Covid 19 Contingency Plan and Policy

27 April 2020 The coronavirus outbreak is first and foremost a human tragedy, affecting hundreds of thousands of people. It is also having a growing impact on the global economy. Finance For Impact, taking into account the social responsibility associated with guaranteeing the supply of advisory services for the different countries in which it operates,

Evaluation of Africa Leasing Facility

IFC
Sub-Sahara Africa

Finance for Impact conducted an evaluation of a USD300+ million IFC program facilitating access to finance for micro, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in sub-Sahara Africa by developing a sustainable leasing infrastructure. Specifically, we provided IFC and development partners with an assessment of the current business model and investigated opportunities to increase the coverage to meet market needs. Impacts of the program were also measured.

Trade Deep Dive for the IFC Board

IFC
Global

Finance for Impact conducted a strategic study for the IFC Board, examining trade opportunities and constraints in global markets. On the short run, we confirmed global trade is stalling, with downside risks predominating. On the long run, the outlook is more optimistic due to the emergence of new trade corridors and boosted south-south trade. Technological innovation offers a great potential for global trade in the future.

Guidance on Social Sustainability Screening and Proofing

European Commission
Europe

The European Commission mandated Finance for Impact to prepare the guidance for social screening and proofing of financing and investment operations under the InvestEU programme 2012-2027. Finance for Impact first identified specific strengths and weaknesses of existing social and environmental screening methodologies and procedures used by potential InvestEU implementing partners. Then, we outlined different options for developing a dedicated InvestEU social impact scorecard, which provides an overview of a potential investee’s social performance and generates a social investment score.

Guidance on Social Sustainability Screening and Proofing

6 November 2019 The DG for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion mandated Finance for Impact to prepare the guidance for social screening and proofing of financing and investment operations under the InvestEU programme 2012-2027. The results of the study will serve as a basis for the Commission to further examine with InvestEU implementing partners the

Unsustainable Finance in the Blue Economy

23 October 2019 Neglected by policies for too long, in spite of its vital importance for the planet, the Blue Economy is one of today’s critical themes for achieving sustainable development. Oceans are critical to sustaining life on Earth. Billions of people depend both directly and indirectly on the oceans for livelihoods, food security and