British International Investment
27 August 2020

CDC ranked among top in class for responsible investing by PRI

CDC Group has received an overall A+ rating for the third year in a row from the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI), ranking us among best in class for responsible investing.

As a longstanding signatory to the UNPRI, CDC has provided an annual report on its environmental, social and governance (ESG) and responsible investing practices since 2009. The report is an extensive survey that provides an analysis of how CDC integrates impact and ESG into its investment cycle.

Liz Lloyd, Chief Impact Officer at CDC Group, commented:

“As we enter the decade of action to achieve the SDGs and against the backdrop of the COVID-19 crisis, CDC’s focus on responsible investing to maximise development impact has never been more relevant. Our UNPRI rating demonstrates that our approach to responsible investing is amongst the best in class. We will continue to build on this, not least with our refreshed climate strategy as well as reinforcing our commitment to women’s economic inclusion and a full programme to support our investees and their stakeholders through the pandemic.”

The rating reflects our commitment to delivering impact in Africa and South Asia, where we invest, with a focus on climate adaptation and mitigation, gender and the institutional strengthening and commitment CDC makes to ensure our investments are delivered in a responsible manner. CDC is also committed to high levels of transparency and demonstration of  the impact it generates through its investments and is a founding signatory of IFCs Operating Principles for Impact Management.

The UNPRI is the largest global reporting platform for responsible investment and provides an important global benchmark on both the scale and impact of responsible investing. CDC’s annual ratings over the past 11 years have consistently demonstrated high impact support to its portfolio. The full PRI report for 2020 can be found here.



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