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A critical part of Bridges’ mission is building the market for sustainable and impact investing, through partnerships, collaborative projects and thought-leadership.

A critical part of Bridges’ mission is building the market for sustainable and impact investing, through partnerships, collaborative projects and thought-leadership.

Impact Management Project

The primary focus of our recent field-building work has been the Impact Management Project, which Bridges Insights launched in 2016 and hosted/ facilitated until its conclusion in 2022.

In its initial phase, this ground-breaking initiative brought together over 2,000 organisations from across the global value chain to agree on shared fundamentals for how we measure, manage and report on impacts on people and the natural environment. This work is now being continued by The Impact Management Platform.

From 2018, the IMP’s primary focus was coordinating the Structured Network – an unprecedented collaboration between 15 of the world’s leading standard-setters to provide comprehensive, interoperable standards and guidance for impact measurement, assessment and reporting.

A subset of the Network members went on to co-create a shared vision for corporate reporting and sustainability-related financial disclosure can be used together. Members of the IMP team then worked with the IFRS Foundation to develop the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB), which was launched at COP26.

The Impact Management Platform

Impact Frontiers

Impact Frontiers is a learning and innovation collaboration of investors and field-builders dedicated to advancing the integration of impact into financial frameworks, processes, and decision-making.

Impact Frontiers

Harvard Ideas Lab

The Insights team also worked in partnership with Harvard Business Review on an Idea Lab, an online platform that allows anyone to participate in technical discussions about emerging areas of practice.

Harvard Ideas Lab
IMP+ACT Alliance

The IMP+ACT Alliance

From 2018 to 2021, Bridges Insights supported the facilitation of the IMP+ACT Alliance, a public good technology initiative funded by the City of London Corporation, Deutsche Bank and UNDP SDG Impact. It developed the IMP+ACT Classification System (ICS), a free self-assessment and reporting tool for investors wanting to integrate impact into their investment process. In May 2021, the ICS IP and code was donated to the field and is available on Github.

In July 2021, management of the platform was transferred to the GIIN, to further expand its reach via the GIIN’s IRIS+ system.

The IMP+ACT Alliance

Proprietary research & knowledge-sharing

Over the years, we have published a number of papers on topics where we felt our experience of sustainable and impact investing could help support the growth of the broader market.

Previous examples include the Bridges Spectrum of Capital; a case study of how Skopos Impact Fund developed its impact management framework; and an analysis of the investment case for B Corporations.


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2nd July 2024

Sustainable Sharing: Co-living & the Path to Net Zero

Why co-living is a more sustainable way to tackle the housing crisis – and what that means for investors

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22nd February 2024

The case for co-living

Why co-living can help build a more sustainable, more inclusive residential sector

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14th December 2023

Bridges Annual Report 2022/23

Our 2022/23 Annual Report looks at some of the highlights from what was another significant year for Bridges

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17th October 2023

The Value of Low-Carbon Buildings

The emerging business models that can support the decarbonisation of our built environment

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Our team combines expert investment and impact professionals – united by a passionate belief in the transformative power of private capital.

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Our Team