By investors, for investors.
The Impact Frontiers Mission
Our mission is to catalyze and accelerate investors’ integration of impact alongside financial risk and return into their investment practices.
The urgency of the social and environmental challenges we face makes it imperative that investors allocate capital to impact accurately and efficiently.
To this end, our strategy of growth through partnerships with industry associations and open-source content is designed to support the greatest possible number of investors to integrate impact into their decision-making as quickly as possible.
Our focus is on usefulness and practicality for investment decision-making. To achieve this, we lead with questions, and facilitate interactions that help investors come up with their own answers, based on their strategy, context and data. Our belief is that collaboration unlocks learning and innovation in addressing the challenges we face.
Our five-year goal is for investors across all major geographies and asset classes to be able to integrate impact into their investing.
Impact Frontiers is a learning and innovation collaboration developed with and for asset managers, asset owners and industry associations.
We originated from Root Capital’s efforts to integrate a third dimension of impact into the two-dimensional ‘efficient frontier’ of financial risk and return. To see if others could do the same, twelve investors joined in the first Impact Frontiers Collaboration, where they translated and implemented the integrated approach across a diverse set of portfolios totalling $15 billion. From these funds’ experience, Impact Frontiers synthesized a set of generalizable steps relevant to a wide range of investors in this article and handbook.
As it grew, the initiative migrated from Root Capital to the Impact Management Project, a non-profit forum for building global consensus on how to measure, manage and report impacts on sustainability – thus serving as a natural platform for industry-wide collaboration.
In the next phase of growth, Impact Frontiers seeks to build a scalable and replicable model to reach investors in new regions and asset classes.