Development impact

Underlying our agenda and business plans for 2012 is our continued focus on realizing, measuring and communicating our development impact to our stakeholders.

Although we have an extensive scoring system in place to indicate expected impact at the start of each project and began working with quantitative indicators in 2010, we continue to seek a better tool than the Economic Development Impact Score (EDIS) for making our expected impact more comprehensible and transparent for all.

One of the main difficulties lies in creating scores for the expected impact that our investment has on the clients of our clients. Although we provide guidance on setting up environmental and social risk management systems, this does not provide information on the direct or indirect impact that our financing eventually may have. Many other factors can make either positive or negative contributions. Thus making it very difficult to measure our (expected) impact.