ImpactUs, a new Washington, D.C.-based online broker-dealer, aims to connect accredited institutions, individuals and financial advisors with impact investing opportunities.
The firm announced its inaugural lineup of issuers: Iroquois Valley Farms, which acquires and leases sustainable farmland in the U.S.; Shared Interest, which guarantees small-business loans in low-income South African communities; Envest Microfinance, a lender to microfinance institutions in emerging markets; and CommonBond Communities, a nonprofit, affordable-housing developer in the U.S. Midwest.
ImpactUs and other recent impact-impacting matchmakers including Enable Impact, Convergence and InvestorFlow aim to reduce the costs and friction in a market that generally lacks transparency.
In its launch phase, the ImpactUs Marketplace is invite-only.
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