Industry Know-How


The Rise of Impact

Five steps towards an inclusive and sustainable economy

 UK National Advisory Board on Impact Investing
  Oct 2017

The UK National Advisory Board on Impact Investing released this report on the growing field of impact investing. With a focus on the UK, this report addresses the importance of achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals through increased Impact Investing as well as supporting the ...

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Rise of Impact Investing

Investing for Impact

 IFC International Finance Corporation / World Bank Group
  Sep 2017

An investor presentation from the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, summarising their investing activities, portfolio and funding programs.

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Investing for Impact

Impact Investing - Geld machen und Gutes tun

  Aug 2017

Geld anlegen oder spenden? Rendite machen oder Gutes tun? Es geht auch beides, gleichzeitig. Auch wenn es noch keinen Boom gibt: Der Markt für solche Fonds wächst rasant. Die Anleger sind begeistert.

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Geld machen und Gutes tun

Impact investing: Measurement valued by investee businesses

 Dr Rory Tews and Thomas Scheuerle (Roots of Impact)
  Jul 2017

This report was commissioned by the Donor Committee on Enterprise Development in order to shed light on the topic of data being generated by impact investee organisations.  24 agriculture and energy enterprises in Latin America, East Africa and Southeast Asia were interviewed. The key findings ...

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Impact Investing: Measurement valued by Invest Businesses

New Urban Agenda

 Habitat III, United Nations
  Jul 2017

The New Urban Plan was created to make cities more accessible and sustainable for their increasing populations and the world overtime. Though cities only take up 2% of all land, they generate 70% of the global GDP, consume over 60% of all energy produced, and ...

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SDG Index and Dashboards Report 2017

Global Responsibilities: International spillovers in achieving the goals

 Bertelsmann Stiftung and Sustainable Development Solutions Network
  Jul 2017

The Annual SDG Index and Dashboards Report shows updated information on where each country stands in regards to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. The report ranks countries based on their performance across all 17 goals. This year they have added spillover indexes to help indicate ...

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Reclaiming Social Entrepreneurship

 Daniela Papi Thornton
  Jul 2017

How can we make more effective social entrepreneurs? Daniela Papi Thornton thinks that we can do this by changing the way we teach social entrepreneurs how to build businesses, and change the way we think about creating social impact. Rather than approaching social impact and ...

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 Ruth Gripper, Anne Kazimirski, Anoushka Kenley, Rosie McLeod and Andrew Weston (NPC)
  Jun 2017

Measurement and evaluation is core to good impact practice. It helps us understand what works, how it works and how we can achieve more. The authors of the study researched the latest changes in theory and practice based on both new and older, renascent ideas ...

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Global Innovations In Measurement and Evaluation

Data: The Next Frontier for Impact Investing

A call for investors to share their data to expand the field’s understanding of the breadth and depth of activity.

 Jean Case (Stanford Social Innovation Review)
  Jun 2017

As Impact Investing takes off around the world, there is a growing need for transparency and data sharing. By increasing access to and accuracy of data, anyone interested in impact investing, whether its an organization or an investor, will get information on which enterprises are ...

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Data Article