Date of Graduation


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Bachelor of Science in Business Administration




Contreras, Rogelio


This research project focuses on gathering information on which impact measurement mechanisms are currently used in the impact investing industry, and how these mechanisms are standardized across various firms, geographic locations, and fund types. The overarching goal of the study is to provide an assessment of the impact investing industry and the use of standardized impact assessment practices. The specific goal of this research study is to collect and present information on the current state of impact measurement standardization. Research is separated into three large components: interviews with industry leaders, findings from social finance conferences, and research of scholarly sources. Each research component aims to gather information to 1) highlight and explain practices currently in use by industry leaders, 2) identify challenges to standardizing impact measurement, and 3) discuss opportunities towards the effective adoption of impact measurement mechanisms that are comprehensible across the industry.


impact investing, investing, social finance, finance