GBF’s tracking of social and economic impact attempts to measure aspects of companies that are operationally useful to our clients, and can also help us and our funders monitor the impact generated by our investees. Also, GBF tracks this information to verify if the sustainable incomes or savings generated by the farmers, artisans, workers or consumers in the investees’ supply chains lead to meaningful improvements in the livelihoods of their families and communities.

Besides informing GBF and our own stakeholders, metrics also can help our clients’ supply chain management, help increase their production, improve their efficiencies, and strengthen marketing efforts. The key of GBF’s social impact is building our investee companies to become more viable – which means these social impacts will grow and carry on for many years.