Purpose-built for impact
There is need - and demand - for a comprehensive investment solution which takes impact and returns seriously. Snowball was created to make this type of investing available to everyone.
Purpose-built for impact
Our fees aren’t what you’d expect. We charge a simple flat fee, without a performance element. We call it “non-extractive finance”.
We openly share our learning and approach. We published the “warts and all” findings from an independent verification of our impact processes.
To guarantee mission-integrity and cement trust, the founders ensured that Snowball owned by charitable or public benefit capital providers. There is no incentive to greenwash.
More than half our team, board and investment committee are women. Diversifying who and how capital is managed is key to changing investment for the better.
Our team, expert network and leadership council present and run events for people in mainstream investment to change the way the investment industry thinks and acts.
As a B Corporation, our impact mission is written into our articles of association.
How we work with each other is important. We run an ongoing strengths-based development programme designed to empower every team member.
We’ve been recognised in the top 5% of all B Corporations for our governance structure, helping us deliver our mission.
Awards & accolades
IA 50 2023 Manager
ImpactAssets is an impact investing trailblazer, dedicated to changing the trajectory of our planet’s future and improving the lives of all people. We're delighted to have been listed for the second year running in the ImpactAssets 50™.
Real Deals ESG Awards
We are delighted to win the Real Deals Media Award 'Impact Fund of Funds', recognising the success of our strategy optimising all our investments for positive impact, risk and return.
Real Leaders Innovative Impact Fund Managers 2022: 60 Game-Changing Fund Managers
We were listed in this Real Leaders of Impact Investing special edition, a collaboration between Real Leaders and ImpactAssets. This edition spotlights 60 of the 143 impact fund managers selected across all three IA 50 lists.
Pensions for Purpose Content Award
We were awarded the Impact Strategy Award by Pensions for Purpose for our work in collaboration with the Impact Management Project on measuring enterprise impact.
Living Wage Foundation
We are a Living Wage accredited employer. The real Living Wage is the only UK wage rate that is voluntarily paid by almost 10,000 UK businesses who believe their staff deserve a wage which meets everyday needs - like the weekly shop or a surprise trip to the dentist.
Our approach to diversity, equity & inclusion
We all have a responsibility to work towards the elimination of persistent inequities and systemic racism in our society. As investors, we can contribute to addressing these inequities by taking intentional steps to promote diversity and inclusion across our portfolio, and in how we operate. We share our efforts to promote diversity and inclusion, and we review and update our approach as we learn from our experience.
female management team
Our approach to environmental sustainability
Climate change presents a major threat to healthy life on this planet. The financial system is powerful and we believe it has to serve the world better. There is an urgent need for the investment industry to accelerate the just transition towards a net-zero economy. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has reported that, in order to avoid catastrophic impacts from climate change, we must limit the average global temperature rise to no more than 1.5°C above the preindustrial era. To achieve this target, global carbon emissions must decline by approximately 45% relative to 2010 levels by 2030, and reach net zero around 2050.
Head of marketing
Head of finance, operations and investor relations
Senior investment manager
Finance and operations associate
Co-Chair Snowball leadership council, CEO, Green Finance Institute. Former Global Head of Green Banking, Barclays
Co-Chair Snowball leadership council, CEO AssetCo plc, chairs The Big Exchange Limited
Sustainable Finance Professor, LSE, author of The Road to Net Zero Finance for the UK’s Climate Change Committee, Co-founder of the Financing the Just Transition Alliance.
Chair of Access Foundation, Global Ambassador for the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment, Advisory Council, UK Institute for Impact Investment.
CEO & Co-founder, CityHive
The Baroness Worthington, Crossbench Peers
Founder, Active Philanthropy
Partner & Head of Philanthropy – C. Hoare & Co.
LSE Visiting Professor in Practice, leading a research and engagement project on mobilising private sector capital for public policy priorities and a Responsible Climate Journalism initiative.
Co-Founder, CIO at Renewity
Executive Director of Impact Frontiers
Curiosity Society, Co-opted to the board of London Community Land Trust and an investment committee member of CAF Venturesome’s community-led housing fund
Courageous Capital Advisors LLC
Director of Impact Advisers Capital Ltd
CEO of The Good Economy
Founder of Catalyst at Large
Executive Director for the Chatham House Sustainability Accelerator
Chief Financial Officer and Head of Investor Relations for Birimian Ventures
Independent Director and Advisor, socially responsible investment and sustainable business
PROGESA - FIA Business School, EdenLab, FIA Business School
Impact investment consultant
Investors, partners and critical friends
We've shared just some of the investors and partners in Snowball.