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The State of Impact Measurement and Management Practice, Second Edition

Global Impact Investing Network January 21, 2020 Rachel Bass, Hannah Dithrich, Sophia Sunderji, Noshin Nova

The second edition of the State of Impact Measurement and Management Practice reflects the increased sophistication and maturation of impact measurement and management (IMM) practices since the release of the survey’s first edition in 2017. The GIIN’s second global survey of the state of impact measurement and management practice in the impact investing industry digs deeper into how investors describe their objectives and motivations, strategies for understanding and improving their impact, processes for holding themselves and their investees accountable, and other elements of their IMM practices. Based on data from 278 impact investors—including 109 two-year repeat respondents—this report provides the most comprehensive view of how impact investors assess their social and environmental impact, and the trends that have shaped IMM practices in the past two years. The report indicates that impact investors universally agree that IMM is imperative and it underscores how investors are increasingly focused on driving greater impact results.

Interact with Data on Sub-Groups of Survey Respondents

In order to offer greater insight into findings from the GIIN’s second edition of the State of Impact Measurement and Management survey, the figures below show how findings vary between different segments of respondents that share certain characteristics. Examples of such sub-groups are investors with the majority of their capital allocated to a particular asset class or geography. The table to the right details the sub-groups included and their defining characteristics

 

Sub-group of Respondents Description of sub-group
Emerging Market Focused Investors Respondents that allocate ≥ 75% of their current impact investment assets under management (AUM) to emerging markets
Developed Market Focused Investors

Respondents that allocate ≥ 75% of their current impact investment AUM to developed markets

Private Debt (PD) Investors Respondents that allocate ≥ 75% of their current impact investment AUM to private debt
Private Equity (PE) Investors Respondents that allocate ≥ 75% of their current impact investment AUM to private equity
Small Investors Respondents managing ≤ USD 100 million in impact investing assets
Medium Investors Respondents managing > USD 100 million and ≤ USD 500 million in impact investing assets
Large Investors Respondents managing > USD 500 million in impact investing assets
Direct Investors Respondents that allocate ≥ 75% of their current impact investment AUM directly into companies, projects, or real assets
Indirect Investors Respondents that allocate ≥ 75% of their current impact investment AUM indirectly into funds or other investment intermediaries
Impact-only Investors Investors making only impact investments
Impact-and-conventional Investors Investors making both impact and conventional investments

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