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Impact Companies Tag: Development 26

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Benevity Social Ventures, Inc.


Canada

Benevity is a software social enterprise passionate about creating distinctive easy and compelling ways for companies to make a difference while achieving greater business impacts from their cause marketing community investment workplace giving and volunteering programs. We offer innovative solutions and services to help power your Goodness Programs across multiple applications. Benevity is the global leader in online workplace giving volunteering and grant management programs. Some of the world s most iconic brands rely on Spark Benevity s award winning SaaS solution to power their goodness programs. They use Spark to attract retain and engage today s workers by connecting people personally to causes that matter to them. With more than 2 million users around the world Benevity will process donations benefitting more than 100000 global charities this year. As a certified B Corporation Benevity joins a new breed of for profit companies with a social mission who are setting the standard for doing well by doing good.

Information, communication & technology

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BoxPower


BoxPower provides off grid communities with an affordable and convenient source of renewable energy generation. BoxPower's first product is a community scale renewable energy system packaged in a 20 foot shipping container. It consists of a solar array wind turbine diesel generator battery bank and intelligent energy management system which can be rapidly deployed using the container as a base and frame. BoxPower's vision is to reduce energy inequality worldwide by providing off grid populations with clean affordable and scalable energy infrastructure beginning with isolated communities on Native American reservations in the United States.

Energy

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BPHA


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irela

bpha is a Housing Association based in Bedford but operating within the Oxford to Cambridge Arc. The organisation has an outstanding track record of delivering new homes and is committed to building communities where people can live happily in a home they can afford. bpha currently owns over 18000 homes and has ambitious plans to deliver circa 3000 new affordable homes over the next five years.

Real estate, design & building

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Catalyst Housing


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irela

They are a G15 housing association providing London and the South East with over 21000 affordable homes through social rent shared ownership and private sales.

Real estate, design & building

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Diagnostics For All


United States of America

DFA was founded in 2007 by a group of scientists and entrepreneurs with a shared commitment to saving lives and alleviating disease in developing countries and other resource poor settings through low cost innovative practical diagnostic devices. DFA is developing low cost easy to use diagnostics for the developing world. DFA's mission is to save lives and improve health in the developing world through pioneering technological innovation. Using our elegantly simple and low cost patterned paper technology to create diagnostic devices DFA strives to meet the needs of those living in resource poor regions.

Human health & social work

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Dunya Media


Canada

Dunya tells stories that reflect the diversity of the people they're talking to. Whether it's a romantic comedy set in the Canadian suburbs short form health tips for South Asian seniors or helping a company like Ellebox reduce the stigma around women's health they're dedicated to using film and brand development to make happy solutions for serious problems.

Information, communication & technology

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East Thames Group


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irela

East Thames is one of the largest providers of affordable housing in east London and Essex. They own and manage almost 15000 homes. But they re more than just a landlord they also build new homes provide care and support services and offer employment and training programmes.

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FarmDrive


Kenya

FarmDrive is a fintech social enterprise that exists to bridge the huge funding gap between smallholder farmers and financial institutions through innovative ways of extending credit. FarmDrive's vision is an economically sustainable Africa where smallholder farmers have easy access to reliable convenient transparent and affordable finance to achieve self sustenance. FarmDrive s alternative credit risk assessment model is providing financial institutions with an agriculturally relevant and data driven model to assess risk and develop loans that fit the needs of smallholder farmers. Not only will this solution unlock millions of dollars of previously risk averse capital for smallholder farmers it will improve the livelihoods of entire communities thereby alleviating poverty hunger and inequalities.

Financial & Insurance activites

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fitRaise


United States of America

FitRaise (Formerly Sociercise) has created a peer to peer fundraising platform to help organizations earn more money from more people. Each year individuals donate more than $100 bn to charity and there are roughly 50000 endurance fundraising events for charities with millions of participants.

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Growth Mosaic


Ghana

Growth Mosaic is a social purpose business preparing small and growing businesses to access and manage growth investment. We reduce execution risks and improve the viability of our clients as investible opportunities. This enables our clients to attract growth investment as well as improves deal flow for investors.

Financial & Insurance activites

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HD MADE


United States of America

HD MADE develop content campaign and partnership strategies and apply technology to tell compelling engaging stories. Their team has a diverse background they are marketing communications social media technology and design experts. Because of this they are uniquely positioned to solve their clients challenges and execute really innovative holistic solutions.

Information, communication & technology

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Helpusgreen


India

Helpusgreen is a social enterprise that preserves the Ganges River from becoming a religious sewer. Helpusgreen does this by flowercycling (upcycling) the floral waste from temples and mosques that is dumped in the river into patented fertilizer and incense sticks. This in turn provides livelihoods to manual scavenger families in Uttar Pradesh India. Since the Ganges is considered sacred in India cleaning the river not only provides employment to manual scavengers but eliminates the entrenched attitudes and discriminatory practices that still bind families to this degrading occupation. The community benefits from a reduction in disease predictable income social acceptance and most importantly dignity. The project is scalable and brings a hope to revive the Ganges.

Waste Management & Recycling

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International Rescue Committee


United States of America

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world s worst humanitarian crises and help people to survive recover and gain control of their future. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein the IRC offers lifesaving care and life changing assistance to refugees and displaced people forced to flee from war or disaster.At work today in over 40 countries and in 29 U.S. cities the IRC restores safety dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure.

Human health & social work

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Kiej de los Bosques


Guatemala

Kiej de los Bosques is the company that exports products made by rural companies to over 14 countries in the world under the brand Wakami. Wakami are bracelets necklaces accessories that tell stories about us the people of the Earth. Products are designed with two important premises they are inspired in the global fashion trends and they can be produced by rural women.Kiej is currently working with 17 rural companies based in 9 of the 22 departments of Guatemala. 12 of these companies are integrated by rural women who in their majority are mothers. 5 of these are integrated by young people who want to pay their way t high school and be able to attend college while also giving support to their families. Currently all the Wakami productive businesses are based in Guatemala. However we have started to work with Chispas de Amor in Panama which will be in charge of directing the first collection of Wakami Products made by women in the Darien Province of Panama. What we love at Kiej is that through the Wakami Value Chain or the Wakami Connection rural communities have a source of income being able to transform cycles of poverty into cycles of prosperity.

Retail

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Listo Financial


United States of America

Listo Financial provides transparent and responsible financial services to underserved low income Hispanics and Latinos. Through a multilingual tech enabled retail experience Listo offers tailored financial advice and direct access to responsible insurance and loan products. The company also collects and analyzes customer data to inform product design and risk assessment. As the fastest growing ethnic group in the U.S. Latinos are expected to reach 25 30% of the U.S. population by 2050. Nearly 40% of Hispanics have sought alternative financial services in the past 12 months. Listo provides access to life changing financial services for unbanked and low income Latinos creating tangible pathways toward financial success.

Financial & Insurance activites

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Nomanini


South Africa

Nomanini vision is to support entrepreneurs serving their local communities. We believe that access to mobile services has radically improved and continues to improve the livelihoods of millions of people living at that base of the pyramid. The connectivity provided by mobile services is absolutely essential for trade and commerce.Our product enables informal market entrepreneurs working within their local community to print and sell airtime easily. Local communities can thus conveniently access and participate profitably in this massive and essential mobile services value chain.

Information, communication & technology

Company

Oorja: Empowering Rural Communities


India

Oorja provides clean energy solutions and biochar to rural Indian off grid communities. Oorja designs builds and maintains easily operable mini power plants that are run by local micro entrepreneurs. The plants transform agricultural waste into reliable and affordable electricity clean cooking gas and natural biochar a soil amendment that sequesters carbon and improves soil fertility in the long term. By turning locally available crop by products into a resource Oorja empowers BoP households and farmers to develop climate resilient agriculture which reduces use of water and fertilizers displace fossil fuels and improve education health gender equity and livelihoods. Oorja s mission is to impact over 1 million people by 2025.

Other

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Rugged Communications


United States of America

Rugged Communications delivers phone and internet service to the edges of the earth. They leverage the portability of solar power and the flexibility of wireless telecommunications to get people talking in the most rural areas of emerging markets. As part of their commitment to sustainable development they also provide computers community lighting a rainwater catchment system and charging stations. Their comprehensive system ensures new customers for telecommunications operators and new opportunities for local peoples.

Information, communication & technology

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SciStarter


United States of America

SciStarter is the place to find join and contribute to science through recreational activities and citizen science research projects. Their database of citizen science projects enable discovery organization and greater participation in citizen science. Think Amazon meets Match.com for citizen science.

Other

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SEADiaspora


SEADiaspora.com (Smart Economies Africa and the Diaspora) is an online publication/blog on African Affairs. They share diverse African perspectives from the continent and the diaspora on Culture Development Economy and Policy.

Information, communication & technology

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Stafford and Rural Homes


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irela

Stafford and Rural Homes is a non profit organisation and registered charity formed in 2006 which owns and manages over 6000 homes across Stafford and the surrounding area. Operating as a business profits are used to fund our social housing and community schemes. SARH also works in partnership with local authorities health trusts statutory bodies and a range of voluntary organisations to create safe sustainable communities.

Other

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Swan Housing Association


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irela

Swan Housing Association was first formed in 1992 and provides high quality and affordable homes to rent and buy.

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Thames Valley Housing Association


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irela

TVH is a Registered Social Landlord providing over 14000 homes across London and the South East.

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The Tia Foundation


United States of America

Using a teach them to fish model the Tia Foundation trains and equips community health workers elected by their fellow villagers in remote parts of rural Mexico where there are no doctors. We accomplish this permanent sustainable solution for less than $5 a person because the local governments take over continuing education and resupply of the robust medical kits each health worker is given. Tia currently serves more than 198000 villagers. Our health workers provide vaccinations deliver babies manage chronic diseases like diabetes and offer preventative education. An unintended outcome of programs like Tia s has been a drop in immigration by as much as 400% to the U.S.

Other

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Uncharted Play


United States of America

Uncharted Play was founded in May of 2011 as a new kind of social enterprise grounded in play and the happiness of life that would show the world how play could be a tangible tool for inspiring social invention.The dream began in 2008 when Jessica O. Matthews worked on a class project to invent the SOCCKET at Harvard University an energy harnessing soccer ball. Quickly she realized that the world of play was truly uncharted territory when it came to tangibly addressing real issues facing society. Though the future was uncertain she knew that an enterprise grounded in sustainable realistic solutions for happiness had real value.

Other

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Zomia SPC


United States of America

Launched in 2014 Zomia SPC is a social purpose corporation on a mission to increase access to higher education among students from marginalized communities. Headquartered in Seattle the company's main activities include identifying promising students from marginalized communities connecting them with funders and administering affordable loans. Zomia presently serves students in Southeast Asia. Working to increase access to higher education and opportunity among students from marginalized communities presently in Southeast Asia.

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