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ACCION


United States of America

Accion is a global nonprofit committed to creating a financially inclusive world with a pioneering legacy in microfinance and fintech impact investing. Accion catalyze financial service providers to deliver high quality affordable solutions at scale for the three billion people who are left out of or poorly served by the financial sector. For more than 50 years Accion has helped tens of millions of people through its work with more than 90 partners in 40 countries.

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

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Athena Capital


United States of America

Athena Capital is a multi family office and investment manager based outside of Boston Massachusetts with approximately USD 5 billion in assets under management. Athena provides investment advisory and wealth management services to a select group of private clients institutions and endowments. With impact investing mandates growing across its client base Athena is actively integrating impact investing strategies into client portfolios covering a range of geographies and sectors.

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

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Bridges Fund Management


Bridges Fund Management (formerly Bridges Ventures) is a specialist fund manager focused exclusively on sustainable and impact investment with offices in London New York and San Francisco. Our strategy is to focus exclusively on opportunities where investments can generate investor returns through helping meet pressing social or environmental challenges be it backing businesses that create jobs in underserved areas building environmentally friendly care homes for the elderly to sustain an ageing population or providing flexible financing for innovative social enterprises. Since 2002 we have raised over $1 billion to invest in SMEs properties and social sector organisations that are helping to tackle some of society s biggest challenges with a focus on four themes health & well being education & skills sustainable living and underserved markets.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Western Europe Impact: Affordable Housing

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Calvert Foundation


United States of America

Calvert Foundation harnesses the power of investing to connect cultivate and inspire those who want to shape the world for good.Our work is focused on connecting investors to organizations that strengthen communities and sustain our planet. Through our flagship product the Community Investment Note we offer investors the opportunity to invest with us. Since 1995 more than 18000 investors have invested over $1.5 billion through the Note. Today the Note is available to to both accredited and non accredited investors through our website and hundreds of brokerage firms in the U.S.

Type: Other Capital Channels & Intermediaries Geography: Africa Impact: Health Improvement

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CDC Group


United Kingdom of Great Britai

CDC is the UK's development finance institution. They support the building of businesses throughout Africa and South Asia to create jobs and make a lasting difference to people's lives in some of the world's poorest places.

Type: Government Geography: Europe Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Christian Super


Australia

Christian Super is a not for profit superannuation fund based in Sydney Australia. Operating since 1984 and with a strong non denominational Christian focus the pension fund serves over 20000 members from over 1800 ministry organizations across Australia managing over USD 700 million in retirement savings. It offers members a choice of five ethical portfolios with differing risk and return profiles across asset classes.

Type: Institutional Investor Geography: Australia Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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Credit Suisse


Switzerland

Credit Suisse Group is a leading financial services company advising clients in all aspects of finance across the globe and around the clock.

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

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Deutsche Bank


Germany

Founded in Berlin in 1870 to support the internationalization of Germany's business Deutsche Bank is a leading global provider of financial services.We have established strong bases in all major emerging markets and therefore have good prospects for business growth in fast growing economies including the Asia Pacific region Central and Eastern Europe and Latin America. In Europe we are well placed to benefit from the aforementioned resilient conditions in our home market Germany and from continued strong levels of corporate activity in the euro zone.

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

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Enclude


United States of America

We believe in the transformative power of entrepreneurship and inclusive finance to build stronger local economies. We help clients overcome barriers to growth with the access to capital technologies and expertise that accelerates profitability and sustainable development and enables our partners to create more opportunities for everyone to participate in and benefit from the promise of prosperity.Enclude is an advisory firm dedicated to building more sustainable businesses and institutions by offering the integrated capacity and capital solutions that power economic growth enterprise profitability and social transformation. By synergistically linking these two offerings we create greater value for our clients and deliver better outcomes.

Type: Other Capital Channels & Intermediaries Geography: Global Impact: Access to Financial Services

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FB Heron Foundation


United States of America

The Heron Foundation was created in 1992 to help people and communities help themselves out of poverty. Today the foundation is focused on building a better economy in the United States one in which reliable employment and income are available to every willing worker or household. The New York based foundation aims to deploy the full balance of its endowment towards that mission and invests all of its assets through a single capital deployment office removing the traditional foundation s operating distinction between investments and grant making.

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

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Ford Foundation


United States of America

The Ford Foundation supports visionary leaders and organizations on the frontlines of social change worldwide. The believe all people should have the opportunity to reach their full potential contribute to society and have voice in the decisions that affect them.

Type: Foundation Geography: Global Impact: Capacity Building

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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: Latin America and the Caribbean Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Impact Community Capital LLC


United States of America

Impact Community Capital LLC operates as a community development financial institution in California. The company involves in purchasing loans and making investments in various facilities and programs for low income individuals families and communities affordable housing health care facilities child care centers community centers and small enterprises. It also provides investment advice services. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in San Francisco California.

Type: CDFI Geography: Americas Impact: Health Improvement

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Inter-American Development Bank


United States of America

Established in 1959, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB-MIF) is the the largest source of development financing for Latin America and the Caribbean, with a strong commitment to achieve measurable results, increased integrity, transparency and accountability. They have an evolving reform agenda that seeks to increase their development impact in the region. They work to improve lives in Latin America and the Caribbean. Through financial and technical support for countries working to reduce poverty and inequality, they help improve health and education, and advance infrastructure. Their aim is to achieve development in a sustainable, climate-friendly way.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Latin America and the Caribbean Impact: Community Development

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International Finance Corporation


United States of America

IFC a member of the World Bank Group is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector. They help developing countries achieve sustainable growth by financing investment providing advisory services to businesses and governments and mobilizing capital in the international financial markets.

Type: Institutional Investor Geography: United States of America Impact: Capacity Building

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Jonathan Rose Companies


United States of America

Jonathan Rose Companies is a green real estate policy, urban planning, development, project management and investment firm. The firm has completed $1.5 billion of work, much of it in close collaboration with not-for-profits, towns and cities

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

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LGT Venture Philanthropy


Switzerland

LGT Venture Philanthropy is an impact investor supporting organizations with outstanding social and environmental impact.

Type: Investor Network Geography: Global Impact: Capacity Building

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Lok Capital


India

The Lok Capital initiative was launched at the end of 2000 with the support of a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation. Lok Capital means People s Capital. Lok Capital defines itself as a hands on financial investor with social performance goals and standards dedicated to promoting financial and social inclusion through all its activities. Lok Capital manages two BoP funds with over $85mn under management. The funds are the central entity of the Lok group structure. Lok Foundation the charitable trust at the heart of Lok Capital was set up in 2003 to promote financial and social inclusion principally in India by means of targeted grants technical support research and advocacy.

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

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Lundin Foundation


Canada

The Lundin Foundation is a philanthropic organization founded originally by the Lundin Family. The Foundation is currently supported by a number of publicly traded natural resource companies committed to the highest standards of corporate social responsibility. The Foundation provides risk capital technical assistance and strategic grants to outstanding social enterprises and organizations across the globe with a view to contributing to sustained improvements in social and economic development.

Type: Foundation Geography: Canada Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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Morgan Stanley


United States of America

Morgan Stanley mobilizes capital to help governments corporations institutions and individuals around the world achieve their financial goals. For over 75 years the firm s reputation for using innovative thinking to solve complex problems has been well earned and rarely matched. A consistent industry leader throughout decades of dramatic change in modern finance Morgan Stanley will continue to break new ground in advising serving and providing new opportunities for its clients.

Type: Corporate Geography: Europe Impact:

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National Community Investment Fund


United States of America

National Community Investment Fund (NCIF) is a nonprofit investment fund created to catalyze economic development in low income and under served communities across the US by investing in mission oriented financial institutions. NCIF invests capital in banks and other institutions that improve access to financial services for local individuals small businesses and minorities.

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

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Omidyar Network


United States of America

Omidyar Network invests in entrepreneurs who share our commitment to advancing social good at the pace and scale the world needs today. We are focused on five key areas we believe are building blocks for prosperous stable and open societies Education Emerging Tech Financial Inclusion Governance & Citizen Engagement and Property Rights.We take calculated risks in the earliest stages of innovation helping to transform promising ideas into successful ventures. As an active impact investor we offer more than just financial support. We provide vital human capital capabilities from serving on boards to consulting on strategy coaching executives to recruiting new talent. We connect promising investees to entrepreneurial visionaries with business know how. We also leverage the tremendous capacity of Web and mobile technologies to go beyond incremental improvement and make a significant widespread impact.

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

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Overseas Private Investment Corporation


United States of America

OPIC is the U.S. Government s development finance institution. It mobilizes private capital to help solve critical development challenges and in doing so advances U.S. foreign policy. Because OPIC works with the U.S. private sector it helps U.S. businesses gain footholds in emerging markets catalyzing revenues jobs and growth opportunities both at home and abroad. OPIC achieves its mission by providing investors with financing guarantees political risk insurance and support for private equity investment funds.

Type: Government Geography: Africa Impact: Capacity Building

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Prudential


United States of America

Prudential formalized its impact investing program in 1976 to identify market inefficiencies and craft investment solutions that generate an appropriate risk-adjusted return while driving social change. As markets evolve, many impactful assets have become investable assets by mainstream investment standards. The group invests in a variety of asset classes including public and private debt and equity, mortgages, tax credits, REITS and structured products. The team manages a portfolio that will soon surpass $500 million and originates over $100 million in new impact investments each year, while generating an appropriate risk-adjusted return.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Latin America and the Caribbean Impact: Community Development

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responsAbility Social Investments AG


CH

responsAbility use investments to empower people at the base of the global income pyramid. They help them realize their economic potential by giving them access to markets information and other services important for their development from which they were previously excluded. responsAbility offers financing to businesses and initiatives in developing countries and emerging markets adapted to their needs and circumstances.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Global Impact:

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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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Root Capital


United States of America

FF REVIEW A social investment fund that grows rural prosperity in poor environmentally vulnerable places in Africa and Latin America. Root Capital seeks to maximize the positive social and environmental impact of their work through a three pronged strategy finance advise and catalyze.

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

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Sarona Asset Management


Netherlands

With a rich history stretching back to 1953 Sarona has extensive experience investing in Frontier and Emerging Markets. Our ambition is to use this experience to deliver top quartile returns by investing growth capital in private equity funds and companies that benefit local communities and the environment. We focus on small to mid market companies providing goods and services to meet the growing needs of the rising middle class in these markets.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Latin America and the Caribbean Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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SNS Impact Investing


SNS Impact Investing was launched in January 2011 and is the development investment department of SNS Asset Management. SNS Impact Investing creates value for clients investees and society by developing promoting and/or distributing impact investment solutions. These solutions result in market rate returns while creating real value in emerging markets. They are typically accomplished by way of funds but may also include mandates and advisory services.

Type: Investor Network Geography: Asia Impact:

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The California Endowment


United States of America

The California Endowment was established in 1996 as a result of Blue Cross of California's creation of its for profit subsidiary WellPoint Health Networks. Since then we've invested in health broadly from strengthening the safety net for families struggling with poverty to diversifying the health care workforce.The lessons learned from early investments were the genesis for Health Happens Here and the 10 year $1 billion Building Healthy Communities plan in which residents in 14 places are working to transform their neighborhoods.

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

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The David and Lucile Packard Foundation


United States of America

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation is a family foundation. They are guided by the enduring business philosophy and personal values of Lucile and David who helped found one of the world s leading technology companies.

Type: Foundation Geography: Americas Impact: Community Development

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The Doen Foundation


Netherlands

The Doen Foundation supporting initiatives in the field of culture and cohesion and in the field of green and inclusive economy. The focus of the foundation is on sustainable cultural and social innovation. DOEN receives the net proceeds of the Dutch Postcode Lottery BankGiro Lottery and FriendsLottery.

Type: Foundation Geography: Europe 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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The Tony Elumelu Foundation


Nigeria

An African funded philanthropic organization focused on supporting entrepreneurs in Africa by enhancing the competitiveness of the private sector.The main philosophy of the Tony Elumelu Foundation is based on our Founder s desire to empower a generation of successful for profit entrepreneurs who drive Africa s economic and social transformation. Our guiding principles are derived from an inclusive economic philosophy of Africapitalism which states that long term dynamic African led private sector investment in key sectors of the continent s economy will drive economic and social development through its programme and activities. The Tony Elumelu Foundation seeks to institutionalise luck and create an environment where entrepreneurship can flourish in a sustained manner.

Type: Foundation Geography: Nigeria Impact: Other Social Impact Objective

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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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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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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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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: Global Impact: Access to Information

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W. K. Kellogg Foundation


The W.K. Kellogg Foundation founded in 1930 as an independent private foundation by breakfast cereal pioneer Will Keith Kellogg is among the largest philanthropic foundations in the United States. Guided by the belief that all children should have an equal opportunity to thrive WKKF works with communities to create conditions for vulnerable children so they can realize their full potential in school work and life.

Type: Foundation Geography: Americas Impact: Access to Education

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