MicroVest is pleased to have been selected for the ImpactAssets 50 2022 list as an Emeritus Impact Manager. The Emeritus designation recognizes established impact fund managers who have been on the IA 50 for at least five years. This year marks MicroVest’s 11th consecutive year on the list, as well as the 11th edition of the IA 50.
As the impact investing industry has grown both in size and maturation over the past decade, we are proud to be recognized alongside a very diverse group of fund managers that have demonstrated a commitment to generating positive social, environmental, and financial impact.
The post-COVID-19 recovery will be a critical moment for impact investors to demonstrate that they can put capital to work at the scale required to meaningfully meet the pent-up need for capital as industries return to growth. This year’s IA50 cohort is comprised of 143 fund managers with assets totaling $116.96 billion invested across a range of asset classes and impact themes. That figure is motivational and makes us excited about the depth of perspectives tackling the challenges facing impact investing today.
In our industry, many underserved small businesses worldwide have lost income-generating opportunities due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which makes it all the more important to help them start contributing to their communities and countries again. For MicroVest, our support for responsible financial institutions in their mission to make financial services more accessible to unbanked microentrepreneurs and small businesses has never been more important.