Putting “Impact” at the Center of Impact Investing: A Case Study of Toniic’s T100 Project
January 22, 2018
While impact investing has grown to an over $100 billion global industry, the scarce evidence of the social and environmental returns of these investments poses a threat to the continued growth of the industry.
This case study shares the significant efforts of a network of investors to document and analyze the impact of a collection of impact investment portfolios. Toniic’s T100 project gathers information about these impact investments into a single database, allowing its own network members and other investors to increase their understanding and select investments based on risk, impact theme, and asset class. These data help investors to more effectively manage their portfolios to drive financial – as well as social and environmental – returns.
Significantly, T100 is the first to link a lengthy roster of impact investments to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This not only aligns investments around globally agreed-upon impact priorities, it is also a necessary next step toward filling the estimated $2.5 trillion funding gap needed to realize the SDGs by 2030.