A forum for building global consensus on how to measure and manage impacts

What is Impact
Management?

Most companies and investments have negative and positive impacts on people and the planet.

Impact management is the ongoing practice of measuring, assessing and improving impacts on sustainability issues. It is relevant for enterprises and investors who want to manage environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks, as well as those who also want to contribute positively to global goals.

To mainstream impact management, companies and investors need coherent guidelines on how to measure, report, compare and improve.

What is the Impact Management Project?

The Impact Management Project (IMP) provides a forum for building global consensus on how to measure, manage and report impacts on sustainability. It is relevant for enterprises and investors who want to manage environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks, as well as those who also want to contribute positively to global goals.

The IMP convenes a community of over 2,000 practitioners to share best practices, delve into technical issues and identify areas where further consensus is required in impact measurement and management.

We also facilitate a structured network of 16 standard-setting organisations (see logos) that, through their specific and complementary expertise, are coordinating efforts to provide complete standards for measurement, management and reporting of impacts on sustainability.

Supporting the Sustainable
Development
Goals

IMP SDG

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) challenge all enterprises and investors to measure and manage their impact on people and the planet – positive and negative, intended and unintended. These Global Goals provide a common ground for previously siloed parts of the market. They apply to big and small enterprises, public and private capital markets, and development finance. They are as relevant to enterprises and investors focused on ESG risk management as to those focused on positive intended theories of change.

The SDGs call for a united effort to achieve a shared set of targets and indicators, within which businesses and investors can differentiate and communicate their roles based on their social / environmental goals and performance.

The consensus-building technical work of the IMP supports enterprises and investors to understand and improve performance against the SDGs.

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* Current composition of the IMP Advisory Group