The State of Impact Measurement and Management Practice
Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) network are releasing their report on The State of Impact Measurement and Management Practice. The report provides a comprehensive survey of the state of impact measurement and management (IMM) in the impact investing industry.
Key findings from 169 impact investors surveyed, include:
- 63% of the respondents said the business value of impact data is one of the main motivations for measuring and managing their impact.
- Impact Investors are motivated to achieve a diverse array of impact through their investments --diversity that can be seen in the type of impact they seek to achieve and the groups of people they hope to benefit.
- Impact investors actively seek to understand and manage their impact by using a variety of tools and metrics to measure their impact and apply the metrics to different degrees of consistency across their portfolios.
- The industry has made considerable progress in developing IMM tools, standards, and practices, yet challenges persist -- they note fragmentation is still a significant challenge.