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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: Capacity Building

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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 5,000 private individuals.

Type: Fund Manager Geography: Global Impact: Community Development

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Bank of America Capital Access Funds Management


United States of America

BAML Capital Access Funds is an experienced market-based, returns-driven private equity fund of funds manager and advisor focused on meeting the targeted mandates of large public pension funds, endowments and other institutional investors. BAML Capital Access Funds has managed and advised on over $1.5* billion of capital for institutional investors across multiple, customized mandates since 2002.

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

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Beartooth Capital


United States of America

Beartooth Capital works in an unusual asset class and unusual places, searching the American West for exceptional ranches that are degraded and run down yet have tremendous potential. Beartooth Capital is dedicated to the restoration, enhancement and protection of the West as we know it.

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

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BlueOrchard


Switzerland

BlueOrchard empowers the poor worldwide and improves their quality of life by enabling them to participate in income-generating activities. BlueOrchard achieves this by developing and managing innovative and attractive financial products and services that invest in microfinance institutions who support millions of promising small enterprises in low-income regions worldwide.

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

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Bridges Fund Management


United Kingdom of Great Britai

Bridges Ventures is a sustainable growth investor whose commercial expertise is used to deliver both financial returns and social and environmental benefits. They believe that market forces and entrepreneurship can be harnessed to do well by doing good.

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

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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:

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City Light Capital


United States

Driven to solve today’s most pressing social problems, City Light Capital leverages the powerful concept of Investing Forward to generate both strong financial returns and measurable social impact. While our primary focus is on identifying and investing in the best mission based entrepreneurs with the right solutions, we will occasionally act as entrepreneurs ourselves, creating companies that combine the right talent, capital, technology and models to further our mission.

Type: Investor Network Geography: Northern America Impact: Access to Energy

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Community Reinvestment Fund


United States of America

Community Reinvestment Fund delivers the capital needed to transform struggling neighbourhoods into thriving communities. Together with their lending partners, they finance America's small businesses, increase jobs, improve housing, and help those who need it most.

Type: Foundation Geography: Northern America Impact: Affordable Housing

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Cooperative Fund of New England


CFNE advances community based, cooperative and democratically owned or managed enterprises with preference to those that serve low income communities through: · provision of prompt financial assistance at reasonable rates · provision of an investment opportunity that promotes socially conscious enterprise; and · development of a regional reservoir of business skills with which to assist these groups.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Northern America Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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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: Health Improvement

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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 Energy

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Developing World Markets


United States of America

DWM primarily invests in inclusive financial institutions (IFINs) including microfinance institutions (MFIs) small and medium enterprise (SME) lenders affordable housing and education lenders and mobile banking service providers. In many developing countries around the world poor and low income people frequently lack financial products and services such as credit insurance and pensions that could provide security predictability and economic growth for their households. IFINs aim to address these social needs helping people escape poverty while contributing to economic development.

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

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Ecotrust Forest Management


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: Investor Network Geography: Northern America Impact: Access to Information

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EKO Asset Management


United States

EKO is a specialized investment and advisory firm focused on discovering and monetizing unrealized or unrecognized environmental assets. They do this by investing in projects and companies that create environmental value, as well as advising landowners, companies, investors and government agencies that can benefit from existing and emerging environmental markets.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Northern America Impact: Access to Clean Water and Sanitation

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Elevar Equity


India

Elevar Equity a human centered venture capital firm invests in transformative and scalable entrepreneurial ventures focused on underserved customers in low income communities. The Elevar Method of investing has democratized essential services for over 20 million underserved customers and catalyzed billions of dollars of capital into 25 companies in India and Latin America. Elevar is the founding or first institutional capital in several companies focused on financial services agriculture education healthcare and housing. An entrepreneurial emerging markets team based in India Colombia and the US Elevar is widely recognized as a leader in impact investing.

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

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FlexCAP


United States of America

Habitat administers the Flexible Capital Access Program (FlexCAP). FlexCAP enables participating affiliates to borrow against selected mortgages in their portfolios, generating funding to serve more families. Although the operations of Habitat are international in scope, FlexCAP is available only to United States affiliates. Through FlexCAP, Habitat has developed a consistent secondary market for Habitat mortgages on a nationwide basis, providing qualified affiliates with a vehicle to borrow at favorable rates.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Northern America Impact: Affordable Housing

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Grameen Foundation USA


Colombia

Grameen Foundation helps the world's poorest, especially women, improve their lives and escape poverty by providing them with access to small loans, essential information, and viable business opportunities. Through two of the most effective tools known – small loans and the mobile phone – they work to make a real difference in the lives of those who have been left behind. They create economic opportunities for the world’s poorest, build large-scale, easy-to-replicate solutions to end the cycle of poverty in developing countries around the world and lead the industry in measuring impact and delivering results.

Type: Foundation Geography: Africa Impact: Capacity Building

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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: Investor Network Geography: Asia Impact: Access to Education

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Ignia


Australia

Ignia specialises in the delivery of highly innovative, agile working environments that increase efficiency and productivity. Ignia's services span from information systems strategy, programme and project management to implementation of Microsoft's business productivity technologies. Ignia leverages recognised industry standards and best practice methodology to accomplish expected results. Ignia aims to build productive, ongoing partnerships with their clients and are focused on delivering business value with each and every engagement.

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

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Ignia Fund


Mexico

IGNIA is an impact investing venture capital firm based in Monterrey, Mexico that supports the founding and expansion of high growth social enterprises that serve the base of the socio-economic pyramid in Mexico.

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

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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: Asia Impact: Agricultural Productivity

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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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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: Health Improvement

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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 Energy

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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 $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: North Africa/Middle East Impact: Access to Information

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MicroCredit Enterprises


US

MicroCredit Enterprises helps thousands of the most impoverished rural poor in developing countries to build cottage businessesand ultimately provide food security for millions. The unique Guarantor model of MicroCredit Enterprises utilizes the financial capital and good credit of high net worth individuals and institutions to guarantee micro loans that lead to sustainable communities and social good. MicroCredit Enterprises gears its entrepreneurial results to produce jobs sustain micro businesses and improve human lives.

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

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

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Nonprofit Finance Fund


United States of America

NFF works to create a strong, well-capitalized and durable nonprofit sector that connects money to mission effectively, supporting the highest aspirations and most generous impulses of people and communities.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Northern America Impact: Community Development

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OIKO CREDIT


United States of America

A worldwide financial institution that promotes global justice by empowering disadvantaged people with credit. For more than 30 years Oikocredit has proved that entrepreneurs cooperatives and small businesses in developing countries are credit worthy partners. Oikocredit USA was established to raise awareness among Americans of the opportunity to invest in the international cooperative.

Type: Investor Network Geography: Global Impact: Community Development

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Pacific Community Ventures


US

Pacific Community Ventures works to create jobs and economic opportunity for working people in underserved communities. Pacific Community Ventures achieve their mission through small business loans impact investing policy free business advising and consulting.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Northern America Impact: Capacity Building

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PhiTrust Partenaires


France

PhiTrust seeks to generate social and environmental impact through investing and supporting both for profit and not for profit organisations through two vehicles PhiTrust Partenaires Investment Fund and the PhiTrust Endowment Fund. PhiTrust Partenaires is a social investment fund that provides technical and financial support to small growing for profit companies that create a positive social and environmental impact in addition to seeking financial sustainability and profitability. PhiTrust Partenaires invests globally in a range of industries with a special focus on funding social enterprises in Europe and West Africa geographical areas where our team has a wealth of experience.

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

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Public Radio Fund LLC


US

The Public Radio Fund, established in 2007 by Public Radio Capital, is the only lending source in the United States dedicated to financing public media's future. The Public Radio Fund's investors include Calvert Social Investment Foundation, Ford Foundation, Hull Family Foundation, Nonprofit Finance Fund, National Public Radio ("NPR"), and individual investors.

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

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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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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: Eastern Europe Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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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: Community Development

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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: Income/Productivity Growth

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Small Enterprise Assistance Funds


US

SEAF is an SEC registered investment adviser of international private equity funds through which it invests growth capital and provides business support to growth-oriented small and medium-sized enterprises ("SMEs") in frontier and emerging markets. With assets under management ("AUM") of USD 435 million, SEAF's funds support promising entrepreneurs while seeking to provide returns to investors and also produce significant social, environmental, and governance benefits for local communities. SEAF manages its funds through a network of 22 offices around the world, with its headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Africa Impact: Health Improvement

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Symbiotics Group


Switzerland

Sees microfinance as emerging, sustainable and inclusive finance for micro-, small and medium enterprises and low income households. By investing in microfinance, Symbiotics Group invests in the democratization of access to capital. Their services currently reach out to 436,873 enterprises and households.

Type: Investor Network Geography: Africa Impact: Affordable Housing

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Travois Holdings, Inc.


US

Since 1995 Travois has been the leading housing and economic development financing firm in Indian Country.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Northern America Impact: Health Improvement

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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: North Africa/Middle East Impact: Affordable Housing

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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: Access to Financial Services

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