We see the gaps
we build the bridges
and connect people
Being Agents for Impact means
more than just a job to us.
As experienced experts who act with conviction and passion, we see Impact Investing as an optimal solution to the challenges of our time.
We build bridges between investors and the world of impact investing. Our goal is to create structures that enable sustainable investments (risk), render impact measurable and comparable (rating), and make financial inclusion structurally and legally possible for investors (research). Our goal is to create impact, which is fair, sustainable and responsible.
Sustainability plays a decisive role in our corporate decisions. At the same time we know the responsibility we have to foster sustainability as a company. Therefore, we measure and disclose our sustainability efforts in a yearly factsheet overview.
we make positive impact assessable
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Backed by a strong partner, we are pursuing the goal of paving the way for impact investing for banks and institutional investors in cooperation with lawyers and risk managers. We support institutional investors in aligning impact investing and regulation.
we make positive impact quantifiable
Achieving and measuring impact
A major challenge of impact investing is the definition and comparability of impact.
Based on the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) we have developed a valuation and rating system of asset managers and their portfolios. This way, social returns can be quantified and transparency can be achieved.
More information about our AFISAS© tool can be found here.
We also offer plausibility checks for sustainability and ESG reports. Kindly find more information about our plausibility checks here.
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Analysis and research for impact investors
With our international experience, expertise and extensive network, we are a strong partner for portfolio managers when it comes to investing in impact investment opportunities. With many years of practice in impact investing, our research offers investors the basis for transparent investment decisions. Our focus lies on investment opportunities that meet specific impact criteria and make a positive contribution to achieving the SDG.
Agents for Impact conducts research for Invest in Visions. The company that was founded by Edda Schröder is an Impact Investor and has set up as the first microfinance fund in Germany in 2011, the IIV Mikrofinanzfonds. Agents for Impact conducts research for two of Invest in Visons´ funds in the microfinance sector.
"We are very pleased to partner with Agents for Impact in facilitating loans to microfinance institutions in emerging and developing countries. In addition to their in-depth knowledge and regional expertise, our fund and thus our clients benefit from the Agents' authentic sustainability strategy towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals of the Agenda 2030."
Edda Schröder, Managing Director, Invest in Visions
"In my opinion, Agents for Impact combines the necessary expertise and passion for sustainability, which is why we have chosen them as partners on our side for plausibility checks of ESG ratings."
Dr. Jörg W. Stotz, Management's Spokesperson, HANSAINVEST
„We see the AFISAR© rating as a great opportunity to strengthen our market position in the Indian finance industry also in terms of our sustainability performance“.
Akhilesh Singh, Chief Financial Officer, Sonata
Many more testimonials are to follow
3-year partnership with Sonata Finance Private Ltd. ("Sonata")
AfI's rating team is very pleased to announce another 3-year partnership with Sonata Finance Private Ltd. This allows them to annually assess their sustainability performance using the Agents for Impact Sustainability Alignment Rating (AFISAR©) tool.
Debt finance deal and rating partnership with Asirvad
Agents for Impact has successfully concluded debt finance deal of EUR 25 mln from Invest in Visions GmbH to Asirvad Microfinance Limited, and forged a 3 year partnership with Asirvad, to be rated by our unique sustainability tool - AFISAR©.
AFI co-organizes workshop "Measurement and Management of the Impact of Capital Allocations"
What effect do capital allocations have & how can this effect be measured and managed? With the goal of sustainable development, not only impact investing is gaining importance but also the issue of impact measurement.