The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a global framework for measuring and reporting the environmental and social impact of investments. The private sector is encouraged to contribute to the SDGs and report on relevant impacts, however, common disclosure and impact measurement practices are yet to be established.
South Pole's SDG impact assessment helps investors understand to what extent portfolios are aligned with the SDGs, combining qualitative and quantitative analysis. It includes the following services:
- Quantitative and qualitative assessment of investments' contributions to the SDGs
- Identification of SDG hotspots, both geographic- and sector-specific and to identify most relevant investment impacts
- Support with designing of SDG-aligned investment strategies, including effective communication of investments' positive contributions to sustainable development
SDG-alignment of a Private Equity Fund, compared to benchmark