21 Sep '11, 12pm

Major Investors Commit to New Global Impact Investing Rating System

A rating system launched this week to provide private investors with the information they need to more effectively put their money to work in for-profit social enterprises. For the first time, "Impact Ratings" will be available to mission-oriented investors so they can direct capital to businesses that have the greatest social and environmental impact. Investors commonly analyze a company based on financial measures, but until now, there's been no way to objectively explore a company's social/ environmental impact. "These Pioneer Investors recognize that we can't build an industry for impact investments without credible, comparable metrics on impact. GIIRS has the potential to catalyze hundreds of billions of dollars of sidelined investment capital to flow to the world's most inspiring and talented entrepreneurs. These businesses demonstrably create high quality jobs that ...

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