In this Compass Series event, Tideline was joined by asset managers, allocators, and service providers to discuss the key developments in the impact investing industry that are laying the groundwork for full-scale institutional adoption. The conversation built on Tideline’s framework for assessing institutional market readiness, as featured in a recent Pensions & Investments piece by Jane Bieneman available here:

According to Tideline, the key dimensions that define whether impact investment is at the institutional tipping point include:

  • Proof of concept – Are there established impact managers and funds?
  • Depth – Is there a wide enough range of products?
  • Data – Can performance numbers be classified, scrutinized, and benchmarked?
  • Connectivity – Is there a multi-layered landscape of intermediaries to help design, due diligence, and place funds?
  • Awareness – How aware and knowledgeable are institutional investors when it comes to impact investing?

Speakers included:

  • Jane Bieneman | Senior Advisor, Tideline (Co-Moderator)
  • Ben Thornley | Managing Partner, Tideline (Co-Moderator)
  • Brad Atkins | CEO & Co-Founder, Franklin Park
  • Andrew Karsh | Portfolio Manager, CalPERS
  • John Larkin | Head of Impact Investments, Avenue Capital Group
  • Susan Mac Cormac | Partner, Morrison & Foerster
  • Dipender Saluja | Partner, Capricorn Investment Group