Why we exist

We want to live in a just and inclusive society that is underpinned by a Good Economy – an economy that works for everyone.

An idea whose time has come

The Good Economy is an idea whose time has come. We witness this in the fields of sustainable development, social entrepreneurship and impact investment.

The Good Economy is a humane model of capitalism focused on tackling global development challenges, including poverty and rising inequality. 

The Good Economy requires businesses and investors to collaborate with government and communities to ensure that good education, good jobs, good housing and good health care are accessible to all – nobody is left out or left behind. 

The Good Economy thrives on high dynamism and wide inclusion. Innovation, creativity and entrepreneurism pervade all aspects of economic life.

How we work

The Good Economy vision guides our work and provides a common purpose for us and our clients.

Our work is based on theoretical research, empirical observation and practical experience. 

We are collaborative and open-minded, breaking down silos and facilitating partnerships across the private, public and social sectors.

We are good listeners; requiring a combination of emotional and rational sensibilities, enabling us to be heard and trusted in both the boardroom and local communities. 

We help clients to appreciate their social purpose and become more progressive in their business and investment strategies.

What we do

We act as a social impact advisor to investors, businesses, government and social purpose organisations.

Investors

We provide impact advisory services to specialist impact investors, private equity firms and mainstream asset managers. 

  • Impact Investment Strategy and Fund Design. We help investors define their impact thesis and develop investment strategies and products that deliver both social and financial returns, including blended finance vehicles combining public and private capital.
  • Impact Measurement and Management.  For The Good Economy, impact management is a core business function, like financial management. We develop practical impact assessment methodologies that are aligned with global best practice standards and ensure accountability and reporting needs are met, at the same time as driving continuous improvement at the business-level. This includes helping clients define policies and procedures to integrate impact considerations into the entire investment process. 
  • Impact Assessments. We carry out independent impact assessments and produce high quality impact reports. Clients use our impact assessment tools to deepen their impact and ensure accountability and transparency to all stakeholders. 

Business

We work with business leaders to identify how to increase their social value. 

  • Impact Strategy. We help business  leaders to identify opportunities and develop strategies to increase the social impact of their core business activities in ways that increase social value hand-in-hand with commercial success.  
  • Impact Measurement and Management. We help businesses develop practical tools to measure, manage and communicate their impact with a focus on continuous learning and improvement.  We carry out independent impacts assessments and produce impact reports that help deepen positive impact and ensure accountability and transparency to all stakeholders.

Government and International Development Institutions

We work with governments and international development institutions to develop programmes and financing vehicles that have a positive development impact.

  • Feasibility. We undertake market research and feasibility studies into the opportunity for inclusive business models and innovative financing strategies that benefit poor and low-income people.
  • Strategy and Design. We help design projects and impact investment vehicles that support businesses and investment as drivers of inclusive and sustainable development. 
  • Impact Measurement and Management. We develop practical, user-led impact measurement and management frameworks and tools based on global best practice that provide transparency, accountability and insights.

We focus on social issues, with particular expertise in affordable housing, financial inclusion, impact investment, inclusive business, social enterprise, micro and SME development.

We work both in the UK and internationally, with first hand country experience in Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and The Balkans, with specialist experience in post-conflict countries.