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Case Study: Unlocking Zakat to Help Communities: UNDP Indonesia

Engaging with Islamic finance is a part of UNDP’s global strategy. In this regard, partnerships are forming in Indonesia and other UNDP country offices. Through its Innovative Financing Lab,…

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Data Collection Approaches

To improve impact performance, enterprises and their investors need to access high-quality data on what positive and negative impacts are occurring. There are several approaches to collecting primary…

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Impact Value Chain

Impact value chain also referred to as the theory of change, is a visual map of how a business’ impact goals, strategy and operations contribute to the business and the Sustainable Development…

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Introducing Impact Measurement and Management

Impact measurement is quantifying effects directly or indirectly attributable to actions and it entails tracking performance against objectives and the resulting outcomes. Impact management is the…

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Impact Management Norms

Since 2016, the Impact Management Project has convened over 2000 enterprises and investors to build a shared understanding on how we talk about, measure and manage the impact. This global consensus,…

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Key Performance Indicators

Once the impact value chain is created, the next step is framing impact by identifying key performance indicators. Indicators are quantitative or qualitative variables allowing stakeholders to verify…

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Challenges in Practice

Considerable challenges exist in the practice of impact measurement and management. Even so, there are also common drivers uniting practitioners trying to overcome these challenges. This video is…

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Impact Measurement and Management Process

Impact measurement and management process can be thought of in a framework of four steps. 1. Creating a plan for impact by mapping the business operations against the Sustainable Development Goals…

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Islamic Finance Impact Investing for Sustainable Development

Convergence between Islamic finance and impact investing requires a large ethical investor base that is conscious about the ESG factors. This means a greater emphasis on transparency, traceability…

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Synergies Between Islamic Finance and Impact Investing

Islamic finance and economic practices are well-positioned to support the overhaul of public financial management systems and the strengthening of health, education, and food security…

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Green and Social Investments

Green and social investments are innovative Shariah-compliant instruments designed to finance green infrastructure and development projects. They have the potential to become a new asset class…

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Introducing Impact Investing

Impact investing refers to investing with the intention to generate and measure social and environmental benefits alongside a financial return. Impact investors intend to have a social impact,…

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Impact Investing Part II

The Acumen Fund’s private equity investment in Ziqitza Healthcare and the investments in ProCredit Holding are two cases of good practice in impact investing, with lower rates of financial…

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Impact Investing Part I

Impact investments are investments made with the intention to generate positive, measurable social and environmental impact alongside a financial return. According to the Global Impact Investing…

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Impact Investment Fund as a Component of Islamic Social Finance

One avenue in Islamic social finance for longer-term investments is an impact investment fund or “social impact investment fund”. Impact investment funds are investments that explicitly…

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Mobilizing the Private Sector and Alternative Funding Sources

There are some potential sources where the private sector can play a pivotal role in financing the Sustainable Development Goals such as blended finance, impact investing and green finance. In this…

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