Global Impact Investing Network
The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the scale and effectiveness of impact investing. Impact investments are direct investments, including those into funds, made with the intention of generating positive social and environmental impact alongside a financial return. The GIIN builds critical infrastructure and supports activities, education, and research that help accelerate the development of a coherent impact investing industry. This work is informed by the GIIN Investors' Council, a diverse membership group comprised of leading impact investment institutions. The GIIN also oversees the development of the Impact Reporting and Investment Standards (IRIS), a set of metrics that can be used to describe an organization's social, environmental, and financial performance. Also serving the needs of the greater impact investing community is the GIIN's ImpactBase, an online, global directory of impact investment funds and products designed to reduce search and transaction costs across the impact investing industry. For more information, please visit www.thegiin.org.