Advancing social and environmental performance management for inclusive finance.
Cerise+SPTF is a joint venture of two leading global organizations dedicated to social and environmental performance management—a way of doing business that puts people and the planet at the center of every decision. Our signature product, the Universal Standards for Social and Environmental Performance Management, has defined best practices since 2012. All of our tools—audits and self-assessments, data and benchmarking, technical assistance financing, working groups, and more—reflect the real-world perspective of inclusive finance stakeholders. Cerise+SPTF believes in the power of getting started. Wherever you are on your social and environmental performance management journey—curious, unsure where to start, stuck on a certain point, or determined to grow from good to great— we will meet you where you are. And we will bring the tools you need to succeed.
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We are delighted to share the report of our 2022 activities and achievements. It is the first such report to be published since Cerise and SPTF formalized our joint venture in 2021—after more than 15 years of working together closely but unofficially. Now that we pool our resources and operate under a common strategic plan, Cerise+SPTF is even more convinced of the value we can bring to responsible inclusive finance stakeholders. And we are even more excited about what the global sector can achieve.
Our sector’s collective work is more important than ever. With less than seven years remaining to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, the whole world, but especially developing countries, must have financial service providers who are serious about social and environmental performance. But even when the commitment is there, the whole finance value chain—the providers, their investors, regulator and policymakers, raters and auditors, watchdogs, and clients very much included—may struggle to understand what good social and environmental performance consists of, and how to achieve it.
That is where Cerise+SPTF comes in!
Please take a few moments to download the report and read about all our progress last year. Our membership is growing fast, we’re upgrading our systems and tools, we’re forging impactful alliances with new partners—and we’re always focused on keeping people and the planet at the heart of all we do.
Filling needs for clear standards and practical support