BlueOrchard Impact Report 2019/2020

01/04/2019 Publications

We are pleased to provide you with the BlueOrchard Impact Report 2019/2020. Over the last years, impact investing has shed its niche image and become an established investment strategy. The challenge today is not in defining impact investing and distinguishing it from traditional and other socially respon­sible investment strategies, but rather reaching scale. Reach­ing scale is fundamental for this industry to achieve its true potential and fully contribute to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). An essential component of the process to scale up the industry is the improvement, profes­sionalisation and standardisation of the industry’s impact man­agement as this demonstrates the effectiveness and relevance of impact investments in achieving the SDGs.

Therefore, this year’s report gives a comprehen­sive overview of BlueOrchard’s impact measurement and management expertise, explaining how our impact management know-how and tools have evolved over time to become to­day’s inclusive and holistic practice across multiple asset classes and impact themes, firmly aligned with industry best practices. The report is enriched by contributions from a number of BlueOrchard’s partners, demonstrating that last­ing impact can only be achieved in cooperation and with the commitment of all participants in the impact value chain.

  • BlueOrchard Impact Report 2019/2020