In my last post “Measuring The Impact of Social Investing”, I talked a lot about the history of PULSE, the software designed to help track the impact of social investments. Since Acumen Fund first introduced it in 2006, we have seen a constant and increasing need for support, services and even entire organizations to help the impact investing community operate more efficiently and achieve greater success.
Ask anyone involved with social finance and they’re likely to tell you that tracking the impact of their investments is one of their greatest challenges. In fact, a recent report from J.P. Morgan shows that the industry’s biggest risk is around investment illiquidity and uncertainty of financial returns.
At the same time, impact investing is expected to represent as much as $500 billion in assets over the next 10 years, which means the task of tracking and analyzing the impact of social investments is a big one, and getting bigger.