With assets under management of more than USD 1 billion, responsAbility is one of the world’s leading social investment companies. Its areas of focus include microfinance, fair trade, SME financing, and other development-related investment themes with potential for growth, such as health care, energy, and education. responsAbility’s solutions give people in developing and emerging economies access to markets, information, and other services crucial to their development; they enable private and institutional investors to earn a financial return while at the same time making a positive development impact.
Founded in 2003, responsAbility operates as an independent asset manager. Its shareholders are renowned Swiss financial institutions, a social venture capital company, and responsAbility’s own employees. The assets managed by responsAbility are currently invested in 373 companies and 72 countries. (July 31, 2012)