Impact is a broad field and if you take a wide definition you might consider impact data to include every sales receipt generated by Walmart since they opened their first supermarket.

Analysing or sharing that data, however, is unlikely to be helpful. So instead we try to sift a bit more carefully through what’s out there.

We focus our efforts, instead, on two main activities: impact mapping which involves providing some maps as to which organisations provide impact data (these range from academic institutions through to non-profits and more). And impact visualisation (and publishing) which we’ve already discussed.

We organise this website thematically although we’re always thinking about ways to do a better job at that and separate impact data into its logical interest groups. Let us know if you have suggestions for how to do this better!