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Adobe Capital


Mexico

Adobe Capital is an impact investment fund focused on triple bottom line businesses that drive social and environmental impact with innovative profitable and scalable models. We provide financing and strategic support for the development of success cases.With an innovative and flexible investment thesis Adobe Capital invests in Mexican companies with fewer than 50 employees with less than 5000000 USD in sales and strong growth potential. Larger companies may be analyzed in specific cases.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Mexico Impact: Capacity Building

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AlphaMundi Group


Switzerland

AlphaMundi Group Ltd is a commercial entity based in Switzerland and exclusively dedicated to Impact Investing profitable investments that generate substantial net benefits to society. It was founded in 2007 by a group of partners with extensive experience in the financial industry as well as responsible investments microfinance and philanthropy. AlphaMundi provides debt and equity financing to scalable social ventures in strategic sustainable human development sectors such as microfinance affordable education fair trade agriculture and renewable energy. AlphaMundi is currently investing out of its impact debt fund SocialAlpha Investment Fund (SAIF) Bastion domiciled in Luxembourg. AlphaMundi also manages co investments for SAIF Bastion investors and third parties.AlphaMundi partners believe that Impact Investing is a new tool for development that can enhance more classical responsible investment approaches (which often lack impact measurability) and complement charitable solutions (which often lack financial viability). To this extent the firm also contributes to the emergence of Impact Investing through education events publications and industry associations. Impact investments are now being integrated by leading US and European banks pension funds foundations and family offices into traditional investment portfolios as primarily decorrelated illiquid and profitable financial assets.

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

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Ameris Capital


Chile

We are a financial services company focused on corporate finance asset management and institutional distribution.Our team is comprised of over 40 professionals who are in a constant search to deliver innovative and creative solutions. All our partners who are all seasoned in the Latin American financial industry work in the company.We count the country s main companies among our corporate finance clients. To them we offer advisory services appraisals project financing and M&A consultancy. In the scope of investment funds we have more than 180 investors among them the main family offices and institutional investors in Chile.Besides contributing to the development of Chilean capital markets Ameris Capital brings the financial world closer to social needs through its Social Investment Fund (FIS for the Spanish Fondo de Inversion Social) the first Chilean impact investment fund.

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

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Annona Sustainable Investment Funds


Netherlands

The Annona Sustainable Investment Fund is a commercial Venture Capital fund that invests in small and medium sized enterprises (SME s) in Africa and Latin America. Profitability is a first precondition for long term sustainability but there are many other drivers. Their objective is to obtain reasonable VC returns ... within strictly defined parameters of a measurable and lasting socio economic impact.

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

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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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Bamboo Finance


Colombia

Bamboo Capital Partners is a commercial private equity firm making investments that matter. It finds game changing businesses then applies a mix of geographical and sector expertise to deliver financial and social returns. Experts in energy healthcare and financial services globally Bamboo has offices in Luxembourg Geneva Bogota Nairobi and Singapore.Since Bamboo launched in 2007 it has proved that private capital can be profitably deployed as a tool for effective change. It has about $290m under management with a portfolio of 33 companies in over 20 countries.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Global Impact: Health Improvement

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BIM Investments


Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

Dedicated to operation and management of responsible investments. Managing more than 550 million. Has offices in Peru Bolivia and Nicaragua. Focused on developing 4 business areasCapital marketsClean EnergyFund ManagementImpact Investment Management and Consulting

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Bolivia (Plurinational State of) Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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Catalyst Microfinance Investors


Netherlands

Catalyst Microfinance Investment Company (CMIC) is a fund manager based in Mauritius and supported by ASA and Sequoia.ASA is one of the world's leading microfinance institutions (MFIs). It currently serves over 6000000 clients in Bangladesh in an extraordinarily efficient manner. ASA has provided technical support to numerous MFIs worldwide in designing and implementing sound and proven credit methodologies and building efficient and well managed organizations.Sequoia is an independent international corporate finance advisory and private equity firm specializing in strategic M&A capital markets advisory services and private equity investments with a focus on the Benelux. Sequoia has advised on numerous strategic assignments with a combined transaction value in excess of U.S.$ 20.0 billion.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Bangladesh Impact: Equality & Empowerment/Minorities/Previously Excluded Populations

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CoreCo Private Equity


Costa Rica

CoreCo is a private equity fund dedicated to growth equity investments in Central America. CoreCo makes investments in revenue producing companies that are located in the region that have proven capital efficient business models and are poised for significant shareholder value creation. CoreCo will opportunistically invest in corporate spin outs and cyclical opportunities to back experienced management teams forming companies that implement existing and proven US or European business models in Latin America.CoreCo makes investments in companies operating in the following sectors Business Services Healthcare Information Services Internet / Software as a Service Information Technology Consumer Goods Retail Logistics and Wireless Communications. Our geographic focus is Central America.CoreCo works closely with local entrepreneurs and established business leaders to source and manage investment opportunities in specific countries. These individuals form a collective group designated by CoreCo to be Investment Partners of the Fund.

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

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Engie


France

ENGIE develops its businesses (power natural gas energy services) around a model based on responsible growth to take up today s major energy and environmental challenges meeting energy needs ensuring the security of supply fighting against climate change and maximizing the use of resources. The Group provides highly efficient and innovative solutions to individuals cities and businesses by relying on diversified gas supply sources flexible and low emission power generation as well as unique expertise in four key sectors independent power production liquefied natural gas renewable energy and energy efficiency services.ENGIE employs 152900 people worldwide and achieved revenues of 74.7 billion in 2014.

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

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PC Capital


Mexico

PC Capital is a Private Equity and Investment Banking firm formed by individuals with vast experience in their industry and a common set of values that characterizes our firm on every engagement.Our mission is to create value and peace of mind for our clients and partners by applying our principles to each of our firm's activitiesPC Capital Investment Bank provides clients with unique solutions professional advice a strict code of ethics and a customized service to meet its clients needs.Whether our clients require M&A Financing Restructures or Joint Ventures PC Capital has the industry experience relationships global strength and direct access to the leading lending institutions strategic and financial investors in Mexico and internationally to meet their needs.Our objective is to always maximize our client's value through fair negotiations where we seek long term benefits and peace of mind for the involved parties.

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

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Pearl Capital Partners


Uganda

We are a specialist agriculture investment firm that has been investing in small and medium sized East African agribusinesses since 2006. Our investments generate financial returns for our investors while creating significant social impact. Our success is derived from working with ambitious management teams providing supportive investment structures and specialist expertise that create high growth agribusinesses.Our investments strengthen agricultural sub sectors and use smallholder farmer networks to generate significant income for millions of families across East Africa. The byproduct of this growth is that it creates financial returns for us and our investors.

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

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Rethink Education


United States of America

The education system is one of the last places to be remade by technology. That s about to change. They are investing in the people ideas and companies that are rethinking the way they learn and teach. Today.Rethink Education seeks to invest in progressive early stage companies that are at the forefront of the education technology industry and have the capacity to make positive impacts on our communities.

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

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Sembrador


Chile

Since our incorporation in 2004 our team has focused on developing innovative agriculture oriented investments thus accomplishing our main objectivesNarrowing the gap between agriculture and the capital market.Building a critical mass of innovative investments that reflect the potential of modern agriculture.Creating a tight interconnected cluster of entrepreneurs who share their knowledge allowing for rich synergies.

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

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SJF Ventures


United States of America

We are experienced venture capital investors who have been at the forefront of impact investing since 1999. We are passionate about generating extraordinary results creating positive changes and partnering with visionaries who combine these two. Our team has invested in over 50 ventures bringing time tested perspective and expertise to partnerships with entrepreneurs. We are ready and eager to build something special together.SJF Ventures is a venture capital partnership with offices in Durham NC New York and San Francisco. Through its investment funds the firm provides equity financings from $1MM to $10MM solo or in syndicates to companies seeking growth capital.As a venture fund SJF Ventures focuses on the resource efficiency sustainability and technology enhanced services sectors. Representative investment areas include efficiency and infrastructure asset recovery including reuse and recycling sustainable agriculture and food safety health and wellness technology education technology and digital media and marketing services.

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

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SustainVC


United States of America

SustainVCSM makes investments in the early and expansion stages of companies that provide social and environmental benefit to the world.We target these triple bottom line companies primarily in the areas ofFood and OrganicsHealth and WellnessEnergy and EnvironmentEducation and MediaCommunity and International Development.SustainVCSM manages a series of private equity/venture capital investment funds through a program called the Patient Capital Collaborative. In addition SustainVC provides consulting services for other Impact Investment firms.

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

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Village Capital


United States of America

Village Capital is a global venture firm that discovers develops and invests in entrepreneurs solving real world problems.Since 2009 we have been one of the world s most active early stage investors investing in over 70 ventures across 15 countries and supporting hundreds more through our collaborative venture development programs. Village Capital graduates have leveraged initial capital 251 created over 10000 jobs and served over 6 million customers.

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

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Vox Capital


Brazil

Vox Capital was the first certified impact investing fund in Brazil. Founded in 2009 it provides early stage capital for companies offering innovative and scalable solutions to enhance the lives of low income Brazilians while aiming to simultaneously generate attractive market rate financial returns for investors. The sectors we have a more in depth focus are health education and financial services which are sectors that provide both with the possibility of scalable innovation and have a direct impact on the lives of people living on urban poverty which is the most prevalent type of poverty in Brazil. The corporation has launched 2 investment funds and it is actively searching for organizations that fit into its investment criteria. For the fifth year in a row Vox Capital was listed in ImpactAssets 50 (IA50) the first publicly available database of experienced private debt and equity impact investment fund managers updated on an annual basis by the independent organization Impact Assets.

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

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