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Best Companies Hall of Fame: Impax Asset Management

Published Friday Dec 31, 2021

Author Matthew J. Mowry

Impax Asset Management

Sustainable investing firm.

President: Joe Keefe
Years in Business: 51
Full-Time Employees: 68 (52 in NH)
Years on List: 4 (plus two in Hall of Fame)
Address: 30 Penhallow St., Suite 400, Portsmouth

A firm focused on socially responsible investing, Impax Asset Management brings that same approach to its culture. The company issues an annual Corporate Sustainability Report that includes tracking gender pay equity and has a Women at Work affinity group. Impax also provides diversity and inclusion training and surveys employees to better understand diversity within its workforce.

Employees who have been with the firm for at least two years are eligible to receive $2,000 towards the purchase or lease of a new hybrid or all-electric vehicle or $1,000 toward a used one. All employees start with four weeks vacation and can earn up to five weeks. The firm also provides adoption reimbursement up to $5,000 per child.

The firm continued to build on its benefits package and culture even during the past year. Impax added sabbatical leave, allowing employees to take three months off after five years with the company and six months off after 10 years with the first half of the leave paid.

A special committee focuses on helping employees emotional and physical well-being, providing the Headspace meditation app for free, weekly virtual yoga and several workshops on such topics as suicide prevention, “Looking After Your Emotional Well-being,” “Coaching Skills for Family Life” and substance misuse.

Impax allows employees the option to work two days a week from home and choose start and end times.

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