Topic Archives: Measuring

July 18, 2019Funding/Financing, Measuring, Reporting

Impact Links: Congress Rejects ESG Reporting Proposal; R-factor as an ESG Reporting Solution; NFL Player’s $200m Opportunity Zone Fund; KLM’s and Zara’s Sustainability Plans; Seafood Farm Sustainability; Impact Investment Through Biomimicry

U.S. Congress rejected a proposal to align ESG reporting requirements with the more rigorous standards applied in Europe. Bob Eccles discusses the “R-Factor” as a possible market-based solution for ESG reporting standards. An NFL player retired at age 30 and launched a $200 million Opportunity Zone fund. A seafood company in Vietnam hopes to scale ...›

Impact Links: CDP Report on climate risk; GIIN Annual Survey; Ralph Lauren Sustainability Strategy; Biz Schools Take on Impact Investing; New Flood Risk Database

A new report by UK nonprofit CDP reveals 215 of the world’s biggest companies face almost $1 trillion in climate change risks, with many likely to hit within the next five years. The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) released its annual impact investor survey reflecting 266 respondents managing $239 billion in impact investing assets. New ...›

May 17, 2019Measuring, Reporting, Resources

Impact Links: Newly launched IRIS+ tool; OK passes benefit corporation legislation; Ocean Spray sustainability commitment; New studies show growing interest in impact investing

The Global Impact Investing Network launched IRIS+, a new tool for investors to measure, manage, and optimize the impact of their investments. The tool allows investors to identify evidence-based metrics relevant to impact goals and offers practical guidance on refining their investment strategies. Oklahoma became the 36th state to pass benefit corporation legislation, which goes ...›

November 23, 2016Measuring, Reporting

Suz Mac Cormac speaks at Aspire Forum 2016

Earlier this year, Suz Mac Cormac spoke at Bloom Energy ASPIRE Forum 2016. The ASPIRE Forum brought together business leaders, policy makers, analysts and technology experts to discuss the latest developments in the evolving business, policy, and technology landscape and how we can drive to a lower carbon future that delivers power that is secure, ...›

Impact Investing – Fund Mechanisms to Incentivize Impact

A growing number of investors aim to achieve positive social or environmental impacts alongside financial returns.  For such impact investors, there are various legal and structural mechanisms to consider.  In order to incentivize impact in the context of fund formation in particular, certain key concepts should be drafted into the legal documents from the outset.  ...›