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Abt Associates


Australia

n 1965 Clark Abt expressed a single noble goalto create a world free of war and poverty. The visionary set to work establishing Abt Associates. Over the next half century the company became known as a bold innovative and effective agent of social change committed to improving the quality of life and economic well being of people worldwide. Today Abt Associates continues to be a mission driven global leader in research and program implementation in the fields of health social and environmental policy climate change and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges Abt Associates is regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators. The impact of our ongoing work in nearly 50 countries is significant and wide ranging. Our global staff of more than 2300 people conducts innovative studies and implements remarkable projects.

Human health & social work

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APOPO


United Republic of Tanzania

APOPO is a social enterprise that researches develops and implements detection rats technology for humanitarian purposes such as Mine Action and Tuberculosis detection. A Belgian NGO with headquarters in Tanzania APOPO has operations in Mozambique Thailand Angola Cambodia Vietnam and Laos. APOPO trains African giant pouched rats to detect the odour signatures from volatile compounds in landmines and Tuberculosis. Olfaction is the primary sensory modality of rats they have an extraordinarily high number of functional genes related to odour detection. Moreover they are hardy animals that are easy to maintain humanely they learn quickly and they do not bond to handlers and can therefore be transferred from one handler to another quite easily.

Professional & technical services

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AstraZeneca


United Kingdom of Great Britai

AstraZeneca is a global science led biopharmaceutical company that spans the discovery development manufacturing distribution and worldwide commercialisation of primary care and speciality care medicines.

Human health & social work

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Bempu


India

Bempu is a life saving bracelet designed to detect hypothermia & infections in newborns. Bempu's mission is to radically improve maternal and child health outcomes in developing countries by developing and commercializing life saving health technologies.

Human health & social work

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Better than Cash


United States of America

The Better Than Cash Alliance provides expertise in the transition to digital payments to achieve the goals of empowering people and growing emerging economies.

Other

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Beyonic


United States of America

Beyonic aggregates multiple mobile networks into one point of access. This eliminates the need for organizations to build costly custom connections to multiple networks and allows for immediate adoption for payouts to employees or beneficiaries. Beyonic is a platform extendable with APIs that allow organizations businesses and software developers to build solutions that need access to mobile money.

Information, communication & technology

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BRAC


Bangladesh

BRAC the largest international development organization in the world works to empower the poor to improve their own lives through economic social and legal programs that unleash human potential and address the many dimensions of poverty.

Other

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Center for Health Market Innovations


United States of America

The Center for Health Market Innovations (CHMI) promotes policies and practices that improve privately delivered health care for the poor in low and middle income countries. Operated through a global network of partners since 2010 CHMI is managed by the Results for Development Institute.

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Cepheid


United States of America

Cepheid (Nasdaq CPHD) is a leading molecular diagnostics company that is dedicated to improving healthcare by developing manufacturing and marketing accurate yet easy to use molecular systems and tests.

Other

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Clinica SIM


Brazil

Clinica SIM is a clinic located in the city of Fortaleza (Northeast Brazil) which offers quality medical and dental services at affordable prices. Paying only for what they use patients have access to more than 20 medical specialties.

Other

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Colibrí


United States of America

Colibri's mission is to bridge the distribution gap so that poverty alleviating technology can reach those who will benefit from it most. Colibri currently operates in Nicaragua and focuses on solar technology.

Energy

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CURE


United States of America

CURE International brings healing to children with treatable conditions in underserved countries around the world through surgical care and the life changing message of God s love. CURE transforms the lives of disabled children and their families in the developing world through physical emotional and spiritual healing.

Human health & social work

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Echo Mobile


Kenya

Echo Mobile is a Nairobi based firm that operates and develops a scalable cloud based mobile first communication and management information platform. Echo supports SMS USSD Interactive Voice Response (IVR) Android applications web based channels and sensor based data collection. It is designed to allow any organization to access powerful mobile communications solutions. Developed in 2010 organizations in Latin America Asia and Africa have used Echo Mobile to communicate with the people they care about most. Echo Mobile's objective is to allow organizations of any size to extend their reach and give voice to markets and communities worldwide.

Information, communication & technology

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Ecofiltro


Guatemala

Ecofiltro is a social business that has a very clear social objective. To reach 1 million rural Guatemalans with clean water by the year 2020. \r\nEcofiltro will only use financially sustainable methods to reach this goal and will always remain open to sharing their production process and marketing tactics with any outside group that wants to solve the water challenge in their home country.

Water & Sewerage

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Enviro Loo


South Africa

The Enviro Loo is a waterless on site dry sanitation toilet system that functions without water or chemicals. It is designed for the benefit of all communities and can be installed almost anywhere. It is an effective solution to the numerous sanitation challenges facing the world.

Real estate, design & building

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Evidence for Policy Design


United States of America

Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD) is a team led by Harvard research faculty that brings data and economic insights to the design and implementation of public policies in countries around the world. The faculty researchers who lead Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD) at Harvard Kennedy School believe that evidence based smart policy design can help governments make the most of limited resources and improve the lives of the poor. EPoD comprises a network of scholars practitioners staff and students at Harvard and across the developing world. They work closely with public and private in country partners to identify problems and generate rigorous evidence that enables the design and implementation of effective policy solutions and they teach their methods both in the classroom and the field.

Other

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Freedom from Hunger


United States of America

Founded in 1946 Freedom from Hunger has six decades of experience fighting world hunger and 25 years of experience developing and implementing sustainable self help methods to empower poor women. Their programs help women to manage and increase their assets protect the health of their families and enhance food security.

Financial & Insurance activites

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Greenlight Planet


United States of America

Greenlight Planet is a for profit social business that develops and manufactures honest reliable solar products designed to help people living off the electric grid.Greenlight Planet is owned and operated by engineers sales force experts and operations gurus who love to solve difficult problems that change our customers lives before our eyes. Our offices across the world are cultural melting pots of technological and grass roots innovation.

Energy

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GSMA Mobile for Development


United Kingdom of Great Britai

The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide. Spanning 219 countries, the GSMA unites nearly 800 of the world’s mobile operators, as well as more than 200 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset makers, software companies, equipment providers, Internet companies, and media and entertainment organisations. The GSMA also produces industry-leading events such as the Mobile World Congress and Mobile Asia Congress.

Real estate, design & building

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hearScreen


South Africa

hearScreen is an innovative start-up providing smart solutions for healthy hearing. Its low-cost mHealth solution for hearing problems provides clinically valid tests, operated by untrained persons with cloud-based data management and referral systems linking patients to services. hearScreen’s vision is to impact the 1.2 billion globally who suffer hearing difficulties through affordable access and linkage to hearing health.

Other

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Inclusivity Solutions


South Africa

Inclusivity Solutions works with mobile operators insurance companies and other distribution partners to deliver digital insurance solutions that meet the needs of emerging consumers. Inclusivity Solutions uses digital channels such as mobile phones to improve outreach and delivery. Inclusivity Solutions provide complete solutions including strategy product and process design implementation support and technology platforms to not only introduce and grow digital insurance but also to build sustainable inclusive insurance markets.

Financial & Insurance activites

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Initiative for Smallholder Finance


South Africa

The Initiative for Smallholder Finance (ISF) is a multi donor and investor platform for the development of financial services for the smallholder farmer market. It was launched in May 2013 with the intention of making marked progress toward closing the gap between the $450 billion in smallholder financing demand and the current $10 20 billion supply. The ISF s primary role is to act as a design catalyst. The emphasis is on mobilizing additional financing for smallholders and seeding replication of innovative models in new markets.

Financial & Insurance activites

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Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation


United States of America

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is an independent global health research center at the University of Washington that provides rigorous and comparable measurement of the world's most important health problems and evaluates the strategies used to address them. IHME makes this information freely available so that policymakers have the evidence they need to make informed decisions about how to allocate resources to best improve population health.

Other

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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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JJD Innovations


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irela

J. J. Design Innovations Pvt. Ltd. (JJD) is a young and enthusiastic product design and development consultancy exclusively focused on making better medical devices. They have gained experience in various markets and environments ranging from academic research to clinical implementation. Their work includes new product development ergonomic studies prototyping and tooling mechanical testing and international regulations compliance. JJD have specific expertise in design of rehabilitation equipment orthopaedic implants and associated instrumentation.

Other

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Juhudi Kilimo


Kenya

Juhudi Kilimo is a social enterprise that provides asset financing and technical assistance to smallholder farmers and small to medium agro businesses throughout Kenya. Juhudi operates exclusively in very rural areas giving smallholder farmers access to the tools they need to scale up and succeed.

Financial & Insurance activites

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LigandCorp


Nigeria

LigandCorp is creating a medical innovation hub a rich entrepreneurial ecosystem to help young Nigerians discover effective solutions to the vast health sector problems while also creating opportunities for businesses to thrive and have a global impact.

Human health & social work

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Loans4SME


India

Loans4SME is a curated marketplace that connects creditworthy small businesses with lenders to address the gap in debt funding for Indian SMEs. By carefully selecting creditworthy companies through a proprietary credit scoring algorithm and offering structured debt solutions Loans4SME catalyse private investment in SMEs and expand the universe of debt providers beyond traditional lenders to include high net worth individuals family investment offices and corporate treasuries.

Financial & Insurance activites

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Merck for Mothers


United States of America

Merck for Mothers known as MSD for Mothers outside of the United States and Canada is a 10 year $500 million initiative focused on improving the health and well being of mothers during pregnancy and childbirth.This CSR led initiative from Merck has more than 50 projects in 30 countries around the world. Their major programs are based in five countries India Senegal Uganda the U.S. and Zambia where the goal is to test innovative models that expand women's access to affordable quality care with the potential to be scaled and sustained. Additionally in 2012 they launched the Global Giving Programtheir corporate grants initiative through which the offices around the world can support eligible nonprofits working to improve maternal healthdesigned to be responsive to local needs and extend the reach in many more countries across the globe.

Other

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Microfinance Information Exchange


United States of America

Microfinance Information eXchange (MIX) collects and disseminates industry regional and company financial and social performance data for the microfinance sector while collaborating with industry leaders to establish and publicize best practices.

Financial & Insurance activites

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Mondato


United States of America

Mondato is a boutique consultancy specializing in the provision of strategic commercial and operational support across the mobile finance and commerce (MFC) ecosystem. Established in 2008 on a foundation of years of experience in the telecommunications technology and financial sectors Mondato possesses a unique understanding of the fast evolving ever expanding MFC space they understand the players pain points and have designed their solutions to address them. Mondato s portfolio of strategic and tactical offerings target MNOs banks retailers regulators DFIs and any other organization interested in implementing investing in or encouraging the development of MFS whether as a pure play or as part of a broader proposition.

Other

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Narayana Health


India

Narayana Health (formerly Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospitals) headquartered in Bengaluru India operate a national network of hospitals in India with a particularly strong presence in the southern state of Karnataka and eastern India as well as an emerging presence in western and central India. The first facility was established in Bengaluru with approximately 225 operational beds and they have since grown to 57 facilities with 5600 operational beds as of the date of this Draft Red Herring Prospectus through a combination of greenfield projects and acquisitions.

Human health & social work

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Operation ASHA


India

Operation ASHA is dedicated to bringing tuberculosis treatment and health services to the poorest of the poor in India s urban slums and rural villages. Operation ASHA are among the world s largest NGOs in tuberculosis treatment and prevention making these services available to more than 6.1 million people who have little access to basic healthcare let alone medicines to treat TB. With treatment centers established in more than 3000 slums and villages in India and Cambodia their team plans to expand to other regions of the developing world afflicted with TB and help other organizations fighting TB adopt their methods and technology.

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Partners in Food Solutions


United States of America

Partners in Food Solutions an independent nonprofit organization is working to strengthen food security improve nutrition and increase economic development across Africa by expanding and increasing the competitiveness of the food processing sector. We link corporate volunteers from our consortium of world class food companies with promising entrepreneurs in eight African countries.

Administrative & support services

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Patch of Land


United States of America

Patch of Land is a peer to peer real estate crowdfinancing platform offering accredited investors the opportunity to invest in high yield asset backed real estate debt deals with low minimum investments. Properties are secured by title and developer guarantee with LTV values that protect investors from unnecessary risk. rn

Other

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School for Social Entrepreneurs


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irela

The School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) was founded by the British Social Entrepreneur Michael Young also known as the Lord of Dartington in 1997. Michael Young was a social innovator who had previously launched the Consumers' Association the Open University and around 40 other organisations. The School opened in the summer of 1997 and welcomed its first cohort of students in early 1998. Since then over 1000 social entrepreneurs between the ages of 17 and 74 have completed the SSE programmes. Today the SSE has active schools in Cornwall Devon Liverpool London Hampshire Suffolk West Midlands Scotland and Yorkshire as well as international schools in Australia and Canada.

Education

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Shubham Housing Finance


India

Shubham Housing Development Finance Company was incorporated with a mission to provide Home loans and Home Improvement loans to customers who would normally fall outside the ambit of traditional lending institutions. Shubham is amongst the first organisations in the country focused on helping urban low income and informal income families own a home by providing formal credit. Shubham s operating model seeks to transcend document based underwriting and follow an interview based approach to understand the customer's income and expense flows.

Financial & Insurance activites

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The Helix Institute of Digital Finance


Kenya

The Helix Institute of Digital Finance has joined forces with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation the United Nations the World Bank and MicroSave to launch the first training institute with a singular focus on digital finance (mobile money mobile banking e banking).

Financial & Insurance activites

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WeFarm


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irela

The internet for people with no internet. WeFarm is a worldwide peer to peer knowledge sharing network building a bank of the words' farming knowledge then making it available to anyone anywhere in any language and on any device even the most basic mobile phone.

Information, communication & technology

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