Kelly McCarthy is a Director at the GIIN focusing on IRIS standards and impact measurement. She manages strategic partnerships and adoption among investors and other standards-setting bodies, and the GIIN's work to bring practical impact measurement guidance and infrastructure to the impact investment industry.
Kelly serves on several advisory committees including the Emerging Markets Standards Advisory Council of the Global Impact Investing Rating System (GIIRS) and as secretariat to the Co-Chairs of the Impact Measurement Working Group of the Social Impact Investment Taskforce established by the G8.
Prior to joining the GIIN, Kelly was the Global Impact Officer for New Ventures at the World Resources Institute, where she worked to build an impact measurement program for New Ventures' global operations. Before New Ventures, Kelly worked for the consultancy SustainAbility where she focused on accountability within Fortune 500 companies. Specifically, she explored how corporate disclosure of social and environmental performance can drive mainstream adoption of sustainable behavior.
Early in her career, Kelly co-founded Good Harvest Market, an organic-lifestyle marketplace dedicated to ensuring that all socio-economic groups have the same access to healthy living choices, while also prioritizing local sourcing in order to promote economic growth opportunities in the local community. She holds a BA in Conservation Biology and Environmental Studies from University of Wisconsin-Madison.