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The ABCs (and SDGs) of classification for impact investing strategies

The ABCs (and SDGs) of classification for impact investing strategies

December 15, 2020 | Originally posted on ImpactAlpha Five years ago, we co-led a research project exploring the value of classification in impact investing, with the goal of making it easier to invest for impact across a portfolio. At the time, the publicly traded and...

Impact Investing at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Charity

Impact Investing at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Charity

January 30, 2020 | Prepared in partnership with Tideline, this report shares learnings from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity’s impact investments. The report summarises the Charity’s distinct approach to impact investing, discusses key focus areas and highlights the...

Tideline White Paper: Integrity Through Verification

Tideline White Paper: Integrity Through Verification

October 1, 2019 | A new Tideline publication introduces the firm’s approach to verifying investors’ and managers’ alignment with the International Finance Corporation’s Operating Principles for Impact Management. The white paper, titled Integrity through Verification,...

Five Building Blocks for Impact Management

Five Building Blocks for Impact Management

Mar 27, 2019 | A new report by Franklin Real Asset Advisors, developed in collaboration with Tideline, provides a guide to help investors build impact management systems that are both tailored to their strategic focus and aligned with best practices. A PDF download of...

Catalytic Capital: Unlocking More Investment and Impact

Catalytic Capital: Unlocking More Investment and Impact

March 12, 2019 | A new Tideline report, supported by the MacArthur Foundation, explores ‘catalytic capital’ and the many ways it has been used by a variety of impact-oriented investors to fill financing gaps, enable third-party investment, and generate impact that...

The Eye Fund I, LLC: Impact Performance Review Summary Report 2018

The Eye Fund I, LLC: Impact Performance Review Summary Report 2018

July 10, 2018 | Tideline was engaged to provide an independent assessment of the Eye Fund I’s impact performance. This summary version of a long-form report to the Fund’s investors was prepared in order to share key learnings as a contribution to building the field of...

Navigating Impact Investing: The Opportunity in Impact Classes

Navigating Impact Investing: The Opportunity in Impact Classes

July 5, 2016 | Led by Tideline, together with Cathy Clark at Duke University, the Navigating Impact Investing project began in September 2015 as an effort to bring greater clarity to the field of impact investing, supported by Omidyar Network. The working paper...