Calvert Impact Capital is a non-profit investment firm that works with investors to move capital into communities around the world. People and institutions invest through our Community Investment Note and syndication service. We pool those dollars to make loans to roughly 100 mission-driven organizations worldwide that have a social and/or environmental focus.
Measuring impact is an important way for us to assess our progress in carrying out our mission, identify opportunities for improvement, and understand the social and environmental returns on our investments. We know that the better we can measure our impact, the better we can maximize it. For each of the sectors we invest in, we have determined relevant key indicators that are self-reported by the borrowers, and that we have assessed as instrumental for ensuring our investments are in line with our mission. These indicators align with industry practices and peers, including IRIS metrics, and our primary metrics for our 9 sectors can be found under the tab "Iris Metrics Framework".
Other Impact Measurement Tools
Impact Reporting and Investment Standards (IRIS)., The CDFI Fund, The Department of Housing and Urban Development, Aeris, SPI4. Social Performance for Microfinance, Global Off-Grid Lighting Association (GOGLA), The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) , The Finance Alliance for Sustainable Trade (FAST)