This document provides an overview of the impact investing industry with a focus on impact measurement and management and makes the case for think tanks to consider playing a currently missing role in its ecosystem in order to strengthen it and support its growth. First, we will discuss what impact investment is and its characteristics. Second, we will look at the main players in the ecosystem and their roles. Third, we will analyse the current challenges the industry faces in terms of impact delivery, its root causes and potential consequences. Fourth, we will outline potential roles think tanks could play and opportunities for funders to support them.
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