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IRIS+ Thematic Taxonomy

Global Impact Investing Network, May 2019

Poorly harmonized definitions of common terms and impact investing themes have prevented impact investors from communicating and comparing impact performance.

The IRIS+ Thematic Taxonomy document describes the generally accepted definitions of Impact Categories and Impact Themes, providing a shared language for describing, assessing, communicating, and ultimately comparing impact performance.

This document belongs to the Fundamentals guidance series of IRIS+ which offer an overview of the core concepts and rules underpinning IRIS+ based impact measurement and management.