A coherent, consistent practice of high-quality impact measurement and management must be implemented at the core of all organizations seeking to understand and improve their effects on people and planet. Effective measurement and management of impact data is essential if investors are to know whether they are actually achieving the impact they seek. The Theory of Change framework is a five-step model that streamlines the processes for investors to translate their impact intentions into real impact results.
The BrightTALK webinar ‘Theory of Change: Steering tool for effective impact investing’ demonstrates how Triodos IM applies the Theory of change impact management framework for its Financial Inclusion investment strategy.
Takeaways and lessons learned of the webinar are:
Having a formal system to manage impact will support your intentions and efforts with logical steps to ensure you remain on track
Qualitative interpretation is always necessary to build context and meaning around your impact indicator, as these are just proxies for real life impact.
Challenge your investment manager on their Theory of Change framework in your evaluation of their capabilities to effectively invest for impact on your behalf.
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