The Positive Impact Initiative engages both, finance sector practitioners from the UNEP FI Membership, as well as representatives from a wider group of stakeholders in the public and private sectors.


Impact Analysis Working Groups

The Impact Analysis Working Groups provide a collaborative space in which practitioners can work together and learn from each other to implement holistic impact analysis using the UNEP FI Impact Analysis Tools. The Working Groups are also a creative space in which the existing Tools are further developed and additional Tools are developed on a needs-basis.

The following Working Groups are currently active:

  • Portfolio Impact Analysis for Banks (joint PII / PRB Working Group) – Comprises of 5 sub-groups: Consumer Banking, Business Banking, Corporate Banking, Investment Banking, Private Banking/Asset Management
  • Corporate Impact Analysis
  • Real Estate Impact Analysis (joint PII / PWG Working Group)

Email us if you would like to get involved in our Working Groups.


Open Review Process

As part of its work on facilitating holistic impact analysis, the PII has started a set of ‘impact mappings’, considering the positive and negative associations between sectors (e.g. car manufacturing) and impact areas (e.g. resource efficiency), as well as the level of country needs vis a vis impact areas (e.g. Morocco and employment).

The mappings are an integral part of the PII Impact Analysis Tools. The mappings can also be used independently of the PII tools, as input to other processes, methodologies and tools.

In order to ensure that the mappings are of maximum accuracy and hence value, an open review and co-creation process is now available on an on-going basis.

Find out more here.


Impact Research & Development (R&D) Programme

There are multiple R&D needs for the transition to an impact-based economy and the mainstreaming of impact-based business and financing models. The Impact R&D Programme attempts to draw the landscape of these needs and constitutes an open invitation to share information, work collaboratively and co-create what’s missing.


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