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.