FIND ASX COMPANIES

That help make the world better

ABOUT THE LISTING

The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) and the Impact Management Project (IMP) have created guides for measuring, monitoring and managing the impact companies and organisations and investments in them make. Their guides and frameworks which are adopted by ethical investment funds, institutional investors and philanthropic entities, provide a very mature and comprehensive lens through which to consider how companies contribute positively to the world.

The published list of ASX companies (attempts) to apply the GIIN & IMP taxonomies and categories to help you quickly find those that are doing good.

Entries can also be filtered by market capitalisation, industry sector, key business activity keywords to help you focus on your individual areas of interest.

IMPACT CATEGORIES

Each company in this listing identified against a primary or predominant impact category. GIIN's IRIS+ framework provides more granularity within each category through specific delivery models which are also identified.

Delivery models:

  • Agricultural cooperatives and collective action groups
  • Agricultural education and capacity building (incl. agricultural extension)
  • Agricultural finance, savings, and insurance (including weather insurance)
  • Agricultural information, communication, and technology (ICT)
  • Agroforestry
  • Conservation farming
  • Contract farming and outgrower schemes
  • Food production, distribution, and consumption (including retailing, transport, storage, enrichment, solar-drying, food safety)
  • Smallholder and sustainable certifications
  • Supply chain strengthening and market linkages

Delivery models:

  • Manufacturing with reduced emissions (NOX, SOX)
  • Domestic solutions (clean cookstoves, clean light and power)
  • Fuels and Vehicles (removal of air pollutants from fuel prior to combustion, emissions control, efficiency combustion, renewable fuels)
  • Services (scrubbers)
  • Technology

Delivery models:

  • Control, management, and eradication of invasive species
  • Habitat conservation and restoration services
  • Payment for ecosystem services (PES)
  • Preservation, enhancement, restoration, or creation (PERC) of wetlands, streams, or habitat conservation (mitigation banking)

Delivery models:

  • Bioproducts and biochemicals
  • Cap & Trade or other government-driven financial incentives to reduce GHG emissions
  • Carbon capture, storage, and sequestration
  • Climate bonds
  • Infrastructure for climate adaptation
  • Re-investment and divestment
  • Weather warning systems

Delivery models:

  • After-school and extracurricular programs
  • Alternative schools, tools, platforms, and training programs (including employment-readiness training and services)
  • Early childhood development and education
  • Educational financing and scholarships
  • Educational materials, tools, and platforms (including ed-tech and self-teacher • technologies)
  • Information and communications technology (ICT) training programs and tools (including Education Management Information Systems, or EMIS)
  • Postgraduate, professional, and doctoral programs
  • Preparation for admission (e.g., exams)
  • Primary and secondary schools
  • Special education services
  • Teacher training programs
  • Technical and vocational education and training (TVET)
  • Tertiary education or university

Delivery models:

  • Energy management (for renewable energy facilities and power plants)
  • Energy management and energy efficiency for demand side (residential, commercial, industrial)
  • Energy-efficient materials, products, and equipment
  • Fuel-efficient transport and public transport
  • Generation, transmission, distribution, and storage of energy from renewable sources, including wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, waste energy, wave and tidal, small-scale hydropower, and renewable fuels
  • Products, services, and technologies to provide quality energy access (both on- and off-grid) at lower cost to underserved groups and communities (including lighting, phone charging, household appliances, etc.)
  • Services to enable deployment and management of renewable energy facilities
  • Waste-to-energy

Delivery models:

  • Inclusive digital finance (including digital models that  enable mobile payments, personal financial management or advisory,  insuretech, challenger/neo banks, and savings platforms) 
  • Microfinance, including credit, savings, payments,  microinsurance, home improvement loans, equipment lending, and value-chain  finance for microentrepreneurs 
  • SME finance, including equipment lending and value-chain  finance 
  • Funding for impact related businesses including venture capital, private equity, managed funds
  • Intermediaries that  facilitate access to credit (e.g., credit-scoring systems) 
  • Refugee finance 

Delivery models:

  • Health education
  • Energy management and energy efficiency for demand side (residential, commercial, industrial)
  • Health insurance and financing
  • Health supplies (including medicines, vaccines, and equipment)
  • Health technologies (including eHealth and mHealth)
  • Healthcare worker training
  • Hygiene products and services
  • Medical, mental, and wellbeing health services delivered through clinics, laboratories, hospitals, community health workers, or other means
  • Nutrition education, products, and services

Delivery models:

  • Bioprospecting
  • Certification programs
  • Eco-tourism
  • Forest conservation
  • Forest restoration
  • Grass or pasture management
  • Land conservation
  • Land restoration
  • Marginal lands protection
  • Natural habitats regeneration assistance
  • Reforestation

Delivery models:

  • Coral reef (and other) restoration projects
  • Ocean plastics mitigation
  • Responsible seafood capture
  • Sustainable seafood processing and distribution
  • Sustainable, low-input aquaculture and fisheries management

Delivery models:

  • Biodegradable materials
  • Design, redesign, reformulation, or modification of products, systems, or processes
  • Environmentally conscious consumer goods (e.g., eco-cleaners, certified or clean cosmetics)
  • Installation of end-of-pipe equipment to comply with pollution-control regulations
  • Physical treatment to reduce volume
  • Pollution-monitoring equipment
  • Thermal treatments (e.g., incineration)
  • Treatment to reduce toxicity or production volume

Delivery models:

  • Housing acquisition, development, and preservation (both rental and ownership, includes mortgages)
  • Housing management (service providers)
  • Supportive housing services (including employment, physical and mental health services, rental subsidies, links to public transport)
  • Sustainable urban design (new and retrofitted green or energy- efficient buildings)

Delivery models:

  • Agricultural waste management
  • Cradle-to-cradle systems
  • Electronic, hazardous, and solid waste management
  • Energy recovery
  • Environmentally sound waste recycling, reducing, reclaiming, reusing (includes composting)
  • Incineration or other thermal treatment
  • Landfill waste treatment or landfill remediation
  • Physical treatment to reduce volume
  • Treatment to reduce toxicity or production volume

Delivery models:

  • Sanitation (services, products, and infrastructure, including fecal sludge management)
  • Wastewater management (including for agriculture)
  • Water conservation (including watershed management and restoration, water infrastructure, waterless and water-efficient equipment or technology)
  • Water distribution (including water technology)
  • Water production (including rainwater harvesting)
  • Water treatment (including desalination, wastewater treatment, water filtration)

IMPACT TYPES

Impact types (adopted from IMP) allow consideration of an organisations impact independent of its specific activity or output. Not all of the companies that society depends on can be focussed on solving problems, but every company can positively change the impact of its operations.

AvoiDs doing harm

The enterprise prevents or reduces significant effects on important negative outcomes for people and planet

Benefit Stakeholders

The enterprise not only acts to avoid harm, but also generates various effects on positive outcomes for people and the planet

Contribute Solutions

The enterprise not only acts to avoid harm, but also generates one or more significant effect(s) on positive outcomes for otherwise underserved people and the planet.

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