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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  • BEAM Exchange
eng

BEAM Exchange Evidence Map

This database classifies enterprises’ impacts by their level of evidence risk.

Audience: Investors, Enterprises
Type: External resource
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  • Big Society Capital
eng

Social outcomes matrix

The outcomes matrix and measures are a tool to help social investment financial intermediaries and social sector organisations to manage their social impact.

Audience: Investors, Enterprises
Type: External resource
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  • Bank of Montreal (BMO)
eng

Responsible Global Equity Strategy

This publication shares BMO Global Asset Management’s impact management strategy for listed equities – and how the IMP convention is used to shape it.

Audience: Investors
Type: External resource
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  • New Philanthropy Capital (NPC)
eng

Case Studies in Youth Employment

This report explores the impact management practices of over 30 organisations – funders, investors and enterprises – working in youth employment globally.

Audience: Investors, Enterprises
Type: Co-authored content
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  • Root Capital
eng

Constructing a portfolio on the efficient impact-financial frontier

This report provides guidance for individual funds within a single asset class who are looking to build a portfolio with both financial and impact goals.

Audience: Investors
Type: Co-authored content
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  • Harvard Dataverse
eng

Datahub for Field Experiments in Economics and Public Policy

This repository contains mostly data from randomized experiments, run by researchers associated with IPA and J-PAL.

Audience: Enterprises
Type: External resource
By
  • The Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED)
eng

Demonstrating Additionality

This publication provides the key principles for demonstrating additionality in private sector development initiatives.

Audience: Enterprises
Type: External resource
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  • Heron Foundation
eng

Net Contribution Framework

This podcast discusses Heron Foundation’s Net Contribution Framework.

Audience: Investors
Type: External resource
By
  • The Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED)
eng

Evidence Framework

This interactive resource outlines logic models for generating pro-poor impacts.

Audience: Enterprises
Type: External resource
By
  • Nesta
eng

How do we know if impact has occurred?

This report explores how collecting evidence of impact is important for impact management.

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

How do we know if we’re contributing to the SDGs?

This infographic illustrates how we need to understand performance across the five dimensions of impact in order to understand an enterprise’s contribution to the SDGs.

Audience: Investors, Enterprises
Type: IMP guidance
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  • IMP
eng

Emerging Consensus about Impact Goals

Through the consensus-building efforts of the IMP, people around the world have been sharing their understanding of impact, and their insights into how we can talk about our impact goals in a way that everyone understands.

Audience: Investors, Enterprises
Type: IMP guidance
By
  • Social Spider CIC
eng

Exploring how beneficiaries describe their impact expectations

This report looks at how people’s experiences with social services and activities have influenced their impact expectations, goals and priorities.

Audience: Enterprises
Type: Co-authored content
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  • Impactt
eng

How people describe the impact they experienced

This report help us to understand what people’s expectations are when buying or engaging with products or services.

Audience: Investors, Enterprises
Type: Co-authored content
By
  • Feedback Labs
eng

Feedback Labs

Feedback Labs advocates for feedback loops to understand stakeholder perspectives.

Audience: Enterprises
Type: External resource
By
  • International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
eng

Baseline Basics

This publication considers how enterprises can conduct reliable and useful baseline studies.

Audience: Enterprises
Type: External resource
By
  • Future-Fit Business
eng

Core business resources

A set of environmental and social goals for businesses based on scientific research.

Audience: Enterprises
Type: External resource
By
  • Acumen
eng

Impact management case study in off-grid energy

This study highlights the value of collecting data across all five dimensions of impact to conduct a full impact measurement and management process.

Audience: Investors, Enterprises
Type: Co-authored content
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  • GIIN
eng

IRIS+

This database includes generally accepted metrics for measuring impact performance.

Audience: Investors
Type: Structured network resource
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  • ImpactMatters
eng

Impact Audits

This database of impact audits demonstrate how enterprises are making a positive impact on vulnerable communities.

Audience: Enterprises
Type: External resource