New Frontiers | Our ApproachWe facilitate consensus-building in areas in which standards and guidance do not yet exist

Impact Frontiers aggregates, synthesizes, and shares new practices that can help investors to increase their impact, building on the content and facilitation practices pioneered by the Impact Management Project.

The typical process

6 topics

ADVANCED THROUGH FIELD BUILDING INITIATIVES TO DATE

550+ PRACTITIONERS

SHARED THEIR COMMENTS THROUGH DISCUSSION BOARDS AND INTERACTIVE WEBINARS

A

An initiative in partnership with leading experts in racial, gender, and data equity to 1) develop a baseline layer of social equity awareness and practices that is simply good operating practice for any impact management professional; and 2) explore new impact management strategies for investors with specific social equity objectives.

B

A consensus-building initiative to establish Norms for investors in private markets about the content, structure, and format of impact performance reports.

C

Impact Frontiers is investigating the current state of practice in impact-driven portfolio construction and optimization across asset classes and spotlighting novel practices developed by individual investors incorporating impact into asset class allocation.

D

jointly facilitated an industry consensus-building effort to develop resources that can support investors in measuring, managing, and reporting their positive and negative contributions to impact and systematic risk. 

E

In 2023, Impact Frontiers reviewed basics of systems mapping techniques and explored how they might be applied in the future at the investment and portfolio levels. 

Impact Frontiers aggregates, synthesizes, and shares new practices that can help investors to increase their impact, building on the content and facilitation practices pioneered by the Impact Management Project.

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The typical process

01

Identify Topics

We identify significant challenges in impact management faced by practitioners in our community of cohort members and industry partners.

02

Conduct Initial Review

Review existing approaches and materials on the topic and synthesize findings in an interim paper intended to solicit views and suggestions from investors and others.

03

Publish Discussion document

In compiling the interim paper, we will conduct interviews with a large number of investors and other related parties to ensure that the contents are in line with actual practice. 

04

Open for Public comment

The interim report will then be open for public comment on the Impact Frontiers’ Discussion Board and on live, online, open-invitation ‘huddles’ on each topic.

05

Publish consensus document

The paper will be finalized based on the feedback received and published in Our Work

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