Sector Involvement

We believe that the change we want to see in the world, and the development of the impact investing sector, will only happen if there is active engagement and knowledge sharing among like-minded organizations and individuals. This is why we are proud to be involved with, and to contribute to, several relevant initiatives.

Impact Investing Initiatives


Impact Reporting and Investing Standards (IRIS) of the The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN)

The Global Impact Investing Network is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to increasing the scale and effectiveness of impact investing. Even though we are not members of the GIIN to date, we regularly follow their updates; it is an invaluable source of research and best practices in the field. Additionally, our impact measurement activities are guided by the IRIS standards that were developed within the framework of the GIIN. Click here for further information.


ImpactBase is a searchable, online database of impact investment funds. It provides players in the industry (such as investors, investment funds, foundations, development finance institutions, family offices and advisors) an efficient and organized mechanism for finding the information needed for the impact investing industry to succeed. The GAWA Microfinance Fund is searchable in that database. Click here for further information.

Microfinance Initiatives




Mix Market
MIX is the premier source for microfinance performance data and analysis. Committed to strengthening financial inclusion and the microfinance sector by promoting transparency, MIX provides information on microfinance institutions (MFIs), funders, networks and service providers. Click here for further information, you will find our profile here.

Smart Campaign
The Smart Campaign is a global effort, guided by microfinance leaders. The campaign is an effort to unite microfinance leaders around a common goal: to keep clients as the driving force of the industry and promote client protection. It has brought people together across microfinance to implement a common code of conduct and to help implement client protection safeguards within the industry’s operations. Click here for further information

Social Performance Task Force
The Social Performance Task Force (SPTF) consists of over 1,000 members from all over the world and from every microfinance stakeholder group. Its mission is to engage with microfinance stakeholders to develop, disseminate and promote standards and good practices for social performance management and reporting in microfinance institutions. Click here for further information

Mf transparency initiative
This is an initiative for the microfinance industry to publicly demonstrate its commitment to pricing transparency, integrity and poverty alleviation. It advocates a microfinance industry operating with healthy free market conditions where consumers and other stakeholders can make informed decisions. Click here for further information.

Plataforma Española de Microfinanzas
This is an initiative for the Spanish microfinance industry to centralize information and resources in order to foster collaboration and the creation of new enterprises. Click here for further information.