Environmental, Health, and Safety Guidelines

Last updated: 2007

The environmental, health, and safety (EHS) guidelines are technical reference documents with general and industry-specific examples of good international industry practice (GIIP).

Use this resource to:

  • Identify: Understand the performance levels and measures that are generally considered to be achievable in new facilities by existing technology at reasonable costs.

Harmonized Indicators for Private Sector Operations (HIPSO)

The Harmonized Indicators for Private Sector Operations (HIPSO) are a set of standardised indicators for development finance institutions (DFIs). They provide a common framework for measuring and reporting on the development impact of private sector investments and projects, covering areas such as job creation, environmental sustainability, social inclusion and economic growth.

Use this resource for the following Actions of Impact Management:

  • Measure, assess and value: Select from a catalogue of metrics specifically designed for DFIs.

Creating Impact: The Promise of Impact Investing

Last updated: 2019

Guidance on designing impact measurement systems for impact investments selection.

Use this resource to:

  • Measure, assess and value: Design an impact measurement system for impact investments.

Performance Standards

Guidance that provides a set of minimum requirements that investors should meet to prevent negative social or environmental impacts.

Use this resource to:

  • Implement: Act on minimum requirements for risk management, labour, resource efficiency, community, land resettlement, biodiversity, indigenous people and cultural heritage.