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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

193
verifications
For investors managing a combined
283 B
AUM

*As of July 2024

The BlueMark Practice Benchmark

The BlueMark Practice Benchmark categorizes practice ratings by quartile, providing a mechanism for investors to compare themselves to the current state of practice in the market.

LEARNING
PRACTICE

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

MEDIAN
PRACTICE

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).

Practice areas
Principle 1 1.Impact objectives
Principle 2 2.Impact management
Principle 3 3.Investor contribution
Principle 4 4.Impact due diligence
Principle 5 5.ESG risk management
Principle 6 6.Impact monitoring
Principle 7 7.Impact at exit
Principle 8 8.Impact review

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 all eight Practice Verification areas within 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.

Bain Capital Double Impact
VERIFIED April 2023 ASSET CLASS Private Equity IMPACT THEMES
  • Education & Workforce Development
  • Health & Wellness
  • Sustainability
BlueOrchard
VERIFIED Feb. 2024 ASSET CLASS Private and Public Debt, Private Equity, Real Assets IMPACT THEMES
  • Multi-theme
British International Investment
VERIFIED May 2024 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 Services
  • Climate Change
  • Financial Inclusion
Circulate Capital
VERIFIED April 2024 ASSET CLASS Private Debt, Private Equity IMPACT THEMES
  • Climate Adaption & Resilience
  • Climate Change Mitigation
Developing World Markets
VERIFIED March 2024 ASSET CLASS Private Debt, Private Equity IMPACT THEMES
  • Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience
  • Financial Inclusion
  • Gender Equality
Finance in Motion
VERIFIED October 2023 ASSET CLASS Private Debt, Private Equity IMPACT THEMES
  • Green Economy
  • Climate Finance
  • Entrepreneurship & Livelihoods
  • Financial Inclusion
KKR
VERIFIED May 2024 ASSET CLASS Private Equity IMPACT THEMES
  • Multi-theme
LeapFrog Investments
VERIFIED Jan. 2023 ASSET CLASS Private Equity IMPACT THEMES
  • Financial Inclusion
  • Healthcare
  • Climate Solutions
Nuveen Private Equity Impact Investing
VERIFIED June 2022 ASSET CLASS Private Equity IMPACT THEMES
  • Resource Efficiency
  • Inclusive Growth
Schroders
VERIFIED Sept. 2023 ASSET CLASS Private Equity, Public Debt, Public Equity IMPACT THEMES
  • Multi-theme
Trill Impact
VERIFIED October 2023 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