We work with private and public markets investment firms specializing in equity, credit, securitized debt, venture, infrastructure, and real assets strategies.
How Asset Managers Approach Impact
Whether proactively recognizing the investment opportunity of impactful businesses and sectors or responding to demand from LPs and other stakeholders to adopt a more intentional focus on the impact of their investments, asset managers are increasingly building new product platforms and adopting strategies and practices that help measure and manage impact in a way that is consistent with their thesis and mandate.
The Impact Challenges That Asset Managers Face
Asset managers often seek specialized assistance to help refine their investment strategy through an impact lens, which brings clarity to the investment and fundraising teams on how to position their strategy and provides credibility – “a license to operate”– in the impact market. Once a strategy is set, asset managers require cross-disciplinary expertise to help ensure impact considerations are integrated throughout the investment process in such a way that will support the successful and efficient execution of the strategy. Taken together, a clear strategy with the necessary supporting capabilities and tools constitute an asset manager’s impact management approach.
How Tideline Helps Asset Managers Address These Challenges
Tideline works collaboratively with asset managers to design, implement, and maintain best practice impact management capabilities. Tideline structures value-adding relationships with impact-committed asset managers to help develop impact management tools and strategies at fund formation and remains involved as a strategic advisor, impact diligence partner, and/or impact reporting expert.
Tideline was a natural choice for Calvert Impact Capital when we were searching for an independent verification firm to verify the alignment of our practices to the Operating Principles for Impact Management. They bring a ‘right fit’ approach that is flexible enough to realistically assess our unique business model and strategy, yet is consistent and trusted throughout the industry. Their team helped us to gain the insight we needed to continue developing robust impact management systems to ensure integrity in our processes, documentation, and implementation. The industry insight they brought to the engagement and have contributed back to the industry has been invaluable.
Senior Officer, Impact & Communications
Calvert Impact Capital