We are pleased to announce that Farmland LP has been selected for the 2013 “ImpactAssets 50“, featuring 50 fund managers worldwide who lead their field in creating positive social and environmental impact while generating financial returns for investors. Now in its third year, the IA 50 funds are chosen by top advisors and wealth managers, including ImpactAssets’ Chief Impact Strategist, Jed Emerson, and experts from the CAPROCK Group, Eirene, Haas Business School, Labrador Ventures, Toniic, and UBS. Funds in the IA 50 manage a combined $10.8 billion in impact-directed assets.
“We are honored that ImpactAssets selected us to be part of this accomplished community of fund managers” said Craig Wichner, Managing Director. “Farmland LP’s inclusion further validates that what we do is one of the best ways investors can generate environmental, social and financial returns.”
Criteria for IA 50 selections include:
- 3+ years experience in the impact investing field
- Manage assets that are recoverable
- Have demonstrated financial capacity/oversight
- Track its social and/or environmental impact
- Demonstrate significant commitment to social impact and clear measures of social impact
Farmland LP acquires conventional farmland and converts it to organic, sustainable farmland as an investment fund, similar to a REIT. Farmland LP owns over 6300 acres of farmland worth $45 million. We specialize in bringing livestock back onto cropland, where pastured animals enhance soil fertility and organic crops follow in an ecologically beneficial and profitable crop rotation.
The IA 50 funds represent a broad range of organizations spanning domestic and international geographies, sectors, asset classes and impact areas. ImpactAssets makes the list of IA 50 funds, along with additional details on the selection process, freely available at www.impactassets.org/impactassets-50.
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.