What is the confusion on ESG ratings all about while so many investors and financial institutions use them? Manuela Fritzsch
WE HAVE A MISSION
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 consider sustainability in its opportunities and risks (risk), render impact measurable and comparable (rating), and make financial inclusion structurally legally possible and 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. Together with our partners we pursue positive impact & contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
WE MAKE POSITIVE IMPACT INVESTABLE
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 MAKE POSITIVE IMPACT MEASURABLE
Driving positive impact – together!
Our objective is to enhance impact measurement as enabler towards a stronger impact orientation and promoter of sustainable development. We see impact measurement as one of the core characteristics of impact investing and as a starting point for impact management. Our Agents for Impact Sustainability Alignment Rating (AFISAR©) Tool assesses a company’s sustainability performance and its alignment to the SDGs.
We highly value long term partnerships and are always striving for strategic partners sharing our mission. Through our partnerships with a variety of microfinance institutions globally we conduct annual sustainability ratings using our AFISAR© Tool and guide our partners to further align their operations to the SDGs.
We are a member of the Federal (German) Initiative Impact Investing and are co-leading its initiative “Impact Measurement & Management”.
WE MAKE POSITIVE IMPACT ASSESSABLE
We integrate sustainability expertise with regulation
Backed by a strong partner, we pursue the goal of paving the way to sustainable finance for companies, financial institutions and investors. We support institutional investors in aligning impact investing and regulation. We bring in our expertise to increase your understanding of sustainability-related regulation while considering both opportunities and risks.
In addition to our sustainability consulting, we also offer plausibility checks for ESG ratings. More information can be found here