Industry Know-How


Private Capital, Public Good

How Smart Federal Policy Can Galvanize Impact Investing- and Why it's Urgent

 US National Advisory Board on Impact Investing
  Jun 2014

This report by the US National Advisory Board on Impact Investing addresses the importance of the growing impact investing market in solving some of the worlds most challenging sustainability problems. They stress the importance of connecting the private and public sectors to support the growth ...

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Private Capital Public Good

Proposed Approaches to Social Impact Measurement in European Commission legislation and in practice relating to: EuSEFs and the EaSI

GECES Sub-group on Impact Measurement

  Jun 2014

This is the report of the sub-group established by GECES to develop a standard for social impact measurement. This standard will be used:

  • as part of the qualification for social enterprises, and for funds under the EuSEF legislation, and
  • as public reporting or information provision ...
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Proposed Approaches to Social Impact Measurement

The Power of Impact Investing

Putting Markets to Work for Profit and Global Good.

 Judith Rodin, Margot Brandenburg
  May 2014

In The Power of Impact Investing, published in 2014, Rockefeller Foundation president Judith Rodin and Margot Brandenburg, two of the foremost experts in the field, explain what impact investing is, how it compares to philanthropy and traditional investments, where opportunities are evolving around the world ...

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Mapping the Impact Investing Sector in Brazil

Summary of findings

 Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE)
  May 2014

During the past 10 years of impact investing in Brazil, we have observed a significant development in the impact investing space. Five years ago, only a few players identified themselves as impact investors, very few organizations in the social sector were investor-ready, and there were ...

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Investing for Impact

The Journey to Employment (JET) framework. Outcomes and tools to measure what happens on young people’s journey to employment.

 John Copps, Dawn Plimmer, Ellen Harries, Angela Kail, Eibhlín Ní Ógáin, NPC
  Apr 2014

Tackling youth unemployment is a priority. Over 1 million young people are not in employment, full time education or training — almost 1 in 7of all young people in the UK. Transitions to adulthood have become increasingly difficult as a result of the economic outlook and ...

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The Journey to Employment

Nine ways to make sure you make a difference with impact investing

 Carly Chynoweth (The Guardian)
  Mar 2014

9 recommendations for Investors who want to make a difference and how they must balance financial return with complex measures of social and environmental impact.

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Nine ways to make sure you make a difference when impact investing

Measuring and Improving Social Impacts

A Guide for Nonprofits, Companies, and Impact Investors

 Marc Epstein, Kristi Yuthas, Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  Feb 2014

Published in 2014 this book offers a detailed, reliable, and proven approach to rigorously evaluating and increasing the social impact of philanthropic efforts. The world is beset with enormous problems that desperately need solutions. And as a nonprofit, NGO, foundation, impact investor, or socially responsible ...

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How to Measure and Report Social Impact

A Guide for investees

 The Social Investment Business Group
  Jan 2014

Over recent years there has been a tremendous upsurge in demand for organisations — across both charitable and commercial sectors — to provide more information about their social and environmental impact. For social-purpose organisations, these developments have brought considerable opportunities as well as some new pressures. While ...

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How to Measure and Report Social Impact

Impact Investing 2.0 The Way Forward

Insights from 12 Outstanding Funds

 Insight, Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship, Impact Assets, Duke University
  Nov 2013

This report identifies twelve high-performing funds that have seen both financial and social returns on their investments. This report is designed to be a resource for the broad community interested in the future of impact investing, but especially for impact investing practitioners – those fund managers ...

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Impact Investing 2.0