Netherland based microfinance investment manager Triple Jump in collaboration with Oikocredit and CGAP will be organizing an Expert Meeting for Social Investors on Tools to Assess Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Performance of Microfinance Institutions on 23 September 2010.
The meeting will bring together social investors to discuss the tools available and what they assess. The meeting is also the kick-off of the Social Performance Task Force Investor Working Group on Tool Sharing and Harmonization, coordinated by Triple Jump.
The Social Performance Task Force consists of over 800 leaders from all over the world. Created in March 2005, the Task Force has been charged with clearly defining social performance and addressing questions about measuring and managing social performance.
Currently investors are using scoring card, questionnaire or other tool to assess the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Performance of Microfinance Institutions. The workshop will look at what investors can learn from each otherís experiences in applying investor and industry tools, while exploring whether investors can work towards a common core set of questions that address their ESG concerns and how this can be aligned with monitoring and reporting requirements.