Impact Investing & Private Equity
Cognitive roadblocks have been shown to hinder impact investors from building portfolios that optimize for both financial and social outcomes.
See how we’re helping investors create value by debiasing decision-making in portfolio selection, and deploying evidence-based insights to guide firms through post-merger cultural alignment.
Debiasing Grant & Investment Processes
Leverage the tools and methodologies of behavioral science to detect and reduce decision-making bias and better align teams around investment decisions that reflect their goals and values
Impact Investment Portfolio Optimization
Optimize both financial and social outcomes (and avoid leaving value creation opportunities on the table) by overcoming the challenges of categorical cognition inherent in attempts to make efficient allocation decisions for a portfolio of investments that can include "for-profit", "social and "philanthropic" enterprises
Deploying Behavioral Insights for Portfolio Value Creation
Deploy evidence-based insights and techniques to capitalize on value creation opportunities - from conducting human due diligence to retain top talent and using behavioral audits to analyze cultural alignment during post-merger integration, to increasing the top line through enhanced customer insights and debiasing organizational decision-making
Some of the companies that use our insights
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Increasing adoption of high-quality curricula through predictive modelling and behavioral interventions
We set out to understand how educators select learning materials, and to encourage the adoption of high-quality curricula.
Using psychometric tools to detect bias in strategic investment decision-making processes
The Skoll Foundation receives hundreds of yearly applications for its SASE award. We helped debias their selection process.
Building a framework to increase the policy impact of big data
How do policymakers engage with new sources of data? We developed a framework to optimize the use of evidence in policy.
Supporting strategic investment decisions through behavioral analysis and preference modelling
We used behavioral analysis to develop a composite scoring sytem, to help NRC streamline their strategic decision-making.
The Dos and Don’ts of Corporate Social Responsibility
Corporate Social Responsibility has become a buzzword for business executives. To remain competitive in this changing economic culture, firms tout their CSR programs, funnelling money into philanthropy, social movements, advertising their new green policies, and emphasizing their commitment to local communities.
Charity, Parochialism, and the Inefficiencies of Altruism
Whilst research has focused on altruism and the science of giving, the issue of why we donate our money to the places that we do has been neglected.