Science for Sustainable Food Investment
The CGIAR Hub for Sustainable Finance (ImpactSF) is a key technical partner for sustainable finance actors, integrating science-based impact KPIs in all areas of the investment lifecycle. This includes investment design, pipeline development, investment screening, due diligence, implementation, post-investment monitoring, reporting, and verification (MRV).
Building off CGIAR evidence, ImpactSF offers an array of data-driven solutions empowering financial institutions and investors to de-risk investments by quantifying climate and environmental risks and impacts. Our goal is clear: drive investments toward climate-smart and nature-positive Food, Land, and Water systems.
Products and services building on CGIAR Expertise
Research and synthesis of key market trends, innovations, and developments in the finance, climate, nature nexus of food system investments
Pipeline Development & Screening
Identification of potential new clients, screened for relevant financial, risk and impact KPIs
Advisory services to assist with improved agricultural practices & technologies, monitoring and reporting of KPIs, innovative climate financial mechanisms
Portfolio Risk & Impact Assessment
Data collection and analysis to provide insights into portfolio risk and current/potential impact KPI status
Taxonomy & Targets Alignment
Assistance with climate and nature related reporting requirements, validation of transition plan and article 9 qualification
Our flagship product the ImpactSF Analyzer uses CGIAR science and data, along with the power of AI to assess agro-climatological and environmental risks to recommend relevant climate adaptation measures.
Food systems are grappling with a large financing shortfall to transition towards a net-zero, nature-positive, and inclusive economy. The existing financing architecture alone cannot bridge this gap without innovative and scalable financing solutions grounded in robust evidence. We will draw invaluable insights from ground-breaking funds co-designed by the CGIAR, responsAbility’s Climate Smart Food System Fund and Convergence’s sponsored Ag Waste Climate Fund and other examples. The event will explore strategies for expanding and replicating such pioneering mechanisms, including in fragile contexts.
Global Investors & Assets Managers
Local & Regional Banks & Insurance
Corporates & Value Chain Actors
Accelerator/Pipeline building programs supported in 16 countries since Oct 2021, including the AICCRA Senegal Gender Smart Accelerator
Climate Smart Food Systems Fund launched with responsAbility Investments AG. Impact SF provides end-to-end impact focused Technical Assistance
Banks & Regions
ImpactSF Analyzer being tested with 3 banks in 3 regions. This unique & innovative tool aims to automate climate and environmental risk assessment in credit scoring to facilitate agriculture finance
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CGIAR Hub for Sustainable Finance (ImpactSF) is led by the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT