Impact Investing & Private Equity
Unlocking a portfolio's full social and financial impact depends on understanding the decisions that make it up.
Investment decisions are difficult, doubly so when done in groups - they are one of the most studied but under-utilized areas of behavioral science. By basing decisions on science and removing bias, we can create more equitable, predictable and impactful investments.
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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By the Books
Closing gaps in student achievement through evidence-based curriculum selection
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.
Let the Data Do the Talking
Helping the largest federal research & development organization in Canada increase its impact through data-driven funding
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.