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The GIIN's Agriculture Benchmarking Tool

The Global Impact Investing Network has released a pilot impact performance benchmark focused on the agricultural sector, allowing investors to analyze sector-specific impact performance across the market and compare their own impact results to their peers and the Sustainable Development Goals. The benchmark will continue to evolve as investors submit data. All impact investors in agriculture are welcome to participate. Create an IRIS+ account or contact

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Impact Principles 4th Anniversary Event

On April 12th, 2023, Signatories gathered both in person and virtually to recognize the 4th anniversary of the Impact Principles. Leaders in the industry shared their insights on the market, what is needed to continue the growth of impact investing and the development of best practices. In just 4 years, we have seen the Signatory base nearly triple in size, creating a diverse global community of impact investors committed to this standard for impact investing.

The GIIN to become the new host of the Impact Principles Secretariat

NEW YORK, October 7, 2022 – The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), the global champion of impact investing, and IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, announced today that they plan to transfer the host of the Secretariat for the Operating Principles for Impact Management (“the Impact Principles”), a role currently held by IFC, to the GIIN. The Impact Principles’ signatories voted in early September in favor of the hand-over. The transfer of the Secretariat to the GIIN is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2022.

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The Importance of Transparency and Independent Verification

Quoting Diane Damskey, Head of Secretariat, in EVPA's Burning Topics series:

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