In order to create a world where economic opportunity reaches everyone, Grassroots Business Fund provides long-term investment capital and business advisory services to high impact businesses in Africa, Asia and Latin America. GBF also provides business advisory services to support its investees' environmental and social management, strengthening their policies and practices related to child labor, operational health and safety, and waste management.
GBF uses IRIS metrics to ensure that we can compare our outcomes to others in the impact investing industry.
Other Impact Measurement Tools
GBF measures its social impact using a social return on investment (SROI) calculation to determine the income earned by farmers at the base of the pyramid (e.g. payments to smallholder farmers minus their expenses); and in some cases, progress out of poverty (PPI) data to determine whether a base of the pyramid supplier or consumer is progressing out of poverty.