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  • Impact fund selection: weeding out 'window dressing'

    13 November 2023

    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

    18 May 2023

    The impact investing market still has 'more work to do' in assessing the risk of negative impacts, impact verification provider BlueMark has said.

  • BlueMark launches impact verification framework to fill 'critical' data gap

    15 December 2022

    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

    01 July 2022

    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

    21 April 2022

    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'

    14 May 2021

    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

    13 May 2021

    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

    21 January 2021

    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

    02 October 2020

    US-based consultancy Tideline has launched BlueMark, a separate business to provide 'verification' of investors' claims of positive impact.