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Impact46 is a certified B Corporation dedicated to impact.
We work with philanthropists, impact investors, Foundations and CSR departments, as well as non-profits and social enterprises. We provide world-class experience, tools and tech to help foster, measure and communicate impact.  

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Since 2019 Impact46 has disrupted impact consulting. It continues to do so by offering:

World-class experience
i46 strives to provide the highest-quality impact consulting available globally. i46 Founder Nicola Crosta directly oversees every consulting project, working closely with some of the world’s most experienced social impact practitioners.

Robust tools
Clients benefit from advanced tools, methodologies and tech to design, implement and measure social impact programs.

Day-to-day support
i46 believes in the value of strategy, but is also committed to supporting clients in the day-to-day challenges of implementation.

5 Services for Foundations

Impact Strategy
i46 helps Foundations define their impact strategy or review existing strategies. This typically takes the shape of a robust 3-5-year Strategy and Guidelines that clearly define what the organisation aims to achieve, how, with what resources and by when.

Impact Framework
i46 helps Foundations put in place a rigorous impact framework: this outlines what impact the organisation aims to achieve and how this is measured and communicated.

Impact Monitoring
i46 helps monitor Portfolios of social purpose organizations and track their impact. Our team can deliver professional Impact Reports that are tailored to your needs.

Capacity Development
i46 can help reinforce the capacity of grantees by offering a unique, comprehensive capacity development in various key areas (strategy, M&E, fundraising).

Special Initiatives
Whether the goal is to open a new Foundation, start a global initiative for impact or set up a social enterprise incubator, i46 provides exceptional experience to donors and investors building their impact endeavors.

5 Services for Corporates

Impact/Sustainability Strategy
i46 works with company Boards and Sustainability/CSR Departments and helps them define or review their overall impact strategy. We use our flagship Impact+ methodology to provide a comprehensive assessment of the company’s potential positive impact. We then help design a robust impact framework that allows the company to clearly define, deliver, measure and communicate impact.

Impact/ESG Monitoring
i46 provides companies with the tools and technologies needed to monitor and measure their social impact. We help define what needs to be measured and how information can be collected, stored and utilized.

Impact Communication
We help companies develop a robust narrative and materials to communicate social impact in a professional and ethical manner, within and outside their organization. We leverage our direct experience with international organizations to help articulate clearly the link between the company’s efforts and existing policy frameworks. Special focus is placed on the company’s contribution to the United Nations SDGs.

Ecosystem Reviews and Due Diligence
i46 supports companies that aim to start social impact initiatives in new sectors/geographies by performing in-depth research on the related ecosystems as well as professional due diligence on potential partners (ex. local non-profits).

B Corp Certification
As a certified B Corporation, Impact46 can help you decide if your company would benefit from becoming a B Corporation. If the company chooses to pursue certification, our team can provide assistance throughout the process.

5 Services for Responsible Investors

Impact Guidelines/Toolbox
Impact46 supports investors aiming to clearly define, measure and communicate their impact and ESG performance. We help design robust Impact/ESG Guidelines and support them with an impact measurement framework and Impact Toolbox.

Due Diligence
Impact46 supports responsible investors in the development of processes and tools that add an ‘impact lens’ to the investment process. We help define criteria to be utilized during the due diligence of potential investees to assess their effective capacity to deliver social impact. Our approach is pragmatic: beyond traditional ‘ESG checklists’, we develop tools that are tailored to the size and specific needs of the investor. If useful, we can join – as advisors – your investment committee(s) and contribute our experience to your investment decisions.

Portfolio Management and Impact Monitoring
We help you develop systems and tools to constantly monitor the impact of your portfolio. This includes helping you define the process and criteria to be used for each of your investees and the way data from your portfolio can be effectively aggregated in a dashboard that supports your decisions and provides material for internal and external communication on your investments’ social impact.

Capacity Development of Investees
Impact46 has developed a robust methodology to support your investees and help them define and assess social impact. Our approach is designed to help maximize your Portfolio companies’ social impact and strengthen their capacity to measure and communicate it to investors.

B Corp Certification
As a certified B Corporation, Impact46 can help you decide if your firm, Family Office or investment fund would benefit from becoming a B Corporation. If you choose to pursue certification, our team will assist you throughout this process.

3 Services for Non-Profits and Social Enterprises

Impact+ Review
The Review offers an opportunity for the leadership to step back from day-to-day operations, assess strategic opportunities and plan for the future. We apply our signature Impact+ tool to carry out a thorough analysis of Programs, Operations and Governance and to offer actionable recommendations. we then help put in place/stremghten a robust Impact Framework that helps the organisation clearly define, measure and communicate impact.

Impact Framework
Impact46 has unparalleled experience in helping nonprofits and social entreprises demonstrate their impact. We do so by developing a robust Impact Framework for the organisation. This strcutures how the organisation:

Impact Evaluations
We can co-design with the organization and implement evaluations/reviews that quantify their impact, as a whole or on in relation to a specific program or project.

An important part of Impact46 mission is to foster innovation across the ‘impact’ sector. We do so by continuously testing new tools, approaches, methodologies and by conducting research commissioned by our partners. Our Lab’s work covers the following 4 key areas:

Sector Research:
Covering trends in the philanthropic, NGO and impact investment sectors

Benchmark Research
comparing the practices of Foundations and NGOs

Thematic Research
Targeting key social and environmental issues (ex. climate, ageing, disability)

Innovation Research
Designing and testing new tools (ex. impact measurement or impact visualisation tools)

Publicly available research conducted by Impact46 includes:

Nicola Crosta
Founder and CEO

Nicola Crosta is one of the world’s leading experts on impact investment, philanthropy and non-profit management, with extensive experience among a wide range of impact-driven organizations.
United Nations and OECD: Nicola held senior management positions in international organizations for a total of 18 years. At the United Nations in New York, Nicola played a key role in helping to define the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Epic Foundation: As Executive Vice President and Board Member, Nicola helped to build one of the most innovative philanthropic Foundations from the ground up. At Epic, Nicola oversaw one of the largest NGO and donor surveys ever performed globally and the development of cutting-edge non-profits’ due diligence and social impact monitoring methodologies.
Baan Dek Foundation: Nicola is the Founder of Baan Dek, an award-winning social enterprise that provides access to services to thousands of migrant kids across Southeast Asia. In recent years, Baan Dek has become a strategic implementing partner of UNICEF and won the MIT Award for Social Innovation (Solve 2017).
Author and lecturer: Nicola’s articles and books on social impact, development economics and philanthropy have been extensively translated and published globally. He has been visiting lecturer on social impact and innovation at MIT, Harvard, Sciences Po and Hong Kong University.
Nicola Crosta directly oversees support to every client. Depending on the nature and scope of the task, i46 selects a team from some of the finest, most experienced social impact practitioners globally. These world-class professionals represent diverse areas of expertise, ensuring impact among any sector or geographic scope.

Advisory Board

Patrick Fournier
Chairman | CalpersHotels & HotelFactory

Assia Grazioli
Founder & Partner | Muse Capital
Board of Directors | Juventus Football Club

Kennedy Odede
Founder & CEO | SHOFCO

Clémence Marchisio
Former corporate lawyer | Private Equity/ M&A

Loic Kaessner
Private Equity/M&A

Viria Vichit-Vadakan
Researcher | MIT Media Lab
Co-Founder | G-Lab & GSSE, Thammasat University

Ruben Vardanyan
Co-Founder | Aurora Humanitarian Initiative

François Dassault
Entrepreneur & Social Investor


Nicola Crosta

Franck Cachia
Senior Impact Advisor

Elisa Sabbion
Senior Impact Advisor

Giorgia Valleriani
Senior Impact Advisor


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Non-profits & Social Enterprises

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