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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: Income/Productivity Growth

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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 5000 private individuals.

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

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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: North Africa/Middle East Impact: Access to Financial Services

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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: Europe Impact:

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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: Access to Financial Services

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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: Access to Information

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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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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

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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

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Grameen Foundation USA


United States of America

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: Global Impact: Access to Financial Services

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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

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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: Access to Financial Services

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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: Access to Education

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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: Capacity Building

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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: 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 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: Africa 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: Community Development

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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: Access to Financial Services

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Oikocredit USA


United States of America

Oikocredit is a worldwide financial cooperative that promotes global justice by empowering disadvantaged people with credit. As a social investor Oikocredit's work is guided by the principle of empowering people to improve their livelihoods. Oikocredit offers a triple return to its investors social environmental and financial. In addition to earning a modest return investors are secure in the knowledge that their money is being used to improve livelihoods promote fair trade and respect the planet's natural resources.

Type: Other Capital Providers Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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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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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: Indonesia Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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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: Latin America and the Caribbean Impact: Affordable Housing

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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: 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: Income/Productivity Growth

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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: Latin America and the Caribbean Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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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 436873 enterprises and households.

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

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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: Asia Impact: Agricultural Productivity

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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 Education

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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: Food Security

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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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