Effectively visualizing a highly complex, interconnected, and ever-changing impact investing ecosystem.
The Case Foundation, in partnership with Crunchbase and ImpactSpace, were exploring ways to pull back the curtain and show the activity that’s driving Impact Investing.
They sought to illustrate the connections between investors, companies, and funds within Impact Investing out of the belief that bringing the connections between investors and companies to life will foster a better understanding of the size, breadth, and depth of the impact investing ecosystem.
The Case Foundation and Creative Science, along with a number of other partners, worked hand-in-hand to take this idea and make it a reality.
Setting the Stage
A public facing site frames the context for what the data is, how to explore it, and the importance of its existence.
Cleaning and Sourcing Data
As an open source data project, the tool integrates various 3rd-party data sources, including a real-time Crunchbase and Impact Space API. Upon arrival, data is cleaned and relationships are associated.
Interactive Data Exploration
The tool displays complex data relationships between investors and recipients in an easy-to-digest manner. The tool’s interactivity allows users to explore the data set in a way that’s easy to understand.
The Network Map brings the connections within the impact space to life – emphasizing the field’s potential, breaking down information barriers, and creating the necessary entry points for all.