Building on over three years of experimentation and usage by a growing community of practice both within and beyond UNEP FI’s membership, the Impact Radar has been revised for even better impact analysis and management.

The Impact Radar, a compilation of Impact Areas and Topics across the three pillars of sustainable development, is a core resource developed by UNEP FI to help operationalise this holistic approach. The Radar is the basis of various mappings and as such has also become the cornerstone of UNEP FI’s Holistic Impact Tools and related guidance surrounding impact management.

The Impact Radar offers a holistic set of impact areas and topics across the three pillars of sustainable development (economic, environmental and social), which can be used by private finance and business to understand and manage positive and negative impacts across the three pillars. The impact areas and topics are defined based on internationally recognized standards and definitions, including the SDGs

New features of the revised Impact Radar include:

  • Streamlined set of Impact Areas
  • Introduction of Impact Topics within the Impact Areas for enhanced granularity
  • Explicit reference to human rights issues such as modern slavery and child labour

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