IRIS+ is an impact measurement and management system created by the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) to support impact measurement and inform management decisions.
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- The GRI standards are global standards for sustainability reporting on a range of economic, environmental and social impacts. This resource and the following information was contributed by Kaye Stevens.
- This article documents issues emerging during discussions of impact investing and social impact measurement amongst participants of the Innovations in Evaluation strand at the 8th African Evaluation Association Conference.
- This article reviews three case studies to demonstrate how theories of change are useful for communicating impact, identifying indicators to be measured and the critical analysis of the underlying logic of an impact investment.
The next frontier for measurement and evaluation: Social impact measurement for impact investing and market solutionsThis paper provides a succinct summary of how evaluators need to evolve and develop tools to meet the need of impact investors for timely, cost-effective, data and evidence about social and environmental returns.
- Actionable Impact Management (AIM) is a 4 part series of ebooks that provide guidance to assist organisations to create an enduring internal impact measurement process for accurately and effectively communicating impact.
- This paper reviews literature on the evaluation of impact investments. Various tools and approaches for assessing social value are identified and theoretical considerations are discussed.
- This article uses case examples to demonstrate the value of using theory of change at all levels of impact investing and affirms the importance of accountability and learning across combinations of evaluation methods.
- This article provides an introduction to impact investing concepts, the history and growth of impact investing, and examples of impact investing.
- Impact investment aims to create positive social change alongside financial returns, thereby creating blended value. Assessing the intended and actual blended value created is an important part of impact investing.