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 Evaluation Services

We provide rigorous and customized tracking and reporting on the social, environmental, and economic impacts of investments.  Learn more.

Policy And Best Practices

We investigate industry best practices and provide tools to understand the critical steps in scaling impact investing polcies and markets. Learn more

Latest News and Publications

December 09, 2014

What’s New In Impact Investing? End-Of-The-Year Roundup

Impact investing news and highlights from November and early December.

December 08, 2014

This Thursday: Forbes’ Magazine Google Hangout With IIPC Report Authors

Join Devin Thorpe of Forbes Magazine for an in-depth discussion with the authors of our IIPC project’s latest report.

November 12, 2014

What’s New In Impact Investing? October Roundup

PCV’s October roundup of impact investing news, what conversations are taking place, and how you can get involved.

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November 03, 2014

2014 Impact Investing Global Policy Report

This report builds on the work of the IIPC over the last five years, to provide information and analysis on policy innovation as a critical tool to grow impact investing markets globally. 

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September 12, 2014

CalPERS California Initiative 2013: Creating Opportunities in California’s Underserved Markets

The California Initiative has committed over $1 billion to companies located in traditionally underserved markets, primarily, but not exclusively, located in California. The Initiative has sought to discover and invest in opportunities that may have been bypassed or not reviewed by other sources of investment capital. The California Initiative’s primary objective is to generate attractive financial returns, meeting or exceeding private equity benchmarks.

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September 12, 2014

CalPERS for California 2013

The fourth annual report documenting the California Public Employees Retirement System's $20.8 billion of investments in California as of June 30, 2013. The report provides an examination of the broad ancillary benefits of all CalPERS investments in California across asset classes.

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