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.
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.
We provide the comprehensive impact investing consulting services that clients need to achieve social impact with their investments. Learn more.
Latest News and Publications
June 30, 2015
A roundup of what’s new in impact investing, what conversations are taking place, and how you can get involved.
June 10, 2015
Pacific Community Ventures has fueled the recovery since the end of the Recession five years ago.
June 09, 2015
What are some imminent policy opportunities to grow impact investing markets? Our new paper looks at approaches to prioritization and design to grow impact investing in the US.
June 25, 2015
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.
June 25, 2015
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.