Our Investment Areas

While I4DI is sector agnostic, a few topics really get us excited. The following focus areas comprise the bulk of our past performance, inform our investments, and determine the direction of our business development activities.

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Development Effectiveness
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Corporate Sustainability
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Digital Tech for Social Good
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Organizational Learning
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Development Effectiveness

I4DI is a champion of the global call for increased data-driven decision making for public policy and social and environmental programming. We collaborate with government donors, multilateral institutions, development implementers, and other philanthropic organizations to increase the effectiveness of their efforts towards improving the well-being of the world’s most vulnerable and protecting the health of our planet. In that way, we strive to do our part in building a sustainable future. 

Corporate Sustainability

I4DI is committed to supporting the bold action by the private sector to accelerate the global transition into a circular, shared, and regenerative economy. We work with businesses and their partners to strategize and strengthen their corporate sustainability plans, to monitor the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) criteria affecting their supply chains and overall financial health, and to facilitate cross-sectoral partnerships for shared risk, resources, and reward. Our solutions help businesses to create and measure shared value for all stakeholders along their value chains. 

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Digital Tech for Social Good

Technology is a critical force that must be effectively leveraged for global sustainability, not just as an end-solution, but as an integrated component to any change-making effort. From software platforms and mobile technologies, to machine learning and interactive data visualizations, we work with clients to identify and implement digital solutions that support evidence-based decision making and global sustainability activities. Technology is woven into the fabric of I4DI, so we also know that technologies can sometimes cause more problems than good. As such, we continuously study and examine the tricks and treats and inner workings of the latest tech advancements to tame the dragons and make digital solutions work.

Organizational Learning

Any organization, be it a smallholder farming business, a multilateral institution, or anything in between, needs to cope with constant change affecting their operations. Their ability to successfully cope with such change and manage for positive social and environmental impact requires organisation learning. To that end, I4DI supports organizations to develop a culture of learning that facilitates growth and increases organizational effectiveness. We strengthen continuous improvement processes, build robust knowledge management systems, and establish the enabling environment for productive change in dynamic contexts. 

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Complex Adaptive Systems

The concern for the future of our planet and the wellbeing of humanity drives the team at I4DI to constantly puzzle over complex problems, searching for cause and effect relationships, emergent patterns of response, and tools and models that help to explain complex adaptive systems. Whether we study a solution to the world’s waste management problem, or search for a holy grail of results-based performance management, we use advanced data analytics and conceptual modeling to map the dynamics of social, economic, and environmental ecosystems. I4DI embraces the ambiguity of these constantly shifting puzzles to innovate unique solutions that are equally adaptive and can withstand the test of time. 

Partner With Us.

I4DI is continually seeking to build relationships and form lasting partnerships  with like minded organizations, bold thinkers, and driven professionals who share our passion for a sustainable future. We look forward to connecting.

Partner With Us.

I4DI is continually seeking to build relationships and form lasting partnerships  with like minded organizations, bold thinkers, and driven professionals who share our passion for a sustainable future. We look forward to connecting.

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