Does impact investing work? Can you be confident that your money is actually ‘doing good’?
If you’re investing your money in achieving social good as well as generating a financial return, then it helps to be confident your impact investment genuinely makes an impact.
NPC has been working with impact investors since 2012. We have helped investors throughout every stage of the investment process.
For early stage funds, we’ve been giving support on everything from setting strategy, developing over-arching theories of change and impact management training, to creating bespoke impact management and monitoring systems.
For established funds, we have significant experience of how impact investors should report and evaluate their impact, and we’re able to conduct social impact due diligence of potential investees. Furthermore, we have helped investees to better measure their impact through 1-2-1 sessions.
NPC doesn’t work in a silo. We contribute to industry standards and tools promoted across the industry, such as the Impact Management Project, TONIIC, and the GIIN. We regularly speak about the benefits of robust impact measurement at external events.
We’re thrilled to have worked with some amazing funds across the industry to date, including the KL Felicitas Foundation, SIS Ventures Fund, the Connect Fund and the Stone Family Foundation.
If you’d value NPC’s support, we’d love to hear from you.
Featured resources on social investment and impact investing
A light-touch and practical framework for comparing an organisation’s approach to impact against best practice.
NPC's briefing paper for trustees: An introduction.
Impact investing is making waves. Leading financial institutions are moving into the field, with over $10trn of global assets now invested sustainably, some promising both competitive financial returns and a positive social impact. But it’s vital to specify and quantify that promised social impact. Plum Lomax draws some lessons from our work to capture this impact for one impact portfolio.
This paper shares our lessons learnt so far and builds on our experience in the social sector to suggest how we might achieve better impact measurement for social investment in the future.
NPC recently reviewed the work of the KL Felicitas Foundation, who are pioneering a new approach to investment by committing 100% of their foundation’s assets to positive social and environmental impact. Peter Harrison-Evans, who worked on the review, explores some of the difficulties of attributing impact to a particular intervention or investment. He argues that often it is best to remain focused on what your contribution was to a positive social outcome.
Our review of the impact created by the KL Felicitas Foundation (KLF), founded by Charly and Lisa Kleissner, which pioneers a new approach to investment by committing 100% of its assets to positive social and environmental impact.
Recently, NPC published its review of the impact created by the KL Felicitas Foundation, which pioneered a new approach to investment by committing 100% of its assets to positive social and environmental impact. Plum Lomax, who led on the work, explains.
Best to Invest? helps funders think through the benefits and risks of social investment, and how to decide if it is for them.