WHY NAVIGATING IMPACT?

The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) has been home to IRIS – the catalog of generally accepted social and environmental performance metrics used by the majority of impact investors – since its inception, and throughout the years has worked to develop and operate critical impact infrastructure, and educate investors on its use. Realizing that many investors wanted more guidance on how to connect IRIS metrics to their impact goals, the GIIN developed the Navigating Impact project.

WHAT IS NAVIGATING IMPACT?

The Navigating Impact project provides investment themes through which to explore possible impact approaches. Stakeholders consulted agreed that this approach is consistent with the way an investor thinks about their portfolio, allowing the investor to either take a deep dive into one investment theme (Ex: Affordable Housing), or to look at the probable outcomes within multiple investment themes and assemble a combination of strategies that complement their portfolio goals.

Investment themes include a series of strategies that show different ways investors might frame their impact goals. For example, under the investment theme on Smallholder Agriculture, interested investors can select from strategies like “Improved Access to Training and Information,” “Improved Farm Profitability,” and “Improved Food Security,” among others.

Each strategy includes an overview of the strategy, an evidence map, core set of metrics that are shown to indicate progress toward that strategy’s objectives, and curated resources that can help measure and manage toward the strategy

Thanks to our contributors

Agustín Vitórica

Agustín Vitórica

Expert Contributor: Smallholder Agriculture

Alnoor Ebrahim

Alnoor Ebrahim

IRIS Advisor

Andrew Lee

Andrew Lee

Expert Contributor

Ben Thornley

Ben Thornley

IRIS Advisor

Bob Webster

Bob Webster

Expert Contributor: Smallholder Agriculture

Brian Milder

Brian Milder

Expert Contributor: Smallholder Agriculture

CJ Fonzi

CJ Fonzi

Expert Contributor: Smallholder Agriculture

Claire Walsh

Claire Walsh

Expert Contributor: Smallholder Agriculture

Coralie David

Coralie David

Expert Contributor: Smallholder Agriculture

Evan Axelrad

Evan Axelrad

Expert Contributor: Smallholder Agriculture

Flory Wilson

Flory Wilson

IRIS Advisor

Francesca Nugnes

Francesca Nugnes

IRIS Advisor

Genevieve Edens

Genevieve Edens

Expert Contributor: Smallholder Agriculture

Geoff Burke

Geoff Burke

Expert Contributor: Smallholder Agriculture

Hugo Couderé

Hugo Couderé

Expert Contributor: Smallholder Agriculture

Jane Reisman, PhD

Jane Reisman, PhD

Expert Contributor

Jason Wendle

Jason Wendle

Expert Contributor: Smallholder Agriculture

Jeremy Nicholls

Jeremy Nicholls

IRIS Advisor

John Campbell

John Campbell

Lead: Healthcare

Jurgen Hammer

Jurgen Hammer

Expert Contributor: Smallholder Agriculture

Karim Harji

Karim Harji

Expert Contributor

Kat Harrison

Kat Harrison

Expert Contributor: Clean Energy Access

Katherine Brown

Katherine Brown

Expert Contributor

Kyle	Murphy

Kyle Murphy

Expert Contributor: Smallholder Agriculture

Leticia Emme

Leticia Emme

Lead: Financial Inclusion

Marcus Hulme

Marcus Hulme

Expert Contributor: Affordable Housing

Marie-Anna Benard

Marie-Anna Benard

Expert Contributor: Smallholder Agriculture

Michael McCreless

Michael McCreless

Expert Contributor: Smallholder Agriculture

Michael Van den Berg

Michael Van den Berg

Expert Contributor: Smallholder Agriculture

Olivia Prentice

Olivia Prentice

Expert Contributor

Rachel Mahmud

Rachel Mahmud

Expert Contributor: Clean Energy Access

Randall Kempner

Randall Kempner

IRIS Advisor

Saurabh Narain

Saurabh Narain

IRIS Advisor

Thomas Carroll

Thomas Carroll

Expert Contributor: Smallholder Agriculture

Tris Lumley

Tris Lumley

Expert Contributor

Will Morgan

Will Morgan

Expert Contributor: Smallholder Agriculture

Ximena Escobar de Nogales

Ximena Escobar de Nogales

Expert Contributor: Clean Energy Access