IRIS+ System

Last updated: 2021

Tool designed to help impact investors translate intentions into results. It starts by helping investors frame their impact goals in a common way (linked to an SDG or Impact Category) and offers a set of metrics (Core Metrics Sets) to assess performance against set goals, together with an evidence base (Navigating Impact) and implementation guidance.

Note on harmonisation: work is underway to map various investor metric sets and corporate disclosure standards, with a view to achieving global consistency. E.g. IRIS+-GRI, B Lab-GRI, HIPSO-IRIS+.

Use this resource to:

  • Assess: Select from a catalogue of metrics specifically designed for impact investors.

The Guide to Social Return on Investment (SROI)

Last updated: 2012

Guidance on conducting identifying, measuring and valuing social impact to calculate Social Return On Investment (SROI).

Use this resource to:

  • Estimate value created: Follow this methodology to monetise the social value an organisation creates, preserves, or erodes for stakeholders. This methodology guides an organisation through the process of valuing impact from the perspective of all affected stakeholders.

Principles of Social Value

Last updated: 2015

Principles that provide the basic building blocks for organisations that want to make decisions whilst taking social value into account. They are intended to help organisations optimise value for all stakeholders materially affected by an organisations activities. SVI is developing practice standards to help organisations implement each principle to a point where they are accountable for their activities and are making decisions to optimise value.

Use this resource to:

  • Governance, Strategy and Management Approach: Set up processes to include social value data in management decision-making.