Browse Resources

Useful Links

This page contains links and resources focused on impact investing.

Impact Investing News Sites and Resources

Alliance Magazine (
Provides analysis and updates about philanthropy and the social investment sectors.

CASE Working Paper Series (
CASE at Duke staff and faculty working papers on Social Entrepreneurship.

Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) (
An independent policy and research center dedicated to advancing financial access for the world's poor.

Impact Investor (
Provides a content rich portal where users can learn about the significance and scale of the global impact investing market.

Impact Investing Policy Collaborative (
Strives to grow impact investing markets by building a network for policy research and innovation. Its resources section hosts blog posts, presentations, and more.

Initiative for Responsible Investment at Harvard University (
Promotes the development of theory and practice of responsible investment through research, dialogue, and action.

InSight at Pacific Community Ventures (
Features reports and publications on impact investing.

J.P. Morgan Social Finance Research (
Reports and publications from J.P. Morgan's Social Finance unit.

MIT Innovations Journal (
Cases, research, and commentary on entrepreneurship and global development, mobile communications, global public health, water and sanitation, and energy and climate.

Monitor Inclusive Markets (
A unit within the Monitor Group that focuses on understanding and catalyzing investment in business models that engage the poor in socially beneficial markets.

NextBillion (
Explores the connection between development and enterprise.

NextBillion en Espanol (
Tiene la mision de promover una discusion sobre el papel de los negocios y la empresa privada en la lucha contra la pobreza y la degradacion ambiental en el contexto hispano.

Responsible Research (
An independent research provider covering emerging markets, with a focus on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors.

Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship (
Fosters innovative social transformation through education, research, and collaboration.

Social Edge (
An online community where social entrepreneurs and others in the social benefit sector can network, learn, and share resources. (
This program of the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing is an online community and information hub for social finance and impact investing in Canada.

Social Impact Investment Taskforce Reports Site (
On September 15, 2014, the Social Impact Investment Taskforce, established by the G8, launched a linchpin report and a suite of supporting materials to catalyze the global market for impact investing.

Stanford Social Innovation Review (
A magazine and website covering cross-sector solutions to global problems while bringing together academic theory and practice with ideas about achieving social change.

Third Sector (
Based in the U.K., the site provides news on impact investing, social enterprise, philanthropy, and the nonprofit sector.

Tides Momentum (
A quarterly publication that spotlights the world's leading and emerging social changemakers.

Upsides (
An online platform that covers responsible finance and sustainable development in emerging markets.

Back to top

Impact Measurement Resources

B Lab (
A nonprofit organization that certifies B Corporations, a new type of corporation that uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.

Aeris (
Aeris provides data, analysis (including ratings powered by CARS®), and advisory services that support investors’ underwriting and monitoring of CDFIs.

FIELD at the Aspen Institute (
Its mission is to identify, develop, and disseminate best practices, and to educate funders, policymakers and others about microenterprise as an anti-poverty strategy.

Global Impact Investing Rating System (GIIRS) (
Assesses the social and environmental impact (but not the financial performance) of companies and funds using a ratings approach analogous to Morningstar investment rankings or S&P credit risk ratings.

Impact Reporting and Investment Standards (IRIS) (
An initiative of the GIIN, IRIS is a set of metrics that can be used to describe an organization's social, environmental and financial performance.

MIX Market (
Provides access to financial and social performance information covering approximately 2,000 MFIs around the world.

Progress out of Poverty Index (
A tool for pro-poor organizations to estimate and track the poverty rates of those they serve.

Web-based software managed by App-X helping organizations track and benchmark financial, operational, environmental, and social data to better demonstrate impact.

Back to top