Impact Investing Reports

IMPACT INVESTING NEWS SITES AND RESOURCES

Alliance Magazine (www.alliancemagazine.org)
Provides analysis and updates about philanthropy and the social investment sectors.

Beyond Profit (http://beyondprofitmag.com)
An online magazine focused on the stories and people behind social enterprises and social ventures.

CASE Working Paper Series(http://www.caseatduke.org/knowledge/workingpapers/index.html)
CASE at Duke staff and faculty working papers on Social Entrepreneurship.

Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) (http://www.cgap.org/p/site/c)
An independent policy and research center dedicated to advancing financial access for the world’s poor.

Initiative for Responsible Investment at Harvard University(http://hausercenter.org/iri)
Promotes the development of theory and practice of responsible investment through research, dialogue, and action.

InSight at Pacific Community Ventures(http://www.pacificcommunityventures.org/insight/publications)
Features reports and publications on impact investing.

J.P. Morgan Social Finance Research(http://www.jpmorgan.com/pages/jpmorgan/investbk/solutions/ssf/publications)
Reports and publications from J.P. Morgan’s Social Finance unit.

MIT Innovations Journal (http://www.mitpressjournals.org/itgg)
Cases, research, and commentary on entrepreneurship and global development, mobile communications, global public health, water and sanitation, and energy and climate.

Monitor Inclusive Markets (http://www.mim.monitor.com)
A unit within the Monitor Group that focuses on understanding and catalyzing investment in business models that engage the poor in socially beneficial markets.

NextBillion (http://www.nextbillion.net)
Explores the connection between development and enterprise.

NextBillion en Espanol (http://espanol.nextbillion.net)
Tiene la mision de promover una discusion sobre el papel de los negocios y la empresa privada en la lucha contra la pobreza y la degradacion ambiental en el contexto hispano.

Responsible Research (http://www.responsibleresearch.com/Reports.html)
An independent research provider covering emerging markets, with a focus on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors.

Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship(http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/centres/skoll/Pages/default.aspx)
Fosters innovative social transformation through education, research, and collaboration.

Social Edge (http://www.socialedge.org/)
An online community where social entrepreneurs and others in the social benefit sector can network, learn, and share resources.

SocialFinance.ca (http://socialfinance.ca)
This program of the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing is an online community and information hub for social finance and impact investing in Canada.

Stanford Social Innovation Review (http://www.ssireview.org)
A magazine and website covering cross-sector solutions to global problems while bringing together academic theory and practice with ideas about achieving social change.

Third Sector (http://www.thirdsector.co.uk)
Based in the U.K., the site provides news on impact investing, social enterprise, philanthropy, and the nonprofit sector.

Tides Momentum (http://momentum.tides.org)
A quarterly publication that spotlights the world’s leading and emerging social changemakers.

Upsides (http://www.upsides.com/category/responsible-finance)
An online platform that covers responsible finance and sustainable development in emerging markets.

IMPACT MEASUREMENT RESOURCES

B Lab (http://www.bcorporation.net)
A nonprofit organization that certifies B Corporations, a new type of corporation that uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.

CARS (http://www.carsratingsystem.net)
A CDFI assessment and ratings system, providing a third-party assessment of impact and financial performance.

FIELD at the Aspen Institute (http://fieldus.org/index.html)
Its mission is to identify, develop, and disseminate best practices, and to educate funders, policymakers and others about microenterprise as an anti-poverty strategy.

Global Impact Investing Rating System (GIIRS) (http://giirs.org)
Assesses the social and environmental impact (but not the financial performance) of companies and funds using a ratings approach analogous to Morningstar investment rankings or S&P credit risk ratings.

Impact Reporting and Investment Standards (IRIS) (http://iris.thegiin.org)
An initiative of the GIIN, IRIS is a set of metrics that can be used to describe an organization’s social, environmental and financial performance.

MIX Market (http://www.mixmarket.org)
Provides access to financial and social performance information covering approximately 2,000 MFIs around the world.

Progress out of Poverty Index (http://progressoutofpoverty.org)
A tool for pro-poor organizations to estimate and track the poverty rates of those they serve.

PULSE/App X (http://www.app-x.com/pulse)
Web-based software managed by App-X helping organizations track and benchmark financial, operational, environmental, and social data to better demonstrate impact.