Impact Measurement and Management
ABC Impact measures and reports the impact of our efforts in a transparent manner aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. With our focus on companies that demonstrate high growth and impact potential, evaluating social and environmental impact is an integral part of our investment management process.
With evidence-based research and data, we source and assess companies that provide products or services with clear and measurable environmental or social benefits. In due diligence, we evaluate and quantify the social and/or environmental impact that can be achieved through our investment, as well as analyse how the company manages ESG risks and opportunities.
Working with our partner companies, ABC Impact defines and agrees on impact targets and impact performance indicators that will be closely monitored during the lifecycle of our investment. We consolidate and analyse impact data so measure and report portfolio impact performance to our investors.
With inputs from The Bridgespan Group, we have developed a rigorous and consistent methodology that enables us to evaluate and quantify the impact of our prospective investments. Our impact approach and assessment framework incorporates key questions on prioritization, evaluation, and monitoring of targets linked to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Our impact measurement model aligns with the five performance dimensions set out by the Impact Management Project. We also use independent third-party research to further assess social and environmental impact.
Alignment With Impact Standards
Operating Principles for Impact Management
As of June 2022, we are a proud signatory of the Operating Principles for Impact Management (“Impact Principles”). The Impact Principles require signatories to examine and monitor the impact of their investments alongside financial returns. Driven by the International Finance Corporation, the Impact Principles are designed to encourage and promote greater discipline, transparency, and credibility to the impact investment market.
Please see our Disclosure Statement here.
We have engaged BlueMark, a Tideline company, to undertake an independent verification of the alignment of our impact management practices with the Impact Principles. The assessment findings cover both areas of strength as well as areas for improvement.
Please see the Verifier Statement here.
Principles for Responsible Investment
We are a signatory of the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (“PRI”). The UN PRI is the world’s leading proponent of responsible investment. As a signatory, we incorporate the PRI’s six principles for responsible investment into our investment and management practices to foster a more sustainable global economy.
ABC Impact, operating as a division of Temasek Trust Asset Management, has achieved the internationally recognised B Corporation™ (“B Corp”) certification. This certification designates our fund as meeting high standards of social and environmental impact and attests to our commitment to integrate ESG and SDG considerations into our policies and practices. We are part of a community of certified B Corp businesses worldwide who are helping to create a more inclusive, equitable, and sustainable world.
View our B Corp profile here.
PEOPLE SUPPLIED WITH ESSENTIAL SERVICES
INDIVIDUALS & MICRO-ENTERPRISES GAINED
ACCESS TO FINANCIAL SERVICES
PATIENTS PROVIDED ACCESS TO
STUDENTS ACCESSED QUALITY
EDUCATION CONTENT DIGITALLY
FARMERS GLOBALLY GAINED ACCESS TO
CUSTOMISED FARMING ADVICE AND INFORMATION
METRIC TONNES OF CO2 AVOIDED
MW OF SOLAR PANELS INSTALLED
LITRES OF WATER SAVED THROUGH AVOIDANCE
OF LIVESTOCK AGRICULTURE
Our ESG Approach
At ABC Impact, we are committed to investing in companies that aim to generate positive environmental and/or social impact while delivering compelling returns to our investors. We view Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) measurement and management not as an afterthought but as an integral component of our investment process. We firmly believe that companies striving for a positive impact must demonstrate robust ESG and sustainability practices across their operations. Effective and responsible ESG management can minimize risks to employees, customers, the environment, affected communities, and other stakeholders. Read our ESG Approach here.