This website publicly shares consensus on how we talk about, measure and manage impact, bridging the perspectives of investment, grantmaking, business, non-profits, social science, evaluation, wealth management, policy, standards bodies and accounting (among others).

Shared fundamentals will make it easier to work together to improve our positive impact on people and the planet, and try to prevent negative impact.

In 2018, our objective is to make the practice of impact management as easy-to-understand and accessible as possible, moving from conceptual agreement to practical application. Learn more here.

The approach has been global, open and iterative through in-person and virtual sessions – and we want your continued input. Contact us with your ideas, comments and insights. Tell us how you are using this content to manage impact.

  • Are you using the dimensions to communicate your impact goals to partners?
  • How are the shared fundamentals driving the decisions you need to make?
  • Have the shared fundamentals helped you figure out what to measure, and clarified why you measure?


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