GEF is a pioneer in sustainability and impact investing with a special focus on environmental and resource productivity matters. We are passionate believers and advocates that financial returns and positive impacts — both environmental and social — are not mutually exclusive. In fact, we believe that sustainable financial returns are strongly correlated with proactive management of environmental, social and governance risks.

Our approach to sustainability and impact revolves around the following three areas:

  • proactive focus in our six core sectors and evaluation of the environmental impact of individual companies through the use of our proprietary resource productivity dashboard that assesses environmental impact of potential target companies
  • world class ESG processes and procedures developed over the last 20 years and
  • reporting of impact metrics across a common standard throughout our portfolio.