Two years after launching the Pymwymic Investment Cooperative, the organisation is ready to share their practices of measuring and managing impact. Pymwymic launched it’s first Impact Report.
How to define and measure impact is an ongoing topic of discussion. As with any growing industry, the field of impact investing is debating terminology, defining methods and developing standards. As the industry is moving from niche to mainstream, it requires scale. And scale requires standards.
Heated debates, extensive desktop research and simply building experience with day-to-day work, has brought Pymwymic to the methods, standards and frameworks which they use today. Pymwymic knows how the conventional investment industry works, so they use that and build on its standards. The question then is: how do we use the same rigour, level of professionalism and data-driven approach for impact as we do for finance?
As one of our objectives is to support the development of the impact investing industry, Pymwymic wish to share what they have learnt so far. Pymwymic hopes their practical experience will add to the collective knowledge, contributing to the development of new industry standards and help really make the leap towards a more sustainable way of investing.
In this report, Pymwymic invites you to join us on our journey in developing and re-fining our impact methodology. The report will take you through the following key elements:
- Impact of the Pymwymic Ecosystem;
- How we maximise impact in our portfolio companies;
- How we anchor impact in our portfolio companies;
- The impact performance of our portfolio companies in 2018.
“Developing a ToC with Pymwymic led to more clarity in what we want to achieve and actually had us shift our resources to products which had far more impact than we initially realised.” – Willem-Jan Meulemeesters, CEO Ceradis
To download the report click here (pdf)