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IFU Investment Fund for Developing Countries

PRI reporting framework 2020

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Investment policy

SG 01. RI policy and coverage

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01.1. Indicate if you have an investment policy that covers your responsible investment approach.

01.2. Indicate the components/types and coverage of your policy.

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Policy components/types

Coverage by AUM

01.3. Indicate if the investment policy covers any of the following

01.4. Describe your organisation’s investment principles and overall investment strategy, interpretation of fiduciary (or equivalent) duties,and how they consider ESG factors and real economy impact.

IFU is a development finance institution providing equity, loans and guarantees on commercial terms to private sector investments in developing countries and emerging markets. IFU’s objective is to promote investments which support sustainable development in its three dimensions – economic, social and environmental – in a balanced and integrated manner in developing countries and contribute to the realisation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

IFU’s dual purpose is to generate measurable, beneficial development impacts alongside financial returns, realising that long-term investment returns are prerequisites for creating continued development. IFU believes that responsible business conduct adds value to investments and generates development impacts. 

01.5. Provide a brief description of the key elements, any variations or exceptions to your investment policy that covers your responsible investment approach. [Optional]

Sustainability being an integral part of IFU’s investment strategy, IFU is committed to contributing to social, environmental and economic sustainable development, including the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Aligned with the UNGP and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, IFU will furthermore identify, prevent and mitigate potential adverse impacts related to environmental, social and governance impacts that IFU may cause or contribute to, or to which IFU is directly linked through investments and other business relationships. Where adverse impacts are identified, IFU will use its leverage to address and mitigate such adverse impacts. IFU is committed to ensuring that Environmental, Social and Governance issues in investments are aligned with international standards (as listed in sustinability Policy, Annex G) where these go beyond regulation in host countries and where these standards may improve operational excellence of the companies. This includes finding innovative solutions using IFU’s leverage as an investor. 

01.6. Additional information [Optional].


SG 01 CC. Climate risk (Private)

SG 02. Publicly available RI policy or guidance documents


02.1. Indicate which of your investment policy documents (if any) are publicly available. Provide a URL and an attachment of the document.






02.2. Indicate if any of your investment policy components are publicly available. Provide URL and an attachment of the document.







02.3. Additional information [Optional].

SG 03. Conflicts of interest

03.1. Indicate if your organisation has a policy on managing potential conflicts of interest in the investment process.

03.3. Additional information. [Optional]

SG 04. Identifying incidents occurring within portfolios (Private)