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Is my Impact Measurement and Management good enough? How can I improve? The role of independent verification in impact management.

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BrIMMing with questions on how to assess your impact measurement and management? This panel session will discuss the role of independent verification in good practice impact measurement and management (IMM). Itad will present learning from its independent review of a Venture Capital Fund’s Impact Strategy – the first of its kind in the UK – against IMM best practice as captured in the Impact Management Project. We will also explore the commitment to independent verification within Principle 9 of the IFC’s Operating Principles for Impact Management and discuss how to conduct these assessments.

You will leave with ideas on:

  • How to meet Principle 9 of the IFC’s Operating Principles for Impact Management
  • How to put the Impact Management Project into practice for assessing your IMM
  • What the options are for independent verification of your IMM

Confirmed Panelists

Charley Clarke, Independent Consultant in Impact Investing and Innovative Finance, Itad

Charley Clarke is an independent consultant with extensive experience of providing IMM and evaluation services to development finance institutions, venture capital funds and business development service providers for Small and Growing Businesses. Charley led the impact audit for Nesta Impact Investments.

Neil Gregory, Chief Thought Leadership Officer, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Neil was one of the convenors and authors of the Operating Principles for Impact Management (OPIM). They were launched in April 2019 with 60 global investors as signatories, collectively holding over $350 billion in assets invested for impact. Neil has held a range of senior strategy and management roles at IFC. He was previously Adviser to the UK Executive Director of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund.

Olivia Prentice, Chief Operating Officer, Impact Management Project (IMP)

As COO, Olivia is responsible for content and operations at the IMP and is on secondment from her role as Director for the Impact+ team at Bridges. She has led Bridges’ impact management strategy internally across all fund types. Olivia specialises in helping financial institutions, investors, corporates, policymakers and entrepreneurs design and enhance their impact measurement and management practices, working across multiple geographies and diverse strategies.

Moderator: Karim Harji, Director of Oxford Impact Measurement Programme, Saïd Business School

Karim works as a consultant, researcher and educator in impact investing and impact measurement. He has worked with prominent private, public, and social sector organisations on evaluating the impacts of grant-making and impact investment strategies of individual programmes, complex portfolios and ecosystem-level initiatives in developed and emerging markets. Karim co-founded Purpose Capital, the leading impact investment advisory firm in Canada.

Unconfirmed Panelists

Representative from an impact investing firm (TBC)

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