Research & Insights

We analyze and contribute to the developing social finance field by engaging in academic research and creating market insights for investors, intermediaries as well as portfolio companies. Our offering comprises:

  • Market intelligence: We create knowledge on markets (e.g., Impact Investing in Germany, Mapping the Social Impact Investing Market in Morocco) or instruments (Evaluation of the first German Social Impact Bond) to foster awareness and enhance interest.
  • Thought leadership: We develop new ideas and concepts based on our experience and insights into the field, e.g., how foundations can leverage their resources to generate more impact or how social security systems need to adapted for the platform economy.
  • Research projects: We collaborate with renowned experts worldwide in research consortia, e.g., YES – Young Entrepreneurs Succeed, an EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment funded research project to activate unemployed youth to access the labour market and promote entrepreneurship.
  • Investment Counsel & Strategy Development: We support investors in formulating their social finance strategy as well as in finding potential investees across Europe.