Guidebook for Impact Investors: Impact Measurement

Guidebook for Impact Investors: Impact Measurement

A guide for impact investors developing an impact measurement plan for the first time. Provides a digest of impact measurement essentials, including a summary of existing tools such as IRIS. Most useful to investors at the beginning stages of social impact measurement, the guide also outlines impact measurement challenges and includes a diagnostic tool to help investors think through critical questions. A discussion on page 11 describes how the IRIS catalog complements other measurement systems.

"The Grassroots Business Fund began using IRIS to provide some clarity on what to measure and how to measure it. IRIS enabled the Fund to have consistency across its portfolio of investments [...] IRIS has helped the Fund to reduce the reporting burden on investees and communicate better with their stakeholders"

Support for IRIS, page 11