PULSE Merged Into B Analytics Platform

Monday, September 30, 2013

BERWYN, Pa – B Lab and Acumen announce today that PULSE is being incorporated into B Analytics. B Analytics is now the only fully integrated data and technology platform that enables investors to measure, benchmark, and report on the impact of their portfolios using their own custom impact metrics as well as comprehensive and comparable GIIRS Ratings, all built on the IRIS catalog.

PULSE was developed by Acumen in 2006 to help impact investors to collect, manage, and report on impact portfolio data. Merging PULSE into the B Analytics platform will give users greater ability to customize the platform for their own measurement needs. B Analytics will now support users’ ability to collect custom data – either standard IRIS metrics or metrics that are completely custom to the users’ organizations.

Clara Barby, the Head of Impact at Bridges Ventures commented, “This exciting merger creates a ‘one-stop-shop’ for impact investors to collect, analyze and report the data that matters most to them, while also benchmarking their performance with the wider market. The resulting combination of customization and standardization should make it a great resource for the impact investing industry.”

“The need for systems of measurement in the work we do has never been greater,” said Jacqueline Novogratz, Founder and CEO of Acumen. “As our industry continues to grow and evolve, so too should the systems we use to monitor our work and the impact we’re having. It’s incredibly exciting to see this type of progress and think about the potential learnings we will uncover.”

Source: CSR Wire (link opens in a new window)

Impact Assessment