USSPM Pinwheel English 2021


The Universal Standards for Social and Environmental Performance Management (“the Universal Standards”) is a comprehensive manual of best practices to help financial service providers (FSPs) put clients and the environment at the center of all strategic and operational decisions and align their policies and procedures with responsible business practices.

In February 2022, CERISE+SPTF released an updated version of the Universal Standards. Download the Universal Standards here:


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To learn more about the fundamentals of social performance management, check out our FAQs pages.