We believe better run companies will reduce previously hidden risks, adding value for shareholders. We provide our clients with strategic advice relating to setting a purpose, measuring the impact of a business, and creating a strategy to employ sustainable development throughout an institution.


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.

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

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.



Mark Florman is a Distinguished Fellow at INSEAD Singapore, writing and teaching for the Global Private Equity Initiative (GPEI). He gives lectures and has 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.


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 chaired 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.


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.


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 founding Chair of B Labs. Time continues to support B Corps as a method of corporate responsibility.


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.


G8 Social Impact Investment Task Force

Time Partners was selected as a member of the task force and worked in particular on market development of impact metrics, outlining with our partners the most holistic measures to catch all positives and negatives.


Time Partners has been a signatory to the United Nations Principles of Responsible Investment since 2017. Through this, we commit to:

  • Incorporate ESG issues into investment analysis and decision-making processes
  • Be active owners and incorporate ESG issues into our ownership policies and practices
  • Seek appropriate disclosure on ESG issues by the entities in which we invest
  • Promote acceptance and implementation of the Principles within the investment industry
  • Work together to enhance our effectiveness in implementing the Principles
  • Report on our activities and progress towards implementing the Principles

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