Articles by Mitzi Perez Padilla
Impact Management Moves Toward Standardization: How Investors are Harmonizing Their Practices — And Where More Progress is Needed
Impact investing and development finance are promising ways to generate positive impacts and healthy financial returns in emerging markets. But as Thelma Brenes Munoz and Mitzi Perez Padilla at FMO, the Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank explain, the lack of standardized impact management practices across different investors has become a key obstacle for the industry. They explore the growing movement toward standardization in impact management, discussing key signs of progress — and what investors can do to accelerate it.
Around 3 billion people rely on solid fuels for their daily cooking needs, causing adverse health, environmental and socioeconomic impacts – especially among women. Clean cookstoves promise a solution to these issues, but according to Mitzi Perez Padilla at FMO and Fabrizio Valenti at KSAR & Associates, the sector's effectiveness depends highly on how investment decisions are made. They share insights from a recent study that identifies six principles investors should follow to ensure that clean cookstove investments yield the greatest possible impact.