Agora Partnerships


Measuring Impact

Our purpose is to accelerate the creation of positive impact in the world. Therefore, measuring impact is one of the most important ways of determining the degree to which we have accomplished our purpose.

We assess our direct impact based on short-term output indicators, including the number of entrepreneurs served and amount of capital raised, and on long-term indicators including revenue growth and job creation. The long-term indicators are calculated based on five IRIS metrics (revenue; net income; full-time employees; full-time employees: female; part-time employees) that are collected from each Accelerator company starting with the baseline (year prior to participation in the Accelerator) and continuing for three years thereafter. All metrics are based on data collected from annual surveys given to alumni companies. 81% of companies responded to the survey and growth rates based on classes of 2011-2014.

 


 

Global Impact Investment Rating System (GIIRS)
Agora is a founding B Corp and a strong partner of GIIRS, a rating system design to help global impact investors and entrepreneurs to better understand the nature of the social and environmental impact created at the firm level. Each entrepreneur who comes through the Accelerator takes a GIIRS assessment and, through our consulting process, identifies 2-3 IRIS metrics that they will track over time. As such, we are the largest supplier of GIIRS rated companies in all of Latin America.

 

IRIS METRIC HIGHLIGHTS

Each company is required to measure and report on 2-­‐3 IRIS metrics. Below are highlights of the impressive impact created by Agora Entrepreneurs over a three-­‐year period, starting with the year of participation in the Agora Accelerator.

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