5th February 2024

Bridges earns top marks across the board in 2023 PRI Assessment

Bridges has received a 5-star rating in all four of its 2023 PRI Assessment modules, well above the PRI average.

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23rd July 2021

 IMP+ACT Alliance picks the GIIN to host ICS

The Impact Classification System (ICS) is a self-assessment and reporting tool for investment practitioners developed through the IMP+ACT Alliance, a two-year technology project facilitated by our field-building arm Bridges Insights. Launched in June 2020, the ICS aggregates information about sustainability-related disclosures of investments and brings them into a consistent digital reporting format. Following the successful […]

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20th November 2019

How the B Corp framework can add value to an investor’s portfolio

Stefanie Kneer, Head of Impact Management at Bridges, explains how the B Corp framework can enhance an investor’s ability to engage with companies and add value in four key areas – origination, 100-day planning, continuous improvement and exits – ultimately adding long-term value to an investors’ portfolio.  Read the post here.     

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6th February 2020

Project Syndicate: Making Impact Investing Work

After decades on the margins of finance and philanthropy, impact investing is finally moving into the mainstream, with most major asset-management firms having launched impact-investment funds and strategies. Brian Trelstad, Bridges partner in the US, examines what the sector needs to avoid corporate whitewash – notably stronger standards, greater diversity of players, and a wider […]

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26th September 2018

A new global standard for impact management

The next phase of the Impact Management Project (IMP), was launched today at the UN General Assembly in New York. The IMP was conceived to tackle one of the biggest challenges facing investors and businesses: how do we find a commonly-accepted way of defining, measuring and reporting on the impact that every investment has on […]

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8th November 2018

Bonny Landers joins Bridges advisory platform to help investors define their impact strategy

Bridges Fund Management (“Bridges”) has hired Bonny Landers, a seasoned family office professional, to join its advisory team. Her role will focus on helping more families and high-net-worth clients develop a strategy for incorporating impact into their investments. Interest in impact investing has been growing rapidly in recent years, thanks partly to the ongoing transfer […]

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20th March 2018

Bridges named among industry leaders in ImpactAssets 50

We are delighted to have been included in this year’s ImpactAssets 50. The IA50 is an annual list of the world’s 50 leading impact investment fund managers, selected for their excellence in demonstrating positive social, environmental and financial impact. Six of this year’s IA50 (including Bridges) have now raised over $1bn since inception. See the […]

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20th December 2017

Bridges’ Annual Impact Report 2017

2017 has been another busy year for Bridges: we closed our largest ever fund, launched pioneering new strategies in both the UK and the US, made a number of exciting new investments across the platform, and even changed our name: to Bridges Fund Management (to better reflect the breadth of our platform). Within the portfolio, […]

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8th September 2017

ImpactAlpha: How the right data can drive performance for people and the planet

As part of their Operation Impact series, ImpactAlpha has published a piece by the Impact Management Project on what useful impact data looks like. This is based on recent consensus between hundreds of global practitioners around five dimensions that help us understand the material effects (positive and negative) we have on people and planet. Read […]

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6th December 2016

McKinsey cites Bridges’ influence in helping to take impact investing to the mainstream

Global management consultancy firm McKinsey & Co have published a research piece discussing how the impact investment industry can increase its influence. To mature and develop, McKinsey argues that the sector needs to focus on the following four areas: professionalising the practice of impact investing, clarifying impact-measurement standards, supporting social enterprises and impact-oriented businesses, and […]

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31st December 2016

Bridges Annual Impact Report 2016: Tackling society’s biggest challenges

2016 has been another productive year for Bridges, with four new investments, five completed exits and another pioneering addition to our platform – Bridges Evergreen Holdings, a permanent capital vehicle for mission-led businesses (taking our total funds raised since inception beyond $1 billion). More broadly, this year’s political turbulence has underlined quite how urgently we […]

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2nd April 2014

MBA Impact Investing Network & Training competition announces 2014 winners

The winners of this year’s MBA Impact Investing Network & Training (MIINT) competition were announced at an event attended by over 60 students from seven top U.S. business schools, held at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania on March 22. The MIINT program is an initiative of Bridges IMPACT+, the advisory arm of […]

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