Swedfund has been a signatory to the Operating Principles for Impact Management (the Impact Principles) since its launch in 2019. The Impact Principles are a framework for investors for the design and implementation of their impact management systems, ensuring that impact considerations are integrated throughout the investment lifecycle. The principles are underpinned by five stages – strategy, origination and structuring, portfolio management, exit, and independent verification. In total, 9 Principles fall under these five main elements and are considered the key building blocks for a robust impact management system.

“Swedfund's mission is to fight poverty by investing in sustainable businesses. All our investments should make a positive impact and help achieve Agenda 2030. That is why Swedfund has adopted the Operating Principles for Impact Management”, said Swedfund CEO Maria Håkansson. “The principles help us to harmonise our impact approach with other DFIs and to manage and measure the impact of our investment operations in a systematic way, as well as provide us with a common “impact language” with other investors.

The signatories have committed to disclose annually how they implement the Principles across their portfolios and have their impact management systems independently verified on a regular basis. In April 2023, Swedfund launches its fourth report on the implementation of the Principles.

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