: Effectiveness of engagement with stakeholders and local communities (human impact).
Replicability: The project can be adapted or reproduced by others.

Why should you submit your project?

The applicant projects will be analyzed by the SIA jury and will benefit from:

Large exposure to all SIA Partners (Jury, media, ESG influencers…)

Free access to SIA Conferences to network with investors

Award winning projects are invited to speak at SIA conferences (travel fees in Europe paid for one conference)

Presentation of all nominated projects on SIA website

Project video pitch realised by SIA for each nominated project (offered to project leader and presented during all SIA conferences)

September 2022 /
January 2023

Project submission

January / February
2023

Jury deliberation

March / April
2023

Nominees Pitching preparation

May
2023

Conference & Award ceremony

SIA Academy

The mission of the SIA Academy

Exchange experience to foster change

Raise sustainable investment standards

Highlight impact finance best practice

Leverage expertise of international awards jury

Organise annual impact investments awards

Produce multi-local impact conferences in Europe

SIA Academy leaders & partners are European major and influential impact investment players committed to share best practice, bring experience, influence regulation to inspire more impact projects and investors in Europe.

They commit to support the development of the only academy for impact.
These agreements are signed for 3 years.

SIA
Academy


Support the initiative
for change

SIA Live

The new impact network

SIA Live: a unique network to inspire new impact initiatives

  • Sharing the experience of other impact pioneers
  • Getting some practical or financial support to launch new impact initiatives
  • Hearing influencial voices
  • Ask questions, get answers

SIA
Live


Exchange your
impact insights

Producers &
Partners

Sustainable Investment in Action is an initiative produced by SKILLS and AIR, to bring support to European impact players, exchange field experience and inspire new impact initiatives.

Advanced Impact Research (AIR) is a research institute built on strong experience in standard setting and certification within ESG & Impact Investments.
AIR supports transformative change, with comprehensive analysis and evaluation of sustainable
investments beyond regulation, in order to enable stronger impact orientation in financial markets.
«Positive impact is the ultimate objective of our work. We intend to highlight and enable investments that make a measurable contribution to solving environmental and social challenges. This is also the ambition of the SIA Academy that we support with our scientific experience and track record in Sustainable Finance” says Timo Busch, Academic Director of AIR.

SKILLS is a communication company specialised in the investment industry (Asset Management, Banking, Insurance…) with a broad client experience in the fields of ESG and impact investing. SKILLS founded Sustainable Investment in Action in 2019, convinced that communicating about concrete impact initiatives, alongside field impact players would inspire a strong momentum for change

Partners

Partners News

Social Innovation Tournament by the European Investment Bank

Social Innovation Tournament by the European Investment Bank

Let the Social Innovation Tournament journey begin. Applications to the SIT 2022 are open!

Don’t miss your chance to apply with your promising idea or project that is ready to be launched or scaled up.

The 15 finalists will compete for a first prize of €75 000 and a second prize of €30 000 in both the General and Special Categories.

Applications are open from 17 January until 24 February and can cover any of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. This year, the Special Category prize will focus on the blue and green economy.

European Social Entrepreneurship Monitor (ESEM) by Euclid Netword

European Social Entrepreneurship Monitor (ESEM) by Euclid Netword

Calling all Impact-Driven & Social Entrepreneurs. Fill in the European Social Enterprise Monitor survey 2021 before 31st January.

The ESEM survey provides a unique opportunity to contribute and influence the next generation of social enterprise strategies, legislation, policies and funding. Ensure your voice is heard and stand up for social enterprises and the UN SDGs nationally and at EU level!

The European Social Enterprise Monitor (ESEM) project initiated by Euclid Network, close to 40 social enterprise alliance members, partners and universities, supported by the European Commission, closes the social enterprise data gap in Europe and informs decision-makers in politics, government, civil society and the economy on the needs and barriers that social enterprises face nationally, and at EU-level.

EBAN Impact Investment Survey 2021

EBAN Impact Investment Survey 2021

We are proud to be driving research surrounding impact investing in startups that are dedicated to a societal or environmental cause. This is why we are supporting the EBAN Impact Investing Survey. That way we empower impact investors by giving them the data and the facts to make informed investments.

That’s where you come in: You can help EBAN gather crucial data on impact investing by becoming part of the EBAN Impact Investing Survey. If you are a business angel making investments that have a positive impact on the society and the environment, EBAN needs your insights! Please note that all replies are confidential and we will only use aggregated results and store the replies following all GDPR requirements.