Impact fund selection: weeding out 'window dressing'
Impact-focused limited partners are using frameworks including the EU's SFDR to root out misleading claims of impact. Michael Hurley reports
Most investors not assessing negative impact risk, says BlueMark
The impact investing market still has 'more work to do' in assessing the risk of negative impacts, impact verification provider BlueMark has said.
Impact verifiers BlueMark raise $10 million
BlueMark launches impact verification framework to fill 'critical' data gap
BlueMark has published an external verification framework to assess the completeness and reliability of fund managers' impact reports.
Impact monitoring may be a 'performative exercise', finds BlueMark
BlueMark has found that only 22% of investors have a protocol for engaging on impact underperformance - suggesting that impact monitoring "may be a performative exercise", in an analysis on 60 impact investors managing $160 billion in assets.
Less than half of impact reports are comparable, says BlueMark
BlueMark has called for guidance from standard setters that makes the environmental and social impacts of investments "comparable" in financial reports.
SFDR Article 9 fund managers 'should consider signing impact principles'
Fund managers who want to demonstrate their alignment with Article 9 of the EU's Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) should consider signing up to a set of impact investing principles, according to the CEO of 'impact verification' company BlueMark.
Impact principles signatories failing to measure outcomes, study finds
Only 17 from a group of 30 impact investors can show that they routinely compare the actual outcomes of investments with their intended environmental and social impact, according to a study by BlueMark.
GIIN founding director joins 'impact verification' company
Sarah Gelfand, a founding director of the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), is to join BlueMark as managing director of the 'impact verification' provider.
Tideline launches impact verification business
US-based consultancy Tideline has launched BlueMark, a separate business to provide 'verification' of investors' claims of positive impact.