The Secretariat oversees, administers, and supports the continued promotion and adoption of the Principles.  

The Secretariat is responsible for handling all inquiries from current and prospective Signatories, managing communications, including the website, press and general updates. The Secretariat manages all administration of the Principles, including documentation, maintenance of records, and the budget. 

The Secretariat organizes meetings of the Advisory Board, and convenes Signatories as needed, including for strategic updates, informational sessions or other discussions in support of the advancement of the Principles.  The Secretariat will organize events, meetings and participate in industry conferences to further discussion on and promotion of the Principles.

The Secretariat manages the process of reviewing and updating the Principles in consultation with the Advisory Board and issuing proposed amendments for approval by Signatories.

The Secretariat does not have any responsibility or authority to:

  1. endorse Signatories or certify their compliance with the Principles;
  2. investigate or verify the accuracy of Signatories’ disclosure statements or other marketing materials referencing the Principles;
  3. approve interpretations of the Principles.

IFC is the initial host of the Secretariat.


Diane C. Damskey, CFA

Head of Secretariat

Operating Principles for Impact Management

Telephone: (202) 473-7972