The present document, identified as Deliverable 4.6, serves as the report on the impact measurement framework designed to assist investors in assessing their contributions to food policies.
Collaboratively engaging cities and private investors in participatory food policy innovations is crucial for bridging the funding gap in sustainable and healthy food investments. Impact investments, which generate both financial returns and positive social and environmental outcomes, can play a crucial role in closing this funding gap. To attract impact investors, cities should adopt a multi-actor approach, involving intensive communication, evaluation, testing, and collaboration.
To facilitate this process of evaluation, testing, and collaboration, the report introduces an impact measurement framework tailored for investors in urban food systems. This framework enables them to assess their contributions to food policy and evaluate associated risks. It draws inspiration from insights gathered during discussions within the Impact Investors Living Lab, in addition to leveraging the collective knowledge from other Food Trails project deliverables and existing literature.