Investors for impact have been true pioneers in recognising the importance of impact measurement and management (IMM) by taking a systematic and evidence-based approach and leveraging impact data collected.
EVPA has launched the report "Navigating Impact Measurement and Management - How to integrate impact throughout the investment journey", as well as a series of practical cases that showcase how investors for impact set up, apply and refine their IMM strategies.
Following the launch of the case studies of Bridges Evergreen, Rethink Ireland and Tilia Impact Ventures, EVPA is organising the webinar "IMM lighthouse: best practices to navigate impact measurement and management". During this webinar, the three organisations will discuss what are the best practices and main challenges to measure and manage impact, fostering a lively discussion with experienced practitioners in the field.
The webinar took place on Wednesday 26th January at 16.00-17.30 (CET).
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Cristina manages impact for Bridges' Evergreen and Sustainable Growth portfolios. Cristina provides dedicated impact management expertise on the due diligence process for new investments, and the ongoing work with existing portfolios. She also supports the development of Bridges' impact practice.
Previously, Cristina was part of Bridges' Growth Business team where she identified target companies and helped manage early-stage opportunities.
Prior to Bridges, Cristina worked as business analyst for tech and food start-ups in London and Madrid. Cristina holds a BSc in Economics from Bocconi University and an MSc in Management with Distinction from ESCP Europe.
Magdaléna Radová - Impact & Investment Manager at Tilia Impact Ventures, the first impact investing fund in the Czech Republic (and CEE region).Prior to joining Tilia in 2018 Magdaléna spent two years in Luxembourg exploring the field of impact investing and microfinance focusing on developing countries at institutional and fund level.
She worked as management support for a major global microfinance fund and as an impact management consultant for impact funds. She also gained experience at the European Investment Bank with impact investing in Africa, and as a consultant for female and social entrepreneurship in Luxembourg. She studied Economics and Finance at the Institute of Economic Studies in Prague and got her Master's degree in Behavioural Economics at Sorbonne in Paris. In Prague, she is an active supporter and mentor of social entrepreneurs and serves as board member of several educational organisations.
Rosie Howlett-Southgate is the Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Unit Manager at Rethink Ireland. She works on managing the internal research and impact strategy. She has been working with the Impact Director to develop the Impact Management Framework for Rethink Ireland.
Previously, Rosie worked across three different social issue funds as an analyst. Rosie has completed a PhD in Refugee Integration, where she researched the life trajectories, housing situations and psychological wellbeing of refugees in Cork. She has previously taught Human Geography undergraduates in both classroom and international fieldwork settings at University College Cork and holds a Master's Degree in Environment, Society and Development from NUI Galway.
Gianluca Gaggiotti is Knowledge Manager at EVPA. He focuses on data analysis and content development of several research-related initiatives.
Gianluca joined EVPA in 2017, and since then has developed an in-depth knowledge on the impact ecosystem and all the actors involved in it. Gianluca has previously worked as a Research Assistant for several project related to development and social network economics at Bocconi University.
He holds a Master degree in Economics and Social Sciences at Bocconi University with a thesis on the effect of terrorism on political outcome in the US.
Arnau Picón Martínez
Arnau Picón is Knowledge Associate at EVPA. Since joining EVPA in February 2019, Arnau has conducted research on topics related to the impact ecosystem, such as impact measurement and management and the role of crowdfunding platforms within the impact sector.
Previously, Arnau worked in the Social Policy Area of a Local Government and in the communication sector as a Journalist. He holds a Msc in Economic Development from the University of Glasgow and a Bachelor Degree in Journalism from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. He speaks Spanish, Catalan, English and French.
Ludovica is Research Associate at EVPA, where since March 2020 she is involved in the content development of several research activities with a focus on data collection, analysis and visualisation.
She holds a Master degree in Management Engineering from Politecnico di Milano with a focus on Sustainable Operations Management and Social Innovation. Being passionate about Social Innovation, she did an internship in UniCredit in the Internationalization project of Social Impact Banking in Milan.