Nesta Investment Management LLP

Direct investor

User Profile

Nesta Investment Management is the investment management arm of Nesta, the UK's innovation foundation. We manage Nesta Impact Investments - a $25m early stage investment fund for social ventures.


We aim to align our output indicators with IRIS metrics wherever possible. Output indicators form part of our impact performance model.

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We have a custom model for assessing and targeting impact performance in our investments, which is documented in our publication "Standards of Evidence for Impact Investing" (Puttick & Ludlow, Nesta, 2012). In summary we: - invest in ventures with the potential for positive effect on one of our target outcomes; - set ventures goals for increased rigour of evaluation of their effect on the outcomes; - agree definitions of target population, and units of output, and set targets for increased volume of output.