InSight has rigorously evaluated the non-financial performance of client investment portfolios since 2005, providing impact evaluation services to some of the most prominent investment and philanthropic institutions in the United States. InSight independently gathers and analyzes non-financial performance data on the investments of 40 private equity funds, totaling $1.3 billion. In 2011 alone, InSight evaluated the social impact of over 300 companies, leveraging data on 100,000 of their employees.
InSight’s impact evaluation services analyzing non-financial performance are highly customized offerings for institutional investors, fund managers, CDFI’s, and others using proprietary tools developed over the last decade. InSight identifies key metrics – and develops processes for data collection, presentation and dissemination – that are tailored to the specific needs of clients, emphasizing both rigor and efficiency.
CalPERS for California
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 3,000 employers. CalPERS for California highlights the System’s $19 billion of investments in California as of June 30, 2011. The report provides an examination of the broad ancillary benefits of all CalPERS investments in California across asset classes.
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- Download the 2011 CalPERS for California report
- View the presentation slides from the June 2012 presentation to the CalPERS Investment Committee
- Watch the June 2012 CalPERS Investment Commitee meeting
Community Impact Report: Neighborhood National Bank
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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