EFM Celebrates One Decade of Inclusion in the ImpactAssets IA 50 List

February 25th, 2021

EFM listed as an Emeritus Impact Manager on the 2021 ImpactAssets IA50 list.

EFM has been selected for the 2021 ImpactAssets IA 50 list and to join their new Emeritus category which recognizes impact managers who have consistently demonstrated a commitment to a high level of impact over a long period of time.  The IA 50 is the first publicly available database that provides 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 the landscape of potential investment options. The IA 50 is intended to illustrate the breadth of impact investment fund managers operating today, though it is not a comprehensive list. Firms have been selected to demonstrate a wide range of impact investing activities across geographies, sectors and asset classes.

“As impact investing continues its inexorable rise, it is critical to provide investors with a curated, objective evaluation of impact fund managers. The IA 50 is built to filter out the noise that is growing louder in impact investing and help investors focus on deep, meaningful impact,” says Jennifer Kenning, CEO and Co-Founder, Align Impact, IA 50 Senior Investment Advisor.

“We are grateful to be recognized through inclusion in ImpactAsset’s new Emeritus Manager category for our long-term commitment to providing compelling investments that enhance environmental and social conditions,” says Bettina von Hagen, CEO of EFM. “With a track record of over fifteen years of investing in natural climate solutions, we are excited by the increased recognition of the role of natural capital investments to store carbon,  support rural and tribal communities, enhance biodiversity, and protect water.  We are thrilled to work with the impact investment community on the expanded opportunities emerging from the U.S. reentry into the Paris Accord and the wave of corporate commitments to address climate change.”

At EFM we have been developing natural climate solutions that are the key to unlocking value in a carbon-constrained future since 2004. We use our expertise in conservation finance to develop mutually beneficial public-private projects, and draw from our relationships with forest product companies, public agencies, non-profits and tribes to develop compelling investment opportunities.  EFM stewards 120,000 acres in four western states and has ~$190M in capital under management and advisement focused on the creation of long-term financial value and enduring environmental and social impact.

The IA 50 selection committee is chaired by ImpactAssets’ Chief Impact Strategist, Jed Emerson, and includes experts from Veris Wealth Partners, The Caprock Group, Blue Haven, Toniic, and other leading impact investors.