The External Rate of Return (ERR) is a framework created by Time Partners to measure an investment’s purpose and wider impact on society, the economy and the environment.

Experienced advisor on impact investing with a long history of pioneering positive change in the investment industry and wider society

Time Partners advises investors, families and other asset owners to create a better, more sustainable world.

The External Rate of Return (ERR) is a framework created by Time Partners to measure an investment’s purpose and wider impact on society, the economy and the environment.

A few examples of our policy work on 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 and Professor Robyn Klinger-Vidra of 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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Maasai IP, African IP Trust

We have been guiding the Maasai on their IP rights, working in partnership with the Africa IP Trust for many years. This work aims to ensure the Maasai are fairly compensated by brands using their name and image, in order to deliver long term income to their people and communities.

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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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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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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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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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