Impact Measurement and Management for Investors

Use data to advance the intended impact of your investments


Impact Measurement and Management (IMM) is a cornerstone of impact investing. As impact funds (and those that invest in them) target specific impact and financial returns, they must integrate robust practices to generate and use data to advance the intended social and environmental impacts from these investments. In practice this is often challenging, given the plethora of approaches, frameworks and tools available, and the challenges of time, cost, and capacity.

This four-day workshop will provide a detailed overview of the key stages and decisions of developing an impact thesis, measurement approach and management strategy for an impact investment fund. We will explore topics such as impact due diligence, indicator selection, portfolio-level approaches, and impact reporting. Participants will engage with practical case study examples and tools to explore and apply the critical facets of IMM for impact investing. 

Some of our faculty include: Karim Harji (Managing Director at Evalysis; programme director at the University of Oxford; former co-founder of Purpose Capital and advisor to the Rockefeller Foundation), Aunnie Patton Power (Impact Investing lecturer at the University of Oxford, the London School of Economics and UCT), and Mercy Mutua (Capria Ventures).

Is this course for me?

This short course is for funders, lawyers, intermediaries, development finance professionals and consultants who are interested in understanding how to best capture impact data and manage their organisations to optimize their impact. 

Our course alumni include delegates from the following organisations:

  • Development Bank of Southern Africa
  • Tshikululu Social Investments
  • Ibis Consulting
  • UNDP
  • Kiva
  • 360 Impact
  • UFF

Key learnings

  • Develop a sophisticated understanding of the impact measurement ecosystem globally
  • Learn about how to develop an impact measurement strategy for your impact investing portfolio
  • Explore established and emerging impact measurement approaches, standards, frameworks, and tools
  • Build practical skills in integrating impact across the impact investment lifecycle (e.g. impact due diligence)
  • Learn about global and African best practices of designing and implementing impact measurement strategies
  • Explore opportunities in emerging technologies (AI, Blockchain, remote sensing, Iot) and impact measurement

Course information

This interactive four-day investment training opportunity offers a rich learning experience that blends theory and practice, featuring leading experts and practitioners in the field.

Day 1: Impact measurement ecosystem and impact thesis: Develop a sophisticated understanding of the impact measurement ecosystem, and how to develop an impact thesis / theory of change.

Day 2: Designing an impact measurement approach: Best practices and tools for building an impact measurement approach, including impact due diligence and indicator selection.

Day 3: Managing for impact: How to navigate and address the various challenges and opportunities for impact management across transactions and portfolios.

Day 4: Innovative Financing and emerging technologies for impact (Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning): Learn about what is next in the world of impact investing and technology.

TBC for 2020

Tuition Fee:
TBC for 2020

Application deadline:
TBC for 2020

If you are interested in this course, please email


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