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Last year with my colleagues Aparna Rae, and Pat Vinh-Thomas, I launched Moving Beyond as a response to the compelling need to address the inclusion of DEI across the growing field of impact investing and other forms of innovative finance. We advise and support fund managers, wealth advisors, impact-investors, philanthropists, and other social innovators creating progress.
Moving Beyond acknowledge that deep, lasting, and scalable impact requires a shift in our world view— to reflect values and align action that promote intersectional gender and racial equity — tailored to the charter and social compact of organizations committed to creating positive social impact.
To learn more about our values, and beliefs, please visit – movingbeyond.co
Check out my latest blog post forThe Rockefeller Foundation about momentum for building an evidence base for impact investing, coauthored with Veronica Olazabal and Shawna Hoffman. While the field of impact investing is relatively young, there is a sense of increased priority and urgency around impact measurement data in order to build a case for the feasibility of impact investing across a variety of actors – from philanthropies to high net worth individuals to hedge funds.
I am pleased to have authored two case studies featured in this post that demonstrate this momentum towards building an evidence base through rigorous impact measurement and management (IMM). The first, coauthored with my colleague Haley Millet, focuses onToniic’s T100 project. An IMM system for Toniic members, T100 is designed to deepen investors’ understanding of their portfolios, build a community of practice, and create a robust longitudinal database for impact investing. The second case study follows the journey of Green Canopy, an organization committed to promoting access to sustainable housing, as they developed their impact thesis to systematically map causal pathways between strategies and intended impact.
December 31, 2015, was a turning point for me. After founding and growing ORS Impact for more than 25 years, I stepped off its leadership team and faced my next big challenge. Assessing the future, I realized I have too much fire in my belly to “retire,” but I am equally unattracted to developing another company. While […]