Issued in 2018, the Model Frameworks were the first resources developed by UNEP FI (at the time through its Positive Impact Initiative, now UNEP FI’s Impact & SDGs workstream) to operationalise the Principles for Positive Impact Finance and the UNEP FI Impact Radar.

The Model Frameworks provide guidance on integrating holistic impact analysis into business processes and decision-making, spanning different business lines and asset types. They can be used by financial institutions, as well as by third parties such as auditors.


  • Download the Model Framework for Financial Products for Corporates with unspecified use of funds here
  • Download the Model Framework for specified use of proceeds (Project-Related Finance) here
  • Download the Positive Impact Real Estate Investment Framework in English and Japanese