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118 Capital


United States of America

118 Capital envisions itself as the premiere organization in which graduate students interested in impact investing can gain the foundational and certifiable experiences they need for their careers. As an Impact Investment champion the organization is dedicated to providing learning opportunities in the fields of entrepreneurship finance and social enterprise as they relate to responsible investing and evaluating social development returns both in the U.S. and abroad.

Type: Other Capital Providers Geography: Americas Impact: Access to Education

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ADB (Asian Development Bank)


Philippines

ADB s vision is an Asia and Pacific region free of poverty. Its mission is to help its developing member countries reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of their people. Despite the region s many successes it remains home to two thirds of the world s poor 1.8 billion people who live on less than $2 a day with 903 million struggling on less than $1.25 a day. ADB is committed to reducing poverty through inclusive economic growth environmentally sustainable growth and regional integration.Based in Manila ADB is owned by 67 members including 48 from the region. Its main instruments for helping its developing member countries are policy dialogue loans equity investments guarantees grants and technical assistance.

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

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Arete Corporation


United States of America

Arete Corporation has been managing venture capital funds focused on energy technologies since 1983. The five Utech Funds addressed ventures related to the needs and interests of the electric and gas utility industries and the Micro Generation Technology Fund made investments in small scale electric generation technologies.

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

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Artha India Ventures


India

Artha India Ventures' league of member Angel Investors mentor and invest in nascent ventures with business ideas that create value by participating in the entrepreneurial process. AIV have invested in more than 47 start ups and has diversified portfolio ranging from last minute hotel bookings (HotelsAroundYou.com) to classes aggregators (FindUrClass.com) cosmetic ecommerce (Purplle.com) and at home salon services (The Home Salon). From microfinance credit rating platforms (Inventure) to online interview platforms (Talview) electronic repair & insurance companies (PickMeIndia.com) Cloud Telephone (Exotel.com) and Cab Aggregators (BookMyCab.com) the portfolio has it all.

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

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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: Agricultural Productivity

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Blue Ridge Foundation


United States of America

Since 1999, BRF have supported great entrepreneurs with ideas that create a meaningful social impact, especially for people living in high-poverty communities. Over the years, they have provided these start-ups with support ranging from seed funding and co-working space in their offices, to hands-on support to help them build, launch, and test their concepts.

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

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Capital Indigo


Mexico

Capital Indigo is a Private Equity firm based in Mexico City that is focused on mid market private equity and mezzanine debt investments in Mexico.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Latin America and the Caribbean Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Cash Suvidha


India

Cash Suvidha is a trade name of Usha Financial with an aim to uplift the families who do not have access to banking services as well as SME s. We at Cash Suvidha give a chance to such families and SME s to meet their financial needs who find it difficult to get finance due to inflexible guarantee parameters obstructive lending policies or lengthy disbursement. We also provide of small business loan in rural and urban areas.

Type: Corporate Geography: India Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Clean Pacific Ventures


United States of America

Founded in 2006 Clean Pacific Ventures invests in promising early stage clean technology companies. Clean Pacific Ventures invest across a broad platform of capital efficient businesses that address the efficient use of energy and natural resources while improving the quality of land water and air.

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

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Co-Emergence Capital


United States of America

Emergence Capital Partners based in San Mateo Calif. is the leading venture capital firm focused on early and growth stage Enterprise SaaS companies. Emergence partners have funded and helped build more than 50 SaaS companies more than any other early stage venture firm. Emergence Capital has assets of over $600 million under management.

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

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Collaborative Fund


United States of America

Collaborative Fund are an investment fund focused on supporting and investing in the shared future. The fund centers around two macro themes which we believe to be at the core of business innovation in the coming years the growth of the creative class and the collaborative economy.

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

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Commons Capital Management


United States of America

Commons Capital Management LLC is a venture capital firm specializing in early stage companies. It does not invest in companies involved in producing unsafe products or services including tobacco alcohol gambling weapons and nuclear power. The firm seeks to invest in energy including clean energy environment education and healthcare sectors. The firm also considers companies that are owned or managed by women and minorities and that can enhance community development and international sustainability. It also provides indirect investments with other venture capital funds. Commons Capital Management LLC is based in Brookline Massachusetts.

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

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Epic Venture Partners


United States of America

EPIC Ventures is a premier early stage software and Internet infrastructure venture firm whose mission is to back entrepreneurs and companies positioned to lead the information economy of tomorrow. EPIC Ventures bring the collective operational and financial experience of the partnership world class advisors and the extensive network of technology industry contacts to engage and ensure the portfolio's success.

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

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European Impact Investment Company


Luxembourg

The European Impact Investing Luxembourg is an open initiative supported by a group of Luxembourg based firms in the financial services sector that seeks toContribute to the development of the impact investing sectorFacilitate initiatives in this area within LuxembourgPromote the Luxembourg's financial centre's capacity to support a coordinate practice of impact financeLeading private banking centre with a long time engagement in responsible finance Luxembourg is well positioned to play a catalytic role for impact investing on its pathway towards becoming a mainstream asset class.

Type: Corporate Geography: Global Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Finance for Good


Canada

Finance for Good is the first built for purpose Social Impact Bond (SIB) intermediary in Canada. We advise governments on SIB design and procurement help non profits utilize social finance tools and become SIB Ready and structure investments to direct capital into SIBs.

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

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Gibraltar Ventures


United States of America

Gibraltar Ventures is the Innovation Lab and Venture Capital Group of Prudential helping you pursue your passions and achieve your ambitions free from financial concerns.

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

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GTI Capital Group


United States of America

GTI invests in Indian or India related businesses is sector agnostic and invests in opportunities where it can play an active role in creating value for the businesses it invests in. GTI is a Permanent Capital vehicle and hence takes a long term view on its investments and invests in both early stage and late stage opportunities.

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

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Impact Ventures UK (IVUK)


United Kingdom of Great Britai

Impact Ventures UK (IVUK) is a growth capital impact fund managed by LGT Venture Philanthropy (LGT VP) and launched in partnership with Berenberg. They have seen the emergence of innovative and competitive business models being developed to improve the quality of life of disadvantaged individuals in the UK. IVUK was founded to invest in and support these enterprises. They are focused on delivering and measuring social impact through a professionalised framework established over the last seven years by LGT VP across the globe.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Investec Africa Credit Opportunities Fund


South Africa

Towards the end of 2012 CDC committed US$30m to the Investec Africa Credit Opportunities Fund I sub Saharan Africa s first corporate debt fund which is run by Investec Asset Management. The commitment was the first made by CDC s debt and financial institutions team.Debt investments which are made directly to companies and financial institutions as well as through funds represent an additional medium through which CDC provides capital. CDC has long adopted a flexible approach towards investing and providing debt and direct equity under the terms of CDC's strategy for 2012 onwards will enable us to meet a greater range of capital needs and target investment towards opportunities with the greatest potential for job creation.The Investec Fund which is also supported by Dutch development bank FMO will provide long term capital to businesses of different sizes and sectors across a wide range of countries in sub Saharan Africa (excluding South Africa). The team is aiming to raise up to US$350m for the fund from a range of commercial investors both in Africa and beyond. CDC played a key role in anchoring the fund and helping the team put the right terms and systems in place.

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

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Netherlands Platform for Inclusive Finance


Netherlands

NpM promotes inclusive finance as a contribution to poverty alleviation in developing countries. The platform established in 2003 brings together developing organizations social investors private foundations and commercial banks from The Netherlands.

Type: Other Capital Channels & Intermediaries Geography: Africa Impact: Capacity Building

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New York Angels


United States of America

New York Angels is a member-led organization committed to finding, funding and mentoring great young companies from pitch through successful exit. Our 100+ members are entrepreneurs, CEOs, venture capitalists and business leaders who have founded, funded and built world-class companies. We come from a wide array of industry backgrounds and together create an extensive network of entrepreneurial support. We mentor and coach the entrepreneurs in whom we invest, serve on their boards, provide contacts and assist with team building, strategic planning and fundraising.

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

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Novo Foundation


United States of America

NoVo Foundation is dedicated to catalyzing a transformation in global society moving from a culture of domination to one of equality and partnership. NoVo Foundation support the development of capacities in peopleindividually and collectivelyto help create a caring and balanced world. NoVo Foundation envision a world that operates on the principles of mutual respect collaboration and civic participation thereby reversing the old paradigm predicated on hierarchy violence and the subordination of girls and women.

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

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SFRE Fund


Luxembourg

(SFRE pronounced Sapphire) the first global open ended investment umbrella fund developed to deploy substantial amounts of long term capital to support a broad range of banks with a proven track record of serving the real economy by meeting the needs of individuals enterprises and communities they serve whilst also delivering robust and stable financial returns. SFRE is a Luxembourg SICAV SIF with its initial compartment (SFRE Fund) established in February 2015.

Type: Fund Geography: South-Eastern Asia Impact: Capacity Building

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Shorebank International


United States of America

Shorebank International UK is a consultancy which provides advice to over 80 financial institutions in 75 developing economies around the world.

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

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Sitawi


Brazil

The SITAWI is part of a new and important global movement that seeks to give civil society activities a high standard of excellence and efficiency. Thus the time and resources that are available to achieve maximum impact. Be in the financial field whether in the management SITAWI is an example to follow.

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

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