October 11, 2019 — by Elizabeth McGee
The New York Times recently highlighted LEAP Consulting’s groundbreaking work with the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) in the realm of data-driven metrics in impact investment! We extend our heartfelt gratitude to GIIN for creating this amazing tool for the field. At LEAP, we are humbled to be a part of this extraordinary work. You can find the article here.
In 2019, LEAP partnered with GIIN, integrating public feedback into new metric sets. These sets target investments globally, measuring impact across industries. They align with the 5 dimensions of impact: What, Who, How Much, Contribution, and Risk. These metrics collect data on outcomes, extent, and unintended consequences in local contexts.
These metrics align with UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and help investors build precise social portfolios. Collected data, in sync with other efforts, is crucial for communication and benchmarking.
Systematically collected data, aligned with other change efforts, are crucial for communicating and understanding performance through a common language, enabling future benchmarking.
We eagerly await more Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) collaborations, deepening our social impact understanding and contributions to data-driven metrics in impact investment.