Best Practices, Challenges and Frameworks for Measuring and Managing Impact
Written by Liv Kronemeyer
Now more than ever, understanding how to effectively measure and manage impact is critical to ensuring founders, impact investors, and business leaders are achieving their desired results to address the world’s most pressing social and environmental challenges, while contributing to sustainable and equitable development.
However, without a universal impact measurement framework to help impact investors better understand and articulate the real difference their investments make, we are seeing a clear gap between the “walk” and the “talk”, making impact measurement confusing, costly, time consuming and biased.
To address this gap and the increasing interest in Impact Measurement and Management (IMM), we hosted a conversation with industry experts, fund managers, and academics, to discuss the challenges, best practices, and existing frameworks for measuring and managing impact. Moderated by Catha Groot, Partner at Radicle Impact, the conversation centered on the experience and expertise of Cathy Clark, Faculty Director at CASE (Center for Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship)Duke University, Jeff Finkelman, Managing Director, Sustainable Investing at Fiduciary Trust International, and Sarah Gelfand, Managing Director at BlueMark®.
Over the course of an hour-long virtual discussion, the panelists addressed questions around:
How to design and implement an IMM system.
Whether the SEC’s work in climate and ESG and climate disclosures have any implications for impact investors.
Industry best practices for fund managers, staffing and incentivizing IMM.
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