Metrics to assess the financial, social, and environmental performance of small and growing businesses which are mandated for use by ANDE members.
The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE), is a global network of organizations that invest money and expertise to promote entrepreneurship in emerging markets, established a set of core metrics to assess the financial, social, and environmental impact that is derived from supporting small and growing businesses. These metrics and their rationale for inclusion by ANDE are summarized below.
As with all individual IRIS metrics, it is important to state that interpretation of these metrics must also take into account other aspects of a company's context, and changes over time. Stand alone numbers cannot by themselves indicate positive or negative performance, or necessarily be compared across companies or products.