Impact Investing

Bringing right-sized rigor to investors
who seek social impact

We help clients decide if and how impact investing fits into their strategy. For those where it does, we develop fund impact strategies, support impact thesis development, and embed impact assessment through diligence, underwriting, and ownership. 

Focused on Rigor and Evidence

Some of the greatest social advances of the past century involved significant private capital working alongside government and philanthropic funds. We help asset owners and managers who seek similar social returns and want more rigorous and evidence-based ways to invest for that impact.

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A Range of Services

Our services cover all phases on the impact side of impact investing: setting and revising fund strategy, developing investment theses to identify opportunities, embedding impact into diligence and underwriting, and supporting impact goals during ownership.

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Two Sides of the Impact Investing Equation

Expected financial returns for impact investors can range from market rate to partial loss of capital. As for impact, approaches can range from passive to intentional and evidence-based. Bridgespan focuses mainly on intentional and evidence-based approaches to impact.

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What Our Clients Say

"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
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Our clients include:

The Rise Fund

Bain Capital Double Impact

Scott Cook and Signe Ostby

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