As you know, the past decade has seen a dramatic increase in investment products that achieve financial performance with positive social and environmental impacts. To help investors make sense of this expanding universe ImpactAssets is launching ImpactAssets’ Global 50 — a listing of approximately 50 private debt and equity impact investment managers with track records of delivering social and environmental value in addition to financial returns (with representation across broad geographic areas and asset classes, including leaders from microfinance, community development, fair trade, and other strategies).
Eligible impact investment fund managers can now register on the ImpactAssets Global 50 website to qualify for consideration in the Global 50. We are reaching out to you, as an experienced practitioner in the field, to ensure that fund managers in the field learn about this opportunity. If they are interested they can apply here.
The Global 50 will provide an impact investing framework for investors and their financial advisors, introducing them to experienced players across the field. It will provide a landscape of private debt and equity impact investment fund managers and provide links to other efforts currently underway to rank impact investing funds and list current investment opportunities, as well as other resources to help investors and advisors structure a portfolio. Information on fund managers listed on the Global 50 will be disseminated broadly to wealth advisors and managers, as well as to the media.
The deadline for completing the survey to create a preliminary profile is January 21, 2011. Please visit the Global50 website for more information.