Achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals requires market participants to understand and improve their sustainability impacts. This is impact management. Coherent standards and guidance are key to mainstreaming impact management, as well as ongoing research and development to address gaps.
About the Platform
The is a collaboration between leading providers of public good standards, frameworks, tools, and guidance for managing sustainability impacts (see Platform Partners below). Through the Platform, initiatives will work together to identify opportunities to consolidate existing sustainability resources, collectively address gaps, and coordinate with policymakers and regulators to support the mainstreaming of impact management.
“Mainstreaming impact management across business and finance is critical for achieving the SDGs and essential to future-proofing business. UNEP FI is delighted to be joining forces with its peers to work towards a complete and coherent system of norms and resources for impact management” – Eric Usher, Head, UNEP FI
Platform Resources & DeliverablesAs a starting point, the Impact Management Platform has released a website to support practitioners to manage their sustainability impacts. The site contains:
- An overview of the actions of impact management.
- Links to standards and guidance designed for each action. Where options are available, the site highlights which resources are most applicable for certain types of organisations, strategies or decisions.
- A searchable Resource List of the featured standards and guidance.