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Impact Investors Tag: Poverty 9

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African Development Bank


Tunisia

The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group is a regional multilateral development finance institution established to contribute to the economic development and social progress of African countries that are the institution’s Regional Member Countries (RMCs). The AfDB was founded following an agreement signed by member states on August 14, 1963, in Khartoum, Sudan, which became effective on September 10, 1964. The AfDB comprises three entities: the African Development Bank (ADB), the African Development Fund (ADF) and the Nigeria Trust Fund (NTF).

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Africa Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Bandhan


India

Bandhan was set up to address the dual objective of poverty alleviation and women empowerment.The microfinance activities are carried on by Bandhan Financial Services Pvt. Ltd. (BFSPL) incorporated under the Companies Act 1956 and also registered as a Non Banking Financial Company (NBFC) with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: India Impact: Women and Girls

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Big Issue Invest


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irela

Set up in 2005 as the social investment arm of The Big Issue Big Issue Invest exists to further The Big Issue s activities and reach by financing the growth of sustainable social enterprises and charities. Our goal is to continue supporting organisations that are seeking to make a positive difference for people and communities across the UK.

Type: Institutional Investor Geography: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irela Impact: Equality & Empowerment/Minorities/Previously Excluded Populations

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BSS


India

To see an India where every child woman and man can be the best that God meant for him or her to be without the burden of Poverty.

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

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Center for Greater Good


United States of America

The Center for the Greater Good is here to innovate and collaborate on ways end poverty. The initiative is to move 10% of investments from Wall Street into your streets. Center for Greater Good have helped bring $240M into US communities over the last 3 years.

Type: Investor Network Geography: United States of America Impact: Capacity Building

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Habitat for Humanity International


United States of America

Habitat for Humanity partners with people in your community and all over the world to help them build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. With your support Habitat homeowners achieve the strength stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and for their families. Through our 2020 Strategic Plan Habitat for Humanity will serve more people than ever before through decent and affordable housing.

Type: Other Capital Providers Geography: Americas Impact: Affordable Housing

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Initiative for Global Development


The Initiative for Global Development (IGD) is a 501(c)(3) organization that drives significant poverty reduction by catalyzing business growth and investment in the developing world. IGD brings together an influential Frontier Leader network of CEOs and senior executives with the interest and capacity to make strategic investments in high-need regions, with a current focus on Africa. Through its network, IGD fosters global connections, shares frontier market knowledge and insight, and promotes business-driven development to create economic growth and opportunity that can lift generations from poverty.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Americas Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Small Foundation


Ireland

Small Foundation supports finance and technical assistance providers that improve the business ecosystem for on-farm and off-farm micro, small and medium rural enterprises by expanding access to knowledge, finance, technology, and markets. SF supports highly-leveraged interventions that do this in ways that are effective, sustainable and scalable.

Type: Foundation Geography: Africa Impact: Capacity Building

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VisionFund


United Kingdom of Great Britai

VisionFund is the microfinance subsidiary of World Vision, a Christian relief and development organization. VisionFund provides financial services to empower the enterprising poor to liberate their families from poverty.

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

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