PCV InSight is a thought leadership practice that provides non-financial performance evaluation and policy research services to people trying to solve social problems through business. We work with some of the most prominent investment and philanthropic institutions in the United States to develop the field of impact investing through both research on impact investing and small business needs and development, and evaluation of non-financial impacts.
Investigating best industry practices and providing tools for understanding the critical steps in scaling social impact investing.
Providing rigorous and customized tracking and reporting of social and economic impacts.
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June 11, 2014
June 10, 2014
Read this great blog from Maximpact about the impact investing landscape in the Bay Area
April 14, 2014
January 06, 2014
Impact investing has been getting a lot of buzz lately, and for good reason. Impact investors look to make a profit while also making a positive social impact in communities that are overlooked by mainstream investors. By investing for both financial and social returns, impact investing helps to create an economy that works for everyone.
Over the past 16 years, PCV has been making impact investments to high-growth small businesses through our equity and debt funds, and also by investing intellectual capital to build these businesses, all while carefully monitoring the social impact that we are creating. This impact evaluation gives us the data we need to identify best practices in impact investing, and we share this expertise with investors around the world to grow the impact economy.
Join us for our 2014 Annual Luncheon as an event sponsor and help us celebrate PCV’s unique ecosystem of programs that is helping to grow small businesses and social enterprises and create jobs where they are needed most. This year’s event will look at the policy work that PCV is doing across the globe to advance the impact investing economy, and will feature case studies that show how PCV’s work is creating an economy that works for everyone, where everyone who is able has work.
November 07, 2013
“Impact Investing 2.0: The Way Forward – Insight from 12 Outstanding Funds”, created in partnership with the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) at Duke University and Impact Assets, identifies twelve high-performing funds that have seen both financial and social returns on their investments. This report is designed to be a resource for the broad community interested in the future of impact investing, but especially for impact investing practitioners – those fund managers, investors, entrepreneurs, policymakers and advisors creating and managing new and existing funds and working hard to achieve successful social and financial performance.
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The Global Impact Investing Policy Project is a collaboration between InSight and the Initiative for Responsible Investment at Harvard University, funded by The Rockefeller Foundation, exploring the role of public policy in impact investing. The objective of the project is to support stakeholders from the government, research, investment and related communities in designing policies that lead to more robust and effective impact investing markets.