ACTIAM Impact investing was launched in January 2011 and is the development investments department of ACTIAM with AuM that exceed USD 62bn. ACTIAM Impact Investing creates value for clients, investees and society by developing, promoting and/or distributing impact investment solutions. Our investors are primarily professional investors, which makes ACTIAM Impact Investing a professional first impact investor. Our solutions result in market rate returns while creating real value in developing and emerging markets. They are typically accomplished by way of funds. ACTIAM Impact Investing currently manages two institutional microfinance funds and the ACTIAM FMO SME Finance fund. ACTIAM Impact Investing is a signatory of the Principles for Investors in Inclusive Finance and a member of the GIIN Investors' Council.
ACTIAM Impact Investing is using IRIS in order to support the standardization in the impact investing industry. We believe IRIS will contribute to the professionalization of the market. Harmonized reporting standards can contribute to a more transparent market. Moreover, if all investors use the same reporting standards this can reduce the reporting burden of investees (MFIs, SMEs etc). Finally, the data collection and accompanied research reports by IRIS can contribute to assess the outreach and impact of impact investing related activities.