Deep Dives are in-depth research on the social performance of portfolio companies in the CDC Impact Fund, which is part of the DFID Impact Programme. Deep Dives use a stakeholder-centric approach to measurement. They gather feedback on the products and services produced by companies and the material effect of these products and services on people’s lives. This information is then turned into insights for both businesses and their investors – as well as generating learning for the wider impact investing market.
The Research is based on five key principles:
- Participatory. Listening to data needs across companies, fund managers and asset owners to focus on metrics that can be decision-useful for all parties.
- Value-added. Helping businesses understand how they are creating value for their customers, suppliers and employees.
- Right-sized. Using research methods that are proportionate to the scale of impact and aligned with company culture.
- Confidential. Ensuring the safety of commercially sensitive data, and protecting the right of respondents to anonymity.
- Independent. Engaging researchers external to company and fund management to reduce bias and boost impartiality.
The Insight documents highlight key findings from existing and upcoming full reports.
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