Resources created and curated to support the growth of impact investing, for those new to the field and for experienced practitioners.
The ImpactAssets 50 2022 application window is now open!
The application deadline is November 5, 2021.
Since 2011, the IA 50 has become one of the most recognized free databases of impact investment fund managers. 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 and emerging impact fund managers. The IA 50 is intended to illustrate the breadth of impact fund managers operating today, though it is not a comprehensive list. Fund managers selected to the IA 50 demonstrate a wide range of impact investing activities across geographies, sectors and asset classes.
The IA 50 is not an index or investable platform and does not constitute an offering or recommend specific products. It is not a replacement for due diligence. 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, The GIIN) in evaluating sustainable, response, impact investing options.
The ImpactAssets 50 Review Committee finalizes 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. Particular consideration will be given to firms that demonstrate a unique strategy, under-represented impact theme and diversity in leadership in view of application pool.
IA 50 Baseline Criteria
All fund managers included in the IA 50 are evaluated at the firm level.
Emeritus Manager Criteria
All of the IA 50 Baseline criteria as well as:
Emerging Impact Manager Criteria
All of the IA 50 Baseline criteria except:
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
Global Lead of Impact Investing,
IA 50 Review Committee
CEO and Co-Founder,
Lauren Booker Allen
Senior Vice President,
Impact Advisory, Jordan Park
Karl "Charly" Kleissner
Co-Founder, KL Felicitas
Liesel Pritzker Simmons
Co-Founder & Principal,
Blue Haven Initiative
Malaika Maphalala, CPWA®
Private Wealth Advisor
Natural Investments, LLC
CEO and CIO,
of Impact Investing,
The CAPROCK Group
Founder and CEO,
Ronald A. Homer
RBC Global Asset
Management (US) Inc.
Stephanie Cohn Rupp
Partner and Chief Executive Officer
Veris Wealth Partners
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: