IRIS 4.0, the updated metric catalog, is scheduled for release in early 2016. Updates include new and revised metrics covering four investment themes and introduce analytical guidance on over 30 new ratios that can be used in measurement analysis. Users can provide feedback on the updates through November 30th.
IRIS is managed by the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the scale and effectiveness of impact investing. The GIIN offers IRIS as a free public good to support transparency, credibility, and accountability in impact measurement practices across the impact investing industry. IRIS provides added value in the following ways:
By cataloging the most useful metrics from across the industry in one place, IRIS takes the guesswork out of which performance metrics to use.
By providing a standard common language to talk about results, IRIS makes it easier to compare investments and aggregate information across a portfolio.
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A set of guidelines produced by the Impact Measurement Working Group of the Social Impact Investment Taskforce.