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Adobe Capital


Mexico

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

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

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Aqua-Spark


Netherlands

Aqua-Spark is a global investment fund based in Utrecht, the Netherlands that makes investments in sustainable aquaculture businesses that generate investment returns, while creating positive social and environmental impact. The fund invests in small to medium enterprises that are working towards the production of safe, accessible aquatic life, such as fish, shellfish and plants, in a way that does not harm the health of the planet.

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

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Arborview Capital


United States of America

Arborview Capital is a growth equity and venture capital firm that makes investments in impact focused companies across the energy efficiency resource efficiency and sustainability sectors. Arborview s principals have significant experience partnering with exceptional management teams to build best of breed businesses in high growth industries.Our portfolio companies create significant value across critical missions such as water conservation sustainable food production health and wellness and energy efficiency. In addition our companies strive to create benefits for all stakeholders including customers employees vendors communities the environment and shareholders.

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

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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: Employment Generation

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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: Affordable Housing

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Capital Impact Partners


United States of America

FF REVIEW Through capital and commitment Capital Impact helps people build communities of opportunity that break barriers to success. A nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) we have a 30 year history delivering strategic financing social innovation programs and capacity building that creates social change and delivers financial impact nationwide.

Type: CDFI Geography: United States of America Impact: Capacity Building

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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: Agricultural Productivity

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Community Investment Management


United States of America

Community Investment Management is the first impact investment firm focused on marketplace lending. CIM provides responsible and transparent financing to small businesses in the United States in partnership with a select group of technology driven lenders. CIM combines experience innovation and values to align the interests of small business borrowers and investors.CIM is a member of the Global Impact Investing Network and measures its impact through the collection and analysis of granular borrower data.

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

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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

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Creation Investments


United States of America

Creation Investments Capital Management LLC is a leading alternative investment management company with a focus on private equity investments in Microfinance Institutions Small and Medium Enterprise lenders Emerging Market Banks and other BOP Financial Services Providers. Named a leading Impact Investment fund manager by ImpactAssets50 in 2011 Creation Investments currently manages 4B Capital Fund A L3C Creation Investments Social Ventures Fund I Creation Investments Social Ventures Fund II and specialized managed accounts with over $100 million in assets under management from individual family office and institutional investors. Together with our portfolio companies we provide access to capital and needed products and services for those living in poverty to engage in small business activity and income generation significantly impacting those living at the bottom of the economic pyramid. We seek to maximize financial and social returns on investment creating significant we

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

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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 Financial Services

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EcoEnterprises Fund


Costa Rica

EcoEnterprises Fund a dynamic investment manager with an unparalleled track record of 20 years in the field launched its third fund under management in May 2018. The Fund provides tailored financing and value add services to community based growth businesses that create long term livelihoods and facilitate resilience in local economies while encouraging the sustainable use of natural resources the conservation of vulnerable ecosystems and bio diverse landscapes and the mitigation of climate risks. In doing so EcoEnterprises Fund helps companies boost returns create socio economic opportunities and continue to preserve our most important asset planet Earth. The Fund builds on the success and know how of two prior funds that have invested in 34 companies in organic agriculture aquaculture ecotourism sustainable forestry and non timber forest products. Together these businesses have created 6700 jobs supported 400 community groups generated economic opportunities for 32600 suppliers conserved 10.5 million acres of land reached half a billion dollars in sales and benefited over 186000 local people. As a leader in its distinctive investment niche and emerging markets the Fund will continue to leverage its in region presence its unique and deep pipeline its industry insights and robust network and its unique mix of tailored financing and hands on investment management to achieve strong financial returns for its investors and create meaningful impact.

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

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Ecotrust Forest Management


United States of America

We are a real asset investment manager that invests in working landscapes including forests farms and ranches across the western United States to create long term financial value and enduring social and environmental impact.

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

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Elevar Equity


Colombia

Elevar Equity a human centered capital firm invests in transformative and scalable ventures focused on underserved customers in low income communities in India and Latin America. Led by an entrepreneurial emerging markets team regarded as pioneers in impact investing Elevar has been the founding or early growth capital in several profitable and affordable distribution models. Elevar s investments span financial services education agriculture healthcare and housing. The Elevar Method of investing has democratized access to essential products and services for over 25 million underserved customers and catalyzed billions of dollars of capital into more than 35 companies.

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

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Encourage Capital


United States of America

Encourage Capital is an asset management firm focused on profitable and strategic investments to solve critical social and environmental problems. Systemic problems require systemic solutions and we are building a community of investors foundations market leading companies and non profits to address some of the world s most challenging issues while generating financial returns for our investors.

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

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Finance in Motion


Armenia

Finance in Motion is an impact asset manager focused on sustainable development finance. By bringing together public and private institutional investors as well as international financial institutions we develop and advise alternative investment vehicles that cover a broad spectrum of development finance including micro small and medium enterprise finance and green finance. With a current volume of over EUR 2 billion the funds we advise have invested a cumulative total of more than EUR 4 billion in Southeast Europe the Caucasus Latin America the Middle East North Africa and Sub Saharan Africa through equity and debt financing placed largely with financial institutions. Technical assistance projects accompany our investments to support our partners as well as develop financial markets in the countries we serve.Our international team of around 200 employees works from 17 offices around the globe. Finance in Motion is supervised by the German Federal Financial Supervisory authority.

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

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Global Partnerships


Kenya

Global Partnerships is an impact first investor dedicated to expanding opportunity for people living in poverty. For 25 years GP has invested in sustainable solutions that help impoverished people increase their incomes and improve their lives with core investments in livelihoods education health energy housing and sanitation. Since inception GP has deployed $356.5 million in impact investments to 135 partners bringing meaningful impact to over 14.7 million lives in 21 countries.

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

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Goodwell Investments


Netherlands

Goodwell Investments is an impact investment firm active in investment management in Africa and India and advisory services worldwide. Goodwell provides through its investment vehicles risk capital and hands on support to micro finance initiatives in India and West Africa. For advisory services Goodwell is active worldwide in sectors that combine demonstrable social and environmental impact with financial returns.

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

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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 Energy

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HCAP Partners


United States of America

HCAP Partners is a provider of growth capital to lower middle market companies throughout California and the Western United States. The firm formerly named Huntington Capital was founded in 2000 and is based in San Diego CA. Established with a vision to stimulate the economic well being of communities while seeking to generate above market rate returns HCAP Partners has been recognized as a leader in the emerging area of debt and equity impact funds.

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

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Investeco Capital Corporation


Canada

We believe that entrepreneurialism will be critical to solving the world s most pressing ecological problems. That s why we formed InvestEco to partner with innovative companies that are working to build a healthier planet.Since our founding in 2002 InvestEco has invested in over fifteen private companies. These range from companies that are developing renewable energy water technologies resource productivity technologies and efficient transportation solutions to companies that promote health and sustainability in the food and agriculture sector.Over time we have increasingly focused on sustainable food and agriculture both because we believe activities in this sector will be particularly important to environmental and health outcomes and because we have developed significant expertise in this area. Today food and agriculture is our principle focus and we ve invested in many leading food and agriculture brands across North America.

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

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Iroquois Valley Farms, LLC


United States of America

Iroquois Valley Farms is a restorative farmland finance company providing land access to organic family farmers with a focus on the next generation. Starting in 2007 (through Iroquois Valley LLC) and establishing itself as a leader in socially responsible investing before SRI and Impact Investing were common vernacular the Company has a long track record of successfully acquiring organic and transitional farmland. In 2016 the Company expanded its scope to include first mortgage financing.The Company uses private investment capital to facilitate farmers expansion plans through leasing or mortgage financing. The entities that collectively comprise the Company are committed to social responsibility and the public health. In that regard Iroquois Valley REIT was established as a Public Benefit Corporation whose public benefit is enabling healthy food production soil restoration and water quality improvement through the establishment of secure and sustainable farmland access tenures. Additionally Iroquois Valley LLC is a Certified B Corporation that was awarded Best for Community in 2014 and Best for the World in 2016.

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

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LeapFrog Investments


South Africa

LeapFrog invests in extraordinary businesses in Africa and AsiaWe partner with their leaders to achieve leaps of growth profitability and impact. Today LeapFrog companies reach 111.0 million people across 33 emerging markets. More than 93.8 million are emerging consumers often accessing insurance savings pensions or credit for the first time.We call this distinctive approach profit with purpose because it generates strong results and changes many lives. Leading global investors share this vision and have invested and committed over a billion dollars to LeapFrog.

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

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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: Affordable Housing

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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: Capacity Building

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Low Income Investment Fund


United States of America

LIIF is a community development financial institution (CDFI) that provides innovative capital solutions that support healthy families and communities. As a CDFI LIIF invests in projects that have high social value but may not be able to access the services offered by traditional financial institutions. In this way LIIF connects low income communities with the capital markets.

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

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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 Clean Water and Sanitation

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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 $226 million in over 117 independent news businesses in 41 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: Asia Impact: Access to Information

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Medical Credit Fund


Netherlands

The Medical Credit Fund was established as a not for profit foundation under Netherlands' law in 2009 by PharmAccess International. PharmAccess is a Dutch NGO working towards improving health in Africa in cooperation with private and public financiers through insurance (Health Insurance Fund) loans to doctors (Medical Credit Fund) clinical standards and quality improvements (SafeCare) private investments (Investment Fund for Health in Africa) and operational research (Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development). The Medical Credit Fund (MCF) supports private healthcare facilities in Africa obtaining capital to strengthen and upgrade their operations in order to enhance access to affordable quality healthcare.

Type: Fund Geography: Africa Impact: Health Improvement

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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: North Africa/Middle East Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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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: Asia Impact: Access to Financial Services

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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: Access to Education

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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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SEAF


United States of America

SEAF's investment team seeks to provide promising small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with customized financial products adapted to the unique economic cultural and regulatory requirements of each of their markets. Their investments take the form of equity mezzanine and term credit.

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

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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

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SJF Ventures


United States of America

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

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

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The Nature Conservancy


United States of America

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.How do we achieve this? With the help of our many partners from individuals and governments to local nonprofits and corporations.

Type: Other Capital Channels & Intermediaries Geography: Global Impact:

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TriLinc Global


United States of America

TriLinc Global LLC sponsors innovative products intended to exponentially increase participation in impact investing. Leveraging the experience and expertise of its partner employees TriLinc Global provides investors with access to unique and competitive yield oriented strategies that change the world for the better.TriLinc Global offers investors the potential for market rate financial returns and positive measurable impact on some of the world s intractable socioeconomic and environmental challenges.TriLinc plays an active industry building role with peers investors financial service providers and the general public in order to grow and strengthen the impact investing sector. In particular TriLinc forges innovative partnerships with financial institutions and academia and spearheads initiatives to develop young talent for the industry.

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

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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: Income/Productivity Growth

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Vox Capital


Brazil

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

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

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