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Joint Impact Indicators (JII) Announcement

HIPSO, GIIN (IRIS+) and 45 Signatories to the Impact Principles issued a statement on adopting Joint Impact Indicators to measure and report on climate, gender and jobs.  This initiative grew out of discussions at a Signatory workshop.  The goal is to build on this foundation and promote alignment with corporate sustainability reporting.

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Sustainable Finance Geneva launches a Gender Lens Initiative for Switzerland
Sustainable Finance Geneva launches a Gender Lens Initiative for Switzerland

Sustainable Finance Geneva (SFG) has announced the launch of a working group Gender Lens Initiative for Switzerland (GLIS) with the mission to enhance the Swiss contribution to SDG5 through public-private partnerships, research, products development and promotion, organizational model assessments, awareness-building. events & media coverage.

GLIS was set up at the initiative of the AlphaMundi Group Ltd. and with the support of the global initiative, GenderSmart.

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Engineers doing routine maintenance work at a wind turbine in Jhimpir. © Photo by Khaula Jamil/IFC
The difference between ESG and impact investing and why it matters

Check out this article by Neil Gregory at IFC - International Finance Corporation and Kusi Hornberger at Dalberg.

How is Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) investing different from impact investing?

There are 3 key requirements of investors to ensure their investments are impact investments and not ESG:
1) Selection of assets with intent for impact
2) A contribution to the impact of the investee firm
3) Objective measurement of that impact

These practices, enshrined in the Operating Principles for Impact Management, are what ensure that investments make a real, positive impact, and help the market avoid ‘impact washing.’
 

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Celebrating 100 Signatories
100 Signatories & Beyond

The Operating Principles for Impact Management reached a new milestone: 100 Signatories! The Impact Principles continue to gain momentum with global investors, and the Signatories now represent 30 countries, including recent signers from from Brazil, Costa Rica and India. Welcome to AvantFaire Investment Management Limited as the 100th Signatory. The Impact Principles are helping to change the conversation around impact, requiring greater transparency on how impact investments are managed and fostering the development of best practices.