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GBF selected for the ImpactAssets 50 2012
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The Grassroots Business Fund has been selected for the ImpactAssets 50 2012 (“The IA 50 2012”), an open-source, publicly published database of experienced private debt and equity impact investment fund managers. The ImpactAssets 50 2012 is a resource for advisors and investors seeking to respond to the growing demand for investment opportunities that deliver both financial and social or environmental returns, and is now available at http://www.impactassets.org/impactassets-50.
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 potential investment options. The IA50 is intended to illustrate the breadth of impact investment fund managers operating today. Happily, there are more than 50 top tier impact investment funds in the world -- which means not all are included in the IA 50. These 50 firms have been selected to demonstrate a wide range of impact investing activities across geographies, sectors and asset classes.
A Selection Committee chaired by ImpactAssets’ Chief Strategist, Jed Emerson, and comprising industry experts selects firms according a set of criteria developed to ensure that the list includes a diverse set of firms. Criteria for inclusion include firms that: have more than three years of experience in the impact investing field; invest through private debt or equity; and a demonstrate commitment to social and environmental impact at the portfolio level and corporate responsibility at the firm level.