Tag: IA50 201536

Impact Investors Tag: IA50 2015 36

All or A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Investor

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: Capacity Building

Investor

ALTERFIN


Belgium

Alterfin invests in microcredit institutions and associations of fair trade producers in Africa Asia and Latin America. The cooperative society Alterfin was founded in 1994 and is a form of cooperation between North South organisations financial institutions social organisations some companies and over 5000 private individuals.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Global Impact:

Investor

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: Access to Financial Services

Investor

Better Ventures


United States of America

Better Ventures provides funding and support to companies creating scalable solutions to some of the world s biggest challenges. They believe in the power of technology to address the most important issues of our time from education and work to health and the environment. Given the magnitude of the world s problems and the enormous market opportunities they represent it takes the best and brightest minds armed with the best resources to address them.

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

Investor

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: Northern America Impact: Affordable Housing

Investor

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: Europe Impact:

Investor

Core Innovation Capital


United States of America

Core Innovation Capital invests in the most innovative companies serving underbanked consumers in America. They are passionate about financial services that meaningfully improve the lives of underserved people. They focus on early growth stage for profit companies whose management shares their vision that scalable technology driven solutions focused on delivering the highest value to underbanked people can create great businesses and strengthen the American middle class.

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

Investor

Craft3


United States

Craft3 is a certified nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) established in 1994 to support economic ecological and family resilience in Pacific Northwest communities. Craft3 lends capital and provides expertise to people who do not normally have access to financing. It is a regional institution that supports long term place based strategies that link rural and urban communities in the region. Craft3 manages over $166 million in total assets available for investing in high impact initiatives. Craft3 is governed by a 13 member Board of Directors representing the communities and people it serves and 49 staff members deliver expert services from offices in Astoria Portland OR and Ilwaco Port Angeles/Port Townsend and Seattle WA. Over the next 5 years it will expand to another 3 5 offices throughout Oregon and Washington.

Type: CDFI Geography: Northern America Impact: Affordable Housing

Investor

DBL Partners


United States of America

DBL Partners uses venture capital to accelerate innovation in a way that positively affects an organization s social impact as well as its financial success. We strongly believe these two drivers positive social change and a healthy financial performance are inherently connected. DBL invests in and helps nurture outstanding entrepreneurs and companies in Cleantech Information Technology Sustainable Products and Services and Healthcare.

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

Investor

Ecotrust Forest Management


United States of America

A forestland investment management and advisory services company. They manage land on behalf of investors and forestland owners to enhance forest health and productivity and to produce a diverse array of forest products and services including timber biomass carbon and improved habitat and water quality.

Type: Institutional Investor Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Clean Water and Sanitation

Investor

Farmland LP


United States of America

Farmland LP acquires conventional farmland and converts it to organic sustainable farmland. They provide investors with access to this unique asset class which has proven to deliver inflation protected returns over long periods of time. Farmland LP adds value to farmland by converting it to certified organic farmland thus gaining access to the 50% to 200% price premium for organic goods. In addition they lower the costs for farmers by using sustainable agriculture land management best practices which are proven to reduce the need for and cost of fertilizers pesticides herbicides and seeds while also increasing the productivity of the land. Thus they are able to fulfill their mission of delivering solid returns to their investors while helping build a sustainable healthy local food system for the future.

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

Investor

Grassroots Business Fund


United States

GBF delivers a distinctive blend of investment capital and business advisory services through two main vehicles working together: a private investment fund and a non-profit organization. Through the fund, GBF makes equity, mezzanine equity, mezzanine debt, and straight debt investments. These customized investment structures ensure that GBF’s investment performance aligns with the businesses’ performance. The fund delivers a form of capital suitable for long-term investment in businesses servicing low income communities.

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

Investor

Grassroots Capital Management


United States of America

Grassroots Capital Management (GCM) is an impact investment manager based in the US. Together with its India based partner Caspian Advisors GCM and its predecessors have launched five Microfinance funds since 2003.

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

Investor

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: Agricultural Productivity

Investor

Impact Finance Management


Switzerland

Impact Finance Management is a fund advisory company based in Geneva Switzerland with offices in Milano Italy and in Cali Colombia. It initiated and advises an open ended fund in Luxembourg. Since Autumn 2011 Impact Finance has invested more than $21 million in debt in 28 companies working in rural areas with the Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP). Impact Finance is investing in 11 countries mostly in Latin America and also in Europe and Southeast Asia. Already 38% of the fund has been repaid showing the high capacity of the enterprises they finance while the fund performance show positive returns since autumn 2012.

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

Investor

Incofin


Belgium

Incofin Investment Management (Incofin IM) manages funds that invest in microfinance institutions (MFIs) in developing countries. MFIs provide financial services, such as credits, savings and insurances, to people who cannot have recourse to regular banks. As a specialist in rural microfinancing, Incofin IM’s main goal is to reach out to people who live in more secluded rural areas and/or who are active in the agricultural sector.

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

Investor

Injaro Agricultural Capital Holdings


Ghana

Injaro Agricultural Capital Holdings Ltd. (Injaro) has been established with the aim of carrying out investment activities for advancing the social objectives of alleviating poverty and revitalizing distressed regions in West Africa. Injaro makes investments in debt, quasi-equity, and equity in small-and medium-sized enterprises along the agricultural value chain in designated countries of West Africa. The agriculture value chain encompasses the full range of activities and participants involved in moving agricultural products from input suppliers to farmers' fields, and ultimately, to consumers' tables. The countries Injaro is focusing on are Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Niger and Sierra Leone.

Type: Fund Manager Geography: Africa Impact: Food Security

Investor

Insitor Management


Cambodia

Insitor Management is an impact investment firm with operational headquarters in Phnom Penh Cambodia and offices in New Delhi India and Yangon Myanmar. It invests in companies operating in access to energy water housing health and education in Southeast Asia and India. Insitor Management is the investment advisor of Insitor Seed Fund and Insitor Impact Fund an investment company organized into two sub funds Insitor Poverty Alleviation Fund and Insitor Energy Access Fund. The Insitor Management team has extensive operational experience with early stage businesses in Developing Asia and brings expertise as entrepreneurs strategy consultants and finance professionals. As a 100% locally based management team it takes an active role in supporting its entrepreneurs and growing its companies.

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

Investor

Investisseurs & Partenaires


Cameroon

Investisseurs & Partenaires (I & P) is a family of investment funds created in 2002 by Patrice Hopenot and directed and 2011 by Jean Michel Severino. I & P supports the development of African SMEs (including microfinance institutions) through a strategic and financial partnership. These companies are of crucial importance to development in Africa as they produce social environmental and governance.

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

Investor

Kendall Sustainable Infrastructure, LLC


United States of America

Kendall Sustainable Infrastructure is an investment firm dedicated to building and owning renewable energy projects for their consistent cash flows and for their direct and positive environmental and social impact. We are currently building a portfolio of solar energy projects, and we also consider wind, hydropower, geothermal and other renewable energy projects. The principals of Kendall Sustainable have over twenty years of combined energy and private investing experience. We typically work with strong regional renewable energy developers to advance projects to a construction ready stage, and then acquire full ownership of the assets just prior to construction. We finance and build out projects and then own them for their long-term, consistent cash yields. Our investment vehicles are Delaware limited partnerships, structured with competitive and investor-favored private equity terms and conditions. Kendall Sustainable Infrastructure is an affiliate of Kendall Investments, LLC, a private equity firm founded in 2004.

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

Investor

LIVING CITIES


United States of America

Founded in 1991 Living Cities harnesses the collective power of twenty two of the world s largest foundations and financial institutions to build a new type of urban practice geared at getting dramatically better results for low income people faster. Together we are working with cross sector leaders in cities to develop and scale new approaches to dramatically improve the economic well being of low income people. Our investments research networks and convenings catalyze fresh thinking and combine support for innovative comprehensive local approaches with real time sharing of knowledge to accelerate and deepen adoption in more places.In 20 years Living Cities members have collectively invested almost $1 billion helping shape federal funding programs redirecting public and private resources and helping communities to build homes stores schools community facilities and more. Our members are not simply funders. They shape our work and priorities by participating on the Living Cities Board of Directors and four standing committees.

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

Investor

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)


United States of America

LISC is the largest community development support organization in the country. Headquartered in New York City with 30 offices across the U.S. they are a national organization that focuses on local community revitalization efforts.

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

Investor

Lyme Timber Company


United States of America

The Lyme Timber Company LP is a private timberland investment management organization (TIMO) that focuses on the acquisition and sustainable management of lands with unique conservation values. The Company has followed a disciplined and value oriented approach to investing in forestland and rural real estate.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Northern America Impact: Access to Energy

Investor

MCE Social Capital


United States of America

MCE Social Capital is a nonprofit impact investing firm that uses a pioneering loan guarantee model to generate economic opportunities for hundreds of thousands of people particularly women in more than 30 countries.MCE is a nimble virtual organization with leadership in San Francisco New York Washington D.C. Boston and North Carolina.MCE recruits trail blazing individuals foundations and other entities to back loans to MCE from institutional lenders and accredited investors. Learn more about the Guarantor model.Since 2006 when MCE began operations MCE has used more than $110 million from private sector lenders made possible by MCE s loan guarantees to make loans to hundreds of MFIs. The MFIs have in turn funded more than $160 million in loans and other services to hundreds of thousands of people in more than 30 countries in Latin America Sub Saharan Africa Asia Eastern Europe and the Caucasus. Each of these individualsmore than 71% of whom are womensupports an average of five family members or more than 2 million people.MCE s separate Small and Growing Business (SGB) Fund supported by MCE s retained earnings and donations since 2013 but switching over to guaranteed capital in 2017 makes flexible customized and affordable loans to SGBs in Sub Saharan Africa and other challenging parts of the world.MCE sells its Global Economic Opportunity Notes (the Notes) to accredited investors. These Notes pay a fixed financial return generate positive social impact and benefit from MCE s 10 year track record of solid portfolio performance and the fact that MCE s investments are backed by over $113 million in loan guarantees.

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

Investor

Media Development Investment Fund


United States of America

MDIF provides affordable financing and technical assistance to independent news and information businesses in challenging environments helping them to become financially sustainable. We invest in media that provide the news information and debate that people need to build free thriving societies. MDIF has invested more than $163 million in over 113 independent news businesses in 39 countries since 1996. Our dedicated team of highly skilled professionals help clients build financially viable businesses while providing real financial and social returns to a wide range of impact investors. MDIF is a New York registered not for profit corporation with 501(c)(3) public charity status.

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

Investor

MicroVest


United States of America

MicroVest Capital Management LLC is a private for profit investment adviser dedicated to reducing global poverty by applying a commercial framework to investing. MicroVest seeks sustainable solutions to poverty by facilitating the flow of international private capital to low income financial institutions.

Type: Wealth Manager/Advisor Geography: Africa Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

Investor

Patamar Capital


United States of America

Patamar Capital exists to open up better opportunities for Asia s underserved communities so they can improve their lives. We invest in and support visionary entrepreneurs solving South and Southeast Asia s most pervasive problems at scale

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

Investor

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

Investor

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

Investor

Shared Interest


United States of America

Shared Interest works as a catalyst for social and economic change in South Africa. Since thier inception in 1994 they have used loan guarantees to bridge the gap between South African banks and marginalized people previously considered unbankable during apartheid.

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

Investor

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: Income/Productivity Growth

Investor

TreeTops Capital


United States of America

The Treetops team shares a common vision that achieving commercial returns and investing sustainably are not incongruous but rather complementary. Where there is a large social or environmental need a whether it is access to finance for small businesses or need for affordable energy efficient housing there is the potential to make both financial returns and a sustainable impact.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Asia Impact: Affordable Housing

Investor

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 Education

Investor

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

Investor

Vital Capital


Switzerland

Vital Capital Fund is a $350 million private equity fund created to align with the principles of Impact Investing.Vital was born out of a vision to enhance the quality of life of communities and families in developing African nations while simultaneously delivering attractive returns to investors doing well AND doing good . With its first close in early 2011 Vital became one of the largest Impact Investing funds in the world.

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

Investor

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: Health Improvement

COPYRIGHT 2017 IMPACTSPACE. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.