The Impact Management Project (IMP) provides a forum for building global consensus on how to measure, manage and report impacts on sustainability. From 2016-2018, the IMP convened a practitioner community of over 2,000 enterprises and investors to agree on best practices (or “norms”) that provide a common logic to help enterprises and investors understand their impacts on people and the planet, so that they can reduce the negative and increase the positive.
During this session with CFA UK’s Impact Investment special interest group, the IMP’s James Hicks and Jo Fackler will talk through these impact management norms, and explain how they can be used by investors to classify the types of impact occurring within their portfolios.
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Event: 17:00 - 18:00
CPD points: 1.00
SpeakersJames Hicks, Impact Data Lead, The Impact Management Project
James Hicks engages with investors who are interested to learn about, and apply, the IMP norms to their investment processes. He has also worked on the data and technology programme, the IMP+ACT Alliance, during its incubation at the IMP, and is currently a project manager for the IMP’s Non-financial Digitisation Working Group (NDWG), a project that is exploring the components required to digitise the sustainability reporting ecosystem.
James joined the IMP through the on purpose associate programme, a leadership and career transition programme for mid-career professionals interested in social and environmental impact. Whilst on the programme, James also gained experience managing software development projects at Lightful, a tech-for-good company.
Prior to this, James worked in asset management at M&G Investments. He specialised in private equity and worked on a team investing in mid-market buyout funds. He was involved in all stages of the investment process and travelled extensively to conduct due diligence on funds primarily in Europe and Asia.
James holds a first-class BA (Hons) in economics from Durham University.
Jo Fackler, Engagement Lead, The Impact Management Project
Jo Fackler is responsible for the IMP’s outreach across its practitioner community, as well as overall engagement with the IMP’s strategic partners and advisory group. She also oversees the IMP’s broader communications efforts and, more recently, has been co-project managing the IMP’s non-financial digitisation working group (NDWG), a working group focused on the digitisation of sustainability reporting.
Prior to the IMP, Jo worked in project and communications management for Impact Ventures UK, an initiative of LGT impact. She also managed the events and marketing for Berenberg’s UK wealth and asset management departments.
Jo graduated from the Institute of Development Studies in 2019 with an MA in globalisation, business and development. She also holds a BA in french at the University of Leeds.
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