GIIN News, Updates, & Message from the CEO

At Impact Summit Europe, Amit Bouri, Co-Founder and CEO of the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), discusses the SDGs’ potential for shaping the market, expectations for the future of impact investing, and the factors needed to make the industry ubiquitous. 
Amit Bouri
Co-Founder and CEO

Read the GIIN’s Latest Report on the State of the Impact Investing Market
The ninth edition of the Annual Impact Investor Survey provides the most comprehensive overview and assessment of the impact investing market’s activity and trends, offering insight into investors’ profiles, asset allocations, impact measurement and management, and more. Featured in the report is the diversity and momentum of impact investing, where investors represent a variety of investor types allocating to a wide range of geographies and segments. This year’s report provides an especially notable finding – impact investors show a strong commitment to developing the industry, with over 80% of respondents contributing towards actions recommended in the GIIN’s 2018 Roadmap for the Future of Impact Investing.

This report is made possible by the support of the American People through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents of this report are the sole responsibility of the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.
Discover How the Launch of IRIS+ is Fundamental to Scaling Impact Investing with Integrity
In May, the GIIN launched IRIS+, a comprehensive system for impact investors to measure, manage, and optimize their impact. IRIS+ provides core metrics sets to increase data clarity and comparability, allowing investors to identify evidence-based metrics that will be most relevant to their strategies and goals. This new system offers an updated IRIS catalog of metrics and is aligned with more than 50 metrics frameworks, standards, and platforms. See how IRIS+ works with investors’ impact measurement and management practices.
2X Challenge and the GIIN Develop Metrics for Gender-Smart Investing
Leading development finance institutions (DFIs) involved in the 2X Challenge and the European Development Finance Institutions (EDFI) have joined forces with the GIIN to ensure that a common set of gender metrics, aligned to the 2X Challenge criteria – a global benchmark for what it means to “invest in women” – are available to the industry on the GIIN’s comprehensive impact measurement and management system, IRIS+.

The metrics are easy to incorporate into an existing process and aim to help investors on both an investment and portfolio level. This initiative will also enable the 2X Challenge to monitor efforts to direct more capital to advancing gender equality in emerging markets.