DBL Partners — ImpactAssets 50 2016 Manager

February 14, 2017

ImpactAs­sets Releases Annual IA 50 Impact Invest­ment Fund Showcase

FEBRUARY 14, 2017 - ImpactAs­sets has released its 2016 impact invest­ing show­case, the ImpactAs­sets 50 (IA 50), a free online resource for investors and finan­cial advi­sors. The sixth annual guide fea­tures fund man­agers rep­re­sent­ing pri­vate debt and equity invest­ments that deliver social and envi­ron­men­tal impact as well as finan­cial returns.

Fund man­agers included in the IA 50 2016 man­age an esti­mated $10.6B in assets devoted to cre­at­ing pos­i­tive social and envi­ron­men­tal impact.

As impact invest­ing con­tin­ues to move from niche to main­stream, those new to the field – as well as impact vet­er­ans – appre­ci­ate the IA 50’s broad overview of inno­v­a­tive fund strate­gies,” said Jed Emer­son, Chief Impact Strate­gist, ImpactAs­sets. “The IA 50 ros­ter offers a great overview of inno­v­a­tive man­agers and diverse approaches to cre­at­ing impact with invest­ment capital.”

The IA 50 is the only free, pub­lic, search­able data­base of out­stand­ing impact invest­ing fund man­agers. This year’s show­case, which includes funds based in the United States, Africa, Europe and Latin Amer­ica, high­lights the increas­ingly diverse oppor­tu­ni­ties for investors to help cre­ate social value across the globe. Fund man­agers rep­re­sent a breadth of asset classes, rang­ing from real assets like farm­land and clean tech, pri­vate the­matic debt and com­mu­nity devel­op­ment finance insti­tu­tion (CDFI) financ­ing, to pri­vate early and growth stage equity in US and emerg­ing markets.

The list demon­strates an increased the­matic focus on alter­na­tive energy, cli­mate change and clean tech­nol­ogy. Fund man­agers con­tinue to focus as well on afford­able hous­ing and com­mu­nity devel­op­ment, sus­tain­able agri­cul­ture and low-​​income finan­cial ser­vices and micro-​​insurance.

The IA 50 Review Com­mit­tee is chaired by Jed Emer­son, Chief Impact Strate­gist of ImpactAs­sets. Jen­nifer Ken­ning, CEO and Co-​​Founder of Align Impact served as the Committee’s Senior Invest­ment Advi­sor. Mem­bers include, Karl “Charly” Kleiss­ner, Co-​​Founder of Toniic and KL Felic­i­tas Foun­da­tion; Kathy Leonard, Senior Vice Pres­i­dent, Invest­ments and Senior Port­fo­lio Man­ager for UBS; Deval Patrick, Man­ag­ing Direc­tor of Bain Cap­i­tal; Liesel Pritzker Sim­mons and Ian Sim­mons; Co-​​Founders of Blue Haven Ini­tia­tive; Fran Seeg­ull, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor, U.S. Impact Invest­ing Alliance of Ford Foun­da­tion and Matthew Weatherley-​​White, Man­ag­ing Direc­tor of The CAPROCK Group.

The IA 50 was designed to help con­vert inter­est into action by show­cas­ing funds with expert man­age­ment and solid track records,” said Matthew Weath­erly White, Man­ag­ing Direc­tor, The CAPROCK Group. “Investors who have been watch­ing from the side­lines and wait­ing for the field to mature will find no short­age of opportunities.”

The depth, breadth and cal­iber of this year’s IA 50 appli­cants are tes­ti­mony to the increased demand by investors for high-​​impact solu­tions,” said Jen­nifer Ken­ning, CEO and Co-​​Founder, Align Impact.

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. In order to be con­sid­ered for the IA 50 2016, fund man­agers needed to have at least $10M in assets under man­age­ment, more than 3 years of expe­ri­ence as a firm with impact invest­ing and doc­u­mented social and/​or envi­ron­men­tal impact, as well as accept invest­ment from U.S.-based investors. Addi­tional details on the selec­tion process are here.

DBL Part­ners — IA 50 2016 Manager

About ImpactAs­sets
ImpactAs­sets is a non­profit finan­cial ser­vices firm that increases the flow of cap­i­tal into invest­ments that deliver finan­cial, social, and envi­ron­men­tal returns. ImpactAs­sets’ donor advised fund (The Giv­ing Fund), Impact Invest­ment Notes, and field build­ing ini­tia­tives enable phil­an­thropists, other asset own­ers, and their wealth advi­sors to advance social or envi­ron­men­tal change through investment.