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Impact Investors Tag: Social Enterprise 16

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Bates Wells & Braithwaite


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irela

Bates Wells Braithwaite is a City law firm with a difference. As both a commercial law firm and the leading charity and social enterprise lawyers in the UK they provide a complete range of commercial legal services underpinned by their strong and unique ethos. Their purpose is to do worthwhile work to the best of their ability for clients they respect as commercial lawyers recognising that they do so in a highly competitive environment. They will at all times seek to value everyone in the firm and strive to provide secure and enjoyable employment preserving a balance between work and home.

Type: Corporate Geography: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irela Impact: Access to Information

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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: Access to Financial Services

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CalSo


United States of America

CALSO is a nonprofit corporation organized under the Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation Law of California. The corporation is organized and operated specifically for charitable purpose within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. CALSO is building an inclusive society where all people have the opportunity to reach their full potential by developing a comprehensive approach towards poverty. Indeed, they know from experience that each exclusion situation is a mix of several unresolved issues (health, housing, environmental, psychological, etc.). That is why they believe it is important to develop integrated and holistic solutions.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Education

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Cutting Edge X


United States of America

CuttingEdgeX is a social enterprise that is dedicated to building a new healthier more sustainable economy. CuttingEdgeX is a platform that allows social enterprises to connect with investors that want to support them and provides educational tools and materials to simplify business finance.

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

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Entrepreneurial Finance Lab (EFL)


The Entrepreneurial Finance Lab (EFL) is an innovative financial-technology company which employs psychometric and nontraditional applicant data to create credit scores to measure risk and potential among new and existing small businesses. Psychometrics evaluate personal characteristics (honesty/ethics, drive/motivation/optimism, intelligence, and business skills,) which enable lenders to bank the un-banked, even in the most information-scarce environments.

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

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Epiqus


Finland

Epiqus is a Finnish impact investing fund manager. Epiqus manages capital to create measurable social and environmental impact alongside financial return. Epiqus' founding vision is that hands on investment management expertise and entrepreneurial talent can be harnessed to address some of the most difficult social and environmental challenges.

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

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GoodCompany


United States of America

GoodCompany Ventures catalyzes start-ups with innovative solutions to big, unmet social needs. GoodCompany entrepreneurs get a great place to work in Philadelphia, a community of like-minded entrepreneurs, and access to a network of capital sources and expert advisors. They champion models that offer investors both financial return and social impact.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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GoodCompany Ventures


United States of America

Good Company Ventures offer a bold new approach to business that's about anchoring global impact with real traction about scaling this impact by refining transformative business models about launching dreamers by giving them the tools to do.Good Company Ventures catalyzes start ups with innovative solutions to big unmet social needs. Good Company entrepreneurs get a great place to work in Philadelphia a community of like minded entrepreneurs and access to a network of capital sources and expert advisors.

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

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Impact First Investments


Israel

Impact First Investments is the first Israeli investment firm specifically designed to leverage local technology and innovation to create global social impact while earning market rate returns. By exclusively investing in socially driven Israeli start ups the firm is uniquely positioned at the crossroads between global social challenges and the technological solutions that address them.

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

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ImpactAssets


United States of America

ImpactAssets is a nonprofit financial services firm that increases the flow of capital into investments that deliver financial social and environmental returns. Our impact investment strategies donor advised fund and knowledge resources provide a dynamic platform for wealth managers and the clients they serve to advance social or environmental change through investment. ImpactAssets seeks to shine a spotlight on and drive capital to the field s most promising organizations and initiatives helping to build the field of impact investing.

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

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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

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REDF


United States of America

REDF is building a new industry that creates jobs for people who are willing and able to work, but face the toughest time getting a job.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: North America Impact: Employment Generation

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RENEW LLC


US

RENEW is an impact investment and advisory firm that manages and serves the Impact Angel Network a global network of investors that seeks to make both social impact and financial returns on their investments in Africa. RENEW's largest office is in Addis Ababa Ethiopia where it manages its investment operations. The RENEW team is made up of financial analysts lawyers and business consultants with extensive experience in Africa.

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

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Social Enterprise Scotland


United Kingdom of Great Britai

Social enterprise is a dynamic way of doing business that transforms communities and drives profound and lasting social change. Social enterprises are businesses that trade specifically for social and/or environmental purposes. Social Enterprise Scotland is the collective voice of social enterprise. It is a membership-led organisation representing the needs and interests of social enterprise to politicians, policy makers and the public.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Impact: Capacity Building

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Spark Ventures


United States of America

Spark Ventures is an innovative non-profit with a mission to provide sustainable solutions that lift communities out of poverty. Through philanthropic investments in social businesses, Spark Ventures leverages charitable contributions to provide ongoing funding for high-impact programming in education, health and nutrition.

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

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The Mulago Foundation


United States of America

The Mulago Foundation is focused on four elements of a lasting better life - livelihood, health, education and conservation - in the places that need it the most. Their job is to find those most able to create change and get them what they need to do it.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: United States of America Impact: Equality & Empowerment/Minorities/Previously Excluded Populations

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