Operating Principles for Impact Management

What is impact investing?


Impact investing can be defined as “investments made into companies or organizations with the intent to contribute to measurable positive social or environmental impact, alongside financial returns.”

On April 12, 2019, the Operating Principles for Impact Management were launched at the World Bank Group/IMF Spring Meetings in Washington, D.C.  The initiative to develop these principles was led by IFC in consultation with leading impact asset managers and asset owners, drawing on their expertise and experience. The Impact Principles provide a framework for investors to ensure that impact considerations are purposefully integrated throughout the investment life cycle.

By providing greater discipline and transparency in impact investing, IFC and the other Signatories seek to foster increased mobilization of capital for impact. As the number of Signatories continues to grow, these asset managers, asset owners, Multilateral Development Banks and Development Finance Institutions have become a collaborative community, working together to shape the future of impact investing.


Celebrating One Year of the Operating Principles for Impact Management 

On April 12, 2020, we celebrate the anniversary of the launch. The total number of Signatories has grown to 93 during this first year. Please join us in this virtual celebration and recognition of the organizations that have signed since the launch. In the videos below*, we recognize the new Signatories, and Members of the Advisory Board celebrate the anniversary and discuss the importance of the Impact Principles as this market grows. 

* Quona Capital became the 93rd Signatory after the video was released.




Since the first anniversary of the launch of the Impact Principles, we are pleased to welcome the following organizations as Signatories:

  1. Turk Ventures Advisory Limited
  2. BMO Financial Group
  3. GEF Capital Partners Latam


See the full list of Signatories to the Principles:

  1. Actis
  2. Acumen Capital Partners
  3. Adenia Partners
  4. Albright Capital Management LLC
  5. AlphaMundi Group
  6. Amundi
  7. AXA Investment Managers
  8. Belgian Investment Company for Developing Countries (BIO)
  9. Big Society Capital
  10. BlackRock, Inc.
  11. Blue like an Orange Sustainable Capital
  12. BlueOrchard Finance
  13. BMO Financial Group
  14. BNP Paribas Asset Management
  15. Calvert Impact Capital
  16. Capria Ventures
  17. Cardano Development (ILX Fund and TCX)
  18. CDC Group
  19. CDP – Cassa Depositi e Prestiti
  20. Christian Super
  22. Community Investment Management (CIM)
  23. Cordiant Capital
  24. Credit Suisse
  25. DEG – Deutsche Entwicklungsund Investitionsgesellschaft mbH
  26. Denham International Power GPLP SCSp
  27. Developing World Markets
  28. Development Bank of Latin America (CAF)
  29. Development Partners International LLP
  30. DWS Group GmbH & Co. KGaA
  31. Earth Capital
  32. Egyptian-American Enterprise Fund
  33. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
  34. European Development Finance Institutions (EDFI)
  35. The European Investment Bank (EIB)
  36. Finance in Motion
  37. FinDev Canada
  38. Finnfund
  39. Flat World Partners
  40. FMO – the Netherlands Development Finance Company
  41. Foundation Corporation Holdings
  42. Franklin Templeton Social Infrastructure Fund
  43. FullCycle
  44. GEF Capital Partners Latam
  45. IDB Invest, Member of the Inter-American Development Bank Group
  46. IFC
  47. IFC Asset Management Company (AMC)
  48. IFU – Investment Fund for Developing Countries
  49. Impact Bridge S.A
  50. Incofin Investment Management
  51. INOKS Capital SA
  52. Investing for Development SICAV
  53. Investisseurs & Partenaires – I&P
  54. Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD, Member of IsDB Group)
  55. Japan International Cooperation Agency
  56. Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
  57. LeapFrog Investments
  58. LGT Lightstone Europe LLP
  59. LGT Venture Philanthropy Foundation
  60. MicroVest Capital Management
  61. Mirova
  62. Mountain Nazca
  63. Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
  64. Norfund
  65. Neuberger Berman
  66. Nuveen, a TIAA Company
  67. Obviam
  68. Oesterreichische Entwicklungsbank AG (OeEB)
  69. Partners Group
  70. Phatisa Group Limited
  71. Proparco
  72. Prorsum Capital 
  73. Prudential Financial, Inc., Impact Investments Group
  74. The Private Infrastructure Development Group Ltd. (PIDG)
  75. Quona Capital
  76. responsAbility Investments
  77. Sarona Asset Management Inc.
  78. SEAF
  79. STOA Infra & Energy
  80. Swedfund
  81. Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets (SIFEM)
  82. Symbiotics S.A.
  83. The Osiris Group
  84. The Rise Fund
  85. The Rock Creek Group
  86. TriLinc Global, LLC
  87. Trill Impact AB
  88. Triple Jump
  89. Turk Ventures Advisory Limited
  90. UBS Group
  91. UOB Venture Management Private Limited
  92. U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) (formerly OPIC)
  93. VentureWave Capital Ltd.
  94. Water.org
  95. WaterEquity
  96. Zurich Insurance Group