D1.1. - Initial report on RRI in start-ups and impact investment

Ryan Mark, Popa Eugen, Blok Vincent
2022 Zenodo  
D1.1 responds to the EU efforts to foster impact investment (an investment that delivers social, environmental and economic benefits) by developing an innovative RRI-based model for start-ups, complemented by an RRI-based impact investment indicator list in a multi-stakeholder (quadruple helix) context. This report, that provides the theoretical grounding for the entire project, represents a systematic review on socially responsible investment (SRI) by studying the extent to which current tools
more » ... for achieving socially responsible investments are attuned to the specificities of social tech start-ups. To do this, the industry-standard screening method developed by GIIN, known as Impact Reporting and Investment Standards or 'IRIS', is employed as a case in point. This Responsible Impact Assessment Model culminates with 24 indicators enabling to 'measure' best practices for responsible start-ups or investors in start-ups, by checking strategies, drivers and barriers that these actors experience in their effort to engage in responsible investment in start-ups. Based on these insights, advice to start-ups on how to become more responsible organisations can be provided.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.6579251 fatcat:zu2uo54h35fszbmtdyuxmy7vbi