05/08/2012 – Decoding Impact Investing’s Alphabet Soup of Measurement Tools on CSRwire

This is part 1 in a series of articles by Altvia’s PULSE Product Manager Beth Busenhart featured on CSRwire.

Beth writes: “As the PULSE product manager, I frequently receive inquiries from impact investors, nonprofit organizations, foundations, and other entities that start with a tongue-twisting question: ‘We’d like to start using PULSE-GIIRS-IRIS to track our impact and show the benefits in a measurable way. Where do we begin?’

It becomes instantly clear from these first contacts that there is a lot of confusion in the impact investment marketplace around what PULSE, GIIRS, and IRIS each bring to the table, how they work together, and how they are different.

Why is the distinction important? Because each tool plays a very distinct role.”

Read the entire article here.