ALINUS stands for "ALigning INvestors due-diligence and reporting with the Universal Standards". SPI4-Alinus is a subset of CERISE-SPI4 indicators that allows investors in inclusive finance to conduct their due diligence with financial service providers.

Who uses ALINUS ?

Alinus completed
Different countries
institutional users
Qualified auditors

What is ALINUS?

SPI4-Alinus is a subset of CERISE-SPI4 indicators that gets investors speaking the same language.

The 68 SPI4 indicators were selected by the SPTF Investors Working Group through a collaborative and iterative process.


Investors, DFIs and networks using indicators aligned with ALINUS

List of investors, DFIs and networks using ALINUS or indicators aligned with ALINUS in due dilgence or reporting:

  • aBi – Agricultural Business Initiative
  • ACEP Group
  • ADA / LMDF
  • Advans
  • AFD – Agence Française de Développement
  • Agents for Impact
  • Alterfin
  • ASA International
  • Atia
  • Babyloan
  • Baobab
  • BIB – Bank Im Bistum Essen eG
  • BIO
  • BlueOrchard
  • BNP Paribas
  • BOPA – Base of Pyramid Asia
  • BRAC International
  • BRS
  • Cordaid
  • ECLOF International
  • Entrepreneurs du Monde
  • European Investment Bank
  • European Investment Fund
  • Fondation Grameen Crédit Agricole
  • GAWA Capital
  • Gojo & Company
  • HICA
  • ILCU International Development Foundation
  • Incofin
  • Invest In Vision
  • Kiva
  • MicroVest
  • Oikocredit
  • Opportunity International
  • Oxus
  • Pamiga
  • Proparco
  • responsAbility
  • Sidi
  • Soluti Finance (ex. Stromme Microfinance)
  • Symbiotics
  • Triple Jump
  • Verdant Capital
  • Vision Fund International

Why use ALINUS?

Social investors in responsible inclusive finance have long tracked social indicators. Many investors use their own tools to collect a range of data points that are largely similar, but different enough to weigh as a reporting burden on FSPs and investors alike. Reducing this burden while improving comparability of social data is what has driven the development of ALINUS.

Learn more about how to use and make the most of ALINUS.