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Impact Investment Indicators: A Critical Assessment*

Sarah Dadush

in Governance by Indicators

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780199658244
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199949915 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658244.003.0016
Impact Investment Indicators: A Critical Assessment*

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This chapter takes a look at the development and use of indicators and related reporting systems in social impact investing. It introduces the Global Impact Investment Rating System (GIIRS) and the Impact Reporting and Investment Standards (IRIS). It then studies the concept of ‘investment impact’ indicators, which are considered as important bridging and blurring devices. This chapter also identifies the advantages and costs of this system, which include a move away from local self-expression of distinct community initiatives.

Keywords: reporting systems; social impact investing; investment impact indicators; bridging devices; blurring devices; local self-expression; community initiatives

Chapter.  21000 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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