Impact Management Principles: I&P publishes its disclosure statementSubmitted by Admin on Fri, 07/10/2020 - 16:07
I&P was one of the founding signatory of the Operating Principles for Impact Management, a market standard for the impact investing sector, defined by the International Finance Corporation.
A year after the launch, I&P is presenting its first annual Disclosure Statement. This statement affirms I&P's policies, practices and impact management system are managed in alignement with the applicable principles. This first statement is related to our fund I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs 2, but all our funds follow the same methodology regarding ESG risk management and impact monitoring.
The Operating Principles for Impact Management provide a framework for investors to ensure that impact considerations are integrated throughout an investment lifecycle. The Impact Principles were developed by IFC in collaboration with private and public sectors asset owners and asset managers. Launched in April 2019 with 58 Signatories, this number is now 100 and growing.
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. By providing greater discipline and transparency in impact investing, IFC and the other Signatories intended to foster increased mobilization of capital for impact and a high standard for the social and environmental impact that these funds could achieve.