Measuring Impact In Investing

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Measuring Impact In Investing


Learn how to make money matter through impact investing.


Impact investing has been associated with poor returns for a long time. Lack of robust research on the performance of companies designed to generate social and environmental impact created barriers to industry advancement.

Not anymore. Nowadays, we have enough data and ongoing surveys to confront these wrongful perceptions and finally start investing in sustainable global improvement professionally to receive lucrative returns.

Impact investing requires certain skills and knowledge and should be treated as an emerging discipline. This course is created for investment professionals who recognize Impact investing as the next big thing and are currently building their career in the field.

What perks do you get?

  • Assignments for self-assessment

  • Free relevant Reports and Studies

Your Instructor

Cynthia Ringo, DBL Partners

Cynthia Ringo, DBL Partners

Cyn­thia Ringo is a Senior Part­ner of DBL Part­ners. Ms. Ringo cur­rently sits on the board of direc­tors of Brainscope, Apeel Sciences, RubyRibbon, The Real­Real, Urban­sit­ter, Maiyet, and Siva Power, and works with View, Yer­dle, and Kateeva. She was for­merly a Man­ag­ing Direc­tor of Van­tage­Point Ven­ture Part­ners.

The Double Bottom Line (DBL) investment strategy of the firm is to invest in companies that can deliver top-tier venture capital returns (First Bottom Line), while working with the portfolio companies to enable social, environmental and economic improvement in the regions in which they operate (Second Bottom Line). DBL Partners uses venture capital to accelerate innovation in a way that positively affects an organization’s social impact, as well as its financial success. DBL invests in and helps nurture outstanding entrepreneurs and companies in Cleantech, Information Technology, Sustainable Products and Services, and Healthcare.

Prior to starting her career in venture capital, Ms. Ringo served as the CEO of Cop­per­com, a next-generation net­work switch­ing com­pany, from 1998 to 2001. While at Cop­per­com Ms. Ringo took the com­pany from pre-revenue and five employ­ees to an indus­try leader in two new com­mu­ni­ca­tions mar­kets. Cop­per­com was acquired by Heico Cor­po­ra­tion in 2003. Prior to that Cynthia was the SVP of Cor­po­rate Devel­op­ment and Busi­ness Units at net­work­ing com­pany Madge Net­works from 1993 to 1997, where she had P&L respon­si­bil­ity for 3 busi­ness units with $400 mil­lion rev­enue and 500 staff, and iden­ti­fied and nego­ti­ated acqui­si­tions worth over $500 mil­lion. 


Please, Meet Impact Investing
Impact As A Way Of Doing Business
    What Impact Investing Is NOT
    Impact investing that we've known for centuries
    Assignment #1
Impact Investing Ecosystem
    Capital Providers
    Investors and their Targets
    Assignment #2
Impact Investing Categories
    Asset Classes
    Return Profile
    Assignment #3
Impact Measurement Framework
    Much ado about the universal metrics system
    Plan measuring before investing
    Main Stages Measuring Impact
    Impact Measurement Framework And Checklist
    Methods And Tools For Measuring Impact
    Social Return On Investment (SROI) Measuring method
    Scorecard Method Of Measuring Impact
    Case Study: Skopos Impact Fund (‘Skopos’)
Theories Of Change
    Theory Of Change As Fundamental Approach
    Logic Model
    Case Study: Superwomen
    Assignment #5