Linking Impact Data

Understanding the impact of impact investments is a challenge for asset managers. An impact data ontology is a crucial part of the digital infrastructure that will be needed to improve impact measurement in the years ahead.

Choosing the right measurement software

We came into the Pathfinder Pilot understanding that social purpose organizations frequently face challenges with the software they use for impact measurement and reporting. We would like to share what we are learning about how SPOs wish to use software to support their impact measurement practices and the attributes that make software most useful to them.

Supporting the impact measurement strategy of the Social Finance Fund

On May 29, 2023, the Government of Canada announced the Social Finance Fund. Common Approach will be working with the Social Finance Fund investment managers and social purpose organizations to support the Fund’s impact measurement approach over the first 10 years of the 16-year project.

Common Approach receives a Tipping Point Fund grant

Common Approach is thrilled to be receiving a grant from The Tipping Point Fund on Impact Investing! This recognition of Common Approach’s role in improving data, metrics and measurement will support our continued work in developing and promoting impact measurement standards that support flexible, sharable data.

Common Impact Data Standard public review

This month, we are kicking off the very first Common Approach public review process for the Common Impact Data Standard draft version 2.1! The review period will be open from October 19 to November 23, 2022. Here’s what you need to know to participate.

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