Who We Are

The ImpactAssets team brings several decades of experience in impact investing, innovative financial services, philanthropy and wealth management.

Mark E. Van Ness

Mark is founder and former Chief Executive Officer of Sperry Van Ness, a national commercial real estate firm, where he led the creation of the company's Corporate Social Responsibility Programs and established the Sperry Van Ness Legacy Foundation that finances social enterprises throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Mark is a co-founder and serves on the Executive Council of the Young Presidents' Organizations' Social Enterprise Networks. He is founder of the Social Enterprise Loan Fund (SELFund), a syndicate of donor advised funds providing credit enhancement and  financing to social enterprises. He founded Bazillion Books for Kids in 2011. In addition he is the founder of Real Leaders Magazine, with a mission of inspiring better leaders for a better world, that is read internationally by 20,000 CEOs representing 10% of the global GDP. 

He is an international advocate and speaker for social enterprise, impact investing and sustainable leadership. His work has been featured in Business Week, USA Today and Forbes magazines.