Impact assessment

GIIRS: Global Impact Investing Rating System

GIIRS is the most used measurement methodology at a global level among impact investment funds. It is a rigorous, comprehensive and transparent tool managed by the North American NGO B Lab to evaluate the social and environmental results of companies operating in developed and emerging markets around the world.

This rating system is designed to allow the comparison of projects and have an international benchmark of funds looking to obtain not only financial results, but also to solve global problems. In the last three years, FIS Ameris has been ranked by GIIRS among the 5 best impact funds in developing countries.

For its contribution to impact investment in Chile, FIS Ameris obtained an important international recognition in 2016 and again in 2017. B the Change Media distinguished it among the “Best for the World Funds” for the outstanding social and environmental performance of its funds and projects.


The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) established by the UN in 2015 are a call for action by all countries to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and address a range of social needs, while tackling climate change and environmental protection.

FIS Ameris uses this methodology to align the business model of each of the institutions in the portfolio with the specific SDGs, based on the impact objectives selected during the social assessment, prior to the investment.

The 17 SDGs and their 169 indicators provide a framework to analyze the social and environmental impact of any organization. Institutions can select one or more SDGs that align with their impact objectives.

Following is the contribution of the investment portfolio of FIS Ameris to the 17 SDGs, according to the total investment percentage of both funds (FIS and FIS 2.0) to date:

Sustainable development goals