As those of you who follow the Case Foundation’s work know, we have been hard at work building the Impact Investing Network Map for the past two years. The map demonstrates the publicly available transactions between investors and companies within impact investing. We believe that by bringing the connections between actors to life—looking specifically at the investments that connect them—we can foster a better understanding of the size, breadth, depth, and, importantly, the enormous potential of this field.
To provide a first look at what the Network Map is capable of, I led a live webinar demonstration last week of the Beta version. By walking through its many features, here’s what we covered:
The type of data used in the Network Map, including how it’s sourced and managed through our data partners;
The Map’s searching and filtering capabilities, including company, investor, impact objective, industry, and more;
Profile and Financial details about the companies and investors included; and
The Insights page, which provides high-level insights into the data included in the Network Map.
We also issued a call for those in the Impact Investing field to #ShareYourData. A map is only as good as the data used to create it and we need accurate data to show the true potential of the Impact Investing movement. More data will ensure we can capture the range of connections taking place in the Impact Investing space.
We hope this demonstration provides the foundation necessary for folks to jump in and explore all the Network Map has to offer. If you’d like to explore the map, you can sign up to be a Beta tester by visiting www.casefoundation.org/networkmap. You can also submit your data directly to ImpactSpace, by visiting http://www.impactspace.com/ to see it included on the Network Map.