Resources and examples

Access practical tools and templates for impact management

As part of its consensus-building efforts for good impact measurement and management, the IMP has developed practical guidance, partnered with organisations to develop case studies, and championed others whose measurement and management approach demonstrates the norms agreed through the IMP. This page of resources and examples has been developed to support enterprises and investors working to better understand their impacts on people and the planet.

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  • Reports and case studies that demonstrate the integration of the IMP norms into an enterprise or investor’s impact measurement and management practice
  • Open source guidelines that enable organisations to better understand their impacts
  • Academic papers or research articles that aim to advance progress in the area of ESG and impact measurement, management and disclosure
  • Databases of research and evaluations around impact measurement and management, that promote best practice and transparency in reporting data.
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  • Vox Capital
eng

Leanings from Brazil

This report, co-authored with Vox Capital, discusses the emerging consensus on impact management and shows how the Brazilian perspective has shaped the global convention.

Audience: Investors
Type: Co-authored content
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  • Poverty Probability Index
eng

Poverty Probability Index

The PPI is an easy-to-use poverty measurement tool that allows an organization to compute the likelihood that a household is living below the poverty line by asking a few simple questions about household characteristics and asset ownership.

Audience: Investors, Enterprises
Type: External resource
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  • SDG Compas
eng

Social and environmental scorecards

This database maps existing tools and resources that are useful for managing impact to achieve the SDGs.

Audience: Investors, Enterprises
Type: External resource
By
  • SDG Compas
eng

Inventory of Business Tools

This database maps existing tools and resources that are useful for managing impact to achieve the SDGs.

Audience: Investors, Enterprises
Type: External resource
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  • SDG Index
eng

Sustainable development report 2019

The Sustainable Development Report 2019 presents the SDG Index and Dashboards for all UN member states and frames the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in terms of six broad transformations.

Audience: Investors, Enterprises
Type: External resource
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  • B Lab
eng

Signposting to the shared fundamentals: The B Impact Assessment

This report explores how the B Impact Assessment shares many of the fundamentals agreed through the impact management tool, and how it is effective in providing an impact evaluation framework.

Audience: Investors, Enterprises
Type: Co-authored content, Structured Network resource
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  • Social Finance
eng

Balancing evidence and risk

This publication considers the counterfactual risk in impact bonds.

Audience: Investors, Enterprises
Type: External resource
By
  • Social Progress Imperative
eng

Social Progress Index

This website provides an aggregate index of social and environmental indicators.

Audience: Investors, Enterprises
Type: External resource
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  • Social Value International
eng

Supplementary Guidance on Stakeholder Involvement

This report provides guidance on using feedback and involvement by people experiencing impact to help us identify the most important outcomes being delivered/needed.

Audience: Enterprises
Type: Structured Network resource
By
  • Social Value International
eng

The seven principles of social value

The Principles of Social Value provide the basic building blocks for anyone who wants to make decisions that take this wider definition of value into account.

Audience: Enterprises
Type: Structured Network resource
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  • GOGLA
eng

Standardised Impact Metrics for the Off-Grid Energy Sector

This publication explores standardised impact metrics that enterprises can use for the off-grid energy sector.

Audience: Enterprises
Type: External resource
By
  • Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB)
eng

Sustainability Accounting Standards Board

SASB provides high-quality disclosure standards for material information that meets investor needs.

Audience: Investors
Type: Structured Network resource
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  • Investing for Good
eng

The Good Investor: A book of best practice

This guide provides practical guidance on investing best practices for impact investors.

Audience: Investors
Type: External resource
By
  • UN Global Compact
eng

The Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact

By incorporating the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact, companies are not only upholding their basic responsibilities to people and planet, but also setting the stage for long-term success.

Audience: Enterprises
Type: Structured Network resource
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  • UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)
eng

Principles for Responsible Investment

The Principles for Responsible Investment are a voluntary and aspirational set of investment principles that offer a menu of possible actions for incorporating ESG issues into investment practice.

Audience: Investors
Type: Structured Network resource
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  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
eng

Research and Publications

This database includes latest academic research and evaluations in international development.

Audience: Enterprises
Type: Structured Network resource
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  • United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP-FI)
eng

The principles for positive impact finance

The development of a dedicated set of Principles are meant to guide financiers and investors in their efforts to increase their positive impact on the economy, society and the environment.

Audience: Investors
Type: Structured Network resource
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  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
eng

Vulnerability Assessment Methodologies: A review of the literature

This overview of the different methods used to measure vulnerability helps us select the most appropriate tool for understanding our stakeholders.

Audience: Enterprises
Type: External resource
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  • W. K. Kellogg Foundation
eng

Logic model development guide

This publication focuses on the development and use of the program logic model to facilitate program planning, implementation and dissemination of results.

Audience: Enterprises
Type: External resource
By
  • World Economic Forum (WEF)
eng

Engaging all affected stakeholders: Guidance for investors, funders and organizations

This report provides guidance on how to implement stakeholder engagement practices, alongside suggestions for how this practice should evolve.

Audience: Investors, Enterprises
Type: Co-authored content