Impact Rate of Return
Quantify your impact on the world.
Impact Rate of Return®
The world’s first comprehensive turnkey solution for
measuring, analyzing, and reporting impact of any kind.
How It Works
Select the type of
impact you want
Customize our algorithm
to your preferences
Act on your results
to achieve greater
Why Impact Rate of Return®
Configurable to reflect your needs.
Meets investor and regulatory reporting requirements.
Aligns with industry leading reporting standards.
Analyzes activity across all elements of impact.
Comprehensive Impact Analysis
iRR® factors in every element of impact necessary for a comprehensive analysis:
Who should use it
iRR® has broad use and applicability across sectors:
Improve your investment performance and downside risk protection.
Streamline your impact data analytics.
Gain deep understanding of your impact across grantees and portfolios.
Deepen your program impact insights.
Elevate the visibility and awareness of your mission, programs, and impact on society.
Clarify your impact communication.
Increase your agency's or city's impact accountability and transparency.
Strengthen your policy and program reporting.
iRR® in the Media
iRR "calculates a unit of social or environmental return for the original investment that's interchangeable and comparable"
- Bloomberg, 2019
iRR is a "framework for predicting and measuring the positive social and environmental impact of a project that will be of interest to impact investors"
- Financial Times, 2018
"Funds should also integrate impact measurement and reporting into their decision-making...including Impact Rate of Return"
- Fortune Magazine, 2019
"Investors often set an expected internal rate of return at the outset of their investments...similarly, they can do the same with their impact goals by using iRR"
- New York Stock Exchange, 2019
"By predicting the relative performance of a given set of program options, partners can allocate capital based on specific priorities and goals"
- Harvard Business Review, 2018
"Fund managers should additionally select, measure and report on metrics...in alignment with validated third-party evaluation methodologies [including] iRR"
- Federal Reserve Bank of New York,
OZ Reporting Framework, 2019
"Impact Rate of Return, a tool to measure the rate of impact for every dollar a person invests. It's now used by more than 75 impact investors or funds"
- Forbes Impact 50, 2020
"iRR as a measure for comparing various social investments - will make this work a visionary...method for determining the value of this type of funding"
- American Library Association, 2018
"It's precisely these [iRR] equations that prove social value investing a workable discipline-not merely a fuzzy dream of do-gooders"
- Kirkus Reviews, 2018
"We tested Impact Rate of Return's potential efficacy as a process for impact management explicitly for the OZ community"
- ImpactAlpha, 2019
iRR is "an innovative approach to performance measurement and management...to calculate how efficient [investors] are at accomplishing social impact"
- National Real Estate Investor, 2020
"This new software comes at a perfect time, and will be an invaluable measurement tool to demonstrate the power of smart...development"
- Medium, 2020
"Efforts have also been made to create comparable impact data through quantitative approaches such as...Impact Rate of Return"
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 2019
Organizations can "consider their "comparative advantage," and [this] universal measure of "impact" can be as fungible as money"
- Fast Company, 2011