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Hello! I'm Karim

 

I work as a consultant, researcher and educator in impact investing and  impact measurement, to explore how capital can improve the quality of life for people and their communities

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IMPACT

MEASUREMENT

IMPACT

INVESTING

EMPLOYMENT & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Karim Harji brings over a decade of international experience in impact measurement and impact investing. He is a Senior Fellow with the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation; Programme Director of the Oxford Impact Measurement Programme at the Said Business School, University of Oxford; and Managing Director at Evalysis, an impact measurement and management consultancy. He is an Associate Fellow at the Said Business School at the University of Oxford, where he also teaches in the Oxford Impact Investing and Social Finance executive education programmes, and a Senior Research Associate at the Carleton Centre for Community Innovation at Carleton University.

Karim was previously a co-founder and Director at Purpose Capital, where he established and led its Impact Investment Advisory practice. He was the Co-Chair of the Impact Measurement Task Force convened by the Government of Ontario, the Canadian representative on the Impact Measurement Working Group of the G8 Social Impact Investment Task Force, and an Advisor to the Rockefeller Foundation on social impact measurement. He co-authored the strategic assessment of the Rockefeller Foundation’s Impact Investing Initiative, and the global market review, “Accelerating Impact: Achievements, Challenges and What’s Next in Building the Impact Investing Industry”.

EXPERIENCE
 
 
LEADERSHIP
PROJECTS

Evaluation of an impact investing field building program

Rockefeller Foundation

Global review of the growth and evolution of impact investing

Rockefeller Foundation

Developmental evaluation of an impact investment fund

Humanity United

Field building and advisory for social impact measurement

Rockefeller Foundation

Impact investing

strategy audit

NESTA

Review of evaluation tools, approaches and methods

Impact Management Project

Oxford Impact

Measurement Programme

University of Oxford

Executive training on
impact measurement

University of Cape Town

Executive training on evaluating impact investing in Africa

 

Rockefeller Foundation / IDRC

Training on impact investing
for evaluators

American Evaluation Association

Mapping the impact
investment market in Canada

Purpose Capital

Guidebook on retail impact  product development

Purpose Capital

Impact measurement use among impact investors

Purpose Capital

Social finance for settlement and integration

Purpose Capital

Developmental evaluation of a youth employment program

Rockefeller Foundation

Thematic review of a youth employment portfolio

MasterCard Foundation

Scaling an agri-business social franchise in East Africa

IDRC / Farm Shop

Scaling and evaluating youth entrepreneurship in Africa

Digital Opportunity Trust

 
PUBLICATIONS

Improving the
Measurement of the Social Impact of Market-Based Approaches

American Journal
of Evaluation

Commissioned by the Rockefeller Foundation

Commissioned by RBC & MaRS Centre for Impact Investing

Commissioned by Employment & Social Development Canada

Commissioned by the Rockefeller Foundation

Commissioned by Canadian Credit Union Association

Commissioned by Employment & Social Development Canada

ACRN Oxford Journal of Finance and Risk Perspectives

An Action Plan
towards a Common Approach to Impact Measurement

Commissioned by the Government of Ontario

Global Social

Policy

Commissioned by Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Carleton Centre for Community Innovation, Carleton University