What is it?

The Impact Investing Market Map is a practical tool designed to support investors to identify and differentiate impact investing companies from ESG and mainstream businesses.

It covers ten thematic impact investment areas and provides information on:

  • Basic definitions;
  • Criteria to identify impact investing companies based on thematic areas/investments;
  • Common KPIs and indicators to measure performance; and

Questions that asset owners and fund managers can apply in daily work.

Engage by:

  1. Join a thematic area workig group. If you have expertise and experiance in any of the ten thematic areas we would be delighted to hear from you.

  2. Review and provide feedback on the tool. If you choose not to join a working group but would be interested on reviewing the tool, please get in touch.

  3. Share the tool. Please share as you deem appropriated with your networks. We also welcom any ideas you have to disseminate this tool firther.

Thematic Areas

Renewable Energy

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Water and Sanitation

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Energy Efficiency

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Affordable Housing

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Green Buildings

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Sustainable Forestry

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Sustainable Agriculture

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Inclusive Finance

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How is the project set up?

  • STEP 1:
    Individuals working groups discuss and complete final elements of the tool
  • STEP 2:
    The advisory committee reviews the imput from each of the working groups
  • STEP 3:
    PRI Thematic Work Stream implements changes to the tool
  • STEP 4:
    PRI approves and publishes Market Map

DISCLAIMER: The information contained in the Market Map is meant for the purposes of information only and is not intended to be investment, legal, tax or other advice, nor is it intended to be relied upon in making an investment or other decision. This Market Map is provided with the understanding that the authors and publishers are not providing advice on legal, economic, investment or other professional issues and services. PRI Association and the PRI Initiative are not responsible for the content of websites and information resources that may be referenced in the tool. The access provided to these sites or the provision of such information resources does not constitute an endorsement by PRI Association or the PRI Initiative of the information contained therein. Unless expressly stated otherwise, the opinions, recommendations, findings, interpretations and conclusions expressed in this tool are those of the various contributors to the tool and do not necessarily represent the views of PRI Association, the PRI Initiative or the signatories to the Principles for Responsible Investment. The inclusion of company examples does not in any way constitute an endorsement of these organisations by PRI Association, the PRI Initiative or the signatories to the Principles for Responsible Investment. While we have endeavoured to ensure that the information contained in this tool has been obtained from reliable and up-to-date sources, the changing nature of statistics, laws, rules and regulations may result in delays, omissions or inaccuracies in information contained in this tool. Neither PRI Association nor the PRI Initiative is responsible for any errors or omissions, or for any decision made or action taken based on information contained in this tool or for any loss or damage arising from or caused by such decision or action. All information in this tool is provided “as-is”, with no guarantee of completeness, accuracy, timeliness or of the results obtained from the use of this information, and without warranty of any kind, expressed or implied.