Major funds launch toolkit to help investors measure SDG impact

Monday, February 11, 2019

By Terry Slavin

The Investment Leaders Group (ILG), a global network of pension funds, insurers and asset managers convened by the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), has created a dashboard, called the Cambridge Impact Framework, that uses existing data to help the industry assess funds against six themes derived from the 17 SDGs: resource security, healthy ecosystems, climate stability, basic needs, wellbeing and decent work.

The dashboard uses a traffic light system to categorise impact from very negative (red) to very positive (deep green).

We struggle to answer one of the most basic questions that can be asked about a fund: Is it doing harm or good?

Photo courtesy of Dean Hochman.

Source: Ethical Corporation (link opens in a new window)

Impact Assessment, Investing
global development, impact investing, SDGs