Have questions about impact?  

So do we.


We also know of a lot of good information that exists. So, we are exploring how

artificial intelligence & machine learning

can help make information on impact

accessible, reliable and actionable.  

Whether you are fundingassessing, incubating, creating or just learning about impact, we'd love to have your questions to help us build our prototype.  

Please submit as many as you'd like, whenever you'd like. We'll be keeping a count and inviting those that have submitted the most questions to be beta users of the AI interface we are building to answer them. 

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What do you wish you knew about funding / creating / incubating / assessing impact? No question is too broad or too specific and the more the better.


About Us


We believe that information on creating impact should be accessible, reliable and actionable.

No matter what you call it - social enterprise, social impact SME, impact organization, impact investing, social impact investing, innovative finance, social finance, impact finance or many other terms - the interest in using finance and business for good is growing. New players from corporates, banks, family offices, foundations, development institutions, consultancies, pension funds, and governments are entering the field every single day. As a professor in innovative finance, I have taught hundreds of these newcomers over the years. So I know there are very few starting points for people to ask questions and get good information on what is happening, who is doing what and what is working (or failing). I know that we don't have all the answers, but my hope is by using technology to link people to reliable and actionable information that already exists (often hidden in 40 page PDFs), we can invite more people into the impact community and give those already working on impact the information they need.


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Aunnie Patton Power founded Intelligent Impact in 2017.  A reformed M&A investment banker, she began her impact investing career in 2010 with Unitus Capital in Bangalore and has since worked with start-ups, intermediaries, funds, family offices, foundations, corporates and governments across Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. She is currently an Associate Fellow at the University of Oxford's Saïd Business School and an advisor to the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation at the University of Cape Town's Graduate School of Business. In these roles, she lectures on Innovative Finance across both schools' EMBA, MBA, Executive, MCOM and MPHIL programs (and she is currently creating a Massive Open Online Course or MOOC with Coursera).  Aunnie's work has been published throughout the world, including by the Oxford University Press, the Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR), the World Economic Forum, and the Impact Investing Policy Collaboration.

In addition to building the AI interface, Aunnie is taking on limited consulting engagements around developing innovative finance / impact investing strategies.  Please get in contact to learn more.