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1% for the Planet


United States of America

Since 2002, 1% for the Planet businesses have donated more than $100 million to sustainability causes. Whether you're the owner of a company, a consumer wanting to make informed purchasing decisions or a nonprofit looking for funding, 1% for the Planet is here for you.

Type: Geography: United States of America Impact:

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Alcoa Foundation


United States of America

Alcoa Foundation contributed more than US$22 million to nonprofit organizations throughout the world building innovative partnerships to improve the environment and educate tomorrow s leaders for careers in manufacturing and engineering. The work of Alcoa Foundation is further enhanced by Alcoa s thousands of employee volunteers who share their talents and time to make a difference in the communities where Alcoa operates. Through the Company s signature Month of Service program in 2013 a record 62 percent of Alcoa employees took part in more than 1300 events across 24 countries benefiting more than 505000 people and 1900 nonprofit organizations

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

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Alliance for Sustainable Colorado


United States of America

The Alliance for Sustainable Colorado (the Alliance) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming sustainability from vision to reality. Serving as the backbone for sustainability in Colorado the Alliance forges decisions secures commitments accelerates implementation and mobilizes a growing movement in sustainability activating collaboration and convening thought leaders. Envisioning a Colorado where connected empowered and sustainable communities have fulfilled their potential economically environmentally and socially the Alliance offers programs tools and demonstration models to meet this vision.

Type: Other Capital Channels & Intermediaries Geography: United States of America 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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ASN Bank


Netherlands

ASN Bank founded in 1960 is the largest sustainable bank in the Netherlands and part of SNS REAAL. ASN Bank is licensed by the Dutch Central Bank and the Financial Markets Authority and participates in the Deposit Guarantee Scheme.

Type: Bank Geography: Netherlands Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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Avrio Capital


Canada

Avrio Capital was established in 2006 to identify and invest in innovative food and agriculture companies that provide solutions to global challenges in the areas of health, wellness and sustainability. Avrio is a hands-on investor who works alongside of its portfolio companies to provide the support and resources needed to transform emerging companies into successful globally competitive enterprises.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Global Impact: Food Security

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Bain Capital Double Impact


United States of America

Bain Capital Double Impact will pursue investments where we can utilize our unique capabilities to help mission driven companies to scale and to drive meaningful change. Impact investing has the power to bring the innovation expertise and resources from business to social causes.Our goal is to enable the next phase of financial and impact growth for our partner companies which are solving critical social problems and doing so profitably. We believe that our value added approach experienced team and broad platform expertise will help our partner companies to thrive.

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

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Belgian Investment Company for Developing Countrie


Belgium

BIO invests directly in private sector projects and as such makes a structural contribution to the socio economic growth of those host countries. Its mandate requires strict criteria in terms of geographical targets financing tools and above all impact on development.

Type: Investor Network Geography: Belgium Impact: Capacity Building

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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: Capacity Building

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Cherokee Investment


United States of America

CHEROKEE is an investment company that blends capital with creativity experience and resolve to provide superior financial environmental and social returns for investors partners and communities.Cherokee is an investment company that combines capital with creativity experience and resolve to generate superior social environmental and economic returns. Since 1990 Cherokee has invested in more than 550 environmentally contaminated or brownfield real estate assets across the United States Canada and Europe. Cherokee is the world s only known ISO 14001 certified private equity manager with a total of five investment funds since 1996 with aggregate commitments exceeding $2 billion. Additionally Cherokee has managed or invested in over 70 venture companies in environmental remediation renewable energy waste to energy energy management and other fields.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Other Social Impact Objective

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Climate Neutral Group


South Africa

Climate Neutral Group is a Dutch organization established by the Face Foundation and Triodo Bank to supply CO2 credits to businesses through sustainable forestry projects. The website includes an online CO2 meter to measure company emissions associated with driving and flying as well as information on programs to reduce emissions and receive carbon credits.

Type: Other Capital Channels & Intermediaries Geography: Netherlands Impact: Community Development

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Enviu


Netherlands

Enviu starts world changing companies which aim to solve social and ecological issues in a sustainable way. Companies aimed at creating environmental and social impact. The products and services of their start ups aim to improve the quality of life of as many people as possible in a sustainable way.

Type: Other Capital Providers Geography: India Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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Equilateral Ventures


United States of America

Equilateral Ventures is a seed stage venture firm that invests in and partners with the next generation of digital healthcare solutions which will improve health outcomes and increase universal healthcare access. They also fund and support scalable social innovations that have the power to transform the lives of millions around the world.

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

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FMO


Netherlands

We are the Dutch development bank. We support sustainable private sector growth in developing and emerging markets by investing in businesses projects and financial institutions.FMO was founded in 1970 and is a public private partnership with 51% of our shares held by the Dutch State and 49% held by commercial banks trade unions and other members of the private sector. FMO has a triple A rating from both Fitch and Standard & Poor s.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: South-Eastern Asia Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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Futuro Forestal


Panama

Since 1994 Futuro Forestal has been an impact forest investment and services company. They develop and manage sustainable timberland projects for investment funds family offices and qualified private investors. Based on their native species experience they also provide eco system restoration services for industrial and private clients.

Type: Corporate Geography: Panama Impact:

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Gerding Edlen


United States of America

Gerding Edlen is a full service real estate investment, development and asset management firm with offices in Oregon, California and Washington. Gerding Edlen specializes in socially responsible real estate investment and is one of the worlds largest developers of LEED Certified properties with over 40 Certified or registered projects. Since 1996, the firm has developed more than 60 green projects totaling more than $4.8 Billion in real estate value throughout the Western United States.

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

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Netherlands Development Finance Corporation


Netherlands

FMO (the Netherlands Development Finance Company) is the Dutch development bank. Founded in 1970 FMO supports sustainable private sector growth in developing and emerging markets by investing in ambitious entrepreneurs. FMO believes a strong private sector leads to economic and social development empowering people to employ their skills and improve their quality of life. FMO focuses on three sectors that have high development impact financial institutions energy and agribusiness food & water. Alongside partners FMO also invests in the Infrastructure Manufacturing and Services sectors. With an investment portfolio of EUR 8 billion FMO is one of the larger bilateral private sector development banks globally.

Type: Bank Geography: Europe Impact: Access to Financial Services

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SFRE Fund


Luxembourg

(SFRE pronounced Sapphire) the first global open ended investment umbrella fund developed to deploy substantial amounts of long term capital to support a broad range of banks with a proven track record of serving the real economy by meeting the needs of individuals enterprises and communities they serve whilst also delivering robust and stable financial returns. SFRE is a Luxembourg SICAV SIF with its initial compartment (SFRE Fund) established in February 2015.

Type: Fund Geography: South-Eastern Asia Impact: Capacity Building

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Sustainable Endowments Institute


United States of America

The Sustainable Endowment Institute (SEI) is a special project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. Founded in 2005, the Cambridge-based nonprofit pioneers research, education and outreach to advance resilient institutional responses to the climate crisis. Focusing on sustainable use of endowment and operations assets, SEI promotes innovative impact investing by nonprofit and public institutions. The Institute is leading the Billion Dollar Green Challenge in the United States and Canada, as well as the Leaders in Energy Efficiency Financing (LEEF) Network in New England. These initiatives are creating collaborative frameworks empowering institutions to use green revolving funds to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and boost their bottom lines. SEI's facilitation of green revolving funds is transforming energy efficiency improvements from being perceived as expenses to recognition that they can serve as high-return investments. A suite of tools for participating institutions includes GRITS, a new web platform for sharing energy, financial and carbon data. Along with climate and cost benefits, SEI's work is fostering campus and community engagement, developing local jobs and creating opportunities for student leadership and experiential learning. The Institute's current work builds on their groundbreaking College Sustainability Report Card first issued in 2007. This trend-setting annual survey—evaluating more than 300 leading colleges—spurred stakeholders to learn from, and outperform, peer institutions in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Another earlier breakthrough was joining with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) to produce the Minority-Serving Institutions Green Report.

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

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Telecentre.org


United States of America

Since its launch at the World Summit on the Information Society in Tunis in 2005, Telecentre.org has been instrumental in creating telecentre networks in about 40 nations. Efforts in this period have also resulted in evolving a strong knowledge sharing program and the establishment of the Telecentre.org Academy to support and improve the knowledge and skills of telecentre operators.

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

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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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