Resources and examples

Access practical tools and templates for impact management

As part of its consensus-building efforts for good impact measurement and management, the IMP has developed practical guidance, partnered with organisations to develop case studies, and championed others whose measurement and management approach demonstrates the norms agreed through the IMP. This page of resources and examples has been developed to support enterprises and investors working to better understand their impacts on people and the planet.

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  • Reports and case studies that demonstrate the integration of the IMP norms into an enterprise or investor’s impact measurement and management practice
  • Open source guidelines that enable organisations to better understand their impacts
  • Academic papers or research articles that aim to advance progress in the area of ESG and impact measurement, management and disclosure
  • Databases of research and evaluations around impact measurement and management, that promote best practice and transparency in reporting data.
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  • Global Health Data Exchange
eng

Global Health Data Exchange

This database contains catalog of surveys, censuses, vital statistics, and other health-related data.

Audience: Enterprises
Type: External resource
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  • UBS
eng

Incorporating impact goals into traditional asset allocation

This report explores a series of model portfolios that incorporate impact considerations into asset allocations to achieve desired impact goals.

Audience: Investors
Type: Co-authored content
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  • Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)
eng

IPA research

IPA research uses the most rigorous evaluation methods and is focused on multiple impact areas across 21 countries.

Audience: Enterprises
Type: External resource
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  • B Lab
eng

Global Impact Investing Ratings System (GIIRS)

This software service helps investors analyse their impact data for benchmarking.

Audience: Investors
Type: Structured network resource
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  • United Nations Statistics Divison (UNSD)
eng

Global Indicator Framework for SDGs

This publication compiles the complete set of SDG targets and indicators.

Audience: Investors, Enterprises
Type: External resource
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  • Inerntaional Labour Organization (ILO)
eng

Decent work indicators

This publication introduces metrics for assessing decent work standards.

Audience: Enterprises
Type: External resource
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  • Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
  • RobecoSAM
eng

Defining Materiality

This publication examines how enterprises and investors can evaluate the materiality of impact.

Audience: Investors, Enterprises
Type: Structured network resource
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  • Mars
eng

Exploring the shared fundamentals of the Impact Management Project within Mars’ approach to socioeconomic impact

The IMP talks to Kate Wylie, Global VP of Sustainability at Mars, to learn more about the organisation’s approaches to managing impact – with a specific focus on income

Audience: Enterprises
Type: Co-authored content
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  • Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
eng

GRI Standards

The GRI Standards are the first global standards for sustainability reporting.

Audience: Investors, Enterprises
Type: Structured network resource
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  • Keystone Accountability
eng

Constituent Voice Methodology

This publication explores the use of ‘Constituent Voice’ for engaging stakeholders.

Audience: Enterprises
Type: External resource
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  • PGGM
eng

Mapping a portfolio by its effects on people and planet

This report explains how PGGM has mapped a portfolio of products by its impacts  on people and the planet using the Investor’s Impact Matrix.

Audience: Investors
Type: Co-authored content
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  • Skopos Impact Fund
  • Bridges Impact+
eng

More than measurement: A practitioner’s journey to impact management

This publication helps investors develop a holistic impact management approach.

Audience: Investors
Type: External resource
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  • Capitals Coalition
eng

Natural Capital Protocol Toolkit

The Natural Capital Protocol is a decision making framework that enables organizations to identify, measure and value their direct and indirect impacts and dependencies on natural capital.

Audience: Investors, Enterprises
Type: External resource
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  • Nesta

Standards of Evidence for Impact Investing

This paper introduces Nesta Impact Investments Fund and the standards of evidence it uses to ensure its investments make a positive social impact.

Audience: Investors
Type: External resource
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  • Nesta
eng

Using Research Evidence

This publication provides guidance on identifying good evidence to make decisions.

Audience: Investors, Enterprises
Type: External resource
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  • GIIN
eng

GIIN Investors' Council Pilot: Trends, Findings and Feedback

This report analyses the findings from a pilot carried out by GIIN Investors’ Council where investors tested the practical application of the IMP’s impact management norms.

Audience: Investors
Type: Structured network resource
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  • Impact Investing Australia
eng

Perspective from the Australian market

This report looks at how the Australian perspective has informed the global convention on impact management.

Audience: Investors
Type: Co-authored content
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  • Vox Capital
eng

Leanings from Brazil

This report, co-authored with Vox Capital, discusses the emerging consensus on impact management and shows how the Brazilian perspective has shaped the global convention.

Audience: Investors
Type: Co-authored content
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  • Poverty Probability Index
eng

Poverty Probability Index

The PPI is an easy-to-use poverty measurement tool that allows an organization to compute the likelihood that a household is living below the poverty line by asking a few simple questions about household characteristics and asset ownership.

Audience: Investors, Enterprises
Type: External resource
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  • SDG Compas
eng

Social and environmental scorecards

This database maps existing tools and resources that are useful for managing impact to achieve the SDGs.

Audience: Investors, Enterprises
Type: External resource