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Impact Frontiers and the Predistribution Initiative invite your feedback on a discussion document and prototype set of metrics by which investors can measure and manage their positive and negative investor contributions.
STATE: Active
DATE: May 9, 2022
STATUS: Open for public comment
PARTNERS: IMP, PDI
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Impact Frontiers and the Predistribution Initiative invite your feedback on a discussion document and prototype set of metrics by which investors can measure and manage their positive and negative investor contributions.
STATE: Active
DATE: May 9, 2022
STATUS: Open for public comment
PARTNERS: IMP, PDI

Share your feedback to improve investor contribution metrics

Everyone knows that companies have both positive and negative impacts on people and on the environment. Investors are also increasingly recognizing that their investments do too. But, consensus on how to manage those impacts is lacking.

In 2020, the Impact Management Project (IMP) – in partnership with the Predistribution Initiative – asked its community of practitioners to consider and debate areas where investors – separately from the enterprises they finance – engage in practices that result in social and/or environmental harm, and amplify systemic risks (or systematic risks to investors’ portfolios). Impact Frontiers, as an initiative of the IMP, led the IMP’s participation in this effort.

The perspectives of the community, which took place over a series of interactive webinars and via the IMP’s online forum, have been synthesized into this discussion document.

The document includes a collection of example investor contribution metrics suggested by practitioners. The metrics encompass both positive and negative investor contributions, with the aim of creating a balanced set of metrics for future use by investors. However, these metrics have not yet received market and stakeholder feedback.

We need your feedback to improve these draft investor contribution metrics and provide additional suggestions where required.

Any practitioners who have developed strategies for managing investor contribution are invited to send their investor contribution metrics to info@impactfrontiers.org.

Additionally, we invite you to share your views on investor contribution by posting on our discussion board. Discussion board posts may include — but are not limited to — comments about which issues you would most like to see addressed through this effort, as well as references to any resources or efforts that may be complementary to this initiative.

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