|GIIRS Analytics Private Launch with Pioneer Investors and Pioneer Funds
GIIRS recently launched a private beta for GIIRS Analytics, a Capital IQ-equivalent product for impact data. GIIRS Analytics will be available through a data subscription service focused on social and enviromental performance information and ratings for
GIIRS Analytics provides investors, investment advisors, and fund managers the ability to:
- Analyze investor portfolio impact in any way you choose, benchmark data against the GIIRS rated universe or specialized peer group, and produce customized reporting for internal or external use;
- Search for companies and funds that meet your investing preferences;
- Conduct efficient due diligence with GIIRS ratings, social and environmental performance data, and key performance indicators; and
- Identify market trends via aggregated social and environmental performance data for all companies and funds in the GIIRS rated universe.
|A Conversation with GIIRS Pioneer Fund TBL Capital and Susie Lee
Continuing our series of case studies and interviews with GIIRS users, we interviewed the TBL Capital team to understand how their GIIRS Rating has been used in impact reporting to their investors. Susie Lee, Principal at TBL Capital, shares her insights on the rating process and how their investors are reacting to TBL Capital's GIIRS rating.
Impact Investing in Action
Impact Investing in Action is a joint venture between Village Capital and Agora Partnerships – two global, non-profit organizations working to facilitate early-stage impact investing by selecting high-growth, early-stage entrepreneurs for incubation and connecting them to investors. The conference is a global marketplace designed to showcase 25 exceptional entrepreneurs from Central America, Mexico, and Atlanta who are using their businesses to solve pressing social, economic, and environmental problems.
The Five Fund Forum
An invitation-only event that showcases five funds to family offices, foundations, investment advisors, and other investors who are deploying capital in the sustainable investment sector. It is an opportunity to gain exclusive access to leading LPs with an active mandate to invest in clean tech and sustainable sectors. In May, Watershed Capital will be hosting its 9th Five Fund Forum.
The Argidius-ANDE Finance Challenge
ANDE and the Argidius Foundation recently announced an opportunity for organizations to help unlock financing for small and growing businesses (SGBs) in emerging markets. The Challenge seeks innovative financial solutions for firms requiring 15,000-200,000 euros (20,000-250,000 USD) in start-up capital. Four to six finalists will be awarded grants of approximately 200,000-300,000 euros to conduct 12-18 month pilot programs, during which ANDE will provide ongoing guidance. For more information, please visit http://as.pn/sgbprize.
In February, the Impact Reporting and Investment Standards (IRIS) and FIELD at the Aspen Institute announced a Partnership that enables data from more than 800 U.S. microenterprise organizations to be shared with the IRIS initiative. IRIS will use the data alongside data from GIIRS and other data contributors in cross-sector analyses of the impact investing industry.
Come Visit the GIIRS Team at the following Events!
Investors' Circle Spring
April 22-24 2012
San Francisco, CA
South African Network for Impact Investing Conference 2012: Investing for Inclusive Growth
May 7-8 2012,
Cape Town, South Africa
SOCAP: Designing the Future
May 8-10 2012
Five Fund Forum
May 15-17 2012
Boston, New York and San Francisco
B Lab is hosting a panel on Impact Measurement with
May 21-23 2012,
Impact Investing in Action
May 22-25 2012
ANDE 2012 Metrics Conference
June 12-13 2012
Rio +20: UN Conference on Sustainable Development
June 15-22 2012
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
SuperReturn Emerging Markets 2012
June 25-28 2012