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Impact Strategy

Impact Strategy made simple!

Easily create Theory of Change or IMP framework.
Define impact goals and manage strategies with a simple wizard that asks you all the right questions to get started quickly.

 

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From no strategy to impact strategy

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Theory of Change

Define transparent impact goals marked by intentionality with theory of change, impact metrics, SDG alignment, understanding risks and assumptions

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5 Dimensions

Actionable wizard with What, Who, How much, Contribution and Risk dimensions for enterprise level indicators definition. Go through the different impact categories and identify standard or bespoke indicators.

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Metrics catalog

Looking to share performance based on social, environmental and financial indicators, aligning with frameworks as IRIS, SDG targets or Impact Management Project

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Due diligence

Consistently perform investee due diligence building towards the impact objectives of the investment thesis and growing portfolio. With out of the box surveys, collect baseline data at pre-investment stage.

Impact Strategy can help design better programs and portfolios

Quickly go through each step of the framework selected, identify metrics from a catalog with 3800+ metrics or create own metrics and align with SDG, and define risks and assumptions.

 

 

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The disconnect between mission and social change

Repeatedly organizations and funders are using Theory of Change but without learning from it.

Key performance indicators identified do not relate to the outcomes and impact they are seeking. This creates a massive disconnect between their actual mission & social change results.

Theory of Change

Impact Management

With Impact Strategy connect outcomes of Theory of Change (TOC) or logic models with their key indicators, data strategy and reporting. M&E practitioners can build a data collection strategy to track inputs, activities, outputs, outcomes and impact.

Assign SDG alignment to each metric and define risks and assumptions on each step of the TOC for improved impact management.

Lack of streamlined tools

Impact Management Project (IMP) is a forum for building global consensus on how to measure, manage and report impact. By defining a common understanding for organizations and funders, it builds towards a standardized language.

Nevertheless, practitioners and asset managers are left with the challenge to map and assess their enterprises and investment portfolios impact. Inexistent tools and software that simplifies the experience and guides through the framework journey hinder the adoption of such best practices.

5 Dimensions of impact

Actionable impact management

With Impact Strategy "5 Dimensions of Impact by IMP" framework wizard go through each of the effects and identify the indicators for the What, Who, How Much, Contribution and Risk impact categories.

Understand how each effect relates to the overall enterprise impact classification within the ABC of impact classification (between may cause harm, does cause harm, act to avoid harm, benefit stakeholders and contribute to solutions).

Lack of standardized practices

Hundreds of standards, frameworks, and tools like GIIN's IRIS, or Impact Genome Project, but there is no standardized language and still impact is not measured and managed effectively.

The lack of commonly accepted practices is hindering the growth of capital allocation towards SDGs. On the other hand, enterprises and asset managers are struggling to start their impact journey due to the lack of comprehensive actionable tools to support the process from impact strategy to reporting.

Fundamental to social impact is context sensitivity. If there are three healthcare programs for child immunization in northern India, Afghanistan or African country, today is difficult, if not impossible to compare and benchmark social impact.

Impact Knowledge Graph

Growing impact investing

Impact Knowledge Graph is a flexible approach that allows any mission-driven organization to start an impact journey with a structured approach to their impact strategy, helping to get closer to a data-driven journey.

After indexing publicly available impact metrics, Impact Knowledge Graph flexibly uses standards, frameworks, and tools, so that adoption of best practices is effective. It allows practitioners and managers to access impact themes, surveys, metrics and indicators, and data to develop their own strategies and share lessons learned, thus improving adoption of impact management practices and promoting the growth of impact investing.

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