Measuring Impact Made Tangible!
Through many years of expertise in impact management and impact measurement, SEIF has been able to build a wide variety of methodologies that can be used for quantification, measurement, and management of the impact of start-ups and other enterprises. This includes tools for different application areas and levels of detail that are based on the five dimensions of the Impact Management Project (IMP). SEIF’s Impact Investing Services include impact assessments, impact due diligence / reporting and impact consultancy for start-ups, impact investors, foundations and corporate innovations to assess their contribution towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)This makes SEIF a valuable partner for various organisations to measure and evaluate impact:
One of the main goals is to make sure that impact investors become more active in the market and find the strategic value of adding start-up investments to their portfolio.Nir Shimony, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, TechForGood Israel
SEIF also offers an exciting way to connect start-ups and investors with its project called Impact Zebras, creating a win-win situation for start-ups looking for funding and investors looking for exciting investment opportunities.
With SEIF’s Impact Assessment Tool, the impact & commercial viability of an entity can be assessed which is regarded as a first step towards the impact measurement of a start-up. Being on the market for over 10 years, SEIF has been able to build an extensive database of data points. Next to the assessment, this allows the creation of benchmarks based on e.g. financing round, industry or targeted SDGs which in turn enable a unique rating of start-ups in the growing and sought-after impact venture field.
SEIF conducts in-depth impact due diligences on impact driven solutions. Reports focus on the solution’s Theory of Change (ToC), assessment of impact targets, their contribution towards the SDGs by selecting meaningful KPIs as well as on giving overall recommendations on impact. These reports lay the foundation for a following impact measurement reporting system or can also be a basis for investment decisions.
SEIF’s Impact Zebras are a well-curated selection of start-ups with the highest impact potential, carefully chosen by SEIF, ready for impact investments. Of the more than 1,500 start-ups evaluated by SEIF each year, only the best are included in this list, which is then made available to selected investors. In this way, SEIF brings together the most promising start-ups with a large, pan- European network of investors to help the start-ups succeed faster and provide impact investors with exceptional investment opportunities.
SEIF offers impact consulting for clients with existing or emerging innovative solutions. Offers include the development of an impact strategy for a solution as well as the assessment of a solution’s impact potential. The approach used is based on the renowned Impact Management Framework and ensures the integration into further impact management and indicator systems such as IRIS. This can include the development of a Theory of Change, definition of long-term impact targets and much more!
The Swiss Tech for Impact sector is gaining momentum, and Switzerland has a unique opportunity to establish itself as a leading Tech for Impact hub. At SEIF, we are convinced about the vision of a flourishing Tech for Impact cluster in Switzerland and are aligning our activities in the field of capacity building, impact management and impact investing towards this goal.”Prof. Mariana Christen Jakob, Founder & Managing Partner SEIF