A company raising growth-stage capital might print the cover of its offering memorandum with a GIIRS 4-Star Company Impact Rating;
GIIRS offers a company seeking investment capital a rating of its social and environmental impact including:
GIIRS will begin rating companies in January 2011.
GIIRS ratings create value for companies in three main ways:
Companies which have received a GIIRS rating can use their rating to raise funds from mission-aligned investors. All GIIRS company impact ratings are visible to subscribers of the GIIRS Ratings Database, with more detailed data and indicators available to investors based on a confidentiality and permission provisions determined by the company itself.
Compare your company's social and environmental performance against its peers. Track your company's performance over time. Your company can use the GIIRS assessment as a roadmap to improve its social and environmental performance over time.
Report to several investors about your company's social and environmental performance efficiently through distribution of your GIIRS rating annually.
Today there are almost 300 certified B Corporations, which have completed a B Impact Ratings System assessment. View the B Reports of these companies. Beyond the certified B Corporation community and additional 4,000 companies have accessed the B Impact Ratings System. In September, 2010 the approximately 200 portfolio companies associated with the GIIRS Pioneer Funds will complete and provide feedback on version 3.0 of the B Impact Ratings System.