The SDG Compass provides guidance for companies on how they can align their strategies as well as measure and manage their contribution to the realization of the SDGs.
GRI is an international independent organization that helps businesses, governments and other organizations understand and communicate the impact of business on critical sustainability issues such as climate change, human rights, corruption and many others.
Read the full report from the Investable Solutions Working Session from August 30, 2017 in New York City.
IRIS is managed by the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the scale and effectiveness of impact investing. The GIIN offers IRIS as a free public good to support transparency, credibility, and accountability in impact measurement practices across the impact investing industry.
From Transform Finance, this report, commissioned by the Multilateral Investment Fund of the Inter-American Development Bank with the support of the Rockefeller Foundation, highlights how traditional debt and equity financing structures often fail to adequately meet the needs of early-stage impact enterprises. The report examines the pain points for both investors and entrepreneurs around traditional structures and the need for innovative instruments, provides examples of emerging and proven models, from revenue-based mezzanine debt to self-liquidating equity, and offers suggestions for concrete steps to advance the adoption of alternative structures to foster impact enterprises.
There are a great many groups trying to boost the impact investing world, from those creating standard ways to measure social outcomes to venture capital firms
The Good Capital Project held a networking and informal working session in Washington, DC from July 26-27. Read the report here.
Read the full report from the GCP Launch event on June 19th, 2017 in New York City
Debra Schwartz is the managing director of impact investments and serves on the executive leadership team at MacArthur, leading the creation of new impact investment products and platforms that foster more productive connections among multiple impact investors and social-sector organizations.