Impact Measurement, Management, and Evaluation
Pacific Community Ventures conducts impact measurement, management, and evaluation for a wide range of clients — including foundations, funds, and institutional investors — and examines both public and private market investments. Our work seeks to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of investments, as well as the industry’s capacity for more rigorous impact measurement and management to support data-driven investment decisions, and greater evidence on the non-financial performance of investments.
We design impact measurement and management systems that appropriately balance analytical rigor and feasibility, where our objective is always to create processes that efficiently integrate with our client investors’ existing investment management approach and contribute real business value to both investees and investors. We want to enable investors to demonstrate their track record of targeted impact to stakeholders, as well as inform their investment strategies.
What We Do
- Design and implement rigorous impact measurement and management systems that examine social and environmental impact both pre- and post-investment
- Select and develop industry-standard and custom metrics, KPIs, and targets
- Execute longitudinal, developmental and summative evaluations of investment portfolios across asset classes and sectors
- Provide trusted third-party services to clients seeking independent impact analysis, reporting, and insights
- Share knowledge and expertise with clients through impact measurement and management training sessions
The Impact Due Diligence Guide
The potential value of impact measurement and management diminishes when investors focus primarily on what happens after, not before, investments are made. Informed by best practices in impact due diligence and the experiences of leading investors, the Impact Due Diligence Guide offers practical guidance for investors on how to engage in impact due diligence. More focused attention on impact before investments are made can also help safeguard the individual investors, and the whole field, against potential ‘impact washing.’
Aligning Capital With Mission
The Annie E. Casey Foundation engaged Pacific Community Ventures to conduct the first comprehensive third-party evaluation of its Social Investment Program. The report also offers lessons and insights surfaced during the course of the evaluation that can inform foundations and other impact investors in more effectively measuring the impact of their investments.
Community Housing Capital enlisted the help of Pacific Community Ventures to develop a rigorous, credible approach to impact measurement and management would enable them to communicate the social benefits of their lending more effectively and attract the interest of a more diverse set of investors.
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Our Clients and Partners
Our impact investing research and consulting practice helps clients effectively deploy capital and manage investments in alignment with their impact objectives. We provide investors, philanthropists, and policymakers the tools, tactics, and strategies to measure and communicate the social and financial outcomes of their investments and increase their impact.
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