Green Bond Principles

Last updated: 2021

To be completed.

Use this resource to:

  • To be completed.

IRIS+ System / Strategic Goals

Last updated: 2022

The IRIS+ impact performance benchmarks are analytic tools that aggregate sector-specific impact results across investments, enabling investors to compare their impact performance to peers and to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Use this resource to:

  • Benchmarking and rating: Compare your investment to others in the same Impact Theme or Category, as well as against the UN SDGs.

IRIS+ System / Strategic Goals

Last updated: 2019

This document describes the core concepts behind impact performance measurement toward the SDGs, both through the use of IRIS+ Core Metrics Sets and the IRIS Catalog of Metrics.

Use this resource to:

  • Strategy: Within the IRIS+ Thematic Taxonomy, begin a Theory of Change from published evidence.
  • Identify: Discover other factors to consider, including impact risk.
  • Measure, assess and value: Access IRIS+ Core Metrics Sets to help define what to measure in the context of your strategy.
  • Set targets and plan: Access curated third-party resources on targets.

IRIS+ System / Catalogue of Metrics

Last updated: 2022

IRIS metrics are designed to measure the social, environmental and financial performance of an investment.

Use this resource to:

  • Identify: Filter through metrics via alignment to SDGs, other frameworks, and Impact Theme (from the IRIS+ Thematic Taxonomy) to select relevant measures.
  • Measure, assess and value: Access usage and calculation guidance for the selected metrics.

IRIS+ Guidance / Build an Impact Portfolio

Last updated: 2021

This introductory document outlines how to use IRIS+ to inform investors’ decision-making when building an impact portfolio, enhancing their ability to achieve their impact and financial goals.

Use this resource to:

  • Measure, assess and value: Integrate impact actors into a single-asset-class impact portfolio in private markets.

IRIS+ Guidance / Incorporate Stakeholders

Last updated: 2019

This document provides guidance on how to use IRIS+ to incorporate the voices of affected stakeholders into impact measurement and management practice.

Use this resource to:

  • Use IRIS+ to incorporate the voices of affected stakeholders into impact measurement and management practice.

IRIS+ Guidance / Decision-Making

Last updated: 2019

The “How to use IRIS+ for decision-making” document provides practical guidance on how to use IRIS+ Core Metrics Sets to inform decision-making to enhance impact throughout the investment lifecycle.

Use this resource to:

  • Implement: Understand how to track and mine impact data throughout the investment lifecycle

IRIS+ Guidance / Data Collection

Last updated: 2020

This document belongs to the How-To guidance series of IRIS+ which provide examples of how to use IRIS+ in practice.

Use this resource to:

  • Measure, assess and value: Answer what to measure and how to use impact data to inform decision-making.

IRIS+ Guidance / Core Metrics Sets

Last updated: 2019

This document belongs to the Fundamentals guidance series of IRIS+ which offer an overview of the core concepts and rules underpinning IRIS+-based impact measurement and management.

Use this resource to:

  • Measure, assess and value:Impact investors can use the core metric sets to assess the effects of their investments.