You Be the Judge   October 23, 2012
a 501(c)3 non-profit that  supports the world’s leading  entrepreneurs using business to  solve social and environmental  ...
What are youpassionate about?    Diversit       y               Local
What does impactmean to you?
What does it mean toinvest with impact?    Impact investments are    investments made into    companies, organizations,   ...
Ecosystem                        Entrepreneur                              s                                          Fund...
The Invisible Hand
• Analog = GAAP or IFRS• IRIS is a set of standardized  metrics that can be used to  describe an organization’s  social, e...
GIIRS Ratings & Analytics• Analog = S&P• Ratings, data, research, & analytics• Largest database of social &  environmental...
Why Ratings & Analytics Matter                To Companies, Funds, &                Investors                 1. 3rd Party...
How GIIRS                 Approaches                 Measuring Impact• Comprehensive• Comparable• Scalability & Action-Ori...
A Standard Is Only As Good            As Its Governance Process            …                               Continue       ...
Company Assessment
CompanyAssessment
Verification: GarbageIn, Garbage Out                 Background Review Call                   CheckDocumentation          ...
Ratings     Data   CollectionRatings    Analytics
Analytics     Data   CollectionRatings    Analytics
GIIRS in CanadaFunds, Partners, &    Companies    Investors
Water Power Group developscommunity-based & community        • Hypothetical:invested, carbon positive small      Looking f...
Puralytics has pioneered an entirely newphotochemical technology for water                                           •   H...
You Be the Investor• Which company would you                                 •   You are focused on  invest in based upon ...
Capital To Impact                Reducing                Inequality Providing       Impact        StrengtheningQuality Job...
Please contact Beth Richardson at  beth@giirs.org with questions
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  • Repeating image used on 2 additional slides. We have changed the positioning in this presentation away from products and towards services/solutions offered by GIIRS. The graphic on the left is meant to tie the services/solutions with product offerings.We collect data, which leads to us generating ratings, ratings data enables us to provide analytics
  • Shows a depiction of getting a GIIRS rating from taking an assessment to getting a rating
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  • GIIRS: Rating and analytics for impact investing

    1. 1. You Be the Judge October 23, 2012
    2. 2. a 501(c)3 non-profit that supports the world’s leading entrepreneurs using business to solve social and environmental problemsis powered by
    3. 3. What are youpassionate about? Diversit y Local
    4. 4. What does impactmean to you?
    5. 5. What does it mean toinvest with impact? Impact investments are investments made into companies, organizations, and funds with the intention to generate measurable social and environmental impact alongside a financial return. ~The GIIN
    6. 6. Ecosystem Entrepreneur s Fund Banks Mangers Impact InvestingInvestors & Investor AdvisorsAssociations Incubators & Exchanges Accelerators
    7. 7. The Invisible Hand
    8. 8. • Analog = GAAP or IFRS• IRIS is a set of standardized metrics that can be used to describe an organization’s social, environmental, and financial performance
    9. 9. GIIRS Ratings & Analytics• Analog = S&P• Ratings, data, research, & analytics• Largest database of social & environmental performance data for private companies• Only ratings product focused on impact investing that is: – Available cross-sector, geography, & company size – Transparent, comprehensive, independent, & verified
    10. 10. Why Ratings & Analytics Matter To Companies, Funds, & Investors 1. 3rd Party Validation Data Collection 2. Collecting & verifying impact dataRatings 3. Benchmarking & reporting performance to investors 4. Improving impact performance Analytics 5. Conducting due diligence 6. Fundraising
    11. 11. How GIIRS Approaches Measuring Impact• Comprehensive• Comparable• Scalability & Action-Oriented• Leverages 3rd Party Standards• Education & Management Tool• Transparent• Dynamic
    12. 12. A Standard Is Only As Good As Its Governance Process … Continue Feedback Collection 2-year cycle New SAC Version Approves Release Changes CurrentVersion = 3.0 Public Private Beta Beta
    13. 13. Company Assessment
    14. 14. CompanyAssessment
    15. 15. Verification: GarbageIn, Garbage Out Background Review Call CheckDocumentation Onsite Review Review
    16. 16. Ratings Data CollectionRatings Analytics
    17. 17. Analytics Data CollectionRatings Analytics
    18. 18. GIIRS in CanadaFunds, Partners, & Companies Investors
    19. 19. Water Power Group developscommunity-based & community • Hypothetical:invested, carbon positive small Looking for projecthydro projects under the Ontario financeFeed-In-Tariff program. • Certified B Corporation
    20. 20. Puralytics has pioneered an entirely newphotochemical technology for water • Hypothetical:purification. Powered by the sun or Raising series ALEDs, the Puralytics process effectivelydestroys the broadest range ofcontaminants without creating a • Has both a retailhazardous waste disposal problem. and a commercial product
    21. 21. You Be the Investor• Which company would you • You are focused on invest in based upon the investing in information in the GIIRS companies that ratings reports? improve the environment & serve• What other information about the poor the company’s impact would be useful for you to have to • You are a financial help you make an first investor investment decision?
    22. 22. Capital To Impact Reducing Inequality Providing Impact StrengtheningQuality Jobs Investing Communities Restoring the Environment
    23. 23. Please contact Beth Richardson at beth@giirs.org with questions

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