PCV InSight

Through its research and consulting practice – PCV InSight – PCV provides information and analysis to investors and policymakers with the goal of driving capital to social purpose. InSight has established itself as a leader in the impact investing market, providing customized research, strategic analysis, and advisory services to investors, policymakers, and market intermediaries.

Our Work

PCV InSight evaluates the impacts of over $40 billion of institutional investments, across asset classes. InSight has worked with public and private sector clients including institutional investors, philanthropy, CDFIs, corporations, and state and national governments.

Our work has provided the basis for policy projects and initiatives both in the U.S. and internationally – including the White House Impact Economy, the US National Advisory Board, the World Economic Forum, the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, and the G8 Social Impact Investment Taskforce. PCV InSight is the co-convener of the Impact Investing Policy Collaborative (IIPC) that strives to grow impact investing markets by building a global network for policy research and innovation in over 120 countries.


PCV InSight was created in 2005 to share PCV’s expertise and knowledge in impact measurement with investors interested in a better understanding the impact of their investments. In 2009 — with a $1 million grant from the Rockefeller Foundation — PCV InSight began offering a broader set of consulting and research services to governments and philanthropists in support of the development of the impact investing field. 

Impact Consulting

We provide the comprehensive impact investing consulting services that clients need to achieve social impact with their investments. Learn more.

Impact & Policy Research

We research worldwide investment best practices and provide tools for understanding the steps in scaling social impact investing. Learn more

Latest News and Publications

August 31, 2015

What’s New In Impact Investing? August Roundup

Impact investing is about a very simple, progressive idea: markets and money for good.

August 17, 2015

Introducing PCV’s New President

We have selected Mary Jo Cook as our next President and C.E.O.

August 03, 2015

OFN Small Business Finance Forum: Promoting High-Quality Jobs

CDFIs, banks, foundations, and even online lenders attended this two-day event covering topics relevant to small business investors.

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June 25, 2015

California Initiative 2014 Report

The tenth annual report examining CalPERS’ California Initiative, a $1 billion private equity, economically targeted investment (ETI).  The California Initiative seeks to invest in companies located in traditionally underserved markets, primarily, but not exclusively, located in California.

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June 25, 2015

CalPERS For California 2014 Report

The fifth annual report documenting the California Public Employees Retirement System's $25.7 billion of investments in California as of June 30, 2014. The report provides an examination of the broad ancillary benefits of all CalPERS investments in California across the asset classes of public equity, fixed income, private equity, real estate, and infrastructure.

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June 09, 2015

PCV’s 2014 Impact Report

Pacific Community Ventures has fueled the economic recovery for low-income communities over the past five years. 

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