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Aakar Innovations


India

Aakar is a hybrid social enterprise comprised of Aakar Innovations and Aakar Social Ventures that enables women to produce and distribute affordable high quality 100% compostable sanitary napkins within their communities while simultaniously raising awareness and sensitization of menstrual hygiene management.

Manufacture goods

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Accountability Counsel


United States of America

Accountability Counsel is a non profit organization based in San Francisco California. They work toward environmental and human rights accountability in international finance and development through community trainings and claim support and policy advocacy.

Administrative & support services

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Akdemia


Peru

Akdemia is designed to be the only tool a school community will ever need. Whether you\'re a teacher, student or parent, there\'s no need to log in to 10 different apps to send messages, turn in assignments or check your calendar.

Education

Company

Amano Artisans


United States of America

Amano Artisans was founded back in 2007 showcasing Colombia's talent to the world. Their jewelry collections are 100% handcrafted in Colombia eco friendly sustainable.

Retail

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Ambiente Creativo


Ecuador

Ambiente Creativo is a consultants in Sustainable Development and Eco Efficiency. Their differentiated view of the idea of combining the criterion strategic environmental technician and communal creativity. Thus the implementation of eco efficiency becomes interesting and profitable for everyone. Their career has been dedicated to Sustainable Development and Eco efficiency in both the private sector and the public. In creative environment can develop specific solutions related needs Eco efficiency as well as comprehensive strategies for sustainable development of a community or a business.

Real estate, design & building

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Aqua Gardens Family Farm


United States of America

Aqua Gardens of Potter Valley is an aquaponic farm nestled in the lush hills of Potter Valley in Northern California specializing in the sustainable production of living bouquets of gourmet mixed salad greens other popular vegetables and herbs. All of Aqua Gardens of Potter Valley s products are grown using the cutting edge growing technology of Aquaponics without any pesticides or chemical fertilizers.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

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Arbutus Medical


Canada

Launched in 2014 Arbutus is a medical device company developing affordable world class medical devices. Their flagship product is an affordable surgical drill kit. The Drill Cover increases efficiency and accuracy while reducing the capital cost of orthopedic drills allowing surgeons to safely use a low cost hardware drill within a clean surgical environment. Arbutus sells the Drill Cover in combo kits which include a low cost hardware drill and a set of five sterile covers.

Human health & social work

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Arqlite


United States of America

Arqlite is an artificial rock resulting from the mixture of different plastic polymers designed to partly replace natural rock used in the preparation of concrete. The use of Arqlite as an aggregate is ideal for construction as it achieves better thermal and acoustic insulation while generating a a lighter material and a more sustainable construction.

Construction

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Best Energy


Chile

BestEnergy is creating economic value through social and environmental responsibility. They provide solar water heating for social housing through gubernamental subsidies, allowing people in need to save money in their family budget. They became a B Corp because they aim to increase the concept and transaction of social and environmental benefits, and being a part of the B Corp community is a crucial step along that path.

Energy

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Bicycles Against Poverty (BAP)


United States of America

Bicycles Against Poverty is based in northern Uganda. These bicycles will serve as a tool for income generating activities community cooperation and access to social services such as healthcare. Bicycle recipients make micropayments to BAP which thereby promotes responsibility over the bicycle microcredit management skills and allows BAP to work towards financial sustainability.

Human health & social work

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Bilingual Children's Enterprises


United States of America

Bilingual Children's Enterprises is a mobile learning and entertainment platform helping preschoolers learn English Spanish and other languages. Through Tipi Tom a multicultural and character driven property their platform features short form animated videos apps and interactive books to accelerate learning. The MVP app is available for download on iOS and Android now.

Education

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Bodhi Health Education


India

Bodhi Health Education is an innovative award winning organisation in healthcare education.It is supported by Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE) and is one among the 12 global innovators at the Innovations in Healthcare. The venture has won top awards and recognition at Indian School of Business Hyderabad IIM Calcutta National University of Singapore IIM Ahmedabad and is also a cohort member at the Dukes SEAD accelerator.

Human health & social work

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Boond


India

Boond creates entrepreneurs who sell and service development products like solar lamps (and home systems) water filters efficient cooking stoves dynamo lamps and mosquito nets in remote rural areas or areas affected by calamities (floods etc.). The products are aimed at providing the poor with access to adequate lighting clean water efficient cooking and pest control thereby improving their productivity and health. By train young people in becoming entrepreneurs Boond also provides livelihood to the rural unemployed while at the same time ensuring that best servicing standards are maintained.

Energy

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Bumbleroot Foods


United States of America

Bumbleroot creates healthy and delicious beverages and snacks that include unique sustainably sourced superfood ingredients from around the world. Their first product is a Superfood Hydration Drink Mix that provides everyday hydration antioxidants and nutrients in a convenient pocket sized pouch

Acommodation & food service

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Carbon Analytics


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irela

Carbon Analytics was founded by a team of graduates from the University of Oxford who believe it should be easy for companies of all sizes to reap the rewards of managing their environmental impact. They are committed to removing the barriers to environmental management and to guiding as many companies as possible on their journey to building a greener business and a greener supply chain.

Financial & Insurance activites

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CASSA


Guatemala

CASSA (Construccion Autosuficiente S.A) offers complete construction services that transform natural resources into vital services in a clean way both for humans and the environment. They focus on social housing because they believe it is at the Base of the Pyramid where the greatest human impact is achieved by the appropriate and self sufficient management of resources through construction.

Real estate, design & building

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CityTaps


France

CityTaps enable the urban poor in the developing world to access running water at home from water utilities. Their goal is to change the lives of 750 million people for ever. The solution is technological and relies on an innovative business model in partnership with water utilities in the developing world.

Water & Sewerage

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codeSpark


United States of America

CodeSpark is the world s most innovative system for teaching young kids about computer science. CodeSpark have play tested the way to a custom curriculum for kids 5 8. codeSpark s pick up and play game mechanics are specifically designed to appeal to a broad range of learning styles and abilities. In tablet based game players control characters called Foos. Problems are solved games are made and things are built by programing Foos. Now and then a Glitch gets loose and messes things up.

Education

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Compostwheels


United States of America

Compostwheels makes it possible for residents business owners and companies to compost in the city for the betterment of our local food system. Compostwheels partners with urban farms gardens and schools to help create sustainable composting programs that educate and grow healthy people and food.

Waste Management & Recycling

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CoPower


Canada

CoPower's online platform allows you to pool money with like minded investors and access clean energy investment opportunities. Using CoPower's platform you can also monitor the performance of your investment including your investment returns and your positive impact on the environment and the local community.

Energy

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Cosecha Partners


Nicaragua

Cosecha Partners S.A. is a sustainable agro enterprise and supplier of chia seed and other native Central American healthy and superfood products. Based in Managua Nicaragua they produce process and export premium agricultural products and food ingredients from Central America. In doing so they build sustainable and dynamic market relationships that connect leading food distributors manufacturers and retailers with exceptional small scale growers. By serving buyers and growers alike they pioneer new and exciting health and nostalgic food products on the market that showcase their growers unique story and our triple bottom line approach.

Other

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Dance4Healing


United States of America

Dance4Healing roots in neuroscience using AI to recommend music dance groups based on emotion and condition using behavior design and gamification to encourage learning while building dance habits. The ecosystem includes at home training with movement feedback mobile on the go to continue the healing process and a platform to build a community focus on music and dance therapy for healing.

Human health & social work

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Desolenator


United Kingdom of Great Britai

Desolenator Ltd has patented a method of water purification that operates entirely by the power of the sun. It purifies water from any source with no chemicals no filters and no moving parts. The result is the cheapest most environmentally friendly method of desalination. The company aims to have the Desolenator provide water independence and fresh drinking water independence to 1 billion in the next decade.

Water & Sewerage

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E-Hands Energy


India

E Hands Energy is in the business of providing clean energy access to people in remote areas of rural India who are off the country's electricity grid. They are one of the very few companies in India to offer both solar and wind based renewable energy solutions. E Hands Energy partners with Kestrel Renewable Energy subsidiary of Eveready Pty. Ltd. for micro wind turbine installations in India. E Hands Energy are among the chosen few globally for seed funding by ERM's Low Carbon Enterprise Fund (LCEF). E Hands Energy has been rated as one of the five most promising companies in India by New Venture India an independent body monitoring and evaluating upcoming companies in clean energy.

Energy

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EA Fruits Farm


United Republic of Tanzania

EA FRUITS FARM & COMPANY is the company which engages in large production and distribution of fruits and variety of vegetables including pineapples watermelons oranges mangoes tomatoes carrots and grapes supply of these fruits to customers all over Tanzania especially in Dar Es Salaam and extending to overseas boundaries. The business is located at Bagamoyo in a village called Fukayosi where the production takes place in the company s own land with 50.3 acres size. Currently the distribution of its products will be done in some parts of Tanzania and is expected to go beyond Tanzania borders in the near future.

Other

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EarthSpark International


United States of America

EarthSpark International is a nonprofit organization dedicated to eradicating energy poverty in Haiti with innovative technology and financing solutions. By expanding market access for lower income Haitians the organization is putting affordable portable solar lighting and improved cookstoves in the hands of people who need it most. EarthSpark is also developing a town sized prepaid solar microgrid in Les Anglais Haiti to prove that bringing electricity to under served areas is financially feasible and highly impactful.

Energy

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EcoEnergy Finance


Pakistan is facing an energy crisis there are over 70 million people without access to the electricity grid and no respite in sight.rnrnEcoEnergyFinance addresses this by making solar energy solutions available as a service to its rural off grid customers through its fleet of field sales and technical staff. Using these solutions our customers build more prosperous business and families.

Energy

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Eighteen East


South Africa

Eighteen East Group is dedicated to the development of innovative finance solutions for impact investing businesses and vehicles. By leveraging off its network across continents Eighteen East brings together the shared resources and knowledge required for sustainable and impactful growth. Eighteen East takes a market based approach to facilitating the development of impactful businesses. Sound business fundamentals are incorporated along with the highest standards of governance environmental protection and fair trade principles in all projects.

Other

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Empower Generation


Nepal

Empower Generation (EG) is a social enterprise that connects renewable energy technology (RET) suppliers with female entrepreneurs at the base of the economic pyramidthose living on less that $2.50 per day. EG provides women with business and technical training and support and provides energy consumers with microfinancing for RET purchases increasing local economic opportunities promoting gender equality and combating the root causes of poverty

Energy

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Farm from a Box


United States of America

Farm from a Box provides vulnerable communities with the tools needed to feed themselves and build a strong livelihood. Their aim is to reduce poverty and hunger through innovation technology transfer and market access by providing the mobile infrastructure that rural communities often lack.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

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Farmerline Ltd


Ghana

The Farmerline vision is to see an Africa where Agriculture NGO s are not a functioning force in the market. Farmerline provides paid services that allow farmers to have the information and access they need to employ an entrepreneurial method of farming. Input dealers and traders pay for more efficient communication channels to farmers and farmers pay for information packages and services. In this vision more food is produce more food gets to market and GDP from cash crop export soars.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

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Geel Medical Services


Uganda

GEEL Medical services was founded on the 1st September 2011 with a mission to reduce preventable health related deaths in marginalized areas of sub Saharan Africa by improving access to quality affordable and reliable comprehensive healthcare services with a focus on maternal child(women and children) health.

Other

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HIPGive


United States of America

HIPGive is a crowdfunding platform that facilitates smart investments in innovation and Latino communities across the U.S. and the Americas. HIPGive features and represents the most innovative and impactful organizations serving Latino communities.The platform leverages technology to bring individuals corporations and foundations together in an effort to mobilize generosity.

Financial & Insurance activites

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ILUMEXICO


Mexico

ILUMEXICO is a social enterprise That Promotes Development through rural electrification to Communities With high and very high sea ginalization in Mexico. They promote access to energy through microfinance schemes long term service and training in the use and maintenance of technology. Also they believe that energy is a platform to foster development building Promote programs and workshops on various topics such as community organization gender equity and financial inclusion.

Energy

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Inception Strategies


Australia

Inception Strategies is a business storytelling organisation established in 2004. They have work with clients to develop compelling communication that meets their strategic priorities and engages their primary, secondary and tertiary audiences.

Information, communication & technology

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Instiglio


United States of America

Instiglio\'s mission is to empower leaders in the social, public, and private sectors to improve the impact of social programs in developing countries by linking funding to results.

Financial Services: Advisory Services

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Janta Meals


India

Janta Meals serves affordable meals to the working class population (blue collar) in Delhi NCR region. They operate a hub and spoke model where a central kitchen (run by women from the local community) prepares and distributes the meals to the franchisees and institutional clients like NGOs factories government bodies etc. The company prepares nutritious meals in a clean and hygienic kitchen and sells these through a network of micro entrepreneurs (franchisees) who are based among the target group. Through bulk purchasing efficient usage of fuel and mechanised cooking they can achieve prices as low as Rs. 20 for a meal.

Other

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Kunoa Cattle Company


United States of America

Kunoa Cattle Company produces the healthiest beef on the planet in the healthiest place on the planetKauai Hawaii.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

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Labor Exchange


United States of America

Labor Exchange connects job seekers with nontraditional backgrounds with companies looking to hire them. Labor Exchange help companies tap into a non traditional talent pool for their entry level hires that helps them meet their hiring and diversity needs in a faster cheaper and easier way.

Other

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Laboratoria


Peru

Laboratoria works in partnership with technology companies that helps to always have a curriculum that responds to the market, and that hire coders once completed. They also work with organizations that promote social entrepreneurship and helps to go further.

Information, communication & technology

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Leaf Innovation


India

Leaf is a wearable technology company. Their product Guardian is a wearable device which combines with the mobile application and control room to form a security ecosystem which makes sure that every woman who has the device will stay safe anytime and anywhere. The features that make the technology stand out against the existing solutions of women security are sensing of danger by the device communicational redundancy and crowdsourcing of help.

Other

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Library for All


United States of America

Library For All is a nonprofit with a mission to make knowledge accessible to all equally.To achieve this mission we have built a cloud based library platform filled with locally relevant e books curated for different regions in the developing world. Library For All is more cost effective and sustainable than building physical libraries.

Information, communication & technology

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LifeNet International


United States of America

LifeNet International conversion franchise platform for primary care health centers is designed for impact scale and sustainability drawing on business principles to build in country capacity and generate long term effect. Every pharmaceutical we deliver or piece of equipment they distribute is financed by their partner health centers and paired with comprehensive ongoing training. Health centers that implement LifeNet taught best practices become official LN partners and establish regional standards of care. The success of their Nurse and Management Training is based on the trust relationships they build with partner center staff which lead to lasting behavior change and heightened capacity.

Human health & social work

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LishaBora Hydroponics Limited


Kenya

LishaBora believes in the elimination of poverty through innovation and education in the dairy sector of Kenya. They believe poverty is systemic and is created by the systems in which farmers operate. They attribute that many of the 1.8 million dairy farmers earn less than $2 USD a day due to the limited options low quality and high cost of dairy feed currently available in the market. A much more nutritious and affordable product is possible. LishaBora is disrupting the product distribution model and supply chain of the dairy industry in Kenya. LishaBora create dairy feed that is nutritious and affordable in order to raise the amount of milk produced by smallholder dairy farmers.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

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LittleBigMoney


Colombia

LittleBigMoney technology poses a financing alternative low cost easy access and zero brokerage guidance on projects with positive impact in their communities. The platform provides a space where entrepreneurs can have a direct relationship with employees it makes possible the birth of a community of people with common interests.

Financial & Insurance activites

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Loomio


New Zealand

Loomio is a collaborative decision making tool. Loomio reduces the cost of participation in decision making making it easy for any group to translate online communication into real world collective action. The software is being built by a core team in Wellington New Zealand and a wider network of friends and supporters all over the world.

Information, communication & technology

Company

Love Grain


United States of America

Love Grain is a new food company with a bold social mission to connect Ethiopian farmers with international markets through a line of wholesome delicious products based on the superfood teff. Every year millions of Ethiopian farmers produce delicious ancient foods like teff millet barley sorghum chickpeas legumes and sesame. These smallholder farming families share the goals of people everywhere to educate their children provide food for their communities year round and cultivate their land from planting to harvest.

Other

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Mayaversatil


Guatemala

Mayaversatil is a service company interdisciplinary in social, economic and environmental, providing the population target sustainable and comprehensive development .

Financial & Insurance activites

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Miti Health


Kenya

Miti Health is transforming healthcare in East Africa with a technology platform that addresses the most pressing needs of frontline providers. Their solution is an off the shelf Android based application for small healthcare providers in Kenya (called chemists). The system reports on sales manages inventory and enables easier reordering of high quality medications in an environment where supply chains are fragmented and over 30% of medication is counterfeit.

Other

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Moneythink


United States of America

Moneythink is a White House recognized 501(c)3 non profit organization that provides financial education and peer mentorship to urban 11th and 12th graders in the United States. Its unique model uses customized curricula and college volunteers to make financial decision making and career planning practical relevant and fun for urban high school students entering the real world. The organization leverages the resources on college campuses to train college students as mentors for local youth placing these college students into local high school classrooms.

Education

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MoringaConnect


Ghana

MoringaConnect aims to eradicate rural poverty and hunger by enabling small farmers to participate in the global market for high value natural ingredients starting with Moringa oil. By investing in the farmers and the communities they serve through agricultural inputs farmer training and high tech in country processing

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

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Naturetech Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd.


India

Naturetech Infra is a social enterprise in the business of providing clean energy access to rural villages in India by creating permanent Smart Solar AC Microgrid based infrastructure.

Energy

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News Deeply


United States of America

News Deeply is a new media and technology company dedicated to bringing thought leaders together enhancing public engagement and improving the user experience of complex global issues. The team of journalists and technologists builds unique user centered resources that fuse news live events information design and social participation.

Information, communication & technology

Company

Ocean Rich Communities of Alaska (ORCA)


ORCA Ocean Rich Communities of Alaska is a social enterprise fishing cooperative transforming Salmon seafood & communities by sourcing the highest quality fish directly from Alaska fishermen. In the Bay Area they provide seafood while building a social enterprise. ORCA transform communities & how you get your seafood by utilizing Cells Alive System (CAS) super cooling technology from ABI Co.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

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Open Green Road


Chile

Open Green Road aims to reduce the economic gap in education by providing stu-dents with the tools they need to succeed on the college entrance exam

Education

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Pixán


Mexico

Pixan is a social enterprise working to sustainably improve the well being of coffee farmers and their communities by creating and selling new products improving market access and fostering a holistic and organic approach to environmental management.

Other

Company

PlanIT Impact


United States of America

PlanIT Impact is a resource impact tool for the planning design and construction industries that link locally available geospatial data with a specific development project s location to provide visually immersive feedback. With PlanIT Impact client groups civic leaders and citizens can be immersed in a planned design scenario through 3D navigation and interactive information.

Information, communication & technology

Company

PowerGen Renewable Energy


Kenya

PowerGen Renewable Energy founded in 2011 is a premier renewable energy design and installation firm in the African region. In 2013 PowerGen began to address the problem of rural energy access by installing and operating alternating current (AC) solar micro grids in off grid communities in East Africa. Micro grids can be deployed quickly offer a low connection fee for customers have more functionality than solar lanterns (it is real AC power) and can be expanded to supply more energy as customer demand grows. From a business perspective micro grids offer a new way of thinking about rural electrification rapidly deployable private infrastructure. To date PowerGen has installed 18 micro grids providing electricity to over 550 homes and businesses benefiting over 23000 people.

Energy

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PowerMundo


United States of America

PowerMundo improves access to solar and other clean technologies to empower people in emerging markets. By sourcing cleantech products building a rural distribution network offering financing options and educating consumers about the cleantech products PowerMundo provides families with the opportunity to redirect their monthly cash expenditures towards cleaner and more efficient energy sources to promote health education clean environments and economic well being.

Energy

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Prakti


India

Prakti is the first cookstove enterprise to offer a fully integrated stove ecosystem connecting design manufacturing and distribution. Their unique approach to this ecosystem is based in cultural insights the operations in every region vary based on the traditions cooking methods and systems in that region. Unlike other stove companies which offer a one size fits all model their portfolio includes seven different stoves with different sizes fuel types and designs.

Energy

Company

Private Capital for Public Good


United States of America

Private Capital for Public Good is creating non traditional financial vehicles to fund conservation programs. They are working to incentivize private investors to finance projects that have traditionally been paid for by governments and philanthropists.

Financial & Insurance activites

Company

Project Equity


United States of America

Project Equity is the community economic development to shift control locally and build economic resiliency in low income communities in the San Francisco Bay Area. They envision a future where business decisions are made through a lens of what is good for workers and communities leading to businesses that are more successful communities that are more resilient and workers who have stable jobs and economic security.

Real estate, design & building

Company

Qorax Energy


United States of America

Qorax is a solar asset financing and distribution company that unlocks value for investors and consumers in frontier markets. Qorax work through local management teams to create access to vital electricity service for the people who need it most. Their portfolio companies operate in Somaliland Somalia the Democratic Republic of the Congo and are expanding quickly.

Energy

Company

Rebuild Globally


United States of America

REBUILD globally is a non profit organization fighting poverty in Haiti through education and job training programs. We address the complex issues of poverty by identifying the most vulnerable populations in Port au Prince and targeting the root problem the lack of job readiness and long term employment. Our goal is to replace the conventional methods of charitable aid with a thriving social entrepreneurial ecosystem. We have been measurably improving the lives of those most affected by poverty and devastation in Haiti for six years through comprehensive training and education programs with a pipeline to guaranteed employment. After years of working on the ground we have found the most impactful way to respond to a disaster and lessen the effects of poverty is to combine the efforts of our non profit with the for profit sector.

Other

Company

Recesspreneurs


United States of America

Recesspreneurs empowers disadvantaged youth by teaching life skills through entrepreneurship. We are entrepreneurial education that breeds the habits and skills necessary for an individual to be successful.

Education

Company

Revive Foods


United States of America

Revive Foods is a mission driven food company dedicated to eliminating food waste by recovering and repurposing edible surplus produce across the food supply chain.

Other

Company

Rides for Lives


Uganda

To sustainably strengthen healthcare systems in Sub Saharan Africa using local talent to combat the extreme shortage of healthcare professionals in underserved areas

Human health & social work

Company

Safermom


Nigeria

SaferMom is an innovative start up that provides vital health information to new and expectant mothers using interactive and low cost SMS and voice services in local languages.

Other

Company

San Francisco Public Press


United States of America

The San Francisco Public Press is an independent nonprofit noncommercial news organization dedicated to producing important local public interest news. They do for print and Web journalism what public broadcasting has done for radio and television.

Information, communication & technology

Company

Six Foods


United States of America

Six Foods believes that six legs are better than four and they are introducing insects to the Western diet as a sustainable food. We make tortilla chips with cricket flour called Chirps. They are 3x the protein and the fat of the leading potato chip. Plus they re non GMO and gluten free. They plan to eventually introduce more products with the hope of bringing insect meat onto store shelves in direct competition with beef pork and other meats.

Other

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SOKO


United States of America

Soko employs technology to empower and provide equal access to opportunity for marginalized artisans. Our supply chain innovation uses the mobile phone to connect independent artisan entrepreneurs to Soko in an ethical and transparent virtual factory. With Soko s mobile tools artisans have access to an entire world of consumers expanding their business horizons and entrepreneurial prospects.

Other

Company

SOKOTEXT


Kenya

SokoText based in Nairobi Kenya is a smart solution with a big idea To make food affordable for everyone. They use the power of text messaging to aggregate demand for food and unlock wholesale prices for small entrepreneurs in urban slums.

Rental & repair

Company

Solageo


China, Hong Kong Special Admin

Solageo ultimate objective is to enable Small and Medium Clean Energy Enterprises operating within under served communities in Developing Asia Africa and Latin America to more easily gain access to quality affordable and appropriate clean energy products that can improve the daily livelihoods within their communities.

Energy

Company

Solstice Initiative


United States of America

Our mission at Solstice is to build awareness about community solar and to enroll households and local organizations in nearby solar gardens particularly in lower and moderate income areas.The result is good for everyonemore Americans enjoy the benefits of solar power stronger communities and a better chance for the planet s future.

Energy

Company

Solubrite


United States of America

Solubrite's goal is to make available the best solar lighting products at the best price to people living in and around rural areas where there is no electricity.

Energy

Company

Somos Agua


Mexico

Somos Agua is 100% Mexican civil association focused on improving the quality of life of people in the most deprived areas of the country. Providing the opportunity to get drinking water.

Water & Sewerage

Company

Source International


Italy

Source International equips grassroots organizations with scientific tools and methods that allows them to measure the harmful consequences of irresponsible natural resource extraction. With this information communities are able to hold perpetrating companies accountable and change government policies to reduce the impact of environmental pollution.

Other

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Suli


Chile

SULI aims to democratize access to this natural resource in an easy simple and accessible way. For those with conventional electricity access seeking a more sustainable lifestyle and for those looking for portable light and energy. They focus on meeting the needs of those who even today do not have access to this resource.

Energy

Company

SunSawang


Thailand

SunSawang provides energy access solutions by offering a portfolio of solar electricity options for rural villages in Thailand ranging from personal use lanterns mobile chargers up to DC and AC home systems. Operating from Mae Sot district located in Tak province SunSawang ensures energy sustainability while creating opportunity by recruiting and training local village technicians to provide routine maintenance services for home systems.

Energy

Company

Suyo


United States of America

Suyo is a public benefit corporation that leverages modern technology to formalize real property rights for low-income families. Their tools and methodologies contribute to more efficient and transparent property rights systems and property data collection.

Professional & technical services

Company

Team4Tech


United States of America

Team4Tech is a registered 501(c)(3) organization established in 2012 to improve education in developing countries through innovative technology solutions. They act as a catalyst for change by matching tech industry professionals products and resources with accredited non profit projects that aim to make a difference in the quality of education around the globe. Team4Tech train and guide their volunteers through project scoping planning and in country implementation. All projects are maintained through the non profit partners with ongoing support from Team4Tech.

Education

Company

The Honey Wine Company


United States of America

The Honey Wine Co. in San Francisco was started by Ayele Solomon a native of Ethiopia. Part of his motivation is to help create a market for farmers in Ethiopia and stop deforestation. Bee d'Vine use two ingredients honey spring water (and time) to craft the most refined honey wine on earth.

Other

Company

TogetherFarm


United States of America

TogetherFarm exists to create and promote opportunities and products for communities to grow share and donate produce through sustainable backyard gardening and farming. Their goal is to make urban farming easy fun and accessible to all.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

Company

Tugende


Uganda

Tugende helps motorcycle taxi drivers own their own motorcycles in eighteen months or less instead of renting indefinitely. Ownership significantly increases income, job security and road safety.

Financial Services: Microinsurance

Company

Vega Coffee


Nicaragua

Vega Coffee was founded on the audacious idea that the very same farmers who not only plant harvest pick wash depulp dry hull sort grade polish and pack the incredible coffee we drink every day could roast and package it too.

Company

Vendedy


United States of America

Vendedy is a social enterprise that connects global travelers to local street vendors via mobile technology. The founder is the daughter of three generations of Haitian female street vendors who noticed a need following the 2010 Haiti Earthquake when vendors lost most of their inventory and access to consumers. It was at that moment that Vendedy set off to digitize the street vending industry and make it a global conduit of prosperity.

Information, communication & technology

Company

Village of Wisdom


United States of America

Village Of Wisdom (VOW) is a nonprofit organization that empowers parents to enhance the resilience of their Black boys promoting greater academic performance. Growing from local communities to a national network VOW will support families and neighborhoods wrap their sons in the loving protection they need to thrive.

Education

Company

Você Aprende Agora


Brazil

You Learn Now is an online English course based at Cambridge University for you to learn quickly and use English in their favor in his professional career study and travel. Created by Felipe Dib founder and director of the Institute of Education the You Learn Now was designed so that you do not personally go to a course and can study any time you want and where you are and may receive CERTIFICATE Institute of Education.

Education

Company

ZanaAfrica


United States of America

ZanaAfrica brings together the best of non profit passion and business acumen to create a holistic sustainable and internationally replicable solution to help women thrive.

Other

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