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Impact Investing Research

At PCV InSight, we research worldwide investment practices and provide tools for understanding the steps in scaling social impact investing. We see policy as an important tool to incentive, direct, and create an infrastructure that drives more private capital towards public purpose. We provide policymakers and market players with access to information they can leverage to drive capital and resources to build the economies of underserved communities.

We do this through two key projects: the Accelerating Impact Investing Initiative (AI3) – focused on U.S. impact investing policy – and the Impact Investing Policy Collaborative (IIPC) – a global network of practitioners in policy research and innovation for impact investing. Our work over the last decade has supported the efforts of the U.S. National Advisory Board on Impact Investing, the G8 Social Impact Investment Task Force, and the White House Impact Economy.

Our Services


Market Trends and Sector Research

We conduct in-depth research on market trends and specific sectors to support the development of the impact investing field. Our work has included in-depth research on quality job creation, mission investing, place-based investing, and private equity investing.

Impact Policy Research and Analysis

We conduct research and analysis on policy issues that influence the use of private capital for public benefit. We have mapped the U.S. impact investing policy ecosystem, analyzed policy tools supporting impact investment, and produced flagship publications on the policy landscape globally.

Innovation and Best Practices

We have created frameworks for designing impact investing policies that have been adopted by practitioners globally. We seek to identify best practices in the impact investing field to promote transparency and to surface evidence of high performance among impact investors.

Network Facilitation

We facilitate networks to expand the conversation on impact investing. We draw on a global network of impact investing practitioners, policymakers, and advocates to inform our research and lead convenings, making critical connections between players in different sector and country markets.


Reports & Analysis


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