The OMFIF Podcast

Impact investing: Promoting a universal standard

January 7, 2020

The appetite for impact investing is growing. But in the past, the financial industry has lacked common standards for monitoring and measuring impact investments. This has affected the ability to identify good investment practices, avoid ‘green washing,’ and enable comparability across projects.

Neil Gregory, chief thought leadership officer at the International Finance Corporation, the private sector arm of the World Bank and the largest global development bank focused on the private sector in emerging markets, joins Katie-Ann Wilson, programmes manager for emerging markets at OMFIF, to discuss impact investing. They outline how the Operating Principles for Impact Management aims to address the bottlenecks in the market, the market size, what distinguishes impact investing from other forms of sustainable finance and the converging of impact investing measurement tools.

For more information on signing up to the Operating Principles for Impact Management, click here.

The IFC's report on impact investing is available here.




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