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BlueMark is the leading provider of impact intelligence and independent verification for the sustainable and impact investing market.

BlueMark Releases Fifth Edition of Flagship Report —”Making the Mark V”

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We provide independent assessments to help investors understand strengths and gaps in their approach to impact investing. Our services help investors stay on top of evolving market expectations and establish credibility with key stakeholders.


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$ 283 B

* As of July 2024

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We work with clients across the financial services spectrum, including asset managers, asset allocators, and issuers. Our services are agnostic to investor size, strategy, asset class, and geography.

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The BlueMark team brings unparalleled expertise in impact investing. We are able to leverage our experience, data, and market insights to provide our clients with actionable and tailored recommendations for improving their approach to impact management and impact reporting.

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News from BlueMark

June 11, 2024

Four impact investors added to BlueMark’s leaderboard

Impact verification firm BlueMark has added four investors to its Practice Leaderboard, a list of impact investors who score in the top quartile across eight categories of impact management. The new investors are BlueOrchard, Circulate Capital, Developing World Markets and Schroders. These groups join others already on the leaderboard: Bain Capital, Calvert Impact Capital, Finance in Motion, LeapFrog Investments, Nuveen Private Equity Impact and Trill Impact

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June 6, 2024

BlueMark Publishes 5th Annual “Making the Mark” Report – Making the Mark V

BlueMark Publishes 5th Annual “Making the Mark” Report, Revealing an Increased Adoption of Core Impact Management Practices Among Impact Investors BlueMark adds four new investors – BlueOrchard, Circulate Capital, Developing World Markets, and Schroders – to the 2024 edition of the Practice Leaderboard featuring impact investors with best-in-class impact management systems and practices June 6, […]

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May 30, 2024

India’s venture capitalists seek to verify the impact they make

Globally, venture capital funds make up one-third of the private impact fund universe; but in India, they account for 85 per cent. As such, these Indian funds play a leading role in investing for impact, by tackling the structural inequalities that exist in the country, while also seeking financial returns for investors. And that is putting more focus on how the funds can ‘verify’ the impact they actually make.

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February 7, 2024

Field builders lead impact investing forward in Japan

On boardgames and subway cars, in music videos and trendy shops, affixed to lapel pins and tote bags; the colorful Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) logo is popping up everywhere in Japan, the New York Times reports. The popularity of the SDGs is evident, with approximately 90% of Japanese people being familiar with the idea, and […]

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February 1, 2024

Sarah Gelfand named President of BlueMark to lead next phase of growth for impact verification specialist

BlueMark, an impact investing verification specialist, today named Sarah Gelfand the new President of the firm, with responsibility for co-leading BlueMark’s business strategy and team, business and product development efforts, and various market-building and standard-setting initiatives. Christina Leijonhufvud, CEO of BlueMark, will remain in her role and work closely alongside Gelfand and other senior leaders.

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January 18, 2024

BlueMark CEO Christina Leijonhufvud named one of New Private Markets’ top 50 influencers

Who are the ‘connectors’ in sustainable private markets? Leijonhufvud named alongside Tideline co-founder Ben Thornley.

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December 7, 2023

What makes a meaningful impact report?

The new Impact Performance Reporting Norms, published for consultation last month by Impact Frontiers, signal an important milestone for the impact investing industry – providing much needed guidance as to what useful impact reports should include, as well as a structure for organizing the content therein.

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December 14, 2023

What recent efforts to standardize corporate sustainability disclosures mean for impact investors

It goes without saying, for investors looking to make smart decisions about their portfolio companies, the importance of accurate, quality, and easily comparable corporate data cannot be overstated.  Which is why the new set of globals standards (the Standards)—issued on June 26, 2023 by the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) for financial and climate-related disclosures, establishing baseline […]

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April 18, 2023

“BlueMark Raises $10 Million in Series A to Accelerate Adoption of Its Market-Leading Impact Verification Services, Benchmarks, and Analytics”

BlueMark today closed its Series A funding round with $10 million in capital commitments from a diverse group of seven investors. The lead investor is S&P Global, with other new investors including Temasek Trust Capital and three family offices with significant experience in impact investing — Blue Haven Initiative, Gunung Capital, and Tsao Family Office. Ford Foundation and Radicle Impact are also participating in the Series A round.

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