Impact Evaluation

PCV’s comprehensive impact evaluation services provide vital information and data that socially responsible investors need to align capital with impact. PCV InSight began providing impact evaluation services in 2005, and has become one of the most experienced, specialized providers of impact evaluation services to some of the most prominent institutional investors and philanthropies in the world, including CalPERs for California and Neighborhood National Bank. PCV’s rigorous, client-driven solutions supported the evaluation of over $25 billion of impact and targeted capital in 2012.

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CalPERS for California

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The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) plays a significant role in California’s economy, providing retirement and health benefits to more than 1.6 million public employees, retirees, and their families, and more than 3,100 employers. CalPERS for California highlights the System’s $20.7 billion of investments in California as of June 30, 2012. The report provides an examination of the broad ancillary benefits of all CalPERS investments in California across asset classes.

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Community Impact Report: Neighborhood National Bank

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In 2011, InSight was commissioned by Neighborhood National Bank (NNB), a nationally recognized Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) bank, to measure NNB’s impact in the San Diego region from 2006 to 2010.

This report highlights NNB’s impact over the five year period by analyzing the number of jobs supported through loan activities and the percentage of loans to underserved communities including areas with high poverty and high unemployment. The Community Impact Report illustrates NNB’s leadership and distinctive role in the San Diego region as a depositor and provider of capital to businesses and individuals in underserved areas that are overlooked by traditional banks.

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  • Download NNB’s Community Impact Report here
  • Find out about the banking services NNB provides to the San Diego region here
  • Learn more about CDFIs here
  • Find other CDFIs who are benefiting underserved communities across the U.S. here

Latest News and Publications

June 11, 2014

New Case Studies: Pioneers in Philanthropic Impact Investing

Our latest report, Impact Investing 2.0: The Way Forward – Insight from 12 Outstanding Funds, has become an amazing resource for individuals and organizations that are involved...

June 10, 2014

From Maximpact: Investing With Purpose

Read this great blog from Maximpact about the impact investing landscape in the Bay Area

April 14, 2014

Global Learning Exchange April Webinar

The Global Learning Exchage, which PCV helps convene as a project of the IIPC, will host its monthly webinar on April 28th at 8AM EST. ...
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January 06, 2014

2014 PCV Annual Luncheon Sponsorship Packet

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.

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November 07, 2013

Impact Investing 2.0: The Way Forward - Insight from 12 Outstanding Funds

“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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August 27, 2013

CalPERS for California 2012

The third annual report documenting the California Public Employees Retirement System's $20.7 billion of investments in California as of June 30, 2012. The report provides an examination...

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