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UNPRI board member: Bumps on the measurement road should not delay toe-dipping in growing impact ocean

IMPACT INVESTING AND THE MEASUREMENT ISSUES: As impact investing and the UN Sustainable Development Goals become as mainstream in financial vocabulary as Sharpe Ratio and price/earnings, we must keep in mind that most business activities actually have a negative impact on the SDGs.

Tycho Sneyer presenting at Nordic Investment Forum. | Photo: Søren Rathlou Top / AMWatch

The UN Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI) were launched in April 2006 on the New York Stock Exchange. Several Nordic asset managers and asset owners were among the 51 founding signatories, including Storebrand Asset Management, Folksam, and AP2.

Close to 2,000 signatories from more than 50 countries representing trillions of dollars have signed the principles since then.

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