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Organizational Report

The Latest Impact Investment Trends in Japan

Impact investing is gaining momentum in Japan, backed by governmental initiatives and private sector participation. This article highlights the two critical programs driving this growth and their implications.

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Organizational Report

Impact Frontiers and Impact-Financial Integration

Impact Frontiers is a non-profit field-building organization focused on impact management. Impact-financial integration is a norm stewarded by Impact Frontiers, and can help investors address impact and financial considerations in their decision-making.

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Pioneers Post

Is Your Impact Better than Mine? Impact Investors Frustrated by Inability to Compare with Peers

Impact investors face challenges in comparing results with peers, with 75% citing it as a significant issue. The Global Impact Investing Network urges leadership and data sharing for improvement.

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Pioneers Post

What is Social Value?

What does ‘social value’ actually mean? How is it used in practice? Stephanie Robertson and Ada Yip, co-chairs at Social Value International, have the answers in our latest explainer.

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Research Highlights

Creating a Common Language for Impact Assessment

Impact investors often need to deal with a complex list of impact metrics. We review different methods of harmonizing the impact metrics by monetization to provide a standardized assessment of sustainable investments.

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Cover Story

The Growing Momentum of Impact Investing and the Impact Economy in Japan and Beyond

In 2023, ‘impact’ is a common language in Japan, signifying the rise of the impact economy, incorporating impact management into investment, business, consumption, and government.

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Case Study

How Impact Investors Move from Impact Measurement to Managing for Impact

To maximize positive impact, impact investors need to move from impact measurement to managing for impact, which requires a systemic integration of impact into decision-making on four levels: deal, portfolio, organization and system.

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SROI to Impact Management Norms

SROI to IMN Case Study 5: Yang Sheng Foundation’s Self-Healing Enhancement Program for Older Adults

The Yang Sheng Foundation (YSF) launched the Self-Healing Enhancement Program for the elderly in Taiwan, bringing out significant social value, as demonstrated in the original report.

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Methodology

Navigating Impact Measurement and Management: Harnessing the Power of Impact-Weighted Accounts

Impact-Weighted Accounts represent a significant leap forward in a quest for a more sustainable and equitable global economy. Developing and adopting a systematic IWA framework can guide us towards more responsible and transparent business practices, fostering an economic system that truly benefits all stakeholders.

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Pioneers Post

What is Impact Verification?

Impact verification involves independent assessments of investors’ impact management processes or impact performance against industry standards. It plays a crucial role in building trust and credibility in impact investing, addressing concerns about impact-washing.