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Peace Finance Standard

As a key pillar of the Peace Finance Impact Framework (PFIF) [link to 1.1.1. PFIF explained], the Peace Finance Standard (PFS) is the gateway to making a meaningful difference through investment. Our goal? To guide bond and equity issuers in creating and certifying investments that not only yield financial returns but also foster peace.

The PFIF and PFS are not just products of expert design; they are the culmination of extensive collaboration and valuable insights from a diverse group of stakeholders. This inclusive approach ensures that our frameworks are practical, impactful, and widely applicable.

Our journey in developing the PFIF and PFS has been enriched by contributions from a wide range of partners, each bringing unique perspectives and expertise:

Government Donors & Multilateral Organizations: Their global outlook and commitment to sustainable development have been instrumental.

Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) & Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs): Their expertise in funding and structuring large-scale projects has guided our financial models.

Private Asset Managers & Banks: Their insights into the dynamics of private capital markets have shaped our approach to making peace finance appealing to private investors.

Enterprises in Fragile and Emerging Markets: Their on-the-ground experiences have provided us with a real-world perspective on the challenges and opportunities in these areas.

Norm-Setting Organizations in Finance: Their standards and guidelines have helped us align with global best practices.

Second Party Opinion Providers: Their critical assessments ensure our frameworks are robust and credible.

Organizations in Development and Peacebuilding: Their deep understanding of the complexities of peacebuilding has been invaluable.

Civil Society & Communities: Their voices ensure that our efforts remain grounded in the needs and aspirations of those most affected by our work.

This collaborative effort reflects our commitment to creating frameworks that are not only innovative but also deeply rooted in the realities of diverse stakeholders. By bringing together government bodies, financial institutions, private sector players, and communities, we are paving the way for investments that truly make a difference.

Join Us in Shaping a Peaceful Future

Whether you're interested in Peace Bonds or Peace Equity, the PFS is here to guide you. Together, we can create a world where financial success, peace and stability go hand in hand. Let's invest in a future where everyone wins.

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The Peace Bond Standard [link to 1.3.1.], divided into pre- and post-issuance criteria, ensures the investment aligns with our peace-driven mission from start to finish.

Peace Equity: These investments are shaped by the 9 Impact Principles and adhere to the five stages of the Operating Principles for Impact Management. 

The Peace Equity Standard [link to 1.3.2] is ensuring that equity investments are not only profitable but also peace-supportive.

© Finance for Peace 2023