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The Business Value of Impact Measurement

The Global Impact Investing Network, August 16, 2016

The Business Value of Impact Measurement highlights ways in which impact investors and investees use impact measurement practices to inform investment and management decisions to drive business value. The report focuses on the connection between measuring the social and environmental performance of impact investments, and the application of these data to generate business value for investors and investees.

The report draws on specific examples of impact investors and investees that are applying impact data to generate ‘business value’ and identifies five key drivers of business value that are derived from the application of impact measurement and management.

The findings in the report are drawn from interviews with 30 practitioners that represent a range of organization types, investment geographies, and asset classes in the impact investing space. This research project was funded in part by support from the DOEN Foundation and JPMorgan Chase & Co.