WHAT IS THE NAVIGATING IMPACT PROJECT?

The Navigating Impact Project is where the GIIN, together with experts in different investment themes, identify best practices, research, and recommended metrics for each investment theme. This will make sure they are relevant, practical, and set the standard for best practice. Once these resources have gone through the IRIS+ rigorous standards development process, they are uploaded into IRIS+ and made available to a wider audience.

Through the content provided, investors, enterprises, and other stakeholders in the impact investing ecosystem can explore Impact Themes such as Energy Access, Gender, Education, Sustainable Forestry, Sustainable Water Management, and others. Each of these Impact Themes includes a series of Strategic Goals that show common impact intentions that investors and enterprises may have within that space For example, under the Impact Theme on Smallholder Agriculture, Strategic Goals include “Improved Access to Training and Information,” “Improved Farm Profitability,” and “Improved Food Security,” among others.

Each Strategic Goal includes a research-based overview of the problem and how investments can work toward solutions, an evidence map, a starter kit of metrics that are shown to indicate progress toward that strategic goal, and curated resources that can help practitioners measure and manage their impact most effectively.

Thanks to our contributors

Aarin Gross

Aarin Gross

Lead: Sustainable Water Management

Adam Spence

Adam Spence

Expert Contributor: Health

Adrian Rodrigues

Adrian Rodrigues

Expert Contributor: Sustainable Forestry

Agustín Vitórica

Agustín Vitórica

Expert Contributor: Smallholder Agriculture

Alberto Rossi

Alberto Rossi

Expert Contributor: Health

Alden Zecha

Alden Zecha

Expert Contributor: Health

Alex Evangelides

Alex Evangelides

Expert Contributor: Education, WASH

Alex Money

Alex Money

Expert Contributor: Sustainable Water

Alex Siegel

Alex Siegel

Expert Contributor: Education

Allison Steitz

Allison Steitz

Expert Contributor: Financial Inclusion

Allie Glinski

Allie Glinski

Expert Contributor: Gender Lens

Alnoor Ebrahim

Alnoor Ebrahim

IRIS Advisor

Ami Dalal

Ami Dalal

Expert Contributor: Education

Amie Patel

Amie Patel

Expert Contributor: Education

Ana Florez

Ana Florez

Expert Contributor: Education

Andres Van der Linden

Andres Van der Linden

Expert Contributor: Financial Inclusion

Andrew Lee

Andrew Lee

Expert Contributor

Anke Salzamann

Anke Salzamann

Expert Contributor: Sustainable Forestry, Sustainable Water Management

Anna Kanze

Anna Kanze

Expert Contributor: Financial Inclusion

Anne Amanda Bangasser

Anne Amanda Bangasser

Expert Contributor: Gender Lens

Anne Katherine Wales

Anne Katherine Wales

Expert Contributor: Health

Apricot Wilson

Apricot Wilson

Expert Contributor: Sustainable Forestry

Ben Thornley

Ben Thornley

IRIS Advisor

Beth Bafford

Beth Bafford

Expert Contributor: Health

Bob Webster

Bob Webster

Expert Contributor: Smallholder Agriculture

Brian Milder

Brian Milder

Expert Contributor: Smallholder Agriculture

Brett Stevenson

Brett Stevenson

Expert Contributor: Sustainable Water Management

Calum Scott

Calum Scott

Expert Contributor: Financial Inclusion

Carina Omoeva

Carina Omoeva

Expert Contributor: Education

Carla Navarro

Carla Navarro

Expert Contributor: Sustainable Forestry

Caroline Gagne

Caroline Gagne

Lead: Sustainable Forestry

Caroline Vance

Caroline Vance

Expert Contributor: Health

Cecile Lapenu

Cecile Lapenu

Expert Contributor: Financial Inclusion

Charlie Nelson

Charlie Nelson

Expert Contributor: Sustainable Forestry

Christi Electris

Christi Electris

Expert Contributor

Christina Madden

Christina Madden

Lead: Gender Lens

Chris Wu

Chris Wu

Expert Contributor: Education

Christophe Bochatay

Christophe Bochatay

Expert Contributor: Financial Inclusion

CJ Fonzi

CJ Fonzi

Expert Contributor: Smallholder Agriculture

Claire Walsh

Claire Walsh

Expert Contributor: Smallholder Agriculture

Coralie David

Coralie David

Expert Contributor: Smallholder Agriculture

Cyrus Kharas

Cyrus Kharas

Expert Contributor: Education

Dan Apfel

Dan Apfel

Expert Contributor

Calum Scott

Calum Scott

Expert Contributor: Financial Inclusion

Daniel Brett

Daniel Brett

Expert Contributor: Financial Inclusion

Darren Sleep

Darren Sleep

Expert Contributor: Sustainable Forestry

Diego Ishiy

Diego Ishiy

Expert Contributor: Health

Dimple Sahni

Dimple Sahni

Expert Contributor: Health

Dmitry Garin

Dmitry Garin

Expert Contributor: Education

Dorien Mulder

Dorien Mulder

Expert Contributor: Health

Elizabeth McCluskey

Elizabeth McCluskey

Expert Contributor: Education

Elizabeth Teague

Elizabeth Teague

Expert Contributor: Sustainable Forestry

Elodie Nocquet

Elodie Nocquet

Expert Contributor: Health

Emilie Debled

Emilie Debled

Expert Contributor: Health

Eric Eversmann

Eric Eversmann

Expert Contributor: Education

Erika Wiese

Erika Wiese

Expert Contributor: Education

Evan Axelrad

Evan Axelrad

Expert Contributor: Smallholder Agriculture

Fernando Campos

Fernando Campos

Expert Contributor: Sustainable Forestry, Sustainable Water Management

Flory Wilson

Flory Wilson

IRIS Advisor

Frances Sinha

Frances Sinha

Expert Contributor: Financial Inclusion

Francesca Nugnes

Francesca Nugnes

IRIS Advisor

Francois-Jerome Selosse

Francois-Jerome Selosse

Expert Contributor: Sustainable Forestry

Genevieve Edens

Genevieve Edens

Expert Contributor: Smallholder Agriculture

Genevieve Smith

Genevieve Smith

Expert Contributor: Gender Lens

Geoff Burke

Geoff Burke

Expert Contributor: Smallholder Agriculture, Sustainable Water Management

Haley Wiebel

Haley Wiebel

Expert Contributor: Sustainable Forestry

Heew Kim

Heew Kim

Expert Contributor: Financial Inclusion

Helen Ding

Helen Ding

Expert Contributor: Sustainable Forestry

Hugo Couderé

Hugo Couderé

Expert Contributor: Smallholder Agriculture

Jacob Haar

Jacob Haar

Expert Contributor: Financial Inclusion

Jane Reisman, PhD

Jane Reisman, PhD

Expert Contributor

Jane Sullivan

Jane Sullivan

Expert Contributor: Education

Jason Kelleher

Jason Kelleher

Lead: Quality Education

Jason Wendle

Jason Wendle

Expert Contributor: Smallholder Agriculture

Jenifer R. Shapiro

Jenifer R. Shapiro

Expert Contributor: Financial Inclusion

Jennifer Headley

Jennifer Headley

Expert Contributor: Health

Jeremy Nicholls

Jeremy Nicholls

IRIS Advisor

Jetu Lalvani

Jetu Lalvani

Expert Contributor: Education

John Campbell

John Campbell

Lead: Healthcare

Jon Sallé

Jon Sallé

Expert Contributor: Financial Inclusion

Juliana Baladelli Ribeiro

Juliana Baladelli Ribeiro

Expert Contributor: Sustainable Forestry, Sustainable Water Management

Juliane Cruz de Freitas

Juliane Cruz de Freitas

Expert Contributor: Sustainable Forestry, Sustainable Water Management

Julie Peachey

Julie Peachey

Expert Contributor: Financial Inclusion

Julie Slay

Julie Slay

Expert Contributor: Education

Jurgen Hammer

Jurgen Hammer

Expert Contributor: Smallholder Agriculture

Karen Ng

Karen Ng

Expert Contributor: Gender Lens

Karim Harji

Karim Harji

Expert Contributor

Kat Harrison

Kat Harrison

Expert Contributor: Clean Energy Access

Katherine Brown

Katherine Brown

Expert Contributor

Katherine Pease

Katherine Pease

Expert Contributor: Gender Lens

Kathleen Agaton

Kathleen Agaton

Expert Contributor: Education

Krishna Udayakumar

Krishna Udayakumar

Expert Contributor: Health

Kristin Lang

Kristin Lang

Expert Contributor

Kyle	Murphy

Kyle Murphy

Expert Contributor: Smallholder Agriculture

Leticia Emme

Leticia Emme

Lead: Financial Inclusion

Lizann Fernandez

Lizann Fernandez

Expert Contributor: Financial Inclusion

Lucia Diaz-Martin

Lucia Diaz-Martin

Expert Contributor: Financial Inclusion

Lucia Spaggiari

Lucia Spaggiari

Expert Contributor: Financial Inclusion

Lyndsey Petro

Lyndsey Petro

Expert Contributor: Education

Marcelle Pena

Marcelle Pena

Expert Contributor: Education

Marcus Hulme

Marcus Hulme

Expert Contributor: Affordable Housing

Mareike Hussels

Mareike Hussels

Expert Contributor: Sustainable Forestry

Mark Correnti

Mark Correnti

Expert Contributor: Health

Marie-Anna Benard

Marie-Anna Benard

Expert Contributor: Smallholder Agriculture

MaryKate Bullen

MaryKate Bullen

Expert Contributor: Sustainable Forestry, Sustainable Water Management

Matthew Patsky

Matthew Patsky

Expert Contributor: Gender Lens

Meghan Flaherty

Meghan Flaherty

Expert Contributor: WASH

Melissa Tickle

Melissa Tickle

Expert Contributor: Education, WASH

Michael McCreless

Michael McCreless

Expert Contributor: Smallholder Agriculture

Michael Tetelman

Michael Tetelman

Expert Contributor: Education

Michael Van den Berg

Michael Van den Berg

Expert Contributor: Smallholder Agriculture

Mitchell Strauss

Mitchell Strauss

Expert Contributor: Health

Mitzi Pérez Padilla

Mitzi Pérez Padilla

Expert Contributor: Financial Inclusion

Monica A. Altamirano

Monica A. Altamirano

Expert Contributor: Sustainable Water Management

Nadina Stodiek

Nadina Stodiek

Expert Contributor: Financial Inclusion

Nick Waters

Nick Waters

Expert Contributor: Sustainable Water Management

Nneka Mobisson

Nneka Mobisson

Expert Contributor: Health

Olivia Prentice

Olivia Prentice

Expert Contributor

Olympia De Castro

Olympia De Castro

Expert Contributor: Gender Lens

Owen Henkel

Owen Henkel

Expert Contributor: Education

Pascale Oligny

Pascale Oligny

Expert Contributor: Gender Lens

Patricia Richter

Patricia Richter

Expert Contributor: Financial Inclusion

Paul Hailey

Paul Hailey

Expert Contributor: Financial Inclusion

Pedro Fernandez Diaz

Pedro Fernandez Diaz

Expert Contributor: Financial Inclusion

Pritisha Uttamchandani

Pritisha Uttamchandani

Expert Contributor: WASH

Priyanka Rao

Priyanka Rao

Lead: Quality Education

Rachel Mahmud

Rachel Mahmud

Expert Contributor: Clean Energy Access

Radhika Bhula

Radhika Bhula

Expert Contributor: Education

Randall Kempner

Randall Kempner

IRIS Advisor

Raoul Slavin

Raoul Slavin

Expert Contributor: Gender Lens

Rebecca Rouse

Rebecca Rouse

Expert Contributor: Financial Inclusion

Regina Rossmann

Regina Rossmann

Expert Contributor: WASH

Renana Shvartzvald

Renana Shvartzvald

Expert Contributor: Health

Richard Bartlett

Richard Bartlett

Expert Contributor: Health

Robin Abell

Robin Abell

Lead: Sustainable Water Management

Robin Miller

Robin Miller

Expert Contributor: Sustainable Water Management

Rohail Premjee

Rohail Premjee

Expert Contributor: Health

Ruth Shaber

Ruth Shaber

Expert Contributor: Gender Lens

Sabin Ray

Sabin Ray

Lead: Sustainable Forestry

Samantha Carter

Samantha Carter

Expert Contributor: Financial Inclusion

Sarah Gates

Sarah Gates

Expert Contributor: Education

Sarah Megahed

Sarah Megahed

Expert Contributor: Sustainable Forestry

Saurabh Lall

Saurabh Lall

Expert Contributor: Health

Saurabh Narain

Saurabh Narain

IRIS Advisor

Seth Shames

Seth Shames

Expert Contributor: Sustainable Forestry, Sustainable Water Management

Shade Duffy

Shade Duffy

Expert Contributor: Health

Sonja Giese

Sonja Giese

Expert Contributor: Education

Stephanie Garcia Van Gool

Stephanie Garcia Van Gool

Expert Contributor: Financial Inclusion

Suzanne Biegel

Suzanne Biegel

Expert Contributor: Gender Lens

Tanay Tatum-Edwards

Tanay Tatum-Edwards

Expert Contributor: Financial Inclusion

Thomas Carroll

Thomas Carroll

Expert Contributor: Smallholder Agriculture

Tim Macready

Tim Macready

Expert Contributor: Gender Lens

Tom Hodgman

Tom Hodgman

Expert Contributor: Sustainable Forestry

Tris Lumley

Tris Lumley

Expert Contributor

Ursula Wright

Ursula Wright

Expert Contributor: Education

Will Morgan

Will Morgan

Expert Contributor: Smallholder Agriculture

Ximena Escobar de Nogales

Ximena Escobar de Nogales

Expert Contributor: Clean Energy Access