An expert advisory group with a global outlook
Bridges Impact+ works alongside our investment professionals, providing the expertise and tools they need to optimize the impact of our investments, and capturing the lessons learned along the way. It then uses this accumulated knowledge to support the growth of the broader market, via third-party advisory work and proprietary publications.
The MBA Impact Investing Networking & Training programme
We train the next generation of global impact investors from around the world.
MIINT, which we run in partnership with the Wharton Social Impact Initiative, is an experiential programme designed to give students a hands-on education in impact investing, while helping participants in the field to identify a pipeline of talent and investment opportunities. It takes place each academic year and involves hundreds of students from top business and graduate schools around the world.
The program culminates with a final competition, where the teams pitch real-life impact investing opportunities to a team of expert judges in the hope of winning a $50,000 investment for their selected company from MIINT’s sponsor, The Moelis Family Foundation.
To visit the MIINT website and learn more, click below.Learn More
Bridges Impact+ has three key functions:
External client consulting
Independent research & analysis
The primary role of Bridges Impact+ is to support our investment teams throughout the investment process, by:
- Establishing where our funds can have the greatest impact
- Identifying impact risks and opportunities pre-investment
- Developing tools to measure and optimize impact during an investment
- Capturing the lessons learned for future investments
External client consulting
Bridges Impact+ provides advisory services to a select group of external clients, ranging from investors to governments to charities to corporates. We aim to provide rigorous but practical recommendations that will make a real difference to these organizations – all rooted in Bridges’ 15 years’ experience of the day-to-day realities of investing for impact.
Working across the impact investment value chain, our core areas of expertise are:
Commercial and impact ‘profiling’: Establishing clients’ commercial and impact objectives, as the starting point for reviewing or designing successful portfolios/projects
Market research and analysis: Analysing trends and crafting recommendations
Strategy and portfolio/project design: Advising on how to design a successful impact-driven portfolio/project
KPIs & target-setting: Establishing an appropriate impact measurement system in line with organisational objectives
Metrics, tools, processes & systems: Designing and implementing a fit-for-purpose performance management system, integrating impact assessment and management within teams and workflows
Transaction advice: Designing and reviewing products, including understanding the landscape of advisors and investors
research & analysis
Bridges is committed to growing the wider sustainable and impact investment sector. As such, Impact+ takes on a small number of research projects each year that we believe can contribute to field-building.
Recent topics include a case study of how Skopos Impact Fund developed its impact management framework; a look at the future for outcomes contracts in the UK; an analysis of the investment case for B Corporations; and a paper on how (and why) institutions should start allocating for impact.See Our Publications