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We believe that applying ethical, social and environmental values to each investment decision builds a better world and helps us generate attractive returns for our investors.
We strive to influence the investment industry to incorporate best practices and work with fund managers and investee companies to improve their Environmental, Social, Governance & Impact (ESG&I) performance. To report on our progress, since 2012, we have been publishing an annual Values Report.
In the 2017 Values Report, we consolidated the data on 22 IRIS metrics, measuring the impact of over 200 of our portfolio companies across more than 50 countries in Frontier and Emerging Markets. We also included 11 case studies that provide a window into how our capital is creating impact on the ground.
We recognize the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a universal framework for sustainable development. So this year, we mapped each of our 200+ investee companies’ alignment with the individual Goals and found that we are most closely aligned with Goal 5 (Gender Equality), Goal 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth) and Goal 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions). We will work with other stakeholders to establish and adopt common SDG measurement and reporting methodology.
In June 2017, Sarona signed the Stockholm Declaration alongside leading European investors and government entities, representing over $200bn AUM. Co-led by the UN Global Compact and GRI, and supported by UNPRI, this initiative represents a first-of-its-kind commitment by private and public sector players to work together on setting measurement and reporting standards for the SDGs.
Here is a snapshot of the impacts Sarona’s companies achieved in 2016:
MEDA has adopted new strategic directions, summed up as Business to the Power of Two (B2). With B2 we are confident that we will be able to continue to help our clients and partners meet their needs in a rapidly changing world, and realize what we believe to be their God-given potential.
While our focus on sustainable livelihoods remains the same, the way we create sustainable livelihoods must change, too.
We aim to keep vulnerable poor families – especially in rural, agricultural areas – at the heart of our efforts. Livelihoods will be sustained by profitable business entities at a minimum of two market levels within a stronger ecosystem of entrepreneurship.
We say two market levels because we are reviewing and analyzing the markets and how various players interact. The system is sustainable and vibrant if all actors in the system are networked.
When we work at two levels, it ensures the market system engagement is strong, supported and sustainable.
Our faith-based values will continue to form the core of who we are and how we approach our work.
We require volunteer auditors to assist MEDA’s internal auditor with audits in our field offices around the world. Each audit is usually two weeks in length.
MEDA volunteer auditors support MEDA’s vision that all people may experience God’s love and unleash their potential to earn a livelihood, provide for families and enrich their communities.