Our vision for Impact
At Annycent, we believe that effective environmental, social and corporate governance (“ESG”) and impact risk and opportunity management are divers of sustainable asset performance, resilience and long-term investor value creation. We also believe that transparent management, measurement and reporting of positive outcomes for the environment and host-communities articulate investment impact, which in turn can help broaden investor confidence in the emerging markets renewable energy asset class.
Our vision is underpinned by 5 core impact objectives:
Create lasting climate outcomes
The addition of renewable energy to the grid mitigates climate change by adding zero emissions capacity to displace inefficient and polluting thermal plants and point source emissions.
Attract commercial private sector investors
Private capital mobilization is a key lever to achieve the 2030 climate targets. Investments by early ESG investors can catalyze hundreds of millions of USD in private commercial capital into renewable energy assets in emerging markets.
Be a market builder for regional investment opportunities
By providing a source of liquidity, Annycent intends to have a market development impact and generate new equity capital into the renewable energy sector; thus, magnifying the development impact in target-regions’ at a scale well beyond Annycent’s footprint.
Deliver measurable positive social outcomes
Additional generation capacity from greenfield projects and secondary asset positions in underserved markets will enable economic growth, job creation, and provide a range of positive direct and indirect social development outcomes (especially for women and girls).
Minimize adverse impacts
In line with EU SFDR requirements, Annycent will apply best market sustainability practices to avoid or minimize identified potential adverse impacts (PAIs) of investment decisions on ESG factors.
with the SDGs
Annycent deploys capital in emerging market renewable energy projects using an innovative strategy that will generate superior risk-adjusted returns, catalyze sector growth, and achieve measured, positive, environmental and social impact that contributes to climate change mitigation in alignment with the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement.
Best-practice ESG and impact management standards are central to Annycent’s philosophy and investment processes. Material ESG issues (risks and opportunities) are identified and managed prior to investment and Annycent aims to work collaboratively to support investees to meet these standards, build associated capacity and enhance positive outcomes.
Annycent’s ESG framework is aligned with the requirements of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and Annycent will implement an impact management and measurement (IMM) framework to plan and report on Fund performance including contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in alignment with the industry standard Operating Principles for Impact Management (OPIM).
Annycent's ESG Policy and environmental and social management systems (ESMS) apply the globally recognized IFC Performance Standards and associated World Bank Group Environmental Health and Safety Guidelines to identify, categorize, assess, monitor, report and disclose on ESG and Impact risks and opportunities transparently, in alignment with the EU SFDR and Taxonomy.