AVPN Global Conference 2023 | 20 - 22 June 2023


Impact Measurement & Management with a Gender Lens

By Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN)


Singapore and Online

Date & time

13 December 2019



13 December 2019


About this event

Impact Measurement & Management
with a Gender Lens

Friday, 13 December 2019
9:00am – 10:00am (GMT+8)

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A strong impact measurement and management (IMM) practice is central to being an effective social investor, and in recent years, several IMM approaches have emerged to address this need. Join this webinar to hear from AVPN member, the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), on its work to help investors translate their intentions into impact through IRIS+, a comprehensive yet personalised global IMM framework. This webinar will also address how investors are working together to develop relevant and practical metrics, with a spotlight on gender-lens investing.

At the end of the webinar, participants will understand:  

  1. How to use IRIS+ to obtain clear, credible, consistent impact data to inform decision-making and drive greater impact results
  2. How IRIS+ helps align IMM practices with existing norms and frameworks (e.g. SDGs, five dimensions of impact)
  3. The economic and social benefits of applying a gender lens to existing work through real case examples
Manager, IRIS and Impact Measurement & Management
Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN)

Lissa Glasgo serves as a Manager of GIIN’s IRIS/Impact Measurement & Management team, working on the development of IRIS and related measurement strategies including the Navigating Impact project.Prior to joining the GIIN, Lissa served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Benin, where she worked on education and girls’ empowerment projects. She then joined the Institute for Reproductive Health at Georgetown University, supporting research and programming related to mHealth, adolescent sexual health education, and father-focused approaches to reducing gender-based violence. She has also worked on measurement strategy with solar- and tech-focused social enterprises in the Philippines and South Africa.

Lissa holds a Masters in Global Affairs with a focus on social enterprise, research methods, and gender from the Jackson Institute at Yale University, and a BA in English Literature from Rice University.

Chief Operating Officer

Bob Webster is the Chief Operating Officer at SEAF, and a member of SEAF’s Global Investment Committee and its women’s economic empowerment team. Bob has launched and managed three SEAF funds which were located in Central Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. He has also advised on impact investing and SME risk capital, including fund strategy and design, due diligence and structuring, capital and grant raises, and fund management. Bob is an active trainer in impact investing, including for the GIIN, ANDE and Santa Clara University. Bob holds an MBA in Finance and a BA in Mathematics from Indiana University.


The GIIN (Global Impact Investing Network) focuses on reducing barriers to impact investment so more investors can allocate capital to fund solutions to the world’s most intractable challenges. We do this by building critical infrastructure and developing activities, education and research that help accelerate the development of a coherent impact investing industry.

GIIN created the impact measurement tool IRIS+ to make it easier for investors to translate their impact intentions into impact results.

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