Kelly McCarthy


Kelly McCarthy is the Director of Impact at the GIIN. She manages strategic partnerships among investors and other standards-setting bodies, and the GIIN's work to bring practical impact measurement and management guidance and infrastructure such as IRIS to the impact investment industry.

Kelly has a seat with several market-building initiatives including those coordinated by the OECD, UN Principles for Responsible Investing, the World Economic Forum, and formerly as secretariat of the Impact Measurement Working Group of the Social Impact Investment Taskforce established by the G8.Prior to joining the GIIN, Kelly was the Global Impact Officer for New Ventures at the World Resources Institute, where she worked to build an impact measurement practice for New Ventures' global operations. 


Before New Ventures, Kelly worked for the consultancy SustainAbility where she focused on accountability within Fortune 500 companies. Specifically, she explored how corporate disclosure of social and environmental performance can drive mainstream adoption of sustainable behavior.

Early in her career, Kelly co-founded Good Harvest Market, an organic-lifestyle marketplace dedicated to ensuring that all socio-economic groups have the same access to healthy living choices, while also prioritizing local sourcing in order to promote economic growth opportunities in the local community.