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.
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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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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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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