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1HeartArt


United States of America

1HeartArt serves as a platform for transformation by facilitating conversations around prison art and selling art so that artists can support themselves and their families after release.

Retail

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Access-Afya


Kenya

Access Afya is a social enterprise creating a model for integrated community health. We run a chain of micro clinics in Nairobi's informal settlements and a Healthy Schools program that delivers check ups treatments and training to children in their schools. Our model makes a difference by getting essential health products and services to a population that is ill served by the current health system.

Human health & social work

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Action Acton


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irela

Action Acton is an expanding West London charity Development Trust Limited Liability Company and social enterprise. Action West London currently employs 20 staff and 5 volunteers and provides a range of services to help people in need particularly disadvantaged unemployed individuals. Action West London works in Partnership with other charities and organisations local authorities and public and private sector bodies.Action West London works in the Boroughs of Ealing Hounslow Hammersmith and Fulham Brent Harrow Hillingdon and Barnet.

Administrative & support services

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Alashanek ya Balady Association for Sustainable Development


Egypt

Alashanek ya Balady Association for Sustainable Development (AYB-SD) is a youth-driven organization aimed at alleviating poverty in underprivileged communities through its socio-economic development model, which places youth and women at the heart of its focus. The developmental programs improve the quality of life through education, employment, and entrepreneurship.

Real estate, design & building

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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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ArtLifting


United States of America

ArtLifting is a social enterprise that empowers individuals who are in art groups at hospitals and shelters by selling their artwork. They are a low profit limited liability company (L3C) which means they are a business driven by a social mission. Their mission is to empower homeless disabled and other disadvantaged individuals through the celebration and sale of their artwork.

Human health & social work

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Ava


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We are Ava and we believe total accessibility is possible. We're a small team from around the world and we're breaking down communication barriers between the deaf & hearing worlds.

Information, communication & technology

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Better World Books


United States of America

Better World Books collects and sells books online to fund literacy initiatives worldwide. With more than two million new and used titles in stock Better World Books is a triple bottom line company that balances the social economic and environmental values of its stakeholders. Since its founding in 2002 the Mishawaka Ind. based company has raised over $8 million for its non profit literacy partners diverted more than 33 million books from landfills achieved over 3000 tons of carbon offsets through carbon neutral shipping and created more than 200 well paying jobs with full benefits.

Information, communication & technology

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Big City Farms Holdings


United States of America

Big City Farms is a for profit triple bottom line (Certified B Corp) company that is creating a local network of small urban sustainable organic farms in. The company s hoop house network farms will produce a variety of lettuces and leafy greens year round and aggregate to local urban groceries restaurants and institutional clients within 24 hours of harvest at prices and quality competitive with those provided by industrial farms. The Company s grower network will empower local entrepreneurs with low cost high throughput small plot greenhouse technology and planet friendly farming methods. The Company s operations will turn deteriorating urban land into profitable green spaces that nourishes educates and employs urban populations.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

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Cambridge Wood Works C.I.C


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irela

They provide an economic and environmentally friendly alternative to skips for timber and wood waste collecting reusing and recycling as much as they can. They collect waste wood and timber and aim to reuse as much as possible giving material to Cambridge charities and schools and selling reusable timber for trade and DIY from their Wood Store.

Waste Management & Recycling

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Carbon Lighthouse


United States of America

Carbon Lighthouse is a one stop shop for schools companies and property owners to help the environment by profitably eliminating their carbon footprints. They accomplish this by finding funding and executing energy efficiency demand response and solar projects eliminating up to 70% of an organization's carbon emissions. Customers residual carbon footprint is then balanced through the purchase and retirement of government verified carbon allowances. This combined package allows organizations to become certifiably carbon free while saving money from day one.

Energy

Company

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.

Company

Change.org


United States of America

Change.org is the world’s largest social change platform with over 80 million users in 196 countries. Anyone can start a campaign on Change.org and immediately mobilize hundreds locally or hundreds of thousands around the world, making governments and companies more responsive and accountable. Change.org is a \"social enterprise\" - using the power of business for social good, and a certified B-corporation - a new class of companies dedicated to positive impact.

Media, Technology, Digital Access

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Charity Bank


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irela

Charity Bank was established as an FSA regulated deposit taking bank in 2002 with a unique mission to provide loans to meet the financial needs of small charities community organisations and social enterprises that are not being served by other lenders. They achieve this through the support of a community of investors depositors and borrowers who share the view that it is worthwhile to support these organisations when they undertake capital projects that achieve beneficial social impacts and can borrow for this purpose on a financially sustainable basis.

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Chrysalis


United States of America

Chrysalis is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a pathway to self sufficiency for homeless and low income individuals by providing the resources and support needed to find and retain employment.Our services help low income and homeless individuals across Los Angeles County to prepare for find and retain employment. We provide the tools and support necessary so they can succeed in the job market for the rest of their lives.Since 1984 Chrysalis has served over 55000 low income and homeless individuals carrying out John Dillon s vision of changing lives through jobs.

Other

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CivicWhitaker


CivicWhitaker is a civic technology consulting firm based out of Chicago Illinois specializing in project management research and writing digital storytelling and community organizing. Specifically they help civic organizations understand software development research their needs and work with the organizations to procure technology solutions centered around the needs of their front line users.

Other

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Columbia Business School


United States of America

Columbia Business School delivers a learning experience where academic excellence meets real time exposure to the pulse of global business. Their transformative curriculum bridges academic theory with unparalleled exposure to real world business practice equipping students with an entrepreneurial mindset to recognize capture and create opportunity in any environment. The thought leadership of Columbia s faculty and staff accomplishments of its alumni and location in the center of global business allows the School to have an immediate measurable impact on the forces shaping business every day.

Education

Company

Common Good Solutions Inc.


Canada

Common Good Solutions two founders share over 50 years of experience as owners managers board members and consultants in the private nonprofit and public sectors. They have worked from coast to coast to coast in Canada throughout the USA and abroad. Their complementary skills and experience and shared values make for a powerful combination.

Other

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Disability Action Yorkshire


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irela

Disability Action Yorkshire is a registered charity and social enterprise which has been providing quality services to disabled people for over seventy years. It is their vision that every disabled person in Yorkshire should be able to live the lifestyle of their choosing. They provide a range of services including training and skills for employment for disabled people a residential care home for up to 20 physically disabled adults and a home care service providing care and support for the elderly.

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doctHERs


Pakistan

doctHERs is a novel healthcare marketplace that connects female doctors to millions of underserved patients in real time while leveraging online technology. doctHERs circumvents socio cultural barriers that restrict women to their homes while correcting two market failures access to quality healthcare and inclusion in the professional workforce for unemployed qualified health professionals.

Human health & social work

Company

Drive Change


United States of America

Drive Change builds and operates state of the art food trucks that hire and empower formerly incarcerated youth ages sixteen through twenty five. Drive Change uses the food truck industry to provide quality employment and teach transferable skill learning to young people returning home from adult jail or prison so they can access opportunity and live crime free bright futures. Drive Change s six to eight month transitional jobs re entry program works with approximately thirty young people annually (by way of their award winning Snowday Food Truck). Drive Change s plan is to build a food truck commissary where other like minded businesses will park receive industry benefits and hire young people out of the program. This commissary will allow Drive Change to create a fleet of food trucks for social justice and expand the program to over 100 people per year. After proving the commissary infrastructure model Drive Change plans to scale it to other cities in order to turn more red lights green for young people returning home.

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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EBF / Rerun


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irela

They are a registered charity & not for profit company working in Hull and parts of the East Riding. With the support of local churches council's & other social organisations they aim to relieve poverty through the provision household items. They collect donated items that are in a re usable condition free of charge and pass them on to those on low incomes in the community.

Manufacture goods

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EcoCompass


United States of America

EcoCompass empowers the average homeowner to take part in the consumer response to high energy prices and adverse effects on our environment. Renewable energy products of the future are quickly becoming a present day reality as technological economic and political forces drive this innovative industry. Motivated by increasing product efficiency declining product costs and continuing government incentives new segments of consumers will begin purchasing more energy efficient and renewable energy products to install in their own homes and use in their businesses. These products however remain difficult for consumers to research compare purchase and install creating a significant informational barrier that limits mass adoption by consumers. EcoCompass addresses this barrier by providing a platform on which consumers can knowledgeably purchase the best suited renewable energy products in a step by step fashion while bypassing today's product liaisons and their costly conflicts of interest.

Energy

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Educate!


United States of America

Educate! provides youth with skills training in leadership entrepreneurship and workforce readiness along with mentorship to start real businesses at school. Our model is delivered through practically trained teachers and empowered youth mentors. Educate! s goal is to make this practical skills based model part of national education systems. Educate! s solution is a relevant skills based model of education that leads to improved livelihoods for youth through formal employment or business ownership increased business and job creation improved community participation and improved 21st century and business/employability skills. We aim to create impact across all levels of education systems by implementing our model directly in schools advising governments on national education policy and curriculum reform and building capacity among teachers to implement government reforms.

Education

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Eldonian Group Ltd


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irela

The Eldonian Group is a social enterprise in the Vauxhall area of North Liverpool and makes up part of the wider Eldonian Organisation. Established by the local community in the late 1970?s the Eldonian Organisation is a community owned and run enterprise that is responsible for the regeneration of the Eldonian Village and Vauxhall areas. The Eldonian Group was established in 1988 to provide a delivery vehicle for the social physical and economic regeneration for the area of Vauxhall with a particular emphasis on health education and employment.

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Fashion4Freedom


Viet Nam

Fashion4Freedom (F4F) strives to solve social challenges with thoughtful designs. Great design is not only about making their lives prettier or simpler. Great designs can solve problems of injustice, create peace and promote economic equality. Fashion4Freedom is a garment industry’s alternative to the current production and sourcing options. Providing a new marketplace for high quality & ecologically minded fashion while fighting poverty through programs for: skill development, infrastructure development and empowerment of women and girls exploited in Vietnam.

Professional & technical services

Company

Friends-International


Cambodia

Friends International was born on the streets of Phnom Penh in August 1994. We initially provided services to the street kids found in the Cambodian capital in the aftermath of years of genocide and conflict in the country. The original Friends project Mith Samlanh (which means Friends in Khmer all programs use a local language version of Friends in their name) became a local NGO in 1999 and we then went on to expand both our programs and partnerships in the following years developing social business and child protection elements to ensure comprehensive and creative solutions and services for all the marginalized youth and communities we now work with. The 17 children whose lives we changed in 1994 have grown to 100000 in the ensuing decades thanks to our innovative partnership model of Together building futures .

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Frogtek


Mexico

Frogtek is a for profit social venture dedicated to creating business tools for small shopkeepers in emerging markets. They develop their own mobile applications for small shops designed specifically for customers at the Base of the Pyramid. Frogtek also create a platform on the cloud with services for partners like payment providers market researches and consumer packaged goods companies.

Information, communication & technology

Company

Global Exchange


United States of America

Global Exchange takes a holistic approach to creating change. With nearly twenty five years of working for international human rights they realize that in order to advance social environmental and economic justice they must transform the global economy from profit centered to people centered from currency to community. rnrnGlobal Exchange is tackling some of the most critical issues of our time from limiting corporate power and greed to oil addiction and global climate change from the exploitation of the current global economy to the creation of the local green economy. Their campaigns inspire people across the U.S. and around the world to resist injustice envision alternatives and take action.

Other

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GreenMango


United States of America

GreenMango levels the playing field for poor entrepreneurs by providing an affordable accessible marketing platform that is designed to help small entrepreneurs in developing countries grow their businesses. Launched in Hyderabad India GreenMango gives them access to new sales channels enables them to market their businesses to new customers and validates their work through the reviews of their past customers. The platform centralizes credible information and its multiple access points (internet in person and SMSReach clients across all income segments).

Other

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Guard Llama


United States of America

Guard Llama is a simple and powerful way to keep students safe both on and off campus. Through Guard Llama s wireless handheld remote students can easily send their profile information and GPS location to authorities in the event of a crime or emergency.

Information, communication & technology

Company

IdeaMinds


A game app to create a new virtual way to explore cities while teaching the cityAs evacuation plan combining Google Maps Tourism a Running Game and a Prevention Emergency methodology. The objective is to modify the perception of people's brain about emergency's situations to execute more assertive and premeditated actions while they have fun exploring the city and winning rewards in a different way using Google Maps as the massification channel.

Information, communication & technology

Company

Infiniteach


United States of America

Infiniteach was founded to change the way we approach autism education. We believe that every child with autism should have unlimited access to proven strategies that can increase their independence and help foster meaningful relationships. Infiniteach is developing autism solutions through technology and training. We develop educational apps for the iPad and providing custom trainings that are rooted in evidencebased autism interventions. Our focus is on increasing continuity of learning across school home therapeutic and community settings. Skill Champ is Infiniteach s first iPad app that teaches 10 foundational level skills. Through Skill Champ s lesson builder parents and teachers can simply and quickly customize each skill based on the needs and unique interests of each child.

Education

Company

JVA Consulting LLC


United States of America

Founded in 1987 and based in the intermountain West JVA Consulting is a woman owned planning fundraising capacity building and evaluation firm working with organizations and individuals across the country on community and social change. Foundations government agencies and school districts nonprofits and socially responsible businesses engage us to help them with Community needs assessments Capacity building initiatives Grantmaking Strategic and business planning Social enterprise Training Fundraising and proposal writing and Research and program evaluation

Other

Company

Kaivalya Education Foundation


India

Train principals in the skills needed to turn around failing rural public schools in India by creating the country's first school principal training firm. Kaivalya Education Foundation (KEF) is a social change organization working in the field of education in India. KEF's intervention started in 2008 with the focus to transform the quality of education in public schools by providing leadership training to school principals. Since then we have partnered with many governments private and educational institutions to impact more than 1235 schools in three states of Rajasthan Gujarat and Maharashtra.

Other

Company

KARIBU Solar Power


Tanzania, United Republic of

KARIBU Solar Power is an innovative social enterprise that makes high quality solar power affordable. We produce a modular solar lamp (solar panel rechargeable battery light) and employ an innovative social business model that allows the average Base of the Pyramid (BoP) consumer to enjoy the benefits of solar lighting and energy. By paying in small increments which replicate the required cash flow for kerosene we make solar affordable.rn

Energy

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Karmany


India

n the development sector too much work is being done in silos resulting in duplicated efforts and wasted resources. By offering a common platform for sector professionals to share knowledge and opportunities Karmany Connect presents a much broader view of the development landscape and builds an increasingly rich data source for professionals and organizations alike.

Information, communication & technology

Company

Kidogo


Kenya

Kidogo aims to unlock the potential of young children living in East Africa s informal settlements by providing high quality holistic early childhood care and education for less than one dollar per day. Through its innovative hub & spoke model Kidogo combines the sustainability of best practice hub centers that provide daycare and preschool services to working mothers with the scalability of a microfranchising program to support local Mamapreneurs starting or growing their own childcare spokes. By empowering mothers and giving young children the best start to life Kidogo is transforming the trajectory of families living in slums and helping break the cycle of poverty.

Other

Company

Koe Koe Tech


Myanmar

Koe Koe Tech is a local based company that creates Health Information Systems and contributes to the use of Mobile Health in Myanmar.

Other

Company

KOMAZA


Kenya

KOMAZA is a US based social enterprise mission driven forestry company founded in 2006 with afforestation operations currently focused in coastal Kenya. They partner with local smallholder farmers to grow trees as a cash crop. KOMAZA provides farmers with the inputs and training they need to grow fast growing trees on their unused land to generate life changing income for their families and create a sustainable wood supply for growing local markets.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

Company

Linked Cause


United States of America

Unearth the World is an international service learning company that curates and promotes fulfilling volunteer experiences. They prioritize volunteer education (pre and post trip) community impact and financial transparency. Unearth the World partners with nonprofits that address social problems and connects them with volunteers to help them complete their mission.

Other

Company

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

Company

Living in Minca


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irela

Since 2012 research projects training and consultancy have been conducted in more than 40 countries to more than 200 grassroots organisations across four continents. Innovation is key to the organisation s objectives so that is why video research participatory video and online education (through MOOC) approaches have been implemented to widening promotion across the globe. Living in Minca hosts a network of a multicultural team of researchers and practitioners that have been collaborating since the organisation s foundation. Several projects have been supported by institutions such as The British Council and a wide range of universities and social enterprise and innovation initiatives around the world have worked with us.

Other services

Company

Lucky Iron Fish


Canada

The Lucky Iron Fish is a growing social enterprise with a mission to improve the health of users in an impactful way. The Lucky Iron Fish is a carefully formulated health innovation that has been shown to substantially reduce instances of iron deficiency and iron deficiency anemia. As a certified B Corp they are committed to doing business in a socially responsible way.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

Company

ManaFuel


United States

ManaFuel is a social enterprise that seeks to improve the quality of life in developing countries by focusing on rural farmers and converting their surplus corps into power and creating goods that can be sold locally and abroad.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

Company

MEJDI Tours


United States of America

Dedicated to providing customized itineraries for travel groups as diverse as their destinations MEJDI Tours is full service tour company that differentiates itself from the crowd through exclusive access authentic experiences extraordinary customer service and much more! With over 40 years of intercultural bridge building and tourism experience between them MEJDI which translates to both honor and respect was established by a former financial advisor a conflict resolution professor and a tourism professional all committed to one big idea changing the face of tourism through a socially responsible business model that honors both clients and communities. An estimated 1 billion people travel every year. MEJDI Tours sees this as 1 billion opportunities to make a difference. MEJDI Tours is dedicated to opening hearts and expanding minds inviting clients to become cultural explorers while engaging and supporting the global communities we serve.

Real estate, design & building

Company

Meliora Cleaning Products


United States of America

Meliora Cleaning Products is a Certifed B Corporation beginning in 2015. Sharing full ingredient lists in the cleaning products industry places Meliora Cleaning Products among the top responsible companies. Sharing the full recipes means the business goes beyond best practice to prioritize human and environmental health over the traditional profit model in the cleaning product industry a distinction that has earned the company accolades including first place in the 2013 Quinlan Social Enterprise Competition. in 2015 the company formalized these practices and had them audited by a third party becoming a Certified B Corporation.

Other

Company

Novaya Solar


Ghana

Novaya Solar provides affordable and robust solar systems for irrigation and small businesses. Novaya Solar high efficiency mobile solar pumps can be used by individual farmers or shared by multiple farmers. Their business model makes it possible for farmers to overcome the high upfront costs of the systems by providing lease-to-own payment plans. Novaya Solar systems come with Shinbone Network’s remote monitoring technology that allows for proactive troubleshooting and system maintenance.

Energy

Company

OBaa Health


OBaa want to make healthcare accessible to all regardless of geographic location. They've developed OBaa to do just that. As a mobile health app OBaa is revolutionizing healthcare delivery across the world. The app allows doctors and midwives to examine and diagnose women in rural areas from anywhere in the world. It operates through community health officers who take the vital signs of an expectant mother alongside her health history and enters the information into the app. OBaa makes this information available to a doctor or midwife who have enrolled in the program. The doctor or midwife can then examine the mother remotely by reviewing the available health information.

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

Company

Parliamentary Research Service


India

More than sixty bills are passed every year in India's Parliamentary system most with significant implications on long term national policy. Despite this a non partisan service to provide easy to understand analysis on these bills to almost 800 Members of Parliament (MPs) does not exist. PRS seeks to promote good governance in India through supporting a well informed transparent and participatory legislative process by meeting the great need for analysis and training of legislators. PRS produces easy to understand four to six page long legislative briefs on a range of bills. These briefs are sent to all MPs in both houses of Parliament about 1200 NGOs across the country and the top 500 companies.

Other

Company

Phroogal


United States of America

Phroogal is the easiest way to discover content connect with money savvy peers and shop products more suited to your needs and lifestyle. Phroogal is answers and access to financial knowledge. Phroogal crowd sources and curates financial knowledge through an ask and answer platform to help you make better financial decisions.rn

Other

Company

Project Nuevo Mundo


United States of America

Project Nuevo Mundo is a forming network of ecovillages, consciousness centers, travelers and volunteers. The forming platform is a community interface between the virtual and physical worlds, born in order to facilitate communication and information exchange.

Information, communication & technology

Company

Project SAM


Project SAM is an inventory management platform targeted at multinational NGOs operating health clinics in developing countries. Project SAM allows workers in these health clinics to digitize and manage inventory records simply via automated voice calls since computers and internet access are not widely available but basic mobile phones are. Digitized records are then integrated into a cloud database from which medical distributors can then easily and effectively monitor supplies across multiple health clinics and warehouses estimating when they need new shipments to avoid drug stockouts.

Professional & technical services

Company

Promise or Pay


Australia

Promise or Pay is a mobile application and website that uses small personal promises to drive real wide scale social change. Promise or Pay increases the chance of achieving a goal by enabling people to make a public promise to do something and if they fail to follow through pay a nominated amount of money to a charity. The first of its kind Promise or Pay ensures a win win outcome is always achieved and people are left feeling satisfied. Either you keep your promise thereby benefiting yourself or you contribute towards solving a pressing social problem via your donation.

Financial & Insurance activites

Company

Prosperity Candle


United States of America

Prosperity Candle began in Baghdad working with women survivors of war to create handpoured pillar candles. Today Prosperity Candle works with resettled women refugees in western Massachusetts. The mission remains the same every Prosperity candle is artfully handpoured by a woman earning a living wage.

Company

Qimsa


United States of America

QIMSA is a federally approved non profit 501(c)(3) volunteer program operated on Marine Corps Base Quantico Virginia. Their program provides combat injured military members undergoing treatment at Walter Reed Bethesda or any other hospital in the nations capital region the opportunity to realize their hunting and fishing potential regardless of injury in the company of fellow veterans and sportsmen.

Other

Company

Reflow


Netherlands

Reflow creates sustainable 3D printing materials with heart and precision. By building a vast international network for small scale production we transform local waste streams into premium material to match all their creative needs. By creating with Reflow they support a vibrant community of makers recyclers and waste collectors and help prevent the production of more harmful plastic pollution. Together they can ensure that the next industrial revolution is sustainable global and inclusive.

Waste Management & Recycling

Company

Robin's Frozen Fantasy


Robin s Frozen Fantasy is a great tasting vegan raw healthy hemp ice cream. No gluten dairy eggs tree nuts peanuts soy stabilizers additives nor preservatives are ever used in creating our non dairy ice creams. They put only the finest allergy friendly organic raw ingredients into the products making Robin s Frozen Fantasy a unique and wonderfully delicious treat.

Other

Company

Ruma


Indonesia

RUMA is an Indonesia based company that focuses on providing a network of thousands of lower income communities with better access to valuable products and services using technology that the company builds. Today RUMA has over 70000 agents 60 branch offices 900 employees across Java and Bali.We are helping out thousands of people achieving their dreams to become economically self sufficient. Together we keep growing with our agents members and their surrounding communities.

Information, communication & technology

Company

Sage Corps


United States of America

Sage Corps is an elite experiential learning program that sends top American university students to work with entrepreneurs at foreign tech startups for eight weeks. All startups are affiliated with a local business accelerator/co working space with whom Sage Corps partners.

Education

Company

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

Company

Seeder


China, Hong Kong Special Admin

Seeder is an online place for foreign green service providers & technology vendors to advertise their services to Chinese commercial real projects.By using Seeder property owners & managers can meet the latest regulations save on energy costs create longer lasting buildings & improve their reputation. Simply share basic information about your project to get matched with the best green solutions for your project.Solution providers can create an online portfolio add past projects case studies and testimonials. This allows them to build their reputation and generate inbound leads online.

Real estate, design & building

Company

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

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

SpringU


Canada

Spring is a global startup school for entrepreneurs who want to do better business.Whether that means social impact is part of your mandate or you are creating more impactful business practices or adopting eco awareness. We help businesses and entrepreneurs make a difference to their company and the world.

Information, communication & technology

Company

Stowford Community Centre CIC


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irela

The Fruit Tree for Business is a partnership created by Lorna Turner and Debbie Stewart which provides practical advice and support for new and existing small businesses. Their specialism is development of social enterprise and co operatives.

Company

TDi


Australia

The Difference Incubator (TDi) exists to prove that they can do good and make money. TDi create and lead programs events and bespoke consulting sessions that bring out the best in people and mission driven organisations and ultimately identify strengthen and grow investment ready enterprises that create positive social or environmental impact and are financially sustainable.

Company

Team Build It


Build It! Bronzeville is a SimCity style mobile game app that collects real time consumer data and gives every community the ability to effectively argue for resources. Through virtual play residents construct their dream community and scan recent receipts in order to obtain building gems. Team Build It! then retrieves data from those receipts (industry timestamp location total spent etc.) compiled from all players and analyzes consumer preferences in order to determine buy in and purchase potential of the entire community.

Information, communication & technology

Company

The Hub Bay Area


United States of America

The first Impact Hub was founded in London in 2005. Today from Amsterdam to Johannesburg Singapore to Mexico City Impact Hub has evolved into a rapidly expanding global network of over 7000 members in 40 shared work spaces. Each location is deeply rooted in the local community and offers innovative programs events and tools for connecting to other members. Through their global association and the shared principles of collaboration respect and participation they are building a movement. They believe that a better world can be created through the combined accomplishments of compassionate creative and committed individuals focused on a common purpose.

Company

The Rainmaker Enterprise


Canada

Combining the power of clean technology with local knowledge to build resilience and restore dignity We use solar energy to access and manage water for safe consumption and regenerative agriculture in hard to reach places starting in South Sudan. In regions hard hit by conflict and climate change remote communities are challenged by extreme hunger poverty and resource driven conflicts. Solar powered water pumping and sensor driven drip irrigation allow for high value crops to be grown locally all year round supporting society s most vulnerable and mitigating conflicts over scarce resources. Our holistic model is co designed and co managed with communities to build lasting solutions through training and employment focusing on women and youth improved production and connection to market. Peace prosperity and environmental security in Africa begin with efficient water management.

Other

Company

The Squirrelz


China

the Squirrelz are a group of people dedicated to the concept of upcycling and turning normally unused materials into inventive and fashionable products gathering together designers and showing off some of the many upcycling possibilities.

Retail

Company

ThinkImpact Corporation


United States of America

ThinkImpact is an educational travel company offering experience based programs to elevate how they learn and grow.

Education

Company

Tonguespank Spice Company


United States of America

Tonguespank Spice Company is a social food company with a mission to bring the world together through shared food experiences. Through their products they offer experiences that bring people together strengthen social ties create and maintain friendships and business relationships and center families.rnrnOur process is to a) build our community of adventurous food lovers b) find products that fit our criteria of asocial fooda and c) deliver those products to our community.

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Trundle


Trundle believe that if kids feel empowered to change the walls in which they live for the better they will feel empowered to change other aspects of their lives as well. Trundle empowers children through design by transforming where they study and sleep. A hybrid model consultancy they teach design through an immersive in person and online process that aligns with STEM (science technology engineering math) initiatives. They will expand to urban centers by partnering with local businesses to ensure every kid has a decent bed and an inspiring cheerful place to sleep and study.

Education

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UBB Spectrum


United States of America

UBB Spectrum provides early intervention autism services and will provide several different behavioral health services for individuals families groups and other clinicians. Spectrum is designed to be a resource for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) their families their caregivers the community and other clinicians. They will be utilizing the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) an empirically based comprehensive early intervention approach for children with autism ages 12 months to 5 years.

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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

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VolunteerMatch


United States of America

VolunteerMatch offers a variety of online services to support a community of nonprofit volunteer and business leaders committed to civic engagement. Their popular service welcomes millions of visitors a year and has become the preferred internet recruiting tool for more than 99000 nonprofit organizations.

Information, communication & technology

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VOZ


United States of America

VOZ means voice in spanish. VOZ is an ethical luxury fashion company whose mission is to protect the livelihoods well being and cultural values of rural indigenous women globally. VOZ was founded in 2012.We honor and empower artisans creatively economically and culturally through a collaborative business model that showcases preserves and supports traditional art forms. We work in collaboration with politically and economically marginalized women to create beautiful fashion collections and to provide design leadership training and opportunity for indigenous women in the rural regions where they reside.Our primary rural artisan education center is located in Temuco Chile and supports Mapuche artisans. We have scaled our operations to include Puno artisans in Peru and Tangail weavers in India. Join us in our mission to create opportunities for indigenous artisan communities around the world.

Manufacture goods

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Wananchi


Kenya

Wananchi is the leading business providing affordable entertainment and connectivity for the rapidly growing middle class in East Africa. The group is revolutionising the communications space though the delivery of innovative value for money entertainment and broadband internet services in a manner that inspires and delights our residential and business customers.

Information, communication & technology

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Watku


Watku is an online marketplace for inspirational educational experiences. Each fully curated experience harnesses the best aspects of the local community and is designed to 1) help organizations strengthen workplace culture 2) support and promote local economy and 3) encourage participants to reengage with inspiration creativity and social change.

Information, communication & technology

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Watts On Wheels


United States of America

Watts On Wheels is a Chicago based progressive transportation technology company. They believe strongly in renewable energy and sustainability. Now thanks to the reservation app and strategic partnerships, they\'re able to give you the power to change your city by choosing an all eletric car service.

Financial & Insurance activites

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Wood Thumb


United States of America

Wood Thumb is the vision of two brothers Christopher and David Steinrueck who set out to make a living by building beautifully designed products that embody sustainability craftsmanship and ingenuity. It is a company of ongoing experiments. The perfect blend of entrepreneurial makers and designers with a kick of cowboy innovation creating beautifully designed products that make life better and a little more fun.

Retail

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WorkSquare LLC


United States of America

WorkSquare is a social enterprise founded in 2008 with the mission of empowering workers to improve their financial stability. They do this by providing workers with job opportunities and with financial training designed to encourage savings and building of assets.They provide temporary to permanent and temp staffing to best of category employers in the hospitality property management light industrial and food service sectors among others helping them to recruit high caliber candidates for their teams. Their commitment to the advancement of their workforce means that their clients benefit from no temp to perm fees or minimum hour requirements. This provides employers a cost effective and risk free way to recruit qualified workers while enabling their to improve workers financial well being as they transition into permanent employment.

Real estate, design & building

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Ziweto Enterprise


Malawi

Ziweto (a local name for livestock) is a social enterprise operating in the livestock sector in Malawi. The aim of Ziweto is to revolutionize the way that livestock and veterinary services are offered to smallholder farmers in Malawi by creating a more sustainable model of livestock service delivery. The enterprise will establish a network of franchised and branded agrovet shops owned and operated by young people who are qualified as veterinarians livestock technicians and other livestock and agricultural professionals. The franchise owners are carefully selected to ensure the likelihood of success of the enterprise. Each franchisee is a resident of the local area which ensures they have the trust of the community and deep knowledge of the local market.

Professional & technical services

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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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