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  1. Impact Investing Transforming How We Make Money while Making a Difference

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    2011

    This article provides an introduction to impact investing concepts, the history and growth of impact investing, and examples of impact investing. It discusses the the disruption of existing philanthropic vs profit making investment systems and opportunities for creating investment systems that generate financial as well as social and environmental returns.

  2. Conversations about measurement and evaluation in impact investing

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    2018

    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.

  3. Interrogating the theory of change: evaluating impact investing where it matters most

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    2013

    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.

  4. The next frontier for measurement and evaluation: Social impact measurement for impact investing and market solutions

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    2018

    This 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. 

  5. Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) website

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    2020

    The GRI standards are global standards for sustainability reporting on a range of economic, environmental and social impacts.

  6. Impact investments: a literature review

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    2015

    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.

  7. Evaluative tools in impact investing: Three case studies on the use of theories of change

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    2018

    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.

  8. Where Impact Measurement Meets Evaluation: Tensions, Challenges, and Opportunities

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    2018

    This article introduces papers from a 2016 forum “Where Impact Measurement Meets Evaluation” co-sponsored by the American Evaluation Association and Social Value International to discuss the intersection between evaluation and impact measurement.

  9. IRIS+

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    2020

    IRIS+ is an impact measurement and management system created by the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) to support impact measurement and inform management decisions. IRIS metrics are designed to measure the social, environmental and financial performance of an investment. IRIS+ provides guidance and core metrics (performance indicators) to support the use of credible, comparable impact data.

  10. Social Impact Metrics

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    2020

    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.

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