2014 B Labs ‘Best for Farming Communities’ Honoree Delivers Social, Environmental and Financial Returns in Sustainable Agricultural Sector
Chicago, IL, October 21, 2014 – Iroquois Valley Farms, LLC has been selected to ImpactAssets 50 2014 (IA 50), the third year in a row the Company has received this recognition. The ImpactAssets50 is the first and only public database of outstanding impact investing companies and fund managers. The IA 50 serves impact investors and their advisors.
“We are honored to be selected for the third year running to this outstanding list of impact investment managers”, said David Miller, CEO of Iroquois Valley Farms. “The recognition really belongs to the next generation of young farmers that are scaling the changeover to sustainable agriculture. Our company is going to need a lot more capital to enable this growth and such recognition by Impact Assets is directly supportive of restorative transitions taking place down on the farm.”
“We are grateful to ImpactAssets for the consistent recognition of our healthy agricultural impacts,” added Director of Impact John Steven Bianucci, “and underscores why we have expanded our investment offering to now also include three, five, and seven year fixed income notes alongside our equity investment option. Foundations, faith-based organizations, family offices and accredited investors are providing socially responsible investment capital, usually through their financial advisors, for our simple business model. Growing healthy foods and on healthy soils is good business.”
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Iroquois Valley Farms LLC is a food and farmland company making impact investments in local and organic agriculture following triple bottom line principles. Formed in 2007, Iroquois Valley Farms was the first socially responsible farmland company in the United States focused on supporting sustainable food production and the mid-size family farmer. Iroquois Valley Farms preserves farmland, facilitates organic land management practices, supports local food markets, provides land access opportunities to family farmers and creates values-based agriculture investment opportunities, now on 20 Company owned farms in 7 states. Offering a uniquely corporate and indefinitely scalable opportunity to benefit from the production of healthy and nutritious foods, the Company has purchased over 2,500 acres of farmland, all of which is certified organic or in transition to organic production.
The IA 50 selection committee is chaired by ImpactAssets’ Chief Impact Strategist, Jed Emerson. The IA 50 includes companies and funds across the globe managing a combined $15.5 billion in assets, with compelling, demonstrated and measurable social and environmental impacts.
ImpactAssets is a nonprofit financial services firm that increases the flow of capital into investments that deliver financial, social, and environmental returns. ImpactAssets’ donor advised fund (“The Giving Fund”), impact investment notes, and field building initiatives enable philanthropists, other asset owners, and their wealth advisors to advance social or environmental change through investment.