The Global Impact Investing Rating System (GIIRS, pronounced “gears”) is a system used to assess the social and environmental impact of companies and funds in developed and emerging markets. It uses a ratings and analytics approach similar to Morningstar’s investment ratings and Capital IQ’s financial analytics. Run by B Lab, GIIRS provides a series of tools that impact investors can use to aid them in making intelligent impact investing decisions. B Analytics, a tool launched in late 2014, is a customizable platform used to measure, benchmark and report on impact. Visit website.
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This primer by the Case Foundation provides an introduction to impact investing for the newcomer. It includes several profiles of impact ventures, funds and investors.
This guide by the Philanthropic Initiative offers a helpful introduction to impact investing. It is geared towards individuals, families, and foundations that want to align financial assets with social goals, while strengthening for-profit and non-profit organizations with social benefit missions. Visit website to learn more.