SIFEM - Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets

Successful verification of SIFEM’s implementation of the Operating Principles for Impact Management

SIFEM was among the first adopters of the Operating Principles for Impact Management which were developed by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and launched on 12 April 2019 in Washington.


The Principles provide a common market standard and describe the essential features of managing investments into companies or organisations with the intent to contribute to measurable positive social, economic, or environmental impact, alongside financial returns. Impact considerations have to be integrated into all phases of the investment lifecycle: strategy, origination and structuring, portfolio management, exit, and independent verification.

Consequently, an external, independent verification of SIFEM’s implementation of the Principles has been undertaken. The verification statement has produced positive results for SIFEM: it confirms that SIFEM’s impact strategy is consistent with its investment mandate and impact is a strong component of its daily business. The statement also makes suggestions for improvements, for example in the field of impact data management. 

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