Making sense with money
INAISE (the International Association of Investors in the Social Economy) is a global network of socially and environmentally oriented financial institutions. Created in 1989, INAISE grew rapidly as social finance gained importance, volume and visibility in a number of European and non-European countries.
Through INAISE, social investors from all over the world have been joining forces to exchange experience, disseminate information and show that money can actually used to achieve positive social and environmental change.
INAISE members, through their respective investment policies, foster and promote the following sectors:
Membership of INAISE is open to any organisation that takes an active interest in the furtherance of INAISE's goals. For further information on the types of membership available, please consult the Members Page.
The membership of INAISE includes banks, co-operative financial institutions, not-for-profit associations, foundations, venture-capital and guarantee-funds, demonstrating a great diversity in organisational and legal structures, size, policies and financial instruments. INAISE makes this wealthy experience and diversified toolkit available to all who are involved in finding new financial solutions to today’s social and environmental problems. INAISE members do not just invest in different sectors; they approach investment and depositis differently from traditional financial institutions, keeping the tenets of transparency, consumer engagement and supporting social/community impact while tailoring their services to their customer base.
As deposits collectors, they try to be as transparent as possible so as to let individuals see what is actually going on with their money, thus generating consumer awareness and involvement. As investors, they provide not just money but also information and advice, while offering generally more creative and flexible terms and conditions, particularly for not-for-profit projects and enterprises which are short on collateral, but with a high social impact and community support.