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IRIS Data Brief: Focus on Employment

Global Impact Investing Network, June 5, 2013

The first in a series, this IRIS Data Brief includes performance data from more than 4,000 mission-driven portfolio companies. In addition to data that show overall characteristics of the reporting organizations - including geographic diversity and a concentration in the financial services sector - it also includes a focused set of analyses related to employment.

This series builds on the GIIN's previous analysis of IRIS performance data from firms receiving impact investment capital, most notably the 2010 publication Data Driven: A Performance Analysis for the Impact Investing Industry. Managed by the GIIN, IRIS is the online catalog of generally accepted performance metrics that leading impact investors use to measure social, environmental, and financial performance.