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Module 6


Module overview

How do investors translate impact goals into an impact rating? Where do they start?

Modules 6 through 12 provide a step-by-step guide of the key concepts, questions, and challenges involved in building an impact rating, using an impact rating template built on the five dimensions of impact. This module addresses the WHAT dimension.

Key Concepts: Impact vs. Outcome, Output vs. Outcome

People often use the words ‘impact’ and ‘outcome’ interchangeably. When setting up the WHAT dimension of your impact rating, you can avoid confusion by using each of those terms to have a specific meaning.

Building an Impact Rating: What

The What dimension of an impact rating prioritizes investments based on the kind of impact they are associated with. Your scoring criteria for this dimension will translate the What dimension of your portfolio-level goals into a set of investment-level decision rules.


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