Resources created and curated to support the growth of impact investing, for those new to the field and for experienced practitioners.
Apply to the ImpactAssets 50 2017-2018!
The application deadline is December 1, 2017.
This annually updated list is a gateway into the world of impact investing for investors and their financial advisors, offering an easy way to identify experienced impact investment firms and explore the landscape of potential investment options. The ImpactAssets 50 is intended to illustrate the breadth of impact investment fund managers operating today, though it is not a comprehensive list. These 50 firms have been selected to demonstrate a wide range of impact investing activities across geographies, sectors and asset classes.
The ImpactAssets 50 is not an index or an investable platform; rather, it is an information resource to begin research on the impact investing sector.
The ImpactAssets 50 is focused on private debt and equity fund managers to provide a centralized source of information that is not publicly available elsewhere. However, investing for impact can be done across many asset classes and we encourage investors to make use of other resources (US SIF, ImpactBase) in evaluating sustainable, responsible, impact investing options.
The ImpactAssets 50 Review Committee selects firms according to a set of criteria developed to ensure that the list includes a diverse set of firms with experience in the field, scale in terms of AUM and investor base, commitment to impact and representing a range of approaches, asset classes and impact areas.
For inclusion in the ImpactAssets 50, a fund manager must:
For a more detailed discussion of how ImpactAssets evaluates impact in the selection of the ImpactAssets 50, please review the ImpactAssets Issue Brief: Assessing the Impact Capacity at the Firm Level.
IA 50 Review Committee
Chief Impact Strategist,
IA 50 Review Committee
U.S. Impact Investing Alliance,
Stephanie Cohn Rupp
Managing Director, Impact Investing
Liesel Pritzker Simmons
Co-Founder & Principal,
Blue Haven Initiative
The CAPROCK Group
As the field of impact investing grows, it is critical that the measurement and reporting of impact is thoughtful and rigorous. In addition to providing a gateway into impact investing for financial advisors and their clients, the ImpactAssets 50 also presents fund managers that are leaders in this rapidly growing field, and are paving the way through their investments as well as their impact reporting. We asked the IA 50 2013 fund managers to share the best practices and challenges that have emerged from their impact reporting: