CFOs Are Measured On 2 Metrics: EPS And ESG

May 22, 2020

Investors are increasingly interested in market rate return AND ESG. It’s an “AND” scenario not an “OR”. Interestingly, mission-driven organizations which had always embraced ESG, are also emphasizing the traditional finance KPIs. Astia, a nonprofit which invests in startups that include women leaders and provides access to capital and networks, uses the typical Venture Capital (VC) metric of Internal Rate of Return (IRR) to measure their performance. Sharon Vosmek, CEO of Astia, indicates that “Astia tracks its IRR and aims to be at or better than typical returns for similar VC firms." Read full article>>