Q&A with JTC Group’s Wouter Plantenga on Why Impact Metrics Matter

"Fund managers need a more standardized approach to measuring the social and environmental benefits of impact strategies," says Wouter Plantenga of JTC. As governments look to stimulate recovery, impact investment funds have growth potential as managers seek to do good while generating returns. Wouter Plantenga, ICS Head of Group Client Services at JTC, explains that [...]

2021-06-30T08:39:21-07:00January 4th, 2021|Categories: Blog, Opportunity Zones|Tags: , , , |

Global Impact’s President Howard W. Buffett Addresses Measuring Social Impact in Opportunity Zones (Part II)

In Part Two of our Opportunity Zones Q&A blog series with Howard W. Buffett, professor at Columbia University and president of Global Impact, we asked a pressing follow up question many have about calculating the impact value of money. Howard, who spoke with us during our Opportunity Zones webinar on February 12th about a formula [...]

NES Financial to Host Opportunity Zones Webinar with Howard W. Buffett & Arctaris Impact Fund

Specialty financial administrator NES Financial announced today that it will host its first Opportunity Zones webinar of 2020, Measuring Social Impact in Opportunity Zones, with Howard W. Buffett, professor at Columbia University and president of Global Impact LLC and Jonathan Tower, managing partner, and Benjamin Bornstein, managing director, of Arctaris Impact Investors. The informational webinar [...]

Global Impact’s President Howard W. Buffett Addresses Measuring Social Impact in Opportunity Zones (Part I)

Prior to our Opportunity Zones webinar on February 12th, we spoke with Howard W. Buffett, professor at Columbia University and president of Global Impact, about a formula he devised called “iRR” — impact rate of return. The iRR® framework provides new ways for Opportunity Funds (among many others) to measure and report on their social [...]

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