BETHESDA, MD / ACCESSWIRE / November 1, 2022 / ImpactAssets, a leading impact investing firm, released its 2022 Impact Report capturing the crucial role that impact investing plays in enabling investment solutions to solve the world's greatest challenges. The report's thematic focus illustrates how donors are working with ImpactAssets to change the trajectory of our planet's future and improve the lives of all people. It also features inspiring examples of donor clients investing in impact companies and funds addressing racial equity, climate solutions and gender equality.
"Our 2022 Impact Report confirms that meaningful change is possible even within the world's most complex problems," said ImpactAssets CEO Margret Trilli. "As impact investors, we share a responsibility to be unrelenting in moving capital to the forces of good. ImpactAssets has empowered nearly 1,000 innovative social entrepreneurs and impact fund managers, resulting in the abatement of greenhouse gases and countless lives touched."
Key highlights from the 2022 Impact Report include the following:
Fund Growth: ImpactAssets grew to $2.22 billion in total portfolio assets in 2021, up from $1.4 billion in 2020.
Impact Portfolio Growth: ImpactAssets' clients put private capital to work, investing in 224 impact companies and funds, including 140 that address racial equity, climate solutions and gender equality in 2021. As a result, the firm's impact portfolio grew by $674 million to a record $1.8 billion.
Top UN SDG Themes: Clients made investments in alignment with all United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, with a particular focus on Health and Well-Being, Decent Work and Economic Growth, Climate Action, Reduced Inequalities and Affordable and Clean Energy.
Managed Strategies: ImpactAssets has developed several proprietary blended strategies that are actively managed for impact, performance and liquidity. Through 2021, clients invested $818 million in these strategies, which leverage public and private investments to debt and equity funds and companies that generate deep environmental and social impact.
Accelerating Impact Investing: From the ImpactAssets 50TM, the most-recognized free database of experienced and emerging impact fund managers, to monthly Impact Investing Labs, ImpactAssets enabled investors and philanthropists to activate their impact goals.
"ImpactAssets has always focused on addressing some of the toughest challenges through impact investing. We take a blended approach - using both impact investing and philanthropy - to move the needle on the causes that donors care about most," said Dana Cotter, ImpactAssets Managing Director of Impact. "Together with our clients, we are funding innovative organizations driving meaningful change across these critical areas, with an emphasis on racial equity, climate solutions and gender equality."
ImpactAssets is an impact investing trailblazer, dedicated to changing the trajectory of our planet's future and improving the lives of all people. As a leading impact investing firm, we offer deep strategic expertise to help our clients define and execute on their impact goals. Founded in 2010, ImpactAssets increases flows of money to impact investing in partnership with our clients through our impact investment platform and field-building initiatives, including the IA 50 database of private debt and equity impact fund managers. ImpactAssets has more than $2 billion in assets in 1,700 donor advised fund accounts, working with purpose-driven individuals and their wealth managers, family offices, foundations and corporations. ImpactAssets is an independent 501(c)(3) organization.
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