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Ecotrust Forest Management again named top fund manager

The ImpactAssets 50 is the first publically available database of private debt and equity impact investment fund managers.

Ecotrust Forest Management has been selected for the ImpactAssets 50 2013 ImpactAssets 50 2013, an online resource for impact investors and their advisors. The IA 50, now in its third year, is the first publically available database of private debt and equity impact investment fund managers.

“EFM is honored to be named among the 50 best impact investment fund managers in the world for the second time! We are committed to demonstrating an alternative approach to managing forests in the region — one that can be financially competitive, while at the same time beneficial to the health and resilience of ecosystems and rural communities,” says Bettina von Hagen, CEO of Ecotrust Forest Management.

Ecotrust Forest Management specializes in the acquisition and management of forestland properties with unique social and environmental value and currently manages over 15,000 acres of Oregon and Washington forestland to deliver timber, wildlife habitat, clean water, carbon sequestration and local jobs.  EFM Was formed in 2004, as a for-profit subsidiary of non-profit Ecotrust to demonstrate an alternate approach to forest management in the Pacific Northwest Region.

The IA 50 serves as a gateway for those interested in achieving social and/or environmental, as well as financial, returns on their investments.  Fund managers included in the IA 50 2013 manage a combined $10.8 billion in assets within the impact investing market.

The IA 50 includes a broad range of organizations spanning domestic and international geographies, sectors, asset classes and impact areas. Firms were chosen based on experience, impact, and with an eye toward reflecting the diversity of impact investment opportunities. The selection committee was chaired by ImpactAssets’ Chief Impact Strategist, Jed Emerson, and included experts from the CAPROCK Group, Eirene, Haas Business School, Labrador Ventures, Toniic, and UBS.