Impact Management Project

The Impact Management Project (IMP) is an unprecedented opportunity to reach consensus on how we measure and therefore manage impact.

AVPN is a Strategic Partner of the IMP


The Impact Management Project (IMP) is a forum for building global consensus on how to measure, report, compare and improve impact performance.

The IMP convenes a Practitioner Community of over 2,000 organisations to debate and find consensus on good impact measurement and management, and share best practices.

It also facilitates the IMP Structured Network – an unprecedented collaboration of organisations that, through their specific and complementary expertise, are coordinating efforts to provide complete standards for impact measurement, management and reporting.

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Impact Frontiers Asia: Get involved with our 15-month capacity building programme

A 15-month capacity building programme for impact investors in Asia to advance impact management and fully integrate impact into financial frameworks, processes, and systems.

Integrate impact-financial performance

Collaboration drives learning and innovation

Emphasis on confidentiality

Measure Impact

The five dimensions to measure impact

After a series of consultations with its Practitioner Community, the IMP reached consensus that impact can be deconstructed into five dimensions: What, Who, How Much, Contribution and Risk.

Collecting data for each dimension enables enterprises, and their investors, to assess and manage their impact in a consistent and comparable manner, and then set goals against one or more dimensions to improve their impact.



What outcome(s) do business activities drive? How important are these outcomes to the people (or planet) experiencing them?



Who experiences the outcome? How underserved are the stakeholders in relation to the outcome?


How Much

How much of the outcome occurs across scale, depth, and duration?



What is the enterprise’s contribution to what would likely happen anyway? What is the investor’s contribution that enables the enterprises they invest in to have an impact?



What is the risk to people and planet that impact does not occur as expected?


The IMP is supported by a diverse group of funders

The IMP is supported by a diverse group of funders and is shaped by the input of more than 2,000 organisations and practitioners from across the global investment value chain, including the following AVPN members:


Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs

The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) is a global network of organizations that propel entrepreneurship in emerging markets....


Bamboo Capital Partners

Bamboo Capital Partners (“Bamboo”) is a pioneering private equity firm that delivers positive social and financial value. Bamboo invests in businesses primarily in financial...

United States


BlackRock helps investors build better financial futures. As a fiduciary to our clients, we provide the investment and technology solutions they need when planning...


Brightlight Investment Management

Brightlight will provide bespoke investment consulting and management services to institutional clients across the private, philanthropic and government sectors. Our mission is to change...

United States

Ford Foundation

The Ford Foundation is a private American foundation with headquarters in New York and regional offices in 10 other countries, including China. Established in...

United States

Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN)

The Global Impact Investing Network is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the scale and effectiveness of impact investing around the world....

United Kingdom

Global Steering Group


GreenArc Capital

GreenArc Capital focuses on sourcing and structuring scalable credit solutions to deploy capital with positive societal, economic and environmental outcomes in select Asian Emerging...


Impact Investment Exchange Pte Ltd (IIX)

Impact Investment Exchange (IIX) is a Singapore-based impact enterprise that builds pathways to connect backstreets of underserved communities to the Wall Streets of the...


Japan Social Innovation and Investment Foundation (SIIF)

SIIF aims to catalyze a new capital flow model that transcends existing boundaries between private, public, and civil sectors. SIIF seeks to nurture a...


Kellogg Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd

At Kellogg Asia Pacific, we strive to make foods people love. This includes our beloved brands Kellogg's®, Special K®, All-Bran®, Pringles®, Kellogg's Corn Flakes®,...


LeapFrog Investments Singapore

LeapFrog Investments is the world’s largest dedicated equity investor in emerging markets financial services....


MacArthur Foundation

MacArthur Foundation supports creative people, effective institutions, and influential networks building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world....


Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA)

For over 60 years, MEDA has been designing and implementing effective market-driven programs around the world, enabling millions of people to realize their economic...


OECD Global Network of Foundations (netFWD)

The OECD Global Network of Foundations Working for Development is a group of self-selected foundations committed to optimising the impact of philanthropy....


Omidyar Network Services

Omidyar Network invests in entrepreneurs who share our commitment to advancing social good at the pace and scale the world needs today....

Hong Kong SAR China

RS Group

The RS Group is an organization that aims to use its resources to support the creation of a more sustainable and equitable global community....


Social Finance India (SFI Impact Foundation)

Social Finance India (SFI), an intermediary that uses innovative finance to improve social outcomes. It has been set up by GSG (Global Steering Group...

United Kingdom

Social Value International

Social Value International is the global network focused on social impact and social value that aims to change the way society accounts for value....

United Kingdom

Thomson Reuters Foundation

The Thomson Reuters Foundation stands for free, independent journalism, human rights, women’s empowerment, and the rule of law....

United States


Toniic is the global action community for deeper impact investing. Toniic’s members are high net-worth individuals, family offices and foundations from more than 25 countries...


United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Who we are UNDP Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific (RBAP), with 24 Country Offices covering work in 36 countries and decades of...


Vera Solutions Private Limited

Vera Solutions is a mission-driven global technology consulting company that works with non-profits, social enterprises, and foundations to transform the way they work. Our...