The exchange place for
impact players acting for change
Show the way for more impact investments
Since 2019, Sustainable Impact in Action was designed to bring support to European impact players,
exchange field experience and inspire new impact initiatives.
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.
present your projects,
grow your supports
Exchange experience with
investors, researchers and
Debate, challenge, share ideas,
to inspire other impact players
With the SIA impact investment awards, the SIA impact conferences and the SIA TV channel, impact players have all means to show the way for more sustainable investments.
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The impact conferences
Impact, Inform, Inspire.
Sustainable Impact in Action proposes a series of impact conferences across Europe, all supported by leading local media.
After Paris in 2021, Paris and Mainz in 2022, Frankfurt in 2023, the SIA conferences and SIA Award winners’ presentations are organised each year in various European cities.
These impact conferences are attended by an average of 150 investors, impact project leaders, researchers, impact influencers and media.
SIA conferences’ sponsors packs range from 5,000€ to 20,000€ 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 one “impact project” to the SIA award contest.
SIA Awards are assigned to impact projects after due diligence carried out by SIA research and reviewed by the SIA Advisory Board, made of independent experts.
They are awarded each year in different categories derived from the United Nations SDGs.
An eligible project must be supported by at least one European investor, be running for a minimum of one year and bring tangible proofs on 3 criteria.
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 advisory board.
All award winning projects will be offered a video pitch realised by SIA and presented during all SIA conferences. SIA Award winning projects will be invited to all SIA conferences.
Award application fee: 800€*
* 50% of the application fee will be reimbursed to not selected projects.
* Free for projects brought by SIA Academy leaders and SIA conferences sponsors.
Another “communication option" (budget 2.000€) is proposed to impact projects looking for large visibility towards the impact community via a booth on SIA Live conferences, a video produced by SIA, an interview on SIA TV and communication via SIA local media partners. Some impact criteria will be required though not as strict as for SIA Awards.
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Who is eligible for the SIA awards?
An eligible project must be supported by at least one European investors, be running for a minimum of one year and bring tangible proofs on 3 criteria.
Why should you submit your project?
The applicant projects will benefit from:
Large exposure to all SIA Partners
Free access to SIA Impact Conferences and to network with investors
Award winning projects are invited to speak at SIA conferences
Presentation of all award winning projects on SIA website
November 2023 /
February / March
Preparation of due diligences
April / May
SIA Impact Leaders nominations
1st SIA conference in Europe
The mission of the SIA Academy
Exchange experience to foster change
Raise impact investment standards
Highlight impact finance best practice
Leverage expertise of SIA advisory board
Organise annual impact investments awards
Produce multi-local impact conferences in Europe
SIA Academy 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.
The partner packs range between €15,000 and €30,000 and allow partners of the SIA academy to participate for free in the 3 pillars of SIA and to display their brand as a benchmark for impact investing (submit impact projects at awards, speak at conferences, participate in video debates on SIA TV, benefit from AIR’s impact research).
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The new impact network
SIA TV: 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
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 Impact in Action in 2019, convinced that communicating about concrete impact initiatives, alongside field impact players would inspire a strong momentum for change
Believe that you can Change Tomorrow Today
Submit your impact solution. Apply for the Social Innovation Tournament 2023! Join the most impactful changemakers tackling the world’s biggest challenges.
The SIT rewards and sponsors European entrepreneurs seeking to make a social or environmental impact with projects implemented in Europe. 15 finalists will compete for a 1st prize of €100 000 and a 2nd prize of €40 000 in both the General and Special Categories and an Audience Choice award of €10 000.
Applications are open until 23 February and can cover any of the 17 #SDGs. This year’s Special Category Prizes will go to projects focused on sustainable cities and communities.
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
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.