The purpose of the Social Performance Management Board Committee (“the SPM Board Committee”) is to provide, on behalf of the Board of Trustees (the “Board”), a focus on the Social Performance Management issues consistent with the organization’s objective to achieve its vision, mission and goals. The Committee provides oversight of the implementation of SPM at NWTF and its efforts to achieve its social mission following the universal standards of Social Performance Management which are:

  1. Define and monitor social goals;
  2. Ensure Board, management and employee commitment to social goals;
  3. Design products, services and delivery channels that meet clients’ needs and preferences;
  4. Treat clients responsibly;
  5. Treat employees responsibly; and
  6. Balance financial and social performance;
  1. The Social Performance Management Board Committee shall be comprised of seven (7) members with three (3) Trustees, and four (4) non-Trustees who may be management representatives and/or non-Board foundation members.
  2. Committee members shall be appointed by the Board in accordance with the Guidelines for Board Committees in section 2N.
  3. The Committee shall operate in a manner that is consistent with the Committee operating guidelines that apply to all Committees and which are outlined in section 2N of the Board Governance Manual.
  4. The Committee will meet at least once each year and more frequently at the call of the Committee chair.
  5. The secretary to the Committee will be the Executive Office Manager functioning as the Board secretariat.
The Committee has the responsibility to:

  1. Recommend to the Board a Social Performance Management evaluation process.
  2. Once the Board has approved the SPM evaluation process, lead the implementation of the evaluation process.
  3. Provide a report on the findings of the evaluation process to the Board for review prior after discussing these findings with the Executive Director.
  4. Review NWTF’s social performance philosophy and guidelines, and where appropriate, make recommendations for changes to the Board of trustees.
  5. Review and approve short- and long-term succession plans for social performance management.
  6. If and when applicable, review with the Executive Director existing management resources and plans to ensure that qualified personnel will be available for the successful implementation of SPM.
  7. Review NWTF’s SPM policies from time to time.
  8. At the request of the Board Chair or the Board, undertake such other social performance management initiatives as may be necessary or desirable to contribute to the success of NWTF.
  1. The Committee chair has the responsibility to make periodic reports to the Board as requested, on social performance management matters of NWTF.
  2. The Committee shall report its discussions to the Board by maintaining minutes of its meetings and distributing those minutes at the next Board meeting, and providing an oral report where required at the next Board meeting.