We bridge the worlds of finance and consulting with a deep commitment to grounding our analysis in rigorous research and quantitative evidence. We speak the language of finance and the language of impact while taking into account structural barriers involving race, gender and other aspects of equity specific to the regions in which you want to invest. And we have experience assessing more than 300 potential social impact investments in nine sectors across more than 50 countries. Our services include:
ABC World Asia (ABC), a cross-sectoral impact investing fund launched in 2019, aims to close gaps in UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) progress and galvanize the Asian investing community toward greater impact. As part of the fund’s launch, we helped the client team develop an impact approach and assessment framework that incorporated key questions on prioritization, evaluation, and monitoring of SDG-linked targets. We continue to collaborate with ABC to conduct impact diligence on pipeline opportunities.
The $2 billion Rise Fund is the world’s largest impact investment fund with a commitment to achieving outcomes aligned with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. We collaborated with the Rise Fund to develop a rigorous, quantitative impact assessment methodology (the Impact Multiple of Money) to evaluate potential investments. We also assisted in executing this assessment for four years, underwriting the social and environmental impact of every potential investment. Our work culminated in the creation of Y Analytics, an impact measurement spin-off of the Rise Fund.
"Bridgespan's work is practical, execution-oriented, and courageous. I believe their contributions to The Rise Fund will advance the field of impact investing and our collective desire to measure and manage towards greater impact."
Maya Chorengel, Senior Partner
The Rise Fund
Philanthropists should become more active impact investors, focusing on building sustainable social enterprises often overlooked by private investors who seek market-rate returns.
How do we know impact investing is creating real impact, and how can we better inform decision-makers to help guide them?
Three concrete steps impact investors can take to support and safeguard the impact of your portfolio companies now and in the future.
Partner and Outgoing Head of Boston Office
Partner and Head of Africa Initiative