Operating Principles for Impact Management
In the spring of 2019, IFC developed the Operating Principles for Impact Management. Signatories to the principles are impact investors that publicly demonstrate their commitment to implementing a global set of principles for managing investments for impact. Sarona became a signatory to the principles in June 2019. Sarona’s disclosure statement is available here. Sarona’s independent verification statement to its disclosure statement is available here.
Certified B Corporation™
Sarona is proud to be a Certified B Corporation™. B Corps meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, legally expand their corporate responsibilities to include consideration of stakeholder interests, and build a collective voice through the B Corporation brand. Sarona is currently a Best for The World: Overall Honoree.
In 2020, Sarona was selected to the IA 50 for the tenth consecutive year. The IA 50 database provides a gateway into the world of impact investing for investors. The firms selected demonstrate a range of impact investing activities across geographies, sectors and asset classes. ImpactAssets is a nonprofit financial services firm that increases the flow of capital into investments delivering financial, social and environmental returns.
Global Impact Investing Network
The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to increasing the scale and effectiveness of impact investing. Impact investments are investments made into companies, organizations, and funds with the intention to generate measurable social and environmental impact, alongside a financial return.
Canada Forum for Impact Investment and Development (CAFIID)
CAFIID is a Canadian community of individuals, organizations and investors working in developing countries who treat social and environmental impact and financial return as coexisting priorities. Collectively, CAFIID members combine many years of collaboration and engagement with a track record of innovation in structuring and funding impact investment products, designing and delivering technical assistance, and promoting sustainable investment ecosystems.
The United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment Initiative (PRI) is a network of international investors working together to put the Six Principles for Responsible Investment into practice.
Emerging Markets Investors Association
The Emerging Market Investor’s Association was founded to provide a central hub for information, education, and networking for investors and investment professionals in emerging markets. Member firms participate in an exchange of industry knowledge and best practices.