• Signposting to the shared fundamentals: PPI

    November 8, 2017

    Based on the Impact Management Project, where is your tool or framework most useful? Read Julie Peachey's new blog about the PPI and where it fits within the five dimensions of impact.

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    Phase 2: From Theory to Practice

    November 6, 2017

    The next phase of the Impact Management Project is underway. The objective is to make the practice of impact management as easy-to-understand and accessible as possible. It’s time to move from conceptual agreement to practical application. Phase 2 runs through September 2018, and the project will continue to be multi-disciplinary and collaborative. Read on to make sure you’re involved in shaping what comes next.

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  • Case Study in Off-Grid Energy

    Impact Management Case Study in Off-Grid Energy

    October 18, 2017

    This case study brings the full impact management process to life from the perspective of Acumen Fund; an investment manager who has made a number of investments in off-grid energy. While impact management is still a work in progress for Acumen, the case study aims to highlight the value of collecting data across all of the dimensions of impact and illustrate how this data is used to re-set goals and improve performance.

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  • The Impact Management Glossary

    The Impact Management Glossary

    October 27, 2017

    When it comes to assessing and managing impact, many terms mean different things to different people, or different words are used to mean the same thing. The glossary is a collaborative effort to reduce possible confusion by showing what different terms mean when they are defined for or by a certain community of practice.

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    Investor’s Perspective: Constructing a portfolio on the efficient impact-financial frontier

    October 4, 2017

    Root Capital has been working with the Impact Management Project to provide guidance for individual funds within a single asset class, who are looking to build a portfolio on the efficient frontier of both financial and impact performance.

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    Perspective from the Australian market

    September 28, 2017

    Based on a series of webinars, this downloadable document summarises insights from the sessions, showing how the Australian perspective has informed the global convention.

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    How do we know if impact has occurred?

    September 27, 2017

    Collecting evidence of impact is an important step towards figuring out which material positive and negative effects are occurring, before making decisions to improve the experience of people and planet. 

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    Investor’s Perspective: Incorporating impact goals into traditional asset allocation

    August 29, 2017

    Over the last six months, UBS has been working with the Impact Management Project on a series of model portfolios that illustrate different combinations of impact and financial goals. These portfolios, along with insights gained along the way, are showcased here, in the hope that we can contribute to the ongoing discussion about how best to incorporate impact considerations into asset allocation.

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    Perspective from the Brazilian market

    August 16, 2017

    The team at Vox Capital hosted two sessions on June 9th and 20th for Brazilian fund managers, entrepreneurs, asset owners and intermediaries to discuss emerging consensus on impact management.

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    How people describe the impact they experience

    August 9, 2017

    Focus groups in Myanmar, Kenya, Belgium and Bolivia helped us understand how people think about themselves and their goals, as customers or beneficiaries.

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    Investor’s Perspective: A Shared Convention for Impact Management

    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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  • Case Studies in 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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  • 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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Get Involved

Whether you are a frontline business, asset owner, intermediary or evaluator, managing impact starts with talking about impact in a way that everyone can understand.

Will you start using these shared fundamentals when you talk about your impact? Have you already started, and have an experience to share?

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