Compass Series

2021 in Impact Investing: The Year of Classification

2021 in Impact Investing: The Year of Classification

In Tideline’s inaugural Compass Series panel on December 15, 2020, Tideline’s Ben Thornley and Duke University’s Cathy Clark reflect on five years of progress since introducing the concept of ‘impact classes’, and the increasingly essential role of impact classification as more impact funds are created and more asset owners become active in impact. Cathy and Ben were joined by two leading allocators, Anna Snider from Bank of America and Bhavika Vyas from StepStone Group, to share their new impact classification and assessment frameworks. They were also joined by Claudia Coppenolle from the Impact Classification System, a freely-available diagnostic tool laying the groundwork for a new era of formalization in impact investing.

Featured Speakers:

Ben Thornley
Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Tideline
(Moderator)

Cathy Clark
Faculty Director, CASE and CASE i3: Initiative on Impact Investing
Duke University Fuqua
School of Business

Anna Snider
Head of Due Diligence,
CIO Office
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Bhavika Vyas
Managing Director
StepStone Group

Claudia Coppernolle
Co-Founder & CEO
Impact Classification System