Time Partners advises investors, families, and other asset owners to create a better world. We are an experienced adviser on impact investing with a long history of pioneering positive change in the investment industry and wider society.

We are active in causes important to the planet and society, arguing and working towards better run public and private institutions. We believe better run companies will reduce previously hidden risks, adding value for shareholders.

We work with investors, families, investment platforms and entrepreneurs globally. We provide our clients with strategic advice, relating to setting a corporate purpose, measuring the total impact of a business and creating a strategy to employ sustainable development throughout an institution.

External Rate of Return

Time Partners created the External Rate of Return with the London School of Economics to measure a company or investment’s purpose and wider impact on society, the economy, and the environment.

The ERR is designed to be a simple, holistic concept allowing companies, investors and third parties to report their activities comprehensively and transparently across a range of parameters.

The framework works out from the company through supply chains, customers, society and the environment.

It has been globally adopted by individual companies and Private Equity firms have embraced the methodology to underpin their approach to sustainability and measurement.

Promoting radical transparency, the ERR encourages companies to track the total external outcomes of their activities and act accountably.

A few examples of our policy work in impact

INSEAD

Mark Florman is a Distinguished Fellow at INSEAD Singapore, writing and teaching for the Global Private Equity Initiative (GPEI). He has given lectures and written articles for the business school on building private equity programmes, the importance of future-focussed investing and impact investing. He has delivered lectures to hundreds of MBA students on impact investing.

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Sustainable Development Capital Initiative (SDCI)

The SDCI is a group created by the City of London Corporation to make the UK a leading hub for development finance. Time Partners chairs the SDCI’s Global London High-Level Steering Group, who set the strategy to allow London to become the intellectual and financial centre for development finance.

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External Rate of Return (ERR)

Co-created by Time Partners, Dr Robyn Klingler-Vidra and the London School of Economics, the ERR framework is the first comprehensive, radically transparent platform for measuring an investment’s stated purpose along with its wider impact on society, the economy and the environment.

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ESMA & EU Commission

Co-chaired the European working group on behalf of private equity and venture capital, to represent the industry’s interests in the negotiation of the AIFM Directive with the European Securities and Markets Association in Paris. We led the negotiations on all chapters and convinced the policymakers that private equity was a force for good in European economies, creating jobs, skills, and good risk-adjusted returns for pensioners.

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B Corps / B Labs

B Corps is a non-profit organisation seeking to redefine the role of business in society. Mark Florman championed the launch of the B Corp movement in the UK and was the founder Chair of B Labs.

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G8 Social Impact Investment Task Force

Time Partners was selected as a member of the task force and worked in particular on market decelopment and impact metrics.

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Nigerian PE & VC Association

We advised the Nigerian government on reform to the venture capital industry and assisted in the creation of their association.

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The DNA Summit

Mark Florman was Chair of the DNA Summit, a world gathering of technology and innovation leaders brought together to solve some of the world’s most testing humanitarian and development challenges. Backed by the United Nations, DNA provided support to the G8 conference hosted by the UK, and Time Partners worked closely on their strategy.

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