Sarona named to ImpactAssets 50 for 3rd consecutive year
Sarona Asset Management has once again been named to the ImpactAssets 50 – an annually updated list of 50 experienced investment managers that deliver social and environmental value in addition to financial returns.
Being included in the ImpactAssets 50 speaks to Sarona’s commitment to achieve superior financial returns by helping to create companies that operate to the highest standards of business, ethical, social and environmental excellence.
“It’s an honor for Sarona to be named to the IA 50 once again. It confirms our belief that you don’t need to compromise on financial returns to make a social or environmental impact,” says Gerhard Pries, Managing Partner and CEO of Sarona.
After 60 years of experience investing directly in small and midmarket companies in frontier and emerging markets, Sarona began partnering with local private equity managers in 2010. Sarona believes that collaborating with experienced professionals – who have on the ground knowledge of local markets – improves the likelihood of generating good financial as well as social and environmental returns. Great care is taken to select talented individuals, who not only take an active strategic and operational approach to increasing the value of their portfolio companies, but also have the explicit desire of injecting progressive social and/or environmental values into them.
Sarona believes that considering impact – in addition to financial returns – makes economic sense, because robust environmental, social and governance policies reduce risk and increase the likelihood of successful exits.
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.