Origins


Addressing the Key Issues of our Time

Nautilus Impact Investing was formed in 2015 in response to the increasing demands for advice on social and environmental investing. Our partners often seek a better understanding of how impact investing can help their work around the world; there is much room for learning and innovation in the practice of impact investing, particularly as traditional funding sources continue to decline.

Many impact investors, whether public, private or individual, need assistance with impact strategy, diligence, measurement/verification and learning. Most of our clients seek independent expertise on the impact side of their projects, in design or implementation. Some have also asked us to improve ways to capture and share knowledge about a project or to improve the quality of performance benchmark data in a sector relevant to their investments.

We have learnt  already that by working directly with investors at an early stage of project development, we can sharpen impact strategy, raise new resources and increase the effectiveness of an impact investment. We have also learnt that it is never too late to pause and take a closer look at an existing investment – is your money achieving the kinds of social and environmental outcomes you envisaged? What could we do better?

By addressing these and related questions, Nautilus seeks to improve your “social return” as well as the practice of impact investing generally.