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Introduction to the Peace Finance Impact Framework Guidance Notes

Discover the essential guide for issuers, lenders and investors in the Peace Finance Impact Framework V2 [link]. These guidance notes are designed to assist with effectively applying the Peace Finance Standard for Peace Bonds or Peace Equity investments, ensuring alignment with peace principles and Sustainable Development Goals. Dive into detailed strategies, best practices, and tools for successful investment management in fragile and conflict-affected areas.

Explore the section for in-depth insights: Read the Introduction to the Guidance Notes. [link to downloadable document]

Understanding peace impacts: Introducing the Peace Taxonomy

This section helps to create an understanding of peace dynamics and impacts and delves into the nuanced differences between negative and positive peace, offering a deeper understanding of how various factors contribute to creating and sustaining peaceful societies. It highlights the crucial role of both political peace and social peace in resolving conflicts and grievances in just and non-violent ways. This section further introduces the innovative Peace Taxonomy that provides a structured approach for investors and organisations to align their efforts with peace-enhancing outcomes. This section offers valuable insights into the multifaceted nature of peace and how diverse actions can collectively foster a more harmonious world.

Discover more in our detailed guidance: Read the Guide to the Peace Taxonomy. [link to download document]

Understanding and applying the indicative taxonomy for Peace Finance

Navigating the complex world of Peace Finance can be challenging. Our guide on the indicative taxonomy provides a clear and structured approach to help issuers identify and assess potential projects and assets for Peace Bonds or Peace Equity investments. This framework ensures that investments align with key principles such as environmental and social safeguards, the do-no-harm approach, and substantial contributions to peace dimensions.

Key aspects covered include:

Exclusionary criteria: understanding what investments to avoid in fragile and conflict-affected environments.

Minimum social and environmental safeguards: ensuring compliance with international standards for human rights and governance.

Do-no-harm approaches: minimising unintended consequences in all subdimensions.

Contribution spectrum: defining the type and extent of contributions towards peace objectives.

This taxonomy is a vital tool for issuers, investors and partners committed to supporting peace through responsible and impactful investments. It offers a comprehensive guide to making peace-supporting investments that are socially and environmentally responsible.

For a detailed understanding of how to apply these principles in the investment strategy, dive into the full section of the manual: “Applying the indicative taxonomy for Peace Finance”. [link]

The Peace Bond and Peace Equity Framework Guide

Discover how to effectively design and implement a Peace Bond or Peace Equity framework with a comprehensive guide. The guide offers invaluable insights into aligning any financial strategies with the Peace Taxonomy. It offers detailed guidance on meeting the pre-issuance criteria of the standard, ensuring that the investments contribute positively to global peace efforts.

Part of the guide also delves into the importance of understanding the interconnections between various Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly highlighting the role of SDG 16 in enabling other goals. With a focus on conflict sensitivity and peace additionality, the guide provides a roadmap for identifying eligible peace-enhancing projects and assets, ensuring they align with your overall sustainability strategy.

Explore the full guide for preparing a Peace Bond or Peace Equity framework here [link].

Exploring peace partnerships in investment 

The guide on peace partnerships will help to identify and select suitable peace partners required for peace-aligned investments.

In this guide, essential steps can be found for identifying and selecting peace partners who can bring the necessary skills, networks and knowledge to investment endeavours. It also offers guidance for the user due-diligence process, helping to assess the suitability of potential partners based on their values, track record and impartiality.

Furthermore, the guide delves into the roles and agreements between the issuer and peace partners, emphasising the importance of clear terms of reference that outline the scope and objectives of the partnership. It also highlights how this partnership can be a crucial factor in achieving peace alignment and additionality in your investments.

Additionally, best practices and lessons learned for public–private partnerships in emerging markets are shared, providing valuable insights for successful collaborations. Finally, a comprehensive table outlines the various tasks that partners can perform throughout the investment process.

Explore peace partnerships here [link to manual]. Need assistance in identifying peace partners? Click here. [link to?]


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