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  • How people describe the impact they experience

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  • Investor’s Perspective

    July 10, 2017

    Using shared fundamentals, we can understand the effects that underlying businesses - or portfolios of businesses - have on people and planet. This helps investors understand the different options available to them within each asset class.

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  • The Impact Management Glossary

    July 10, 2017

    In early 2016, Social Value Canada and Social Value US had developed a list of roughly 150 terms, and had begun to develop definitions in collaboration with SVT Group and graduate students from the Hult International Business School.

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  • Evidence

    July 10, 2017

    Nesta has developed additional guidance on identifying and using impact evidence. This builds on their set of Standards of Evidence for impact investing (2013), building off numerous academic examples such as the Maryland Scale and Project Oracle.

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  • Case Study in Off-Grid Energy

    July 10, 2017

    A case study will bring the full impact management process to life from the perspective of an investment manager. The case study profiles Acumen’s investing into off-grid energy, and highlights the value and importance of collecting data across all of the dimensions of impact.

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  • Youth Employment

    Case Studies in Youth Employment

    July 10, 2017

    Case studies developed by New Philanthropy Capital (NPC) explore the impact management practices of over 30 organisations - funders, investors and enterprises - working in youth employment globally.

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  • Investors Contribution

    Investor’s Perspective

    July 10, 2017

    Shared fundamentals for describing the effects that different underlying businesses - or portfolios of businesses - have on people and planet help investors to understand the different options available to them within each asset class. Investors can then build a portfolio that matches their intentions, constraints, financial and impact goals.

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  • Looking back at emerging consensus about Impact Risk

    July 3, 2017

    What we hope will happen is often different to what does happen. What impact risk are we willing to take? As with financial risk, a range of risk factors are often relevant. Talking to each other about which impact risk factors are material, and assessing them regularly, helps us all to make better decisions and allocate resources smartly. Click below to read emerging consensus and take a short survey.

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  • Looking back at emerging consensus about Impact Goals

    July 3, 2017

    When we talk about impact, do we understand each other? Through this project, people around the world have been sharing their understanding of impact – and therefore insight into how we can talk about our impact goals in way that everyone understands. Click below to read emerging consensus and take a short survey.

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  • Looking back at emerging consensus about Impact Management

    July 4, 2017

    Impact management is the process of trying to generate significant positive effects for people and planet, including preventing significant negative effects. Many different disciplines manage impact. But do we agree on the fundamentals of that process? Hundreds of organisations from around the world have been sharing their experience about impact management.

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