Operating Principles for Impact Management (the Principles) describe the essential features of managing investment funds with the intent to contribute to measurable positive social, economic, or environmental impact, alongside financial returns. This goes beyond asset selection that aligns investment portfolios with impact goals (for example, the SDGs), to requiring a robust investment thesis of how the investment contributes to the achievement of impact. The investor should publicly disclose alignment with the Principles and provide regular independent verification of the extent of alignment.
OPERATING PRINCIPLES FOR IMPACT MANAGEMENT
The Investor should publicly disclose, on an annual basis, the extent to which impact management systems are aligned with the Principles and, at regular intervals, arrange for independent verification of this alignment. The conclusions of this verification report should be publicly disclosed, subject to fiduciary and regulatory concerns.
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