Today we’re pleased to publish our approach to aligning with the Operating Principles for Impact Management (the Impact Principles), the impact investment industry standard for good impact management. We’re a founding signatory to the Impact Principles, which were launched to harmonise the different approaches to measuring development impact with the aim of giving a clearer picture of progress globally.
Since 2020, we have disclosed our alignment with the Impact Principles on our website. This year we have also had our alignment independently verified by BlueMark, a leading impact verification company. BlueMark assessed our approach as ‘advanced’ for seven of the Impact Principles, and ‘high’ for one of the Impact Principles. ‘Advanced’ is the highest possible alignment and underlines our continued position as a market leader in impact management.
Since our previous verification in 2020, we have focussed on enhancing portfolio-level impact management through the development of our new Impact Score, and our impact while exiting an investment.