As more impact funds are introduced in the market, asset managers and asset owners need frameworks to help sort and segment funds by their distinct approaches to impact, or “impact classes,” just as they do by asset classes. They also need those impact classifications independently verified.

On March 3, 2020, the IMP+ACT Classification System (ICS), which was launched in June 2020 and has already been adopted by more than 100 asset managers who “classify” themselves according to either the SDGs and/or the Impact Management Project’s ABC framework, hosted a virtual event for impact investors to discuss “How to accelerate confidence and transparency through impact classification and impact verification.”

Watch a video recording of the event here to learn more about how the combination of impact classification and impact verification can bring greater transparency and accountability to the impact investing market, featuring a case study jointly presented by BlueMark, a provider of independent impact verification services, and ICS user and working group member Closed Loop Partners, an investment firm focused on building the circular economy. Those who missed the event can download the case study here.

Speakers included:

  • Anna Marciano – Head of US Legal Sustainability, Nestle USA
  • Christina Leijonhufvud – CEO, BlueMark
  • Claudia Coppenolle – Co-Founder & CEO, IMP+ACT Alliance
  • Tazia Smith – Managing Director, Closed Loop Partners