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Data and insights

See how BlueMark’s benchmarks, ratings, and data on leading impact investment practices can help drive client insights.

Our reach

164
verifications
For investors managing a combined
232 B
AUM

*As of February 2024

BlueMark Practice Benchmark

The BlueMark Practice Benchmark categorizes impact practice ratings by quartile, providing a mechanism for investors to compare themselves to the current state of practice in the market. Check out this year’s Practice Benchmark and see how your firm stacks up against the rest of the impact investing industry.

LEARNING
PRACTICE

represents the bottom quartile of our sample (25th percentile and below)

MEDIAN

Median Practice reflects the impact management practices of the median impact investor in our sample (50th percentile).

LEADING
PRACTICE

Leading Practice represents the top quartile of our sample (75th percentile and above).

Principles Principle 1 Impact objectives Principle 2 Impact management Principle 3 Investor contribution Principle 4 Impact screening Principle 5 ESG risk management Principle 6 Impact monitoring Principle 7 Impact at exit Principle 8 Impact review
LOW
MODERATE
HIGH
ADVANCED

*Data as of May 2023. Sample representing 84 practice verifications. 

BlueMark Practice Leaderboard

The BlueMark Practice Leaderboard was created as a way to highlight those impact investors with best-in-class impact management practices. To earn a spot on the Leaderboard, verified investors must receive top quartile ratings across each of the Impact Principles in the Benchmark for that year.

Only impact investors that have been verified within the previous two years will be eligible for each year’s Leaderboard to ensure that investors are continuously reassessed against the current state of the market.

AgDevCo
VERIFIED June 2021 ASSET CLASS Private Equity, Private Debt IMPACT THEMES
  • Sustainable Agriculture

Verification commissioned by asset allocator and therefore verifier statement is not publicly available.

Bain Capital Double Impact
VERIFIED April 2023 ASSET CLASS Private Equity IMPACT THEMES
  • Health & Wellness
  • Education & Workforce Development
  • Sustainability
Blue Earth Capital
VERIFIED Feb. 2023 ASSET CLASS Private Equity, Private Debt, Funds IMPACT THEMES
  • Multi-theme
British International Investment
VERIFIED June 2022 ASSET CLASS Private Equity, Private Debt, Funds IMPACT THEMES
  • Productive, Sustainable and Inclusive
Calvert Impact Capital
VERIFIED April 2023 ASSET CLASS Private Debt IMPACT THEMES
  • Access to Community Service
  • Financial Inclusion
  • Climate Change
Finance in Motion
VERIFIED Oct. 2023 ASSET CLASS Private and Public Debt, Private Equity IMPACT THEMES
  • Green Economy
  • Climate Finance
  • Entrepreneurship & Livelihoods
  • Financial Inclusion
LeapFrog Investments
VERIFIED Jan. 2023 ASSET CLASS Private Equity IMPACT THEMES
  • Financial Inclusion
  • Healthcare
  • Climate Solutions
Nuveen (Private Equity Impact)
VERIFIED June 2022 ASSET CLASS Private Equity IMPACT THEMES
  • Resource Efficiency
  • Inclusive Growth
Nuveen (Fixed Income Impact)
VERIFIED June 2022 ASSET CLASS Public Debt IMPACT THEMES
  • Affordable Housing
  • Community & Economic Development
  • Renewable Energy & Climate Change
  • Natural Resources
Schroders
VERIFIED Sept. 2023 ASSET CLASS Private Equity, Public Equity, Public Debt, Private Debt, Infrastructure, Real Estate, Funds IMPACT THEMES
  • Environment
  • Health & Wellness
  • Inclusion
  • Responsible Production and Consumption
  • Sustainable Infrastructure
Trill Impact
VERIFIED Jan. 2022 ASSET CLASS Private Equity, Private Debt IMPACT THEMES
  • Multi-theme (SDG-aligned impact)

Research

As part of BlueMark’s mission to “strengthen trust in impact and sustainable investing,” we are committed to publishing field-building research based on our analysis of client verifications. These research reports are designed to inform investment practitioners about best practices and shared challenges, thereby driving the entire impact investing field forward.

Perspectives and commentary

BlueMark regularly publishes opinion pieces and comment letters to share our perspective on the biggest issues facing impact investors.

Events and webinars

BlueMark regularly hosts webinars and speaks at industry events about impact verification and key trends and challenges across the impact investing industry. Use the video library below to catch up on recent BlueMark speaking appearances.

Webinars & Events