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Using IRIS+ to Build an Impact Portfolio

Authors: Kelly McCarthy (GIIN); Leticia Emme (GIIN); and Indrani De, CFA, PRM (Multi-Asset and Sustainable Investing Consultant)

This introductory document outlines how to use IRIS+ to inform investors' decision-making when building an impact portfolio, enhancing their ability to achieve their impact and financial goals. Focusing on the strategic phase of the investment cycle, the document specifically describes how to integrate impact actors into a single-asset-class impact portfolio in private markets. This guidance is general enough to apply to any investor looking to understand how to integrate IRIS+ into their portfolio strategy process. 

This document belongs to the How-To guidance series of IRIS+ which provide examples of how to use IRIS+ in practice.