Sustainability, Impact Measurement and Reporting: Evidence from a Benchmarking Study

Monday, March 27, 2023 – Monday, March 27, 2023
18:15 – 19:15

The Swiss Lab for Sustainable Finance (SL4SF) invites you to the online launch of its report entitled “Sustainability and Impact Measurement and Reporting: Evidence from a Benchmarking Study”, co-authored with researchers from the Geneva Finance Research Institute, and the International Finance Corporation. The report assesses the need for impact measurement and reporting standards by benchmarking the existing quality of ESG and impact reporting of 30 non-financial firms and 30 impact investors for comprehensiveness, transparency, materiality/intentionality, and other criteria.


Marie-Laure Salles

Director, Geneva Graduate Institute

Patrick Bolton Panelist,

Professor of Finance and Economics at - Imperial College London

Patrick Bolton is Professor of Finance and Economics at Imperial College London. He has previously taught at Columbia University and is the Chair of the SL4SF Scientific Advisory Board.

Rajna Gibson Brandon Panelist,

Professor of Finance - University of Geneva

Rajna Gibson Brandon is Professor of Finance at the University of Geneva and Director and President of the Foundation Board of the Geneva Institute for Wealth Management. In her other capacities, she is also a Member of the SNB Bank Council, and SL4SF.

Camilo Mondragón-Vélez Panelist,

Senior Research Officer - International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Dr. Camilo Mondragón-Vélez is a Senior Research Officer and Head of the IFC Modeling Team under the organization’s Development Impact Unit since early 2015. He leads a team of economists in designing and implementing frameworks and economic models to assess and quantify the development impact of IFC and private sector interventions ex-ante. He is also a SL4SF member. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Georgetown University.

Maria Teresa Zappia Panelist,

Deputy CEO - BlueOrchard Finance

Maria Teresa Zappia has covered a number of positions in BlueOrchard since 2008 like head of the investment team and chief investment officer. She currently leads the blended finance and impact management team and is responsible for BlueOrchard’s blended finance mandates (PPPs) and overall impact management and measurement practice. She also leads the Sustainability and Impact team at Schroders Capital, the private assets business of Schroders created in June 2021.

She has over 25 year experience in emerging and frontier markets, has authored and co-authored a number of publications, and is a guest speaker at several universities. She is the convenor of the Advisory Board of the Operating Principles for Impact Management, which is a best-in-class impact investing framework for asset managers and asset owners. She represented BlueOrchard at the G7 Impact Taskforce created by the UK under its G7 Presidency. More recently, she joined the Board of the NatCapResearch, a company specialized in biodiversity and net zero carbon measurement, and the Board of Swiss Sustainable Finance.

Prior to BlueOrchard, she covered several positions at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the Asian Development Bank, and the Overseas Development Institute based both in the field (Africa, Asia, Central Asia) and in Head Office.

Karen Wilson moderator,

Founder - GV Partners

Karen Wilson is the Founder of GV Partners, a research and consulting firm focused on entrepreneurship, innovation, and finance for sustainable development. She previously worked with the OECD, focusing on impact investment, sustainable finance, impact measurement, entrepreneurial finance and the role of private finance for sustainable development.

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