RSF Social Finance Selected for ImpactAssets 50 2013
November 6, 2013 /3BL Media/ – RSF Social Finance (RSF) has been selected for the ImpactAssets 50 2013, a free, online resource for impact investors and their advisors. The IA 50, now in its third year, is the first publically available database of private debt and equity impact investment fund managers. Fund managers included in the IA 50 2013 manage a combined $10.8 billion in assets within the impact investing market.
This is the third consecutive year that RSF has been selected among other industry leaders for the IA 50 2013, which serves as a gateway for those interested in achieving social and/or environmental, as well as financial, returns on their investments.
“We are honored to have been selected for the IA 50 2013,” said Taryn Goodman, Director of Impact Investing for RSF. “This list is a valued resource for the industry and those interested in entering the impact investing arena.”
The $100 million RSF Social Investment Fund (SIF) provides financing to 80 businesses working in Food & Agriculture, Education & the Arts, and Ecological Stewardship. This capital comes primarily from 1,400 individuals who have invested $1,000 or more in SIF. Investors earn a competitive return on their money comparable to a certificate of deposit while their funds are deployed to leading social enterprises.
The IA 50 includes a broad range of organizations spanning 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.
The IA 50 2013, along with additional details on the selection process, are available at: www.impactassets.org/impactassets-50
About RSF Social Finance
Located in San Francisco, CA, RSF Social Finance (RSF) is a financial services organization dedicated to transforming the way the world works with money. Since 1984, the organization has made over $275 million in loans and $100 million in grants to non-profit and for-profit social enterprises working in the areas of Food & Agriculture, Education & the Arts, and Ecological Stewardship. To learn more, visit www.rsfsocialfinance.org.
ImpactAssets is a nonprofit financial services firm that increases the flow of capital into investments that deliver financial, social, and environmental returns. ImpactAssets’ donor advised fund (“The Giving Fund”), impact investment notes, and field building initiatives enable philanthropists, other asset owners, and their wealth advisors to advance social or environmental change through investment. To learn more, visit www.impactassets.org
Jillian McCoy - Senior Associate, Communications