Frankfurt, March 8, 2021 – Finance in Motion has been selected once again to be featured in the ImpactAssets 50 (IA 50) list spotlighting private capital fund managers that deliver social and environmental impact alongside financial returns. This is the fifth time that the impact asset manager has been chosen for inclusion since 2013.
This year, which marks the tenth edition of the IA 50, shows that total assets under management among selected fund managers jumped to a record USD 228 billion in 2020, up from USD 181 billion in 2019. The list features impact investors from a broad array of thematic focus areas, from sustainable aquaculture to microenterprise development, with geographies spanning the globe. Finance in Motion advises funds that are active 36 countries across five continents, with current assets under management of EUR 2.5 billion. The funds address topics ranging from climate action and biodiversity conservation to promoting entrepreneurship and financial inclusion.
“We are very pleased to be chosen once again for the IA 50 list, an important resource for investors interested in using their money to make a positive different for people and planet,” said Finance in Motion Managing Director Sylvia Wisniwski. “Last year’s growth in the industry shows a clear recognition of the important role impact investing has to play in addressing the urgent challenges facing our society. And the diversity of impact fund managers reflects not only the wide range of areas in which we can foster sustainable development; it is also a testament to the fact that we are all in this together. The COVID-19 crisis has demonstrated unequivocally the interconnectedness of our world and the global span of issues that require decisive action. We must make full use of all our resources and talents if we want to overcome issues like climate change and forge a better future for everyone.”
“When we launched the IA 50, we knew there was tremendous potential for impact investing, but realized many interested investors weren't aware of the incredible range of impact fund managers available to them. As the field has evolved, we have also become aware of the large number of innovative fund managers not identified via our traditional networks," said Jed Emerson, ImpactAssets Senior Fellow and IA 50 Review Committee Chair. “More recently we have expanded the lens of our process to capture more breadth and diversity of impact fund managers and in doing so have also chronicled the progress made by impact investors as well as the work that still needs to be done.”
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About Finance in Motion
Finance in Motion is a global impact asset manager focused exclusively on sustainable development in low and middle-income countries. The company develops and advises impact investment funds whose blended finance structures bring together public and private investors to address climate change, strengthen biodiversity conservation, foster the sustainable use of natural resources, improve livelihoods, and promote economic opportunities.
Over the course of its operations, Finance in Motion has unleashed a cumulative total of over EUR 5.1 billion toward these goals in Southeast Europe, the Caucasus, Latin America, the Middle East, and North Africa. In addition to investment activities, the funds also provide technical assistance to support investees, foster responsible finance, and maximize impact in the countries they serve. Finance in Motion furthermore makes selected direct investments in impactful enterprises that share the company’s values.
Through its 17 offices that manage activities across more than 30 countries, Finance in Motion helps partners develop their businesses and demonstrate that sustainable and financial returns can go hand-in-hand.
ImpactAssets is the leading impact investing partner for individuals, families and philanthropists tackling the world’s greatest challenges by investing in the world’s brightest ideas. We make it easy for our clients to “discover, connect and invest” in game-changing entrepreneurs and funds. Founded in 2010, ImpactAssets increases flows of money to impact investing with our 100% impact investment platform and field-building initiatives, including the IA 50 database of private debt and equity impact fund managers.
The ImpactAssets Donor Advised Fund is an innovative vehicle that empowers donors to increase the impact of their giving by combining it with strategic, sustainable and responsible investing to build a sophisticated philanthropic endowment. The Fund currently has more than $1.4 billion in assets in 1,400 donor advised funds, working with 350 wealth advisors across 60 financial services firms.
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