Hello, I'm Karim. I am a consultant, educator, and researcher in impact measurement and impact investing.

My work explores the ways in which finance and business can generate measurable social impacts for people, places, and systems.

Karim Harji brings over a decade of international experience in impact measurement and impact investing. He is a Senior Fellow with the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation; Programme Director of the Oxford Impact Measurement Programme at the Said Business School, University of Oxford; and Managing Director at Evalysis, an impact measurement and management consultancy. He is an Associate Fellow at the Said Business School at the University of Oxford, where he also teaches in the Oxford Impact Investing and Social Finance executive education programmes.

Karim was previously a co-founder and Director at Purpose Capital, where he established and led its Impact Investment Advisory practice. He was the Co-Chair of the Impact Measurement Task Force convened by the Government of Ontario, Member of the Impact Measurement Working Group of the G8 Social Impact Investment Task Force, and an Advisor to the Rockefeller Foundation on social impact measurement. He co-authored “Accelerating Impact: Achievements, Challenges and What’s Next in Building the Impact Investing Industry”.

Measurement is about more than collecting data. I help create and implement tools and approaches and systems to assess, value, and report on social impact.

Impact investing is about more than just money. I help design strategies and portfolios that balance impact, risk and return; and contribute new evidence and learning.

Unemployment remains a global concern. I help to design, implement and evaluate programs that seek to create, support and sustain good quality jobs and career pathways.

Projects

My portfolio encompasses a diverse range of projects and organizations, as an external evaluator, internal strategy advisor, or collaborative knowledge partner.

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Publications

My publications are targeted at a range of audiences, and include market mapping, tools and frameworks, critical reflections, and practitioner and funder guidance.

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Teaching

I am the Founding Programme Director of the Oxford Impact Measurement Programme, at the Said Business School at the University of Oxford.

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Research

My doctoral research examines impact investor perspectives on social impact measurement, with a focus on foundations and high net worth investors.

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Oxford Impact Measurement Programme

Founding Programme Director of the 5-day executive education programme at the Said Business School at the University Oxford. It is designed to bring clarity to concepts and issues, navigate tools and approaches, and measure and manage for impact in the private, public, and social sectors.

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Developmental Evaluation of an Impact Investing Fund

Co-leading a developmental evaluation project with Humanity United’s impact investing fund focused on technology solutions for ethical corporate supply chains, including developing and refining a Theory of Change, impact due diligence, impact scoring, investee support, learning and evidence generation.

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