Resources and examples

Access practical tools and templates for impact management

As part of its consensus-building efforts for good impact measurement and management, the IMP has developed practical guidance, partnered with organisations to develop case studies, and championed others whose measurement and management approach demonstrates the norms agreed through the IMP. This page of resources and examples has been developed to support enterprises and investors working to better understand their impacts on people and the planet.

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  • Reports and case studies that demonstrate the integration of the IMP norms into an enterprise or investor’s impact measurement and management practice
  • Open source guidelines that enable organisations to better understand their impacts
  • Academic papers or research articles that aim to advance progress in the area of ESG and impact measurement, management and disclosure
  • Databases of research and evaluations around impact measurement and management, that promote best practice and transparency in reporting data.
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  • Impak Finance
eng

In search of impact alpha

This case study uses impak’s sectoral, SDGs, revenue growth and share price analyses to understand the impacts of an investment portfolio. 

Audience: Investors
Type: External resource
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  • ABC World Asia
eng

Journey to impact in Asia

This inaugural impact report uses the impact management norms to analyse the environmental or social impact of ABC World’s prospective portfolio companies across a variety of countries and industries.

Audience: Investors
Type: Impact report
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  • Sopact
eng

Impact reporting – disinvested communities

Sopact used the impact management norms to understand the impact of Capital Plus Financial’s services to support Hispanic homeownership in Texas. 

Audience: Enterprises
Type: External resource, Impact report
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  • CDP
  • Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB)
  • International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC)
  • Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
  • Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB)
eng

Reporting on enterprise value: Illustrated with a prototype climate-related financial disclosure standard

Five leading organisations in sustainability and integrated reporting, who published a shared vision for a comprehensive corporate reporting system earlier this year, have published a paper that addresses one part of this system: standards for reporting on enterprise value, brought to life with a prototype climate-related financial disclosure standard.

Audience: Investors, Enterprises
Type: Structured Network resource
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  • Business Call to Action
eng

Impact Champions case studies

BCtA’s case studies from its 2019 Impact Champions Programme use the five dimensions of impact to measure performance against goals set by the enterprises in the cohort. Click the link to access several case studies that demonstrate the impact management norms in practice.

Audience: Enterprises
Type: External resource, Impact report
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  • Impact Investing Institute
eng

Impact Investing Principles for Pensions

Together with Pensions for Purpose, the Impact Investing Institute developed four guiding principles for pension schemes that give an accessible, practical insight into the opportunity presented by impact investing and the concrete steps trustees can take to pursue an impact investing strategy.

Audience: Investors
Type: External resource
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  • Impact Finance
eng

10 years in search of impact: Impact report 2019

This report demonstrates how the impact management norms have helped Impact Finance to track and improve the impacts of its investments.

Audience: Investors, Enterprises
Type: External resource
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  • Snowball
eng

Managing for impact

Snowball’s report analyses the additional impact which the fund managers in its portfolio bring to the investments in their portfolios. Snowball surveyed 21 fund managers across its five categories of manager impact and moderated the managers’ self-assessed scores against its own proprietary impact framework, which was in part informed by the impact management norms. 

Audience: Investors, Enterprises
Type: External resource, Impact report
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  • CDP
  • Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB)
  • International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC)
  • Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
  • Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB)
eng

Statement of Intent to Work Together Towards Comprehensive Corporate Reporting

Five global organisations, whose frameworks, standards and platforms guide the majority of sustainability and integrated reporting, announce a shared vision of what is needed for progress towards comprehensive corporate reporting – and the intent to work together to achieve it.

Audience: Investors, Enterprises
Type: Structured Network resource
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  • GROW Educare Centres
eng

2014-2019 impact report

GROW uses social-franchising to establish financially sustainable Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres in disadvantaged communities across South Africa. This impact report – and accompanying impact statement – use the impact management norms to understand and track the performance of GROW’s impacts on its stakeholders. 

Audience: Investors, Enterprises
Type: External resource, Impact report
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  • Wellington Management
eng

Enhancing impact: Investor and enterprise contribution

This white paper explains the concept of enterprise contribution, as well as Wellington Management’s own contribution to the impact of its investments. 

Audience: Investors
Type: External resource, Impact report
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  • GSG国内諮問委員会 (GSG-NAB Japan)
  • 社会性評価・認証制度に係る調査・実証事業 (Working Group on Social Impact Measurement Japan)
jap

Impact-Financial Integration: A Handbook for Investors 日本語版 概要

IMPのワーキンググループ、Impact Frontiers Collaborationが公表した、「Impact-Financial Integration: A Handbook for Investors」の概要を日本語訳したものです。インパクト投資時のインパクト評価と財務評価の統合をどのように考えるべきか、投資家による実務的な課題と提案がまとまっています。

Audience: Investors
Type: External resource
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  • Quona Capital
eng

2019 impact report

Quona Capital illustrates how the impact management norms were used to understand the impact of its fintech investments to support financial inclusion in emerging markets. 

Audience: Investors
Type: External resource, Impact report
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  • IMP
eng

Standardisation in impact management

This paper examines the IMP Practitioner Community’s views on what six elements of impact management can (or can’t) be standardised, following the discussions on the IMP’s discussion forum and corresponding huddles. 

Audience: Investors, Enterprises
Type: IMP discussion document
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  • IMP
  • BlueHub Capital
eng

Impact ratings: Quantified, not monetised

This document summarises the conversations that took place with the IMP’s Practitioner Community around the usage, benefits and challenges of impact ratings. 

Audience: Investors, Enterprises
Type: Co-authored content, IMP discussion document
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  • IMP
eng

Impact monetisation

The IMP convened its Practitioner Community to debate the challenges and merits of impact monetisation, which are summarised in this discussion document. 

Audience: Investors, Enterprises
Type: IMP discussion document
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  • Impact Frontiers
eng

How to implement impact and financial integration techniques with Impact Frontiers

This webinar explores the key impact-financial integration concepts and methods developed by the Impact Frontiers Collaboration, and how they were applied to Calvert Impact Capital’s impact management processes. 

Audience: Investors
Type: IMP guidance, Webinar, Video
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  • France Digitale
eng

Impact, a driver of value creation

This short study aims to support organisations with their impact management strategies by signposting to a variety of available frameworks and guidance. 

Audience: Investors, Enterprises
Type: External resource
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  • Impact Frontiers
eng

Impact-financial integration: a handbook for investors

Impact Frontiers, an initiative of the IMP, is pioneering new ways to integrate impact management with financial management – now summarised in this investor handbook.

Audience: Investors
Type: IMP guidance
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  • Kempen
eng

2020 impact report: Global Impact Pool

Kempen’s second publicly disclosed impact report summarises the impact that GIP is achieving at the level of the Fund, the underlying fund investments and at the investees level.

Audience: Investors
Type: External resource, Impact report