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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  • IMP
eng

How do we know if we’re contributing to the SDGs?

This infographic illustrates how we need to understand performance across the five dimensions of impact in order to understand an enterprise’s contribution to the SDGs.

Audience: Investors, Enterprises
Type: IMP guidance
By
  • IMP
eng

Emerging Consensus about Impact Goals

Through the consensus-building efforts of the IMP, people around the world have been sharing their understanding of impact, and their insights into how we can talk about our impact goals in a way that everyone understands.

Audience: Investors, Enterprises
Type: IMP guidance
By
  • Social Spider CIC
eng

Exploring how beneficiaries describe their impact expectations

This report looks at how people’s experiences with social services and activities have influenced their impact expectations, goals and priorities.

Audience: Enterprises
Type: Co-authored content
By
  • Impactt
eng

How people describe the impact they experienced

This report help us to understand what people’s expectations are when buying or engaging with products or services.

Audience: Investors, Enterprises
Type: Co-authored content
By
  • Feedback Labs
eng

Feedback Labs

Feedback Labs advocates for feedback loops to understand stakeholder perspectives.

Audience: Enterprises
Type: External resource
By
  • International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
eng

Baseline Basics

This publication considers how enterprises can conduct reliable and useful baseline studies.

Audience: Enterprises
Type: External resource
By
  • Future-Fit Business
eng

Core business resources

A set of environmental and social goals for businesses based on scientific research.

Audience: Enterprises
Type: External resource
By
  • Acumen
eng

Impact management case study in off-grid energy

This study highlights the value of collecting data across all five dimensions of impact to conduct a full impact measurement and management process.

Audience: Investors, Enterprises
Type: Co-authored content
By
  • GIIN
eng

IRIS+

This database includes generally accepted metrics for measuring impact performance.

Audience: Investors
Type: Structured Network resource
By
  • ImpactMatters
eng

Impact Audits

This database of impact audits demonstrate how enterprises are making a positive impact on vulnerable communities.

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

Decent work indicators

This publication introduces metrics for assessing decent work standards.

Audience: Enterprises
Type: External resource
By
  • RobecoSAM
eng

Defining Materiality

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

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

Constituent Voice Methodology

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

Audience: Enterprises
Type: External resource