The Navigating Impact project was created by the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) to help investors select impact strategies and adopt metrics that indicate performance toward their goals. The project was created in consultation with industry experts, impact investors, and standards setters, and provides an on-ramp to setting and streamlining impact strategy. The Navigating Impact project includes:
- An overview of specific investment themes with information on how proven strategies can deliver impact.
- Evidence maps (based on academic and field research) to support various outcomes and impacts.
- A starter set of core metrics that indicate performance toward objectives within each strategy.
- A guide to existing measurement methodologies, frameworks, and systems that can help measure and manage toward the strategy.
The Navigating Impact project’s metric sets are intended to be used by direct investors to target, measure, track, and manage the performance of their investments. The GIIN is currently finalizing development of its first three investment themes – Affordable Housing in Developed Markets, Clean Energy in Emerging Markets, and Smallholder Agriculture in Emerging Markets – and expects to go live with the interactive website in late 2017.
The Navigating Impact project is made possible by the generous support of the U.K. Government through the Department for International Development’s Impact Programme and The Rockefeller Foundation. The project is also supported by JPMorgan Chase & Co., the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
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To collaborate on the next phase of the Navigating Impact project, please contact Lissa Glasgo at firstname.lastname@example.org