ONLINE LEARNINGThe Online Curriculum is an open-access educational platform designed to help you understand the principles of impact-financial integration and integrate them into your investment practices

In partnership with the Impact Capital Managers with the support of the Tipping Point Fund.
Impact-Financial Integration
This sequence discusses how to construct, analyze, and synthesize decision-making rules from integrated scatterplots.
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Impact at the Portfolio & Investment Levels
This sequence explores how to integrate impact alongside financial risk and return throughout your process, from portfolio-level goal-setting to investment-level decision-making.
Module 4:

Impact at the Portfolio-level

  • Portfolio impact goals: the What, Who, and Contribution dimensions
  • Integrated portfolio dashboards
  • Integrated portfolio performance targets
Module 5:

Impact at the investment level

  • Integrated pipeline screens
  • Impact ratings, integrated scatterplot analysis, and investment approval
  • Portfolio performance & investment process adjustments
  • Case study: Frontiers Foundation
Building an Impact Rating
This sequence walks through a step-by-step process for building an impact rating using the 5 Dimensions of Impact.
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Impact for Decision-Making
This sequence provides an overview of the curriculum and introductions to impact ratings and the efficient impact frontier.
Module 13:

Integrated Scatterplots: Construction & Analysis

  • Risk-adjusted Financial Return Metrics
  • Analyzing Scatterplots
  • Synthesizing Decision Rules
Module 14:


  • Impact for Decision-making
  • Five Steps of Impact-financial Integration
  • Next Steps

Explore Our Resource Library

Impact Frontiers impact financial integration
Guidance for Investors

Impact–Financial integration: A Handbook for Investors

Impact Frontiers Stanford social review
Stanford Social Innovation Review, 2020

How investors can integrate social impact and financial performance to improve both

Impact Frontiers getting started toolkit
Getting Started

Impact Frontiers Getting Started Investors Toolkit