North Sky Named to ImpactAssets’ IA 50 2024 - North Sky Capital
March 13, 2024

North Sky Named to ImpactAssets’ IA 50 2024

Minneapolis, MN – North Sky Capital (“North Sky”) is pleased to announce its inclusion in ImpactAssets IA 50 for the seventh consecutive year. ImpactAssets, an impact investing trailblazer with a decade-plus track record of mobilizing capital for good, released the IA 50 to offer a simple way to identify experienced and emerging impact investment firms and explore the landscape of potential investment opportunities across diverse impact areas, maturity levels and geographies.

This year’s list is composed of 155 impact fund managers selected from an unprecedented 343 applications, a submission volume that is 15% higher than last year. This growth signals the expansion and maturation of the impact investing industry at large while pointing to a broader shift that embraces impact investing’s role in shaping a sustainable future.

The IA 50 includes three distinct categories based on manager experience: the IA 50, IA 50 Emerging Impact Managers, and IA 50 Emeritus Impact Managers. That diversity of experience makes the list a testament to more recently established, ascending managers as well as the deeply experienced pioneers who have consistently maintained a focus on impactful investments and a commitment to driving social and environmental progress.

“It is an honor to be recognized once again as an Emeritus Manager on the IA 50 list,” said North Sky’s CEO Scott Barrington. “As a long-standing impact investor, we are encouraged by the growing number of managers, investors, advisors and consultants joining us in investing for a better tomorrow.”

“The IA 50 has become a trusted resource in the industry, not only for its comprehensive listing but also for its rigorous selection process managed by a diverse and expert review committee,” said Sandra Osborne Kartt, CFA, Deputy Chief Investment Officer of ImpactAssets Capital Partners. “The record number of applications this year reflects the growth and maturation of impact investing in the global financial landscape.”

With more than 24 years of experience, North Sky is a pioneer in impact investing in the private markets. Underpinning this experience are two flagship investment strategies – impact secondaries (private equity) and sustainable infrastructure.

Find the complete list of our network memberships and accreditations here.

The IA 50 Review Committee includes: Andrew Lee, Managing Director, Global Head of Sustainable and Impact Investing, UBS Global Wealth Management; Christina Leijonhufvud, CEO, BlueMark and Co-Founder, Tideline; Cynthia Muller, Director of Mission Investment, W.K. Kellogg Foundation; Jed Emerson, Chief Impact Officer, AlTi Global;  Jennifer Kenning, CEO & Co-Founder, Align Impact; Justina Lai,  Chief Impact Officer and Shareholder, Laird Norton Wetherby; Karl “Charly” Kleissner, Ph.D., Co-Founder of Toniic and KL Felicitas Foundation; Kate Starr, Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Flat World Partners; Lauren Booker Allen, Partner, Head of Impact Advisory, Jordan Park; Liesel Pritzker Simmons, Co-Founder and Principal of Blue Haven Initiative; Malaika Maphalala, Wealth Advisor & Trust Steward, Natural Investments PBLLC; Margret Trilli, CEO and Chief Investment Officer, ImpactAssets; Mark Berryman, Managing Director of Impact Investing, The CAPROCK Group; Rehana Nathoo, Founder & CEO, Spectrum Impact; Ronald A. Homer, Chief Strategist, Impact Investing, RBC Global Asset Management (US) Inc.; and Stephanie Cohn Rupp, CEO and Partner, Veris Wealth Partners.

The application analysis and manager review for the IA 50 is led by ImpactAssets Capital Partners.

About North Sky Capital

North Sky Capital is a pioneer in impact investing. Now in its 24th year, North Sky has deployed more than $1.4 billion across 140+ impact investments on behalf of its various impact funds. The firm has two flagship investment strategies: impact secondaries (private equity) and sustainable infrastructure. Both strategies support positive environmental and social impact while targeting market rate investment returns. North Sky has been an active impact investor since the beginning of the modern era of private markets impact investing in 2005. For more information, visit

About the ImpactAssets 50:

The IA 50 is the first publicly available database that provides a gateway into the world of impact investing for investors and their financial advisors, offering an easy way to identify experienced impact investment firms and explore the landscape of potential investment options. The IA 50 is intended to illustrate the breadth of impact investment fund managers operating today, though it is not a comprehensive list. Firms have been selected to demonstrate a wide range of impact investing activities across geographies, sectors and asset classes.

About ImpactAssets:

ImpactAssets is an impact investing trailblazer dedicated to changing the trajectory of the planet’s future and improving the lives of all people. As a leading impact investing firm, ImpactAssets offers deep strategic expertise to help its clients define and execute on their impact goals. Founded in 2010, ImpactAssets increases flows of money to impact investing in partnership with its clients through its impact investment platform, philanthropic solutions, and field-building initiatives, including the IA 50 database of private debt and equity impact fund managers. ImpactAssets has more than $3 billion in assets, working with purpose-driven individuals and their wealth managers, family offices, foundations, and corporations. ImpactAssets is an independent 501(c)(3) organization.

About ImpactAssets Capital Partners

ImpactAssets Capital Partners PB LLC is an investment adviser registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Registration does not imply a certain level of skill or training. ImpactAssets Capital Partners is a public-benefit LLC fully owned by ImpactAssets.  ImpactAssets Capital Partners was created to bring the ImpactAssets platform and customized investment services to institutional investors.



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