Assessments provide an important role in standardizing evaluations across the industry. These tools assess companies and/or funds on specific measures of social, environmental and governance performance, and provide a rating, grade or score.
Metrics used by the B Impact Assessment (and GIIRS Rating) to determine an overall rating of an organization’s social and environmental impact, irrespective of an organization’s geography.
PRISM leverages IRIS metrics in support of greater consistency and to reduce the overall reporting burden for relevant stakeholders. By leveraging IRIS metrics, PRISM reinforces the relevance of a global measurement standard, while enabling adoption of its holistic platform for assessing the performance of impact investment funds.
Metric reporting frameworks provide guidance on what social and environmental performance areas to measure and report to stakeholders, based on sector, business model, organization type, and/or target beneficiaries. These reporting frameworks are focused on a specific topic area and are associated with the organizations/entities listed below.
Standardized social and environmental performance metrics to help communicate the impact generated by Community Development Finance Institutions (CDFIs).
Standardized social performance metrics to help communicate the impact generated by Community Development Banking Institutions (CDBIs).
A globally-applicable framework for major water users to understand their water use and impacts, and to work collaboratively and transparently for sustainable water management within a catchment context.
A set of generally-accepted health metrics developed through a working group chaired by the IRIS Initiative and Center for Health Market Innovations, comprising health delivery practitioners, impact investors, and field experts.
A set of Impact Employment focused metrics developed through GIIN and Rockefeller Foundation Working Group, composed of Impact Sourcing Service Providers (ISSPs), large corporates, and others with experience hiring with good impact employment practices in place.
A set of metrics that align with the harmonized indicators for private sector operations (HIPSO) developed by the IFI Working Group on Development Results Indicators Harmonization.
A set of generally-accepted land conservation metrics developed through a working group chaired by the IRIS Initiative, Packard Foundation, and Manta Consulting, and comprising land conservation practitioners, investment managers, impact investors, and field experts.
Metrics aligned with the Microinsurance Network's Key Performance Indicators focused on social and financial impact of microinsurance products, with market-based feedback provided by LeapFrog Investments, through their FIIRM framework.
Metrics to measure smallholder agricultural finance, developed by CSAF members.
Metrics used to measure the social performance of microfinance institutions (MFIs).
Core indicators created in conjunction with FAST to measure the social, environmental and financial performance of investments in small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) active in sustainable agricultural value chains.