SEATTLE--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--For the third consecutive year, Global Partnerships (GP) has been selected for the ImpactAssets 50 (IA 50) 2013, a free online resource for impact investors and their advisers. The IA 50 is the first publicly available database of private debt and equity impact investment fund managers.
“GP’s innovative approach to impact investing catalyzes sustainable solutions that have the potential to create positive change for millions of people living in poverty”
The IA 50 is a gateway for those interested in achieving social and/or environmental, as well as financial, returns on their investments. Fund managers on the list manage a combined $10.8 billion in assets within the impact investing market. The IA 50’s members represent domestic and international geographies, sectors, asset classes and impact areas. Firms were chosen based on experience, impact, and with an eye toward reflecting the diversity of impact investment opportunities. The selection committee was chaired by ImpactAssets’ Chief Impact Strategist, Jed Emerson, and included experts from the CAPROCK Group, Eirene, Haas Business School, Labrador Ventures, Toniic and UBS.
GP, a nonprofit impact investor, has been expanding opportunity for people living in poverty for 19 years. It uses philanthropy and loans to identify, pilot and grow sustainable solutions to poverty—solutions that include solving the “last mile” challenge (serving the rural poor). GP has deployed nearly $100 million in impact investments to mission-aligned social enterprise partners, including microfinance institutions and cooperatives. Through its partners, GP provides people in poverty with loans combined with essential non-financial services in the areas of: health services, green technology, rural livelihoods and microentrepreneurship.
“GP’s innovative approach to impact investing catalyzes sustainable solutions that have the potential to create positive change for millions of people living in poverty,” said Oscar Farfan, Access to Finance Specialist at the Inter-American Development Bank’s Multilateral Investment Fund, a GP investor.
About Global Partnerships:
Founded in 1994, Global Partnerships (GP) is a nonprofit impact investor based in Seattle, WA and Managua, Nicaragua that expands opportunity for people living in poverty by investing in and developing market-sustained solutions. Visit: Website | Blog | Investment Funds
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