This article showcases our top picks for the best Massachusetts based Impact Investment companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Impact Investment industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Massachusetts Impact Investment Companies
Accion is a global nonprofit that gives people access to financial tools needed to improve lives. Accion catalyzes financial service providers to deliver high-quality, affordable solutions at scale for the people who are left out of or poorly served by the financial sector.
The company’s work helps people, small businesses, and communities grow and thrive. We challenge and engage the industry, its leaders, and its regulators to achieve a financially inclusive world.
The company supports companies through advisory services, targeted coaching, and support for startups, and by providing high-caliber governance through board oversight. Accion was founded on 1961 and is headquartered Cambridge, Massachusetts..
Thomas H. Lee Partners
Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P.
is a private equity firm investing in growth companies headquartered in North America. THL focuses its investment activity across four industry sectors: Business & Financial Services, Consumer & Retail, Healthcare and Media, Information Services & Technology.
Since its founding in 1974, THL has raised more than $25 billion of equity capital, invested in over 140 companies and completed more than 400 add-on acquisitions representing an aggregate enterprise value at the acquisition of over $200 billion. With dedicated sector and operating teams, THL brings deep domain expertise and resources to build great companies by helping to accelerate growth, improve operations and drive long-term sustainable value in partnership with management..
Wealthface is a new way to offer financial advice— A combination of digital advice and face to face advice. Innovative, affordable, and human.
We aim to protect your interest first and to realize your financial goals. We build a diversified investment portfolio of ETFs on your behalf at low cost..
Founded in 1977, GMO is a private partnership whose sole business is investment management. GMO is a global investment leader with expertise in managing multi-asset class strategies as well as focused strategies in a number of specific asset classes.
Our approach seeks to identify asset classes and securities for which we believe we can get paid to take risk and utilizes a long-term investment horizon, a belief in the power of mean reversion, discipline, conviction, and a commitment to research. We are willing to take bold, differentiated positions when opportunities warrant and have the patience and fortitude to invest with a long-term perspective.
We have managed portfolios through multiple market cycles and we constantly re-examine market opportunities across asset classes, testing our assumptions and embracing changing market dynamics. We utilize this deep experience to construct portfolios that we believe will offer our clients superior investment results.
We also leverage our proven expertise to develop unique, insightful market research and commentary for our clients. We succeed when our clients succeed..
Bose Ventures is looking for startups that are pushing the envelope of AR to help build some of these new experiences. They are investing in startups that are developing apps, services, and technology that leverage and extend the Bose AR platform.
If you are one of these innovative startups. .
Invest in a thriving planet. Climate change and environmental degradation are the largest existential threats to humanity in the 21st century, and also the largest economic opportunity of our time.
These problems are fundamentally issues of economic coordination. Regen Network, a Techstars-backed company, is a digital platform powered by Cosmos SDK that allows farmers, brands, and institutions to make auditable ecological agreements so that we can rapidly accelerate the adoption of regenerative agriculture and reverse global climate change.
Regen Network is comprised of two important parts. We are building a Proof-of-Stake blockchain focused on ecological data, assets, and agreements using the Tendermint Consensus Engine and the Cosmos SDK.
Join us to help secure what we believe will be the most important distributed ledger on Earth — the ledger of ecological health and agreements. In addition to creating the underlying infrastructure necessary for ecological accounting, we’re also building real-world applications.
Investing in Regen Network Now is the time to take bold action to reverse the degradation of this planet. This technology offers us an incredible opportunity to do just that.
We are currently in a private pre-sale for our native staking token or offering convertible notes for equity if that is what you prefer. We will personally guide you through the investment process to make it as easy, private, and secure as possible.
We’ve built scalable machine learning and deep learning powered technology to provide Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) data to money managers to help them generate excess returns and manage risks. By integrating ESG data into investment portfolios, we’re able to outperform the market while also expressing our values across environmental and social issues.
Our proprietary technology delivers us hundreds of thousands of ESG Data for thousands of companies with metrics specifically designed to generate alpha. Our data science team offers ESG data in formats preferred by professional investors such as API, excel, and python.
These comprehensive tools allow users to pull data directly into their applications and spreadsheets. The datasets are GRI standardized and structured for consumption for professional investors..
We provide two distinct but related services to impact lenders and farmers. Our services include assessing farmers’ creditworthiness and offering lenders the opportunity to loan to creditworthy farming operation(s).
AgroFides is a business development and capital resourcing partner. We leverage technology and agricultural expertise to assess creditworthiness and support small and medium-scale farmers in developing countries and emerging markets secure capital and services.
We assess the creditworthiness of farmers by addressing the five key components of credit. We evaluate the character of farmers and their seriousness about their farming operation(s).
We then assess the capital that the farmers have invested in their farming operation(s). We consider all collateral available for a potential loan.
AgroFides consider the borrower’s capacity to repay a loan and finally ensure that the condition, that is, the terms of the loans are appropriate. The information from the five Cs is used in developing multiple models making up the FidesScore.
We provide the Fides Score to lenders in order to help them identify which farming operation(s) to lend to. What is a Fides Score? The Fides Score is a platform for collecting and analyzing pertinent data about farmers in order to generate a “trust” score for the farmers.
Andorra’s mission is to make investing in values so simple and easy that any investor can support the ideas, people and companies that are changing the world. Andorra is the investment management system for mission aligned investing.
Developed for foundations, family offices and investment advisors, Andorra offers a scalable, customizable and secure solution for building and managing mission aligned portfolios. Andorra is a social enterprise based in Cambridge, Massachusetts..
SoundView Technology Group
SoundView Technology Group, Inc. operates as a technology-focused, research driven investment banking firm that provides services to an institutional and issuer client base.
As of October 8, 2003, it produced sell-side research on approximately 200 technology companies and industries. The company’s brokerage operations provide various sales and trading services to institutional investors.
SoundView’s investment banking services include public underwriting, mergers and acquisitions advisory services, strategic advisory services, and private equity placements. Through the company’s venture capital operations, it established and manages various venture capital funds that provide investors with the opportunity to participate in technology and Internet related investments.
As of January 16, 2004, Soundview Technology Group Inc. operates as a subsidiary of UBS Capital Markets L.P..
Team Solar increases the rate of adoption of energy saving projects such as solar. We capitalize projects for companies that would have financial barriers to do so on their own.
We raise the capital for these projects from investors. Our investors get long sustainable cash flow from a completely positive, ethical, sustainable, and repeatable source..
G6 Capital Management
G6 Capital Management is an investment advisory firm that specializes in the development and deployment of investment solutions for clients. The team has built out the foundational platform and technology to extract and leverage financial market data in real-time and improve financial investment decisions.
Most of the solutions developed have been tested and traded since 2013 and the management company has utilized this technology to manage private investments. G6 Data Sciences was founded with the purpose to leverage a unique expertise of transforming complex data sets into actionable information and provide solutions across a number of industries.
After significant research and development G6 Data Sciences spun out two businesses over the years – G6 Capital Management to focus on the stock market data and Health Data Analytics Institute to focus on healthcare data and its varying applications.. .
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