IRIS Metrics

IRIS is the catalog of generally-accepted performance metrics that leading impact investors use to measure the social, environmental, and financial performance of their investments. IRIS metrics align with a number of 3rd party standards, and proprietary metric sets. These metric sets represent a range of industries and are endorsed by leaders in each respective field.

Partner metric sets

These thematic curated metric sets represent a range of industries and are endorsed by leaders in each respective field.

B Impact Assessment (and GIIRS Rating) Aligned Metrics

Metrics used by the B Impact Assessment (and GIIRS Rating) to determine an overall rating of an organization’s social and environmental impact, irrespective of an organization’s geography.

Community Banking Metrics

Standardized social performance metrics to help communicate the impact generated by Community Development Banking Institutions (CDBIs).

Health Metrics

Metrics developed through the IRIS consultative working group process for healthcare organizations serving low-income communities.

Land Conservation Metrics

Metrics developed through the IRIS consultative working group process relevant to land conservation investors.

Metrics for Investments in Early-Stage Enterprises

Five core “cross-portfolio” IRIS metrics and additional sets of “sector-specific” IRIS metrics recommended for use by Toniic members.

Microenterprise Metrics

Performance measures that help microenterprise programs evaluate and improve their institutional performance, and client outcomes.

Microinsurance Metrics

Metrics aligned with the Microinsurance Network's Key Performance Indicators focused on social and financial impact of microinsurance products, with market-based feedback provided by LeapFrog Investments, through their FIIRM framework.

Small and Growing Business Metrics

Metrics to assess the financial, social, and environmental performance of small and growing businesses which are mandated for use by ANDE members.

Sustainable Agriculture Metrics

Core indicators created in conjunction with FAST to measure the social, environmental and financial performance of investments in small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) active in sustainable agricultural value chains.

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