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.

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Catch up on Episode 2 of the Webinar Series - Impact Principles in the Era of COVID-19: Perspectives from Signatories to the Impact Principles 

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Release of IFC Growing Impact Report (June 5, 2020)

Growing Impact—New Insights into the Practice of Impact Investing.provides an overview and prospects for growth of the impact investing market and characteristics of the current Signatories to the Operating Principles for Impact Management. It also presents 32 case studies prepared by Signatories on their implementation of the Impact Principles. 

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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
  4. Deetken Impact Sustainable Energy
  5. RAISE Impact
  6. Omnivore Capital Management Advisors Private Limited
  7. AvantFaire Investment Management Limited
  8. Fortunis Group Limited
  9. elea Foundation for Ethics in Globalization
  10. Old Mutual Alternative Investments
  11. Arcano Partners