Overview: While benchmarking can be a useful tool for impact investors, it often reinforces the existing financial system. As we seek to build towards an equitable society where everyone can thrive, it will be increasingly important to reevaluate benchmarks in community investing and determine equitable approaches to benchmarking impact investments that align towards shared outcomes for communities. Join us for an insightful discussion with investors and practitioners.
Questions to Explore:
- What are current financial benchmarks in private impact investing allocations? What are the pros and cons of these benchmarks?
- How do benchmarks affect the speed and intentionality of capital deployment to communities that face discrimination?
- How can investment term standards best serve communities that require patient capital?
- What are equitable approaches to benchmarking impact investments?