Impact Reporting and Investment Standards Alliance

The Impact Reporting and Investment Standards Alliance (IRIS), a USAID partnership with Rockefeller Foundation, the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), and JP Morgan Chase, aims to rate the social and environmental return on financial investments by providing a common framework for defining, tracking, and reporting their performance.

Impact Reporting and Investment Standards Alliance

IRIS addresses a major barrier to growth of the impact investing industry – the lack of transparency in how funds define, track, and report on the social and environmental performance of their capital. Achievements through 2010 include six organizations piloting Version 1.0 of the IRIS taxonomy, release of the IRIS Data Aggregator (a technology platform compiling data and providing benchmarks and other reporting), participation of more than 100 people in webinar trainings on IRIS development and adoption, and the scheduled release of IRIS 2.0.


  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • Rockefeller Foundation

    United States | Staff size: 101-250

    The Rockefeller Foundation supports work that expands opportunity and strengthens resilience to social, economic, health and environmental challenges—affirming its pioneering philanthropic...

  • Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN)

    United States | Staff size: 26-50

    The Global Impact Investing Network is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the scale and effectiveness of impact investing. Impact investments are investments made into...

Key Information

  • Start Date 2009
ValueUSD 4.25 Million