Because at every turn in the rainforest, there’s an intrepid journalistic sloth wearing a bucket hat and clutching a notepad and just waiting for the right moment to ask some tough questions about The Impact Database….

The Impact Database (ImpactDB) is a non-profit data publisher whose mission is to use visual storytelling and data visualisation to share impact’s important mission to create a better fairer world (through improving the financial system).

We believe that everybody has a stake in the success of the impact movement and are committed to removing barriers to understanding data relevant to it wherever they might be found.

The Impact Database is a data publication initiative that was founded by a guy called Daniel Rosehill in 2024.

Daniel works for Sir Ronald Cohen. He began this website in the hope that it might prove helpful to the impact movement.

Origin story?

As part of his job, Daniel reads reports about impact investing. And he found himself having the seditious thought that data about impact was too hard to access.

Daniel thought it would be cool (and fun) to build a site with the express intention of gathering together impact data and visualising it – thereby making it easier to access for anybody interested (but especially journalists and the general public).

That’s how this voyage came about.


The Impact Database (ImpactDB) is a non-profit.

We’re working on getting the registration paperwork in.

Even in the impact rainforest, money doesn’t grow on trees. Which is why we have a ‘support this project’ page to help us cover hosting costs (website, database, etc).

But this is neither a data startup nor a non-profit hoping to become a data startup.

We think that impact data is a shared resource and that this is the appropriate structure for our effort to help tell its story.

Daniel, who created this site, lives in Jerusalem, Israel.

The impact sloths presumably live in an impact rainforest somewhere in Costa Rica.

We have a budding network of data friends spread all over the globe.

What does location mean in this new digital world?