Impact Measurement and Management in Practice

The GIIN aims to bring greater transparency to the market by sharing diverse examples of impact investments and the impact measurement and management practices deployed day to day to enable these types of investments to occur.

The following cases demonstrate “how” impact investors are integrating impact considerations into day-to-day investment management activities. For additional cases and examples on impact investing more broadly, check out the GIIN’s Research Center.

  • Network Insights: Impact Measurement in the Healthcare Sector

    Published in 2017, this case examines the impact measurement approaches of 13 GIIN members (including development finance institutions [DFIs], fund managers, banks, and foundations)…
  • Deutsche Asset Management Global Social Finance Group’s…

    In 2016, the GIIN published The Business Value of Impact Measurement (BVIM), which highlights ways in which impact investors and investees utilize impact measurement practices to inform…
  • Collecting Impact Data Using Mobile Technology

    Published in 2013, this case highlights a pilot project to explore the feasibility of using mobile technology to collect data that indicates the poverty level of clients. Published…
  • Novastar Ventures’ Use of Impact Data

    In 2016, the GIIN published The Business Value of Impact Measurement (BVIM), which highlights ways in which impact investors and investees utilize impact measurement practices to inform…
  • The Lyme Timber Company’s Use of Impact Data

    In 2016, the GIIN published The Business Value of Impact Measurement (BVIM), which highlights ways in which impact investors and investees utilize impact measurement practices to inform…
  • Network Insights: Impact Measurement in the Clean Energy…

    Published in 2016, this case examines the impact measurement approaches of 13 GIIN members (including fund managers, foundations, development finance institutions [DFIs], and banks)…
  • IRIS Use Case: New Ventures Mexico

    Published in 2013, New Ventures Mexico (NVM) authored this use case to share how business accelerators can incorporate impact measurement training and use of IRIS as a core part of…
  • IRIS Use Case: IDB Group’s Opportunities for the Majority…

    Published in 2013, this case documents the experience of the Inter-American Development Bank's Opportunities for the Majority (OMJ) Initiative in designing and implementing an impact…
  • IRIS Use Case: Accion's Frontier Investments

    Published in 2012, this case documents Accion’s experience designing and implementing an impact measurement program. It describes Accion's Frontier Investments Group's approach to measuring,…