Oxford Impact Measurement Programme, University of Oxford
Programme Director

Karim Harji is the Programme Director, Oxford Impact Measurement Programme at the Said Business School, University of Oxford. He brings over a decade of international experience in impact measurement and evaluation, particularly for impact investing, social finance, and social enterprise. Karim was the Co-Chair of the Impact Measurement Task Force convened by the Government of Ontario, and the Canadian representative on the Impact Measurement Working Group of the G8 Social Impact Investment Task Force. He was previously an Advisor to the Rockefeller Foundation on social impact measurement, and with the MasterCard Foundation on evaluating youth employment and entrepreneurship programs in sub-Saharan Africa. Karim also brings substantive experience in impact investing and social finance. He was a Co-Founder and Director at Purpose Capital, where he established and led the Impact Advisory practice. He has made significant contributions to the Canadian social finance sector, including as lead author of “State of the Nation: Impact Investing in Canada”, co-founder of, Senior Manager at Social Capital Partners, and Board member at the Responsible Investment Association and CanadaHelps. At the global level, he co-authored the strategic assessment of the Rockefeller Foundation’s Impact Investing Initiative, and the market review, “Accelerating Impact: Achievements, Challenges and What’s Next in Building the Impact Investing Industry”. Karim is an Associate Fellow at the Said Business School at the University of Oxford, and a Senior Research Associate at the Carleton Centre for Community Innovation at Carleton University. He currently teaches in the Oxford Impact Investing and Social Finance executive education programmes, and is a DPhil (PhD) candidate at Kellogg College, University of Oxford, where his research focuses on impact measurement for impact investing.