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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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Adenia Partners


Mauritius

Adenia Partners Ltd., formerly known as I&P Management Ltd., is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in investments in start-ups, later stage, expansion stage, growth capital, mid cap buy-outs, industry consolidation, mature, and recapitalization. The firm invests in small and medium enterprises. It seeks to invest in tourism, financial services, telecommunications, agribusiness, manufacturing, information and communication technology, and hospitality. The firm prefers to invest in West Africa and Indian Ocean region with a focus on Madagascar, Mauritius, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Comoros, Seychelles, Benin, Burkina Faso, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo.

Type: Fund Manager Geography: Cote d'Ivoire Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Adlevo Capital


Nigeria

Adlevo Capital is a Mauritius-based private equity fund manager founded on the conviction that meaningful development in sub-Saharan Africa will be driven by the increasing application of technology to business processes across all sectors.

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

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Africinvest (Tuninvest) Africinvest Financial Sect


Tunisia

AfricInvest Group is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in early stage, mid venture, late venture, incubation, startups, small and medium enterprises, turnaround, mid-market, growth capital, mergers and acquisitions, privatization, leveraged buy-outs, mature companies, recapitalization, industry consolidation, initial public offering, and debt structuring. The firm invests in the following sectors: distribution and retailing, financial services, hotels and leisure, IT, telecom and electronics, manufacturing, transportation and logistics, textile, alternative energy resources, agribusiness and agriculture, construction and construction materials, tourism, oil and gas, computer assembly, fast food, chemicals, call centers, pharmaceuticals, packaging, services, education, and software development.

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

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AIICO Insurance Plc


Nigeria

AIICO Insurance Plc. commenced operations in 1963, and became a public liability company in 1989. In 1990, they got listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange. AIICO Insurance Plc. is the largest Life Insurer in Nigeria. While the Stability, Strength, Security and Trust over the years have placed them at a better advantage in all classes of Life Assurance, their global affiliations have also enable us to provide the widest range of Non-Life insurance solutions to the clients. The Company also provides advisory insurance and financial services. AIICO has subsidiary businesses in the health, pension and asset management sectors.

Type: Geography: Nigeria Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Alitheia Capital


Nigeria

Alitheia Capital is a venture capital firm specializing in providing early stage, growth capital/working capital and mezzanine capital. It seeks to invest in seed, start-up, emerging, and transforming microfinance institutions. It typically invests in the financial services, clean energy, and housing sectors to enable access to finance, housing and energy for low income households and for growing small businesses.

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

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Bendigo and Adelaide Bank


Australia

The Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Group was formed in November 2007 as a result of the merger between Bendigo Bank and Adelaide Bank. A publicly listed company, the group is owned by more than 82,000 shareholders. Under the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank umbrella, the various parts of the business operate under four distinct brands.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Australia and New Zealand Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Big Path Capital


United States of America

Big Path Capital is an innovative leaders expanding the path for business interests seeking multiple bottom line interests, taking the new economy from the margins to the mainstream, seeing the financial world generate good as it generates returns. As a global firm, Big Path Capital is advancing a sustainable economy connecting mission-driven companies and fund managers with mission-aligned investors.

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

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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: Access to Financial Services

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Blackstone Charitable Foundation


United States of America

Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms. Blackstone seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for investors, the companies they invest in, and the communities in which they work. Blackstone do this by using extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems. Blackstone asset management businesses, with over $330 billion in assets under management, include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds, all on a global basis. Blackstone also provides various financial advisory services, including financial and strategic advisory, restructuring and reorganization advisory and fund placement services.

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

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BlueOrange Sustainable Capital


BlueOrange Sustainable Capital seeks to invest in opportunities in a diversified set of emerging market companies that deliver both strong risk adjusted returns and social impact aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).BlueOrange supports companies that foster inclusive and sustainable growth driven by strong risk adjusted returns.

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

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BNP Paribas


France

BNP Paribas is a French bank and financial services company with headquarters in Paris and a second global headquarters in London. It was formed through the merger of Banque Nationale de Paris (BNP) and Paribas in 2000 and is one of the largest banks in the world. Based on 2012 information BNP Paribas was ranked as the fourth largest bank in the world, as measured by total assets, by Bloomberg and Forbes.

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

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Capria Accelerator


United States of America

Capria Accelerator is the first global business accelerator for impact fund managers. Capria invests in and supports new fund managers investing in early-stage startups in markets including South Asia, Southeast Asia, Africa and Latin America. Capria Accelerator was founded in 2015 by the co-founders of Unitus Seed Fund, the leading impact venture seed fund in India. Capria Accelerator is backed by Unitus, a pioneering financial services group that has incubated four successful financial services firms.

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

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Capria Ventures


United States of America

Capria is a global investment firm accelerating the flow of impact capital by advancing the next generation of impact fund managers. Capria provides fund managers with acceleration and advisory services funding and access to a growing network of leading fund managers around the world. Investors and catalytic supporters include Bill Gates (in a personal capacity) the World Bank's International Finance Corporation (IFC) Ceniarth Crystal Springs Foundation Sorenson Impact Foundation Unitus Labs Lemelson Foundation Mohandas Pai and other leading impact investors.

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

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Ceniarth


United States of America

Ceniarth is a single-family office focused on funding scalable solutions to the world’s big challenges. Through the investing activity, they provide capital to accelerate the deployment of products and services that directly impact underserved communities. Ceniarth aim to support enterprises in ways that lead to long term commercial sustainability. Ceniarth organizes the work around program areas that aim to think systematically about sector development and the obstacles to growth. They endeavor to support market ecosystems in ways that attract ongoing private investment or public sector support.

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

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Centerbridge Foundation


United States of America

The mission of the Centerbridge Foundation is to increase access to educational and economic opportunities with a focus on the communities where Centerbridge Partners has offices. Centerbridge Foundation aims to make targeted, catalytic investments in high potential projects. Through the resources of the team and network of external partners, they supplement grant funding with investments in leadership development.

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

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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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Closed Loop Fund


United States of America

Closed Loop Fund is a social impact investment fund that provides municipalities access to the capital required to build comprehensive recycling programs. Taking a lesson from the success of the impact investing sector in accelerating the growth of clean technology investments and recognizing the need for a viable market solution, the Closed Loop Fund was created in early 2014 to provide municipalities with access to capital to build comprehensive recycling programs. The bank: a conglomerate of companies vested in finding a national solution to ending waste to landfill.

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

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Convergence Partners


South Africa

The Foundation was established in 2007 as the co-ordinator of CSI spend by Convergence Partners as well as certain Convergence Partners investees. The Foundation is also a co-investor with Convergence Partners in a number of its transactions. The Foundation explores mission-critical social development work in the TMT sector, specifically in education – in particular, the development of new talent and skills in technology sector (where Africa has a critical need) as well as in using technology to improve access to education of a high standard.

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

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CRE Venture Capital


CRE invests in and partners with visionary entrepreneurs in technology-enabled startup companies in Sub-Saharan Africa. CRE bring the full arsenal of the capital, global relationships, and experience to position the teams they work with for outsized success.

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

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Crystal Springs Foundation


United States of America

Crystal Springs Foundation (CSF) is the family foundation of Mike and Joyce Murray. It was named after Crystal Springs Farm, the old dairy farm located a few miles outside of Redmond, Washington where the Murrays live. The primary mission of CSF is to help create permanent improvements in the lives of the poor and less fortunate. The foundation does this through grants and Program Related Investments (PRIs). The foundation has a history of making start-up and catalytic grants and PRIs to high impact non-profits, both domestic and international. The foundation does not respond to unsolicited requests for grants.

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

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D3Jubilee


Republic of Korea

With an aim to build a fair and sustainable world for the next generation D3 invests in and supports startups improving lives of a neglected class of people.We discover technology based companies with innovative business ideas to address significant social issues and narrow socio economic gaps. We particularly pay attention to entrepreneurs who create excellent user experiences and build business models of high growth potential in the following impact areas

Type: Individual Investor Geography: Republic of Korea Impact: Access to Financial Services

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De Pury Pictet Turrettini & Cie SA


Switzerland

De Pury Pictet Turrettini & Cie S.A. is a privately owned investment manager. The firm also offers asset management and estate advisory as well as family office services. It primarily provides its services to both individual and institutional clients. The firm launches and manages equity mutual funds for its clients. It invests in the public equity markets. The firm employs a fundamental and qualitative analysis with a bottom-up stock picking approach to make its investments.

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

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Doreo Partners


Nigeria

Doreo Partners is an impact Investment firm with a focus on providing effective strategic guidance, hands-on leadership, deep industry expertise and access to capital to assist investors and entrepreneurs in developing market-leading companies.

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

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Equator Capital Partners


United States of America

Equator Capital Partners (“Equator”) currently manages ShoreCap II Limited (“SC II”), formed for the purpose of investing capital in, and providing capacity-building services to, regulated financial institutions that serve small and micro entrepreneurial entities in developing and transitional economies. Because small firms create jobs and assets for their owners, and provide employment for local residents, there is a strong economic growth component to increasing access to finance for these clients. ShoreCap Funds have institutional investors including multilateral and bilateral Development Finance Institutions, private sector banks and Foundations.

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

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Equities


US

Equities.com is a leading financial media website that combines cutting-edge social networking capabilities, market insight and investment news coverage to serve as a Global Financial Network.

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

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European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP)


Luxembourg

The European Microfinance Platform [e-MFP] was founded formally in 2006. They are a growing network of over 120 organisations and individuals active in the area of microfinance. Their principal objective is to promote co-operation amongst European microfinance bodies working in developing countries, by facilitating communication and the exchange of information. We are a multi-stakeholder organisation representative of the European microfinance community. e-MFP members include banks, financial institutions, government agencies, NGOs, consultancy firms, researchers and universities.

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

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Federal Street Advisors


United States of America

Federal Street Advisors provides conflict-free wealth advisory services and investment consulting to high net worth individuals, nonprofit organizations, and foundations. They have particular expertise in working with clients in transition, generational wealth transfer and clients interested in aligning their investments with their values or mission

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

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Fifty Years


United States of America

Fifty Years is an entrepreneur run early stage venture fund based in San Francisco. Fifty Years invest in companies that inspire. Specifically they fund companies that if successful will be both massively profitable and make a serious dent in achieving one of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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

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Financial Sector Deepening Trust


United Republic of Tanzania

The Financial Sector Deepening Trust (FSDT) was incorporated in Tanzania on 1 July 2004 with an overall aim to develop a deeper financial system that can provide greater access to finance to more Tanzanians. FSDT's mission is to generate sustainable improvements in the livelihoods of poor households through reduced vulnerability to shocks, increased incomes and employment achieved through providing greater access to financial services for more men, women and enterprises.

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

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Fund


Russian Federation

The Fund of regional social programs "Our Future " was founded in 2007 to realize long-term socially relevant programs and projects, where the principles of Social entrepreneurship can be applied. Social entrepreneurship stands between traditional business and charity. In particular, it differs from business in its social objectives focused on social changes and societal problems’ solution, from charity – in its entrepreneurial nature of activity. The goals of Social entrepreneurship are reached by the means of entrepreneurial activity and creating sustain and effective business models

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

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Global Innovation Fund


United Kingdom of Great Britai

The Global Innovation Fund invests in social innovations that aim to improve the lives and opportunities of millions of people in the developing world. Through the grants and risk capital, they support breakthrough solutions to global development challenges from social enterprises, for-profit firms, non-profit organisations, international organisations, researchers, and government agencies.

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

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Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Initiative


United States of America

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a $500 million investment to help small businesses create jobs and economic opportunity by providing them with greater access to business education, financial capital, and business support services.

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

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H Capital


United States of America

H Capital was established in 2002 to offer businesses quick, convenient, and reliable access to capital. They have served 10,000+ thousands businesses and originated north of $250,000,000. H Capital specializes at providing businesses with immediate funds for their needs. Whether the funds are for purchasing merchandise, renovating, opening additional locations, advertising, buying out your partner, or any other expense.

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

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Impact America Fund


United States of America

Impact America Fund invests in high growth entrepreneurs developing software and technology enabled solutions for the $1B highly fragmented and inefficient markets targeting underserved Americans. They invest $250K $2M in companies scaling products and services in the Health & Wellness Education and Financial Inclusion sectors.

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

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KfW Development Bank


Germany

KfW is one of the world’s leading promotional banks. With its decades of experience, KfW is committed to improving economic, social and ecological living conditions all around the world on behalf of the Federal Republic of Germany and the federal states. To do this, it supplied funds totalling EUR 74.1 billion in 2014 alone; and of this, 36 % went into measures for protecting the environment and combating climate change.

Type: Fund of Funds Geography: Africa Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Lanzame Capital


Spain

Lanzame Capital is an initiative promoted by a group of entrepreneurs and investors who work in different business areas with many years of experience in different sectors. Aware of the current difficulties in financing through a bank or government loans, have created a platform that aims to be the meeting point between investors and entrepreneurs.

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

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LionRock Capital


Established in January 2011, LionRock is supported by some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs and family organizations, who also serve as valuable resources for their investee companies and investment partners. LionRock seeks to build active, value-added, long-term relationships with company management teams and investors. Their Managing Directors & Senior Advisors are internationally recognized leaders in business, investment, and corporate governance. Their team of seasoned Asian professionals has a demonstrated track record of successfully helping management teams build & develop their businesses in Greater China and beyond.

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

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Liquidnet For Good


United States of America

Liquidnet is the global institutional trading network. It directly connect large-scale investors to help improve performance for everyone—not just asset managers, but also the millions of investors who rely on mutual, managed, retirement and other funds to protect and grow their money. Liquidnet For Good is the corporate impact program for the company, charged with using the resources of Liquidnet to have a positive impact on the world.

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

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Mango Fund


Uganda

Mango Fund seeks to encourage economic development in emerging economies by getting behind local entrepreneurs - especially those that are performing value addition activities within their countries. The impact investment fund provides both capital and advisory services to bolster sustainable growth of these emerging businesses.

Type: Investor Network Geography: Africa Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Mariner Investment Group


United States of America

Mariner is powered by significant investing experience and anchored by a strong commitment to risk management. An investment advisory firm founded in 1992, Mariner specializes in alternative asset management, providing investment solutions across a broad range of markets to sophisticated investors.

Type: Investor Network Geography: Africa Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC)


United States of America

MGCC is a central state resource that offers working capital, loan guarantees, and targeted technical assistance to solve specific financial and operational problems for local businesses. MGCC works with traditional financial institutions to make challenging loans bankable, working with community development corporations and other non-profits to provide financing for job-producing projects, and assisting a wide range of small businesses find the growth capital they require. MGCC specifically targets manufacturers that are expanding, other growth sectors, and small businesses in our older Gateway Cities.

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

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Mentor Capital Network


United States of America

Mentor Capital Network (formerly the William James Foundation) strengthens the social enterprise community, champions triple bottom line values and leverages the success of mentors to forge new successes. MCN manages socially responsible business plan competitions, which: * Provide sustainable entrepreneurs with detailed and constructive feedback, and a chance at more than $100,000 worth of in-kind prizes and cash. * Offer our mentors an opportunity to use their lifetime of experience to supports projects they find personally meaningful in a way that taps their interest and respects their schedule. * Allow our sponsors to become part of a conversation with the next generation of sustainable entrepreneurs and leading figures in the areas of socially responsible finance, academia, management, and entrepreneurship.

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

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Mirova


France

Mirova, the Responsible Investment subsidiary of Natixis Asset Management, develops an engaged approach aiming to combine value creation and sustainable development. Mirova’s philosophy is based on the conviction that integrating sustainable development themes can generate solutions that create value for investors over the long term, not only thanks to a better appreciation of risks, but also by identifying favourable investment opportunities in a changing world.

Type: Investor Network Geography: Africa Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Mission Investors Exchange


United States of America

Mission Investors Exchange is the leading network of foundations engaged in impact investing. Our over 200 members comprise a vibrant community committed to tackling the world s most intractable social and environmental issues from climate change and global health to education and quality jobs. Mission Investors Exchange provides an exclusive forum for our members to work together to align more assets to mission whether through grants loans equity investments or guarantees. We connect and convene practitioners of all experience levels so they can exchange best practices and develop new investment opportunities. We educate and activate members so they can partner on deals and drive greater impact. And we leverage our membership network and long experience in the field to ensure that foundations are playing a leadership role in the expanding impact investing ecosystem.

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

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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: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Africa Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Oblate International Pastoral Investment Trust


The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate established the OIP Investment Trust to manage the long term financial assets of the Oblate Congregation including its constituent provinces and delegations, Roman Catholic related organizations, ministries, religious orders and dioceses. It is a recognized nonprofit tax exempt trust domiciled in the United States. It currently serves over 200 Roman Catholic related entities.

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

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Opportunity Finance Network


United States of America

OFN is the leading national network of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs). They provide opportunity finance for people, communities, and markets outside the economic mainstream to join the mainstream.

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

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Phatisa Managers


Ghana

Phatisa is an indigenous private equity fund management company that invests throughout sub-Saharan Africa. The firm currently has two sector-specific funds under management.

Type: Geography: Africa Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Pi Investments


United States of America

Pi Investments supports the transition from an extractive economy to one that is sustainable, generative and just. They support a single family in aligning 100% of their assets towards these values, and work to inspire the investment community to deepen its potential for transformative impact through the strategic placement of catalytic capital.

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

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Pro Mujer Mexico


United States

Pro Mujer is a development and microfinance institution (MFI) that is dedicated to providing Latin America’s low income women with the means to build their own livelihoods through the provision of microfinance, business training, and health services. Pro Mujer has several branches throughout the region; Global Partnerships is currently partners with Pro Mujer branches in Bolivia, Mexico, Nicaragua and Peru.

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

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ProCredit Holding


Germany

The ProCredit group is made up of development-oriented banks operating in Eastern Europe, Latin America and Africa, as well as a bank in Germany. The parent company of the group is ProCredit Holding, a Frankfurt based company which guides the group. At a consolidated level the group is supervised by the German federal banking supervision authorities (BaFin and Bundesbank).

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

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Qalaa Holdings


Egypt

Qalaa Holdings is the leading investment company in Africa and the Middle East. Qalaa Holdings build businesses in core industries that will define the region’s future. The 40,000 employees of the core subsidiaries and other investments work each day to deliver energy to consumers and businesses alike; to provide reliable, fuel-efficient transportation solutions; to grow or manufacture safe, healthy food; to add value to natural resources; and to help build critical national infrastructure.

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

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Roots of Impact


Germany

Roots of Impact is a specialised advisory firm and market builder for impact investing and development finance. They believe in the power of entrepreneurship for social good and create innovative financing solutions for scaling social enterprises. Roots of Impact advise impact investors public funders and strategic philanthropists globally in implementing high impact strategies. Their aim is to make impact investing and development finance more effective.

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

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Sahel Capital Partners


Mauritius

Sahel Capital is a private equity firm specializing in the agriculture, agribusiness, and consumer goods sector. The firm avoids investments in start-up companies or Greenfields and only considers early stage investments where the promoters and/or management team have demonstrated sector expertise by previously running companies within the same sector successfully. It seeks to invest in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with a focus on processors; logistics and storage; producers; input providers, as well as a secondary focus on intermediaries that extend financing to agricultural SMEs and farmers.

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

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Samunnati


India

Samunnati aims to provide underserved households access to markets through financial intermediation, market linkages and advisory services by focusing on the key economic drivers of a district/taluk. The objective is to aid the enterprises and value chains operate at a higher level of productivity thereby creating value for all the stakeholders engaged in it.

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

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Sarasin & Partners LLP


United Kingdom of Great Britai

Sarasin & Partners LLP is a London-based asset management group that manages $13.2 billion* on behalf of charities, institutions, intermediaries, pension funds and private clients, from the UK and around the world. Sarasin & Partners is known both as a market leader in thematic investment and for long-term income and dividend management across multi-asset and equity mandates. Consistent with a longer-term approach is a commitment to stewardship, principles, embedding environmental, social and governance considerations into the investment process.

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

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Sen Finances


Senegal

The Sen'Finances Foundation is the only structure of the "APEX" one specialized in offering financial services to local decentralized financial systems (SFD) 2 Senegal. Its mission is to "contribute to improving the living conditions of marginalized and disadvantaged populations of Senegal, while ensuring its viability and sustainability". Its intervention policy is developed taking into account the scope defined by the Letter of Sector Policy also positioned as a partner to the institutional development of the SFD through a network of strategic partners and / or operational. Sen'Finances aspires to be a platform for exchange, tips and research on microfinance

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

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The Bank of New York Mellon (BNY Mellon)


United States of America

BNY Mellon is a global leader in investment management and investment services. BNY is focused on helping clients manage and service their financial assets. BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation.

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

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The Reinvestment Fund


United States of America

The Reinvestment Fund (TRF), a national leader in the financing of neighborhood revitalization, has invested $1.5 billion in communities since 1985. A CDFI, TRF finances housing, community facilities, supermarkets, commercial real estate and energy efficiency projects. It also provides public policy expertise by helping clients create actionable solutions and by sharing data and analysis via www.PolicyMap.com.

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

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U.S. Fund for UNICEF Bridge Fund


United States of America

The U.S. Fund for UNICEF Bridge Fund is an innovative financial tool created by the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to speed life-saving assistance to children in need. The Bridge Fund provides flexible capital, enabling UNICEF Supply Division to react immediately when children's lives are at risk to fast-track programmatic activity or the purchase and delivery of vital health, educational and other essential supplies. The Bridge Fund helps save the lives of vulnerable children by reaching them when every minute counts, buys time to secure better pricing and ensures a continuous supply of safe commodities from reliable manufacturers.

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

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UBS


Switzerland

UBS is a global financial services firm with a 150-year heritage serving corporations, governments, institutions, and individuals. Headquartered in Zurich and Basel, Switzerland, UBS has offices in more than 50 countries. The UBS Group has four business divisions, including Wealth Management & Swiss Bank, which serves high net worth and ultra-high net worth individuals globally, as well as private and corporate clients in Switzerland. As of 2009, social investing, philanthropy, and strategic charitable services have been unified within the Wealth Management unit under a new dedicated Philanthropy & Values-Based Investing team.

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

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Wealth Plus


United States of America

Wealth Plus, Inc., a full service firm, offering financial advice, investment management, and insurance. Wealth Plus Inc. is a California Registered Investment Adviser. Located in Marin County, California. Wealth Plus serve as a macro manager to oversee all aspects of their clients’ finances. Wealth Plus practice is based on principles of holistic, whole-life financial planning. It recognizes that true prosperity encompasses many parts of the lives, and requires balancing personal, spiritual, as well as financial. Since 1995, Wealth Plus have helped hundreds of clients achieve financial peace of mind by providing proven strategies from a holistic perspective.

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

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Zephyr Peacock


India

Zephyr Management, L.P. is a global emerging markets investment manager, specializing in the creation and management of highly focused private equity and marketable securities funds. Founded in 1994, capital commitments to Zephyr funds since inception have been approximately $1.5 billion from a wide variety of investors, including family offices, endowments, foundations, pensions, multilateral development banks, and sovereign wealth funds.

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

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