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Accion Venture Lab


United States of America

Venture Lab is an investment initiative that provides patient seed capital and support to innovative financial inclusion start-ups, fostering experimentation and promoting business models that improve financial access for people living in poverty worldwide.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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African Prisons Project


Uganda

African Prisons Project (APP) is a young charity founded to bring dignity and hope to men women and children in prisons in Africa through healthcare education access to justice and community reintegration. It is their vision that time spent in prison is a period of positive transformation.

Type: Other Capital Providers Geography: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Impact: Food Security

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Amazon Fund


Brazil

With eight years of existence the Amazon Fund finished 2016 with a portfolio of 86 supported projects totaling R$ 1.4 billion (US$ 617 million) of which 47% have already been disbursed. It has received donations from Norway Germany and Petrobras totaling R$ 2.8 billion (US$ 1.13 billion).BNDES was assigned the management of the Amazon Fund which is responsible for raising funds and allocating resources monitoring and supervising actions and supported projects accountability and reporting results obtained in a continuous and transparent manner in addition to exercising the role of Amazon Fund Guidance Committee executive secretariat.

Type: Government Geography: Brazil Impact:

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Anthem Venture Partners


United States of America

Anthem Venture Partners provides the necessary resources to enhance the development of emerging technology companies by providing financial investment operational and management advice and access to their network of professional relationships.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Capacity Building

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Aquillian


The core of what Aquillian does is combine expertise in sustainability with rigorous due diligence to identify and evaluate superior investment opportunities that also offer significant environmental benefits. For a number of years the firm has been moving toward developing its own investment vehicles the first of which is the Ecosystem Integrity Fund. In addition to investment capability Aquillian also provides consulting to investors advisory services to companies and capital raising assistance on a selective basis for companies and funds.

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Arborview Capital


United States of America

Arborview Capital is a growth equity and venture capital firm that makes investments in impact focused companies across the energy efficiency resource efficiency and sustainability sectors. Arborview s principals have significant experience partnering with exceptional management teams to build best of breed businesses in high growth industries.Our portfolio companies create significant value across critical missions such as water conservation sustainable food production health and wellness and energy efficiency. In addition our companies strive to create benefits for all stakeholders including customers employees vendors communities the environment and shareholders.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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ASN Bank


Netherlands

ASN Bank founded in 1960 is the largest sustainable bank in the Netherlands and part of SNS REAAL. ASN Bank is licensed by the Dutch Central Bank and the Financial Markets Authority and participates in the Deposit Guarantee Scheme.

Type: Bank Geography: Netherlands Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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Audur Capital


Iceland

Auur Capital is an independent financial services provider offering investment related services such as wealth management corporate advisory and private equity. Auur Capital has a license from the Icelandic Financial Supervisory Authority as a securities company.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Iceland Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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Bancosol


BancoSol born 20 years ago Leader in Microfinance and first in the world with these features. After 20 years in business BancoSol has disbursed more than USD 2000 million to over 1.5 million micro business projects and ventures. Today BancoSol is present in 10 cities in Bolivia's capital 89 El Alto) through a network of more than 400 points of care between agencies Points Sol Friends ATMs and Mobile Agencies permanently committed to our mission provided millions of Bolivians opportunity to improve daily quality of life by contributing to national development.

Type: Foundation Geography: Impact:

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Barclays


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irela

Barclays moves lends invests and protects money for 48 million customers and clients worldwide.We have over 325 years of history and expertise in banking. Barclays is a trading name of Barclays Bank PLC and its subsidiaries. Barclays Bank PLC is registered in England

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Global Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments (BDMI)


United States of America

BDMI is the corporate venture capital fund of the global media group Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA. The BDMI team concentrates on digital media opportunities around the world connected to television production and distribution, book and magazine publishing, media services, or direct marketing. BDMI concentrates on early stage investments into growing companies in the digital media landscape.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Germany Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Bethnal Green Ventures


United Kingdom

Bethnal Green Ventures is an accelerator programme for tech startups working on stuff that matters. Investing amount: £15,000

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Europe Impact: Access to Education

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BiD Network


Netherlands

BiD Network focuses on high growth businesses based in developing countries with a financing need of US$10,000 to US$5,000,000 over the next five years. They provide professional services to entrepreneurs, coaches, investors, business angels and SME service providers. An international network of partners makes this possible.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Uganda Impact: Access to Education

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Big Society Capital


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irela

Big Society Capital is a financial institution with a social mission set up to build the social investment market in the UK so that charities and social enterprises can access appropriate repayable finance to enable them to grow become more sustainable and increase their impact on society. It is doing this by building a diverse social investment market encouraging investors to lend or invest money to achieve a social as well as a financial return.Since it was set up as an independent organisation in 2012 Big Society Capital has signed more than 160 million in investments to specialist organisations who lend to charities and social enterprises. Over five years Big Society Capital will be capitalised with approximately 600 million from a combination of English dormant bank accounts and the four main UK high street banks.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irela Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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Boma Investments


United States of America

Boma Investments LLC is the investment arm of Boma. It capitalizes early stage enterprises to assist in their proof of concept and demonstration newly sustainable models of businesses.

Type: Corporate Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Boston Community Capital


United States of America

BCC finances affordable housing, child care centers arts programs, schools, health clinics, youth programs and other community services. Invests equity dollars into businesses that create social and financial returns. And develops new financial tools that connect low-income communities to mainstream financial markets. BCC pursues its mission through three non-profit affiliates-- Boston Community Loan Fund, Boston Community Venture Fund, and Boston Community Managed Assets.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Education

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Campaign for Black Male Achievement


The Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA) is a national membership network that seeks to ensure the growth sustainability and impact of leaders and organizations committed to improving the life outcomes of Black men and boys.

Type: Foundation Geography: United States of America Impact: Capacity Building

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CEIS


United Kingdom

CEIS is the UK’s largest and most experienced social enterprise support agency. Established in 1984, CEIS has developed a series of training, support and investment programmes that have been widely adopted and replicated. Whether supporting or financing social enterprises, organising events or delivering innovative employability programmes to help people back into work, they are driven to enable individuals, organisations and communities.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Africa Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneur


India

CIIE comprise of faculty, alumni and students of IIMA, mentors and service providers from the industry who span a variety of functional areas, sectoral domains and geographies - passionately committed to helping disruptive innovations and aspiring entrepreneurs succeed commercially.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Asia Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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ClearBridge Advisors


United States of America

ClearBridge Investments is a well-established global investment manager with a legacy of over 50 years and $108.6 billion in assets under management.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Africa Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Communitas Financial Planning


United States of America

Communitas Financial Planning is fee only financial planning and socially responsible investment management firm. They partner with individuals non profits and small businesses to make their finances work for their benefit and the benefit of society as a whole.

Type: Wealth Manager/Advisor Geography: United States of America Impact: Community Development

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Community Reinvestment Fund


United States of America

Community Reinvestment Fund delivers the capital needed to transform struggling neighbourhoods into thriving communities. Together with their lending partners they finance America's small businesses increase jobs improve housing and help those who need it most.Founded in 1988 Community Reinvestment Fund USA (CRF) is a national non profit organization with a mission to empower people to improve their lives and strengthen their communities through innovative financial solutions. A leading Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) CRF develops products and services aimed at increasing the flow of capital to historically underinvested communities across the country. CRF has injected more than $2 billion to help stimulate job creation and economic development provide affordable housing and support community facilities.

Type: CDFI Geography: Northern America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Compartamos con Colombia


Colombia

Compartamos con Colombia is a multi enterprise corporation nonprofit organization that focuses on developing leaders transfer knowledge and build capacity in organizations in order to increase its contribution to social development. Compartamos con Colombia is a non profit organization that based on a multi purpose collaborative model seeks to promote support and promote high impact social initiatives. Its purpose is to strengthen the social sector channeling the knowledge of leading professional services firms that believe in the importance of its contribution to the social transformation of Colombia.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Colombia Impact: Capacity Building

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Convergence Ventures


Indonesia

Convergence Ventures is an early stage technology venture fund focused on investing in Indonesia s digital disruptors. The fund is led by Partners Adrian Li and Donald Wihardja who are seasoned professionals with extensive operating experience in Internet and Mobile businesses in emerging markets. Convergence leverages its industry insights support services and global network to empower exceptional founders to build disruptive and impactful businesses for Indonesia and the South East Asia region.

Type: Fund Geography: Indonesia Impact: Access to Financial Services

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CVT Ventures


CVT Ventures is a venture-development group dedicated to helping entrepreneurs create and accelerate information technology businesses. CVT's principals are proven and passionate entrepreneurs with expertise in the strategic, business development, sales, technology, financial, and operational needs of early-stage information technology companies. CVT's three Partners were the Senior Management Team of Infogate (formed in 1994 and sold to AOL Time Warner in 2003). They are augmented by stellar backers and Board of Directors who are industry leaders on Wall Street and Main Street.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: United States of America Impact: Capacity Building

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D Prize


United States of America

Many solutions to poverty already exist the challenge is distributing these solutions to the people who need it most. D Prize tackles this by challenging social entrepreneurs to develop better ways to distribute proven life enhancing technologies and funding early stage startups that deliver the best results.D Prize is a call to the worldas boldest entrepreneurs. Can you design a new social enterprise and solve one of our distribution challenges? If selected we will award you up to $20000 to launch a pilot in Africa India or another other developing region. If your pilot is successful we will help you find future funding and grow to impact millions.

Type: Other Capital Providers Geography: Global Impact: Community Development

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Delegate Advisors


United States of America

Delegate Advisors is an independent wealth advisor working with a select group of ultra-high net worth families and individuals on all the things that touch their financial lives.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Northern America Impact:

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DF King Worldwide


United States of America

King Worldwide is the leading global Financial Communications and Stakeholder Management firm.

Type: Corporate Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Information

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Edgegrowth


South Africa

Edge is an enterprise and supplier development firm, committed to build the nation through poverty reduction. It believe the most powerful means of doing this is through the creation of low-skilled jobs, and that growing high potential SME’s is the most effective means of achieving this goal.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: South Africa Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Emerald Peak Private Equity


Nicaragua

At Emerald Peak we believe we can impact the lives of the people in Central America by building strong local enterprises through private equity investments.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Central America Impact: Agricultural Productivity

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Enhanced Capital Partners, Inc.


United States of America

Enhanced Capital Partners is a diversified national asset management company that provides investment capital to small businesses that are traditionally underserved by conventional sources of financing. ECP manages investment funds in seven states and is a participant in federal and state New Markets Tax Credit programs. Through these programs, ECP provides equity and debt financing to small businesses in targeted markets, generating superior returns while delivering a clear and measurable economic development impact.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Africa Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Equitas


The company has been formed for the purpose of extending micro credit to people who are otherwise unable to access finance from the mainstream banking channels. The alternate source for such people normally is the private money lenders whose rates of interest ranges anywhere from 30% to upwards of 100%.The objective of the company is to make available finance at reasonable cost and in a transparent manner to such customers and aim to achieve acceptable returns on investment so that we can continuously attract mainstream capital and human resources to better serve the chosen client segments.Equitas Development Initiatives Trust (EDIT) is a not for profit organization formed for the purpose of promoting education amongst poor children and also seek to play a positive role in the lives of ultra poor such as pavement dwellers and beggars. The company is committed to contribute 5% of its annual profits to this Trust.Mr. Vasudevan comes with substantial experience in the NBFC business having been Vice President in Cholamandalam Investment & Finance Co Ltd Chennai handling their retail business division comprising of vehicle finance with operations and as head of Retail Banking in Development Credit Bank Limited Mumbai.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: India Impact: Community Development

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Felicis Ventures


United States of America

Founded in 2006, Felicis Ventures is a boutique venture capital firm based in Palo Alto. They invest in iconic companies reinventing core markets (Adyen, Credit Karma, Clearslide, Rovio, Shopify), as well as those creating frontier markets (Counsyl, Fitbit, Matterport, Planet Labs, Vicarious). More than 55 Felicis portfolio companies have been acquired or gone public, including Meraki (acquired by Cisco), Twitch (acquired by Amazon), Brightroll (acquired by Yahoo), and Dropcam (acquired by Google).

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Africa Impact: Access to Information

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Fintrac


Fintrac, a woman-owned international development company, develops agricultural solutions to end hunger and poverty. For more than 20 years, they have worked with local and global partners to increase incomes and improve livelihoods for the world’s most vulnerable farmers and communities in Africa, Asia, Latin American, and the Caribbean. By teaching farmers proven technologies and practices, they are increasing yields, improving nutrition, and strengthening food security.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Latin America and the Caribbean Impact: Capacity Building

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FIR Capital


Brazil

Founded in 1999 FIR Capital is a venture capital firm that invests in nascent emerging or growing companies that demonstrate.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Northern America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Flat World Partners


United States of America

Flat World Partners is a next generation investment advisory firm solely focused on impact investments. We take a global active and transparent approach to our investment strategy seeking out the best in class opportunities that meet the needs of clients. We work alongside your investment team to build customized impact portfolios. We re constantly talking to the impact market conducting due diligence on managers products and direct investments to help you drive your business for generations to come.Our Mission is to drive more capital into impact investments. We believe we can achieve this by serving as a bridge between existing gaps in the market. We understand the challenges that you face when evaluating impact and hope to stand alongside you in achieving your impact goals.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Global Impact: Access to Education

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FOMIN


United States of America

The Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) is an innovation laboratory for the Inter American Development Bank Group that engages the private sector and inspires it to solve development problems in Latin America and the Caribbean. The MIF identifies supports and scales up new development solutions that create opportunities for poor and vulnerable populations in the region. In addition to working with the private sector the MIF strategically collaborates with the public sector.

Type: Fund Geography: United States of America Impact: Community Development

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Forward Foundation


We enable young people living tough lives to secure a fulfilling and productive livelihood a career they can be proud of.

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Generate Capital


United States of America

Generate Capital is a specialty finance company based in San Francisco, California, founded by several leading entrepreneurs and financiers in the renewable energy, technology, finance and sustainability sectors. It partners with project developers and technology manufacturers globally to finance the Resource Revolution – doing more with less of our critical resources like energy, water, food and materials.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Generation Investment Management


United Kingdom of Great Britai

Generation was established in 2004 is an independent private investment management partnership with offices in London and New York. The Generation team represents a diverse mix of people from around the world representing more than 20 countries and speaking over 25 languages. Generation investment team was founded by bringing together seasoned investment analysts with leaders from the sustainability research field. Generation's investment approach is based on conviction that sustainability risks and opportunities directly affect long term business profitability. Generation believe the interests of shareholders over time will be best served by companies that maximise their financial return by strategically managing their economic social and environmental performance. Generation has built a global research platform in order to integrate sustainability research into fundamental financial analysis. Generation are closely aligned with their clients and its performance is measured over the long term.

Type: Wealth Manager/Advisor Geography: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Gimpa Centre for Impact Investing


Ghana

Operate credibly and independently to promote the development of impact investing in Ghana through public education and continuous research into major social and environmental challenges policy advocacy and impact measurement of various initiatives to address social and environmental challenges.GCII as non profit organization seeks to provide advocacy research and support services in the area of impact investing in Ghana. It is the only such organization of its kind in West Africa. The Centre is managed by highly proficient and skilled personnel committed to developing impact investment within the country. As a completely new concept in the Ghanaian business and financial landscape impact investing is to be championed by GCII in the country and its immediate environs. It also seeks to collaborate and work with other sister institutions be they private or public to develop and expand impact investment activities within the country. The centre has a clear vision of providing a vibrant impact investing environment in Ghana

Type: Investor Network Geography: Ghana Impact: Access to Information

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Glimpse


United States of America

Glimpse is a new way to meet people through Instagram. They use the data behind your photos to make compelling introductions to people you should know. Glimpse combs your photo history to match you with like minded people who share similar interests around you.

Type: Geography: United States of America Impact: Community Development

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Global Catalyst Initiative


Canada

Global Catalyst Initiative help social ventures get from their initial “pilot” to “proof of concept”. Funding range: $1-$40000.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Global Impact: Community Development

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Global Communities


United States of America

Global Communities (formerly CHF International) is an international non profit organization that works closely with communities worldwide to bring about sustainable changes that improve the lives and livelihoods of the vulnerable. Development is not something we do for people it is something we do with them. We believe that the people who understand their needs best are the people of the community itself. We make a difference by engaging with communities governments the private sector and NGOs as partners for good bringing together complementary strengths and shared responsibilities to work toward common goals.

Type: Other Capital Providers Geography: Oceania Impact: Community Development

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Gray Ghost Ventures


United States of America

Gray Ghost Ventures (GGV) is an impact investing firm dedicated to providing market-based solutions to entrepreneurs who are addressing the needs of low-income communities in emerging markets. GGV focuses on serving these low-income communities in developing nations through for-profit investment in operating companies or investment funds, ecosystem development and capacity building.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Philippines Impact: Access to Energy

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Heifer International


United States of America

Heifer International does so much more than put food in the mouths of hungry people. Heifer helps people feed themselves. The goal of every Heifer project is sustainability project partners achieving self reliance.Heifer makes commitment at 2011 Clinton Global Initiative Annual meeting to help tens of thousands of families in Haiti Heifer announces its new approach Beyond Subsistence to scale up program impact 2010 Heifer names Pierre Ferrari its new Chief Executive Officer Jo Luck as President of Heifer International awarded the co laureate of the World Food Prize Manchester College Display Case with Jan Shrock daughter of Dan West Direct Marketing Association's Nonprofit Federation names Heifer International Nonprofit Organization of the year Heifer response to the earthquake in Haiti by helping residents rebuild. 2008 Heifer International receives the Bon Appetit Award 1. Heifer given the National AIA Honor Award for 2008 See All

Type: Other Capital Providers Geography: Global Impact: Capacity Building

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HUB Vienna Incubation


Austria

Impact Hub Vienna is a place that inspires and supports new solutions for the world’s pressing issues. Located in a beautiful loft in the heart of the city, connecting a network of people, organizations and places dedicated to driving positive change, filled with all the tools and trimmings needed to realize impactful ideas and develop ventures – simply a resourceful place for people who want to make a difference to work, meet, learn, connect.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Global Impact: Agricultural Productivity

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Human Foundation


Italy

HUMAN born with the aim of promoting in Italy a modern philanthropy and structured. They want to go beyond the concept traditional charity and develop in country a new culture of giving promoter of innovation and development. To do this HUMAN promotes virtuous connection between two actors the great protagonists of the Italian and the 'social enterprise Italian and global are able to realize projects a positive impact. HUMAN think of projects that promote innovation in the development environment energy and education.

Type: Foundation Geography: Oceania Impact: Equality & Empowerment/Minorities/Previously Excluded Populations

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Idea Lab


United States of America

Bill Gross started Idealab in 1996 to create and operate pioneering technology companies. The structure of Idealab has allowed us to test many ideas at once and turn the best of them into companies, attracting the human and financial capital necessary to bring them to market. Many of these companies were among the first to introduce new business ideas to the market. CitySearch, now a part of IAC, established the category of local online community directories. eToys demonstrated the tremendous potential for online consumer retail and became one of the most recognized brands during the early days of e-commerce. Overture Services, which began life as GoTo.com, was the first company to introduce the concept of paid search — the business model that powers the multi billion-dollar online search market.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: United States of America Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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Imani Development


South Africa

Imani Development is a private economic and development consultancy firm, rooted in the developing world, facilitating the process of economic growth and poverty reduction. It's focus is on the African, Caribbean and Pacific Island states as well as SE Asia. They have offices in South Africa (Cape Town and Durban), Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Uganda and Zimbabwe as well as offices in Australia and the UK and long-standing associate relationships in most key regions.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Australia Impact: Community Development

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Impact Invest Scandinavia


Sweden

Impact invest Scandinavia is the first impact investor network in the Nordic Region. As a membership network we match our member investors with pre qualified social enterprises entrepreneurs or funds for a mutually rewarding collaboration.

Type: Investor Network Geography: Global Impact: Human Rights Protection or Expansion

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Impax Asset Management


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irela

Impax Asset Management is an award winning leading investment manager dedicated to investing in the opportunities created by the scarcity of natural resources and the growing demand for cleaner more efficient products and services through both listed and private equity strategies.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irela Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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Interplay Ventures


United States of America

Interplay Ventures cofounds and invests in companies. The firm is vertically agnostic focusing on disrupting industries through the use of technology and design. Interplay is located in New York City with offices around the country.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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iStarter


Italy

iStarter is an innovative business incubator/accelerator that provides cutting-edge coaching to startuppers through its unrivalled network of partners and senior advisors. They strive to connect ideas with high potential to the global market for opportunities and investments.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Global Impact: Community Development

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Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation


United States of America

Founded in 1995 JCNI is an operating nonprofit foundation that works in partnership with the Jacobs Family Foundation and residents of San Diego's Diamond Neighborhoods to build a stronger community through entrepreneurial projects hands on learning relationships and the creative investment of resources. JCNI helps attract and leverage investment while working with residents to build the capacity of individuals families and their communities.

Type: Other Capital Providers Geography: Americas Impact: Employment Generation

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Kapor Center for Social Impact


United States of America

The Kapor (pronounced KAY-por) Center for Social Impact relentlessly pursues creative strategies that will leverage information technology for positive social impact. They primarily work with underrepresented communities, focusing on gap-closing endeavors.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Americas Impact: Access to Information

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Kukula Capital


Zambia

Kukula Capital is a leading venture finance and private equity firm in Zambia. The company operates under two main business areas: Fund Management and Advisory. They act as fund manager to our two venture funds: Kukula Fund I and Kukula Seed Fund. Through the funds, Kukula Capital invests in Zambian growth companies with capital and expertise. With offices in Lusaka and Solwezi they have a strong local understanding and network which enables Kukula to identify companies with attractive long-term growth prospects, securing a strong deal flow. Their aim is to build a diversified portfolio of investments and provide exceptional financial and social returns for their investors whilst creating long-term value for the portfolio companies. Through their advisory services, they enable investors to invest alongside Kukula Fund investments and allow international companies to penetrate the Zambian market.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Zambia Impact: Access to Financial Services

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MicroCredit Enterprises


US

MicroCredit Enterprises helps thousands of the most impoverished rural poor in developing countries to build cottage businessesand ultimately provide food security for millions. The unique Guarantor model of MicroCredit Enterprises utilizes the financial capital and good credit of high net worth individuals and institutions to guarantee micro loans that lead to sustainable communities and social good. MicroCredit Enterprises gears its entrepreneurial results to produce jobs sustain micro businesses and improve human lives.

Type: Other Capital Channels & Intermediaries Geography: Latin America and the Caribbean Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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NeoFin


Netherlands

NeoFin invests in scalable businesses in emerging markets delivering financial and business services together with technical expertise. It pursues profit with purpose simultaneously targeting top tier return on engagement (ROE) and return on investment (ROI) by helping to provide low income people with protective and enabling financial tools.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Europe Impact: Access to Clean Water and Sanitation

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Nesta


United Kingdom

Nesta is dedicated to supporting ideas that can help improve all our lives, with activities ranging from early stage investment to in-depth research and practical programmes. They don’t work alone - they rely on the strength of the partnerships form with you and with others to make change happen.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: United Kingdom Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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New Energy Nexus


New Energy Nexus works to accelerate the great energy transition by supporting entrepreneurs who are powering the thousands of businesses technologies and innovations needed to break open the economic and social opportunities of a clean energy future.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Global Impact: Access to Energy

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Nia Global Solutions


United States of America

By harnessing the innovative social purposes of capitalism, Nia Global Solutions offers the opportunity to invest with purpose. Nia empowers investors to help solve the world's most pressing sustainability challenges by providing a portfolio of companies that make it their very purpose to find and create innovative solutions, yielding meaningful outcomes for investors, the planet and their global community.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Njambre


We support the emergence of impact innovation enterprises to address social and environmental issues in South America through: - We seed impact innovation opportunities - We co-build and/or partner impact innovation start-ups - Co Creation Hubs - We support the impact economy environment

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Latin America and the Caribbean Impact:

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Nuru Social Enterprises


United States of America

Nuru Social Enterprises (NSE) is the funding vehicle for Nuru Internationalas impact programs. By driving financial sustainability NSE enables Nuru impact programs to provide the communities it serves with meaningful choices while continuing to scale.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Capacity Building

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Oak Investment Partners


United States of America

Oak Investment Partners is a multi stage venture capital firm. The primary investment focus is on high growth opportunities in Clean Energy Financial Services Technology Healthcare Information Technology Internet and Consumer. Over a 34 year history Oak has achieved a strong track record as a stage independent investor funding more than 495 companies at key points in their life cycle. Oak has been involved in the formation of companies funded spin outs of operating divisions and technology assets and provided growth equity to mid and late stage private businesses and to public companies through PIPE investments. Oak has helped innovators exploit new business opportunities and anticipate trends through long term relationships that endure the changing economic landscape. Our accomplishments can be best recognized through the success of our companies and the ability to deliver consistent performance over time.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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OIKO CREDIT


United States of America

A worldwide financial institution that promotes global justice by empowering disadvantaged people with credit. For more than 30 years Oikocredit has proved that entrepreneurs cooperatives and small businesses in developing countries are credit worthy partners. Oikocredit USA was established to raise awareness among Americans of the opportunity to invest in the international cooperative.

Type: Corporate Geography: Africa Impact: Agricultural Productivity

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Radicle Capital


United States of America

Radicle Capital can be found at the very intersection of business expertise and social responsibility. The firm was established with the purpose of helping companies organizations and funds that foster the ideals of generating a social and environmental impact. These young emerging ventures may range from farm to table food producers to eco friendly product suppliers to any number of environmentally friendly and socially responsible entrepreneurial startups.Prospects can be rooted local to Radicle Capital in Louisville Kentucky or in states across the nation and even globally. It is the idea of Radicle Capital that prospects be primed to grow even larger by way of their owners dedication to doing well by doing good.By making responsible investment decisions funding the brilliance of its own local community and reaching across borders around the globe Radicle Capital hopes to develop a greater more global community and appreciation of resources by germinating the world s seedlings in business.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Americas Impact: Agricultural Productivity

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Rockefeller & Co.


United States of America

Rockefeller & Co., Inc. is a privately owned investment manager. It provides its services to High net worth individuals, their families, family offices and related entities, funds organized as domestic or offshore (non-U.S.) companies, limited partnerships, limited liability companies or other types of legal entities; U.S. registered investment companies; Trusts and other fiduciary accounts , Foundations, endowments, charitable and other nonprofit institutions; Taxable and tax-exempt accounts, and Sovereign Nation(s).

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Americas Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Rockefeller Foundation


United States of America

The Rockefeller Foundation envisions a world with Smart Globalization a world in which globalization s benefits are more widely shared and social economic health and environmental challenges are more easily weathered. The Rockefeller Foundation supports work that enables individuals communities and institutions to access new tools practices resources services and products. And they support work that enhances individuals' resilience in the face of acute crises and chronic stresses whether manmade ecological or both.

Type: Foundation Geography: Global Impact: Capacity Building

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Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors


United States of America

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors is a nonprofit organization that currently advises on and manages more than $200 million in annual giving. Headquartered in New York City with offices in Chicago Los Angeles and San Francisco it traces its antecedents to John D. Rockefeller Sr. who in 1891 began to professionally manage his philanthropy as if it were a business. With thoughtful and effective philanthropy as its one and only mission Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors has grown into one of the world s largest philanthropic service organizations having overseen more than $3 billion to date in grantmaking across the globe.

Type: Foundation Geography: Africa Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Royal Bank of Canada


Canada

Royal Bank of Canada (RY on TSX and NYSE) and its subsidiaries operate under the master brand name RBC.We are one of Canada's largest banks and one of the largest banks in the world based on market capitalization.We are one of North America's leading diversified financial services companies and provide personal and commercial banking wealth management insurance investor services and capital markets products and services on a global basis.We have over 80000 full and part time employees who serve more than 16 million personal business public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada the U.S. and 35 other countries.

Type: Bank Geography: United States of America Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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Savannah Fund


Kenya

Savannah Fund is a seed capital fund specializing in US$25,000-US$500,000 investments in early stage high growth technology (web and mobile) startups in sub-Saharan Africa. Initially focused on East Africa, the fund aims to bridge the early stage/angel and venture capital investment gap that currently exists in Africa.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Botswana Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Janalakshmi


India

Janalakshmi (literal translation 'People's Wealth') is a 'social business'. It embraces market principles while pursuing a social objective.Janalakshmi Financial Services is a for profit NBFC serving the urban underserved with the promoter stake held in the not for profit entity Janalakshmi Social Services. This is the only NBFC in India structured in such a manner with the deliberate intent of keeping the social spirit intact.

Type: Foundation Geography: Asia Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Shivia


United Kingdom of Great Britai

Shivia is a UK-based charity, founded in 2008, with operations in India and Nepal. They are passionate about what they do and work very hard to empower the poorest to create livelihoods, boost income and inspire permanent change.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Impact: Agricultural Productivity

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StartX


United States of America

StartX is a start-up accelerator designed to accelerate the development of Stanford's top student entrepreneurs through experiential education. They provide: Community, Mentorship, Real-time education, and Resources.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Global Impact: Access to Education

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SVP San Diego


United States of America

San Diego Social Venture Partners is a 501(c)(3) philanthropic membership organization that provides funding and pro bono consulting to strengthen local nonprofits and our community. We are comprised of caring and informed San Diegans with a passionate desire to give back through engaged strategic giving and volunteering that makes our social sector more efficient effective and impactful. Founded in 2001 we have given more than $2.5 million dollars and 100000 volunteer hours to the local San Diego community.

Type: Fund Geography: United States of America Impact: Community Development

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Symbiotics Group


Switzerland

Sees microfinance as emerging sustainable and inclusive finance for micro small and medium enterprises and low income households. By investing in microfinance Symbiotics Group invests in the democratization of access to capital. Their services currently reach out to 436873 enterprises and households.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: North Africa/Middle East Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Teens in Tech


United States of America

Teens in Tech Labs provides tools and resources to young entrepreneurs world wide to help encourage entrepreneurship at a young age. The company was founded on the premise that entrepreneurship doesn t happen at a certain age or a certain location it happens everywhere! Through their ventures they re able to help young entrepreneurs create innovative and disruptive businesses.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Education

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Thayer Ventures


United States of America

Thayer Ventures (Thayer) invests in technology companies that focus on the hospitality industry. This industry, which represents over $10 trillion in annual global economic activity, is thriving with entrepreneurial activity due to the disruptive changes within the sector which began over a decade ago. Recent consumer trends have accelerated this disruption for operators across the hospitality and travel world, creating unprecedented opportunities for technology providers to make significant inroads into what was previously a closed market. Additionally, hospitality suppliers are dealing with massive shifts in travel planning, organizing and booking driven by the Internet and social media platforms.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Capacity Building

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The Builders Fund


United States of America

The Builders Fund is a growth stage private equity fund investing around themes of sustainable food & agriculture health & wellness human elevation & resource efficiency. The fund is led by operationally oriented investors leveraging our expertise to generate attractive financial returns through purpose driven businesses. We focus on investing in high growth companies whose products services and supply chain intrinsically deliver positive social and environmental benefit.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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The European Centre for Corporate Engagement (ECCE


Netherlands

The European Centre for Corporate Engagement (ECCE) is a 'lab for sustainable investment' a multidisciplinary research network founded by researchers with established track records in the academic domain and in practice.

Type: Investor Network Geography: Netherlands Impact: Capacity Building

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The Fink Family Foundation


We seek to move communities toward a more balanced sustainable relationship with the environment. We support and invest in innovative organizations that preserve and protect the better use of natural resources biological diversity and enhance the health of humanity. We support and collaborate with those who serve as catalysts and conveners to leverage our impact and accomplish our goals.

Type: Foundation Geography: United States of America Impact: Community Development

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The Kresge Foundation


United States of America

The Kresge Foundation is a $3 billion private national foundation that works to expand opportunities in America s cities through grantmaking and investing in arts and culture education environment health human services and community development efforts in Detroit.

Type: Foundation Geography: Americas Impact: Community Development

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Threshold Group


United States of America

Threshold Group is a family owned wealth management firm that serves high net worth families individuals and foundations in over 26 states from offices in Gig Harbor WA Seattle Philadelphia and San Francisco. Ranked among 2015 s Top 100 Wealth Managers in the U.S. by Forbes with approximately $2.8 billion in assets under management (AUM) Threshold Group provides investment management family office administration family meeting facilitation and financial and philanthropic planning along with access to innovative impact investment opportunities that align with client values .

Type: Wealth Manager/Advisor Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Thrill Mill


The Thrill Mill will follow an annual pattern that will begin with the large-scale music festival in the heart of Pittsburgh (e.g. SXSW in Austin, TX). The money raised through the music festival will feed the business plan competition – the Business Bout – and draw national participation. This year, the Business Bout prize is $25,000. The winner of the Business Bout, along with a group of approximately fifteen finalists, will be invited to the business incubator – the Hustle Den – which will foster the growth of the best business ideas for twelve months with rent-free space and educational and mentoring programs. In year two, the Thrill Mill Music Festival will again raise funding for the Business Bout and also serve as the Thrill Mill’s annual investor day during which the first year’s incubated startups will showcase their ideas and products and pitch their businesses to investors who will be invited to attend the festival. As a result, the music festival, which will be held in the heart of East Liberty, will not only bring the community together, but also attract investors from all over the world to interact with the hottest new companies in our amazing city.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Impact:

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TIAA-CREF


United States of America

TIAA-CREF (Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association – College Retirement Equities Fund) is a financial services organization that is the main retirement provider for people who work in the academic, research, medical, and cultural fields. According to TIAA-CREF, the company serves 3.9 million active and retired employees participating at more than 15,000 institutions, and has $564 billion in assets under management (as of 12/31/13). TIAA-CREF is headquartered in New York city, with 9,000 employees in more than 90 local offices nationwide

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Toniic


US

Toniic is a global network of action oriented impact investors both individuals and institutions. They increase the velocity of money and services into impact investing to address global challenges. Their members commit to discover evaluate nurture and invest in entrepreneurs enterprises and funds that promote a just and sustainable economy.

Type: Investor Network Geography: United States of America Impact: Community Development

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Triodos Investment Management BV


Netherlands

Triodos Investment Management a wholly owned subsidiary of Triodos Bank manages 18 sustainable investment funds with a total value of EUR 2.5 billion at year end 2013. The funds span a broad range of sectors including Energy and Climate Emerging Markets Arts and Culture and Sustainable Real Estate. They include some funds open to private investors and others suitable for institutions charitable foundations family offices and private wealth managers.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Global Impact: Access to Financial Services

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UCSD The Rady Venture Fund


United States of America

UCSD The Rady Venture Fund was founded in 2003 in response to the need for a business education that focuses on the industries that define our future and the transformation of business itself the Rady School of Management is the leader of a new generation of business schools.

Type: Fund Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Education

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UNCDF Clean Start Program


United States of America

UNCDF has partnered with UNDP to develop CleanStart a programme to help poor households and micro entrepreneurs access financing for low cost clean energy. It creates microfinance opportunities for a clean energy future for low income people. To scale up energy financing for the poor Microfinance institutions which by definition target low income clients are well placed to provide the products and services poor households and micro entrepreneurs need to pursue clean energy opportunities. CleanStart promotes such financing arrangements supports quality assurance measures and offers advisory services to contribute to a mutually beneficial cycle of investment awareness building and the creation of a new higher return market segment. CleanStart aims to help lift at least 2.5 million people out of energy poverty by 2017 in ways that can be replicated and scaled up by others. This is expected to contribute to the mutually complementary MDGs on poverty and hunger education gender health environmental sustainability as well as and reduced carbon emissions.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Africa Impact: Employment Generation

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USD Venture Vetting


United States of America

USD Venture Vetting is a campus wide entrepreneurship competition where the venture and the entrepreneur rather than the Business Plan are vetted by potential investors. USD students (or teams of at least one USD student) present their business idea to a panel of angel investors through a pitch deck presentation and one on one meetings.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Education

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VentureWell


United States of America

Venture Well provides venture development support and seed investment to entrepreneurs creating scalable market oriented solutions to social and environmental problems.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Global Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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Vodia Ventures


United States of America

Vodia Ventures sees market opportunities arising across fundamental economic and social prosperity drivers including clean air and water safe food stable secure fuel and electric power robust public health and efficient durable shelter. As a class these are widely perceived to be too complex and/or expensive to address through commercial means where others may consider them unsolvable we see these unsolvables as large expanding over time and worthy of thoughtful targeted entrepreneurial pursuit.We invest at the seed stage primarily in teams based in the greater Boston area and we actively participate in cultivating the larger entrepreneurial community as much as we are able because we believe that entrepreneurial approaches have the power to reduce many unsolvables to tractable scale by solving one facet at a time profitably.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Impact: Food Security

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Wheatsheaf Group


United Kingdom of Great Britai

Wheatsheaf was set up by the Grosvenor Estate in 2012 to invest into food energy and water security. Today they have a growing portfolio focused on selected themes all of which are tackling resource efficiency challenges.

Type: Institutional Investor Geography: Europe Impact: Access to Energy

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Working Capital for Community Needs


United States of America

Founded in 1984, Working Capital for Community Needs (WCCN) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit impact investing fund whose mission is to create opportunities for access to microfinance, services and markets to improve the lives and communities of the working poor in Latin America. WCCN empowers low-income Latin American entrepreneurs by sustaining partnerships with microfinance organizations and farming cooperatives in Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Peru. We serve 30,000 people every year and have invested $110 million in Latin America since 1991.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Americas Impact: Employment Generation

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