Impact Management

For us, managing our impact is just as important as managing the financial performance of the funds we advise. It not only allows us to track our progress towards our impact goals but also provides us with learnings and insights – and ultimately enables us to fine-tune our strategy for enhancing the reach and depth of our impact even further. That is why impact management is integrated into every step of our investment and technical assistance cycle.

Our impact practices are aligned with the Operating Principles for Impact Management, which we signed in 2019.

Targeting impact

It starts with a good groundwork: Each fund is guided by a clearly defined impact agenda, stipulating the fund’s goals and the specific eligibility parameters for its investments. Only if an investment meets the fund’s requirements for financial return and development impact, as well as sound environmental and social (E&S) management, will it proceed. 

Creating impact

Our funds create impact by: (i) providing dedicated finance for underserved yet impactful sectors; (ii) building sustainable capacities and contributing to systemic change through our technical assistance facilities, thus maximizing the impact of our investments; and (iii) building the impact investment market by raising awareness and connecting stakeholders on topics we are passionate about.

Assessing impact

We continuously monitor the impact of our activities. Based on a framework of key performance indicators for each fund’s objectives, we use a tailored system to gauge impact metrics on a regular basis. Assessing our impact provides a constant feedback loop of how well we are progressing towards our goals. It also allows us to gain insights and learning to feed back into strategy and investments, ultimately enabling us to ensure that we deliver on our impact targets.