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The State of Impact Measurement and Management Practice

Report
December 2017
Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN)
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Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) network are releasing their report on The State of Impact Measurement and Management PracticeThe 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.

 

This report is tagged under:

  • Impact measurement
  • Philanthropy stats & trends
  • Promoting philanthropy
  • Social investment
  • Strategy advice
  • Understanding philanthropy