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Over the past decade, as more consumers demand socially responsible products and companies have responded to this changing market, the practice of responsible, sustainable, and impact investing has become more prominent among asset owners, asset managers, and investment funds. In the United States, there are now over 100 venture capital and private equity funds that seek to deliver superior financial returns and clear and measurable impact as a core part of their investment strategy.

Impact Capital Managers is a network that brings together the general partners of market-rate funds deeply committed to impact investing in the United States. Collectively representing over $8 billion in impact-focused capital, we are working together to accelerate impact and financial performance.

Our first convening addressed:

  • Market standards for fundraising

  • Benchmarks of operational performance

  • Best practices for the measurement and reporting of impact

  • Policy opportunities to promote the expansion of market rate impact investing

  • Co-investment opportunities among regional and thematic subgroups of managers

  • Inform research and education agenda to accelerate actionable data and knowledge of impact investing

RESEARCH

On December 12, 2018, the Impact Capital Managers and Tideline released a new white paper entitled The Alpha in Impact: How operating with an impact objective can add value for investors. The report is based on Tideline’s analysis of nearly 30 financial transactions from ICM-member investment portfolios. The analysis uncovered 10 unique drivers of “impact alpha,” defined as the ways in which operating with an impact objective can enhance or add financial value for fund managers, investors, and the firms in which they invest.  

NEWS

12.12.2018 - TIDELINE AND THE IMPACT CAPITAL MANAGERS PUBLISH NEW WHITE PAPER: THE ALPHA IN IMPACT

10.2.2018 - RESERVE A SPACE FOR THE IMPACT CAPITAL MANAGERS’ CONVENING IN SAN FRANCISCO ON 10.22.2018 (WEEK OF SOCAP)

10.1.2018 - IMPACT CAPITAL MANAGERS SEEKS INAUGURAL EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

4.2.2018 - IMPACT CAPITAL MANAGERS LAUNCHES WITH 25 LEADING INVESTORS