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Adobe Capital


Mexico

Adobe Capital is an impact investment fund focused on triple bottom line businesses that drive social and environmental impact with innovative profitable and scalable models. We provide financing and strategic support for the development of success cases.With an innovative and flexible investment thesis Adobe Capital invests in Mexican companies with fewer than 50 employees with less than 5000000 USD in sales and strong growth potential. Larger companies may be analyzed in specific cases.

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

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AlphaMundi Group


Switzerland

AlphaMundi Group Ltd is a commercial entity based in Switzerland and exclusively dedicated to Impact Investing profitable investments that generate substantial net benefits to society. It was founded in 2007 by a group of partners with extensive experience in the financial industry as well as responsible investments microfinance and philanthropy. AlphaMundi provides debt and equity financing to scalable social ventures in strategic sustainable human development sectors such as microfinance affordable education fair trade agriculture and renewable energy. AlphaMundi is currently investing out of its impact debt fund SocialAlpha Investment Fund (SAIF) Bastion domiciled in Luxembourg. AlphaMundi also manages co investments for SAIF Bastion investors and third parties.AlphaMundi partners believe that Impact Investing is a new tool for development that can enhance more classical responsible investment approaches (which often lack impact measurability) and complement charitable solutions (which often lack financial viability). To this extent the firm also contributes to the emergence of Impact Investing through education events publications and industry associations. Impact investments are now being integrated by leading US and European banks pension funds foundations and family offices into traditional investment portfolios as primarily decorrelated illiquid and profitable financial assets.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: South America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Ameris Capital


Chile

We are a financial services company focused on corporate finance asset management and institutional distribution.Our team is comprised of over 40 professionals who are in a constant search to deliver innovative and creative solutions. All our partners who are all seasoned in the Latin American financial industry work in the company.We count the country s main companies among our corporate finance clients. To them we offer advisory services appraisals project financing and M&A consultancy. In the scope of investment funds we have more than 180 investors among them the main family offices and institutional investors in Chile.Besides contributing to the development of Chilean capital markets Ameris Capital brings the financial world closer to social needs through its Social Investment Fund (FIS for the Spanish Fondo de Inversion Social) the first Chilean impact investment fund.

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

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Annona Sustainable Investment Funds


Netherlands

The Annona Sustainable Investment Fund is a commercial Venture Capital fund that invests in small and medium sized enterprises (SME s) in Africa and Latin America. Profitability is a first precondition for long term sustainability but there are many other drivers. Their objective is to obtain reasonable VC returns ... within strictly defined parameters of a measurable and lasting socio economic impact.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: South America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Arborview Capital


United States of America

Arborview Capital is a growth equity and venture capital firm that makes investments in impact focused companies across the energy efficiency resource efficiency and sustainability sectors. Arborview s principals have significant experience partnering with exceptional management teams to build best of breed businesses in high growth industries.Our portfolio companies create significant value across critical missions such as water conservation sustainable food production health and wellness and energy efficiency. In addition our companies strive to create benefits for all stakeholders including customers employees vendors communities the environment and shareholders.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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Bamboo Finance


Colombia

Bamboo Capital Partners is a commercial private equity firm making investments that matter. It finds game changing businesses then applies a mix of geographical and sector expertise to deliver financial and social returns. Experts in energy healthcare and financial services globally Bamboo has offices in Luxembourg Geneva Bogota Nairobi and Singapore.Since Bamboo launched in 2007 it has proved that private capital can be profitably deployed as a tool for effective change. It has about $290m under management with a portfolio of 33 companies in over 20 countries.

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

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BIM Investments


Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

Dedicated to operation and management of responsible investments. Managing more than 550 million. Has offices in Peru Bolivia and Nicaragua. Focused on developing 4 business areasCapital marketsClean EnergyFund ManagementImpact Investment Management and Consulting

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Bolivia (Plurinational State of) Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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Caspian Capital Partners


India

We invest in enterprises that address the problems of access and efficiency in business ecosystems that have positive social or environmental impact. We seek to utilize our understanding of early stage enterprises that operate in this sphere and bring our capital and expertise to improving the outreach and viability of their businesses.Since 2005 we have invested debt and equity capital into high quality enterprises in India with the intent to generate social and/or environmental impact alongside a competitive financial return. Our focus areas include financial inclusion food & agriculture affordable housing healthcare and clean energy.We have a successful track record of making investments and supporting some of the best known social impact enterprises. As one of the early entrants and leaders in the impact investing space in India we are also one of the few fund managers with a proven exit track record. We are currently raising our fourth fund.We look for companies with innovative business models and high quality entrepreneurs who demonstrate the intent to provide a healthy financial return along with a social return to investors and have adopted or are willing to adopt clear deliverables on social and/or environmental performance.

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

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Catalyst Microfinance Investors


Netherlands

Catalyst Microfinance Investment Company (CMIC) is a fund manager based in Mauritius and supported by ASA and Sequoia.ASA is one of the world's leading microfinance institutions (MFIs). It currently serves over 6000000 clients in Bangladesh in an extraordinarily efficient manner. ASA has provided technical support to numerous MFIs worldwide in designing and implementing sound and proven credit methodologies and building efficient and well managed organizations.Sequoia is an independent international corporate finance advisory and private equity firm specializing in strategic M&A capital markets advisory services and private equity investments with a focus on the Benelux. Sequoia has advised on numerous strategic assignments with a combined transaction value in excess of U.S.$ 20.0 billion.

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

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CoreCo Private Equity


Costa Rica

CoreCo is a private equity fund dedicated to growth equity investments in Central America. CoreCo makes investments in revenue producing companies that are located in the region that have proven capital efficient business models and are poised for significant shareholder value creation. CoreCo will opportunistically invest in corporate spin outs and cyclical opportunities to back experienced management teams forming companies that implement existing and proven US or European business models in Latin America.CoreCo makes investments in companies operating in the following sectors Business Services Healthcare Information Services Internet / Software as a Service Information Technology Consumer Goods Retail Logistics and Wireless Communications. Our geographic focus is Central America.CoreCo works closely with local entrepreneurs and established business leaders to source and manage investment opportunities in specific countries. These individuals form a collective group designated by CoreCo to be Investment Partners of the Fund.

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

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Deutsche Bank


Germany

Founded in Berlin in 1870 to support the internationalization of Germany's business Deutsche Bank is a leading global provider of financial services.We have established strong bases in all major emerging markets and therefore have good prospects for business growth in fast growing economies including the Asia Pacific region Central and Eastern Europe and Latin America. In Europe we are well placed to benefit from the aforementioned resilient conditions in our home market Germany and from continued strong levels of corporate activity in the euro zone.

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

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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: Access to Financial Services

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Elevar Equity


Colombia

Elevar Equity a human centered capital firm invests in transformative and scalable ventures focused on underserved customers in low income communities in India and Latin America. Led by an entrepreneurial emerging markets team regarded as pioneers in impact investing Elevar has been the founding or early growth capital in several profitable and affordable distribution models. Elevar s investments span financial services education agriculture healthcare and housing. The Elevar Method of investing has democratized access to essential products and services for over 25 million underserved customers and catalyzed billions of dollars of capital into more than 35 companies.

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

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Engie


France

ENGIE develops its businesses (power natural gas energy services) around a model based on responsible growth to take up today s major energy and environmental challenges meeting energy needs ensuring the security of supply fighting against climate change and maximizing the use of resources. The Group provides highly efficient and innovative solutions to individuals cities and businesses by relying on diversified gas supply sources flexible and low emission power generation as well as unique expertise in four key sectors independent power production liquefied natural gas renewable energy and energy efficiency services.ENGIE employs 152900 people worldwide and achieved revenues of 74.7 billion in 2014.

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

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HCAP Partners


United States of America

HCAP Partners is a provider of growth capital to lower middle market companies throughout California and the Western United States. The firm formerly named Huntington Capital was founded in 2000 and is based in San Diego CA. Established with a vision to stimulate the economic well being of communities while seeking to generate above market rate returns HCAP Partners has been recognized as a leader in the emerging area of debt and equity impact funds.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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Impact America Fund


United States of America

Impact America Fund invests in high growth entrepreneurs developing software and technology enabled solutions for the $1B highly fragmented and inefficient markets targeting underserved Americans. They invest $250K $2M in companies scaling products and services in the Health & Wellness Education and Financial Inclusion sectors.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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Inversor Fund


Colombia

Inversor is an Impact Investment Fund that believes supports and assists companies that transform environmental and social problems of the country through their business models.

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

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Investeco Capital Corporation


Canada

We believe that entrepreneurialism will be critical to solving the world s most pressing ecological problems. That s why we formed InvestEco to partner with innovative companies that are working to build a healthier planet.Since our founding in 2002 InvestEco has invested in over fifteen private companies. These range from companies that are developing renewable energy water technologies resource productivity technologies and efficient transportation solutions to companies that promote health and sustainability in the food and agriculture sector.Over time we have increasingly focused on sustainable food and agriculture both because we believe activities in this sector will be particularly important to environmental and health outcomes and because we have developed significant expertise in this area. Today food and agriculture is our principle focus and we ve invested in many leading food and agriculture brands across North America.

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

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LeapFrog Investments


South Africa

LeapFrog invests in extraordinary businesses in Africa and AsiaWe partner with their leaders to achieve leaps of growth profitability and impact. Today LeapFrog companies reach 111.0 million people across 33 emerging markets. More than 93.8 million are emerging consumers often accessing insurance savings pensions or credit for the first time.We call this distinctive approach profit with purpose because it generates strong results and changes many lives. Leading global investors share this vision and have invested and committed over a billion dollars to LeapFrog.

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

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MOV Investimentos


Brazil

Founded in 2012 MOV is a Brazilian impact investing fund manager. Our mission is to invest in and co create innovative companies that generate opportunities to vulnerable populations and/or promote sustainable use of natural resources. We aim to be a relevant and inspiring agent in the process of transitioning into a more harmonious and balanced living.

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

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PC Capital


Mexico

PC Capital is a Private Equity and Investment Banking firm formed by individuals with vast experience in their industry and a common set of values that characterizes our firm on every engagement.Our mission is to create value and peace of mind for our clients and partners by applying our principles to each of our firm's activitiesPC Capital Investment Bank provides clients with unique solutions professional advice a strict code of ethics and a customized service to meet its clients needs.Whether our clients require M&A Financing Restructures or Joint Ventures PC Capital has the industry experience relationships global strength and direct access to the leading lending institutions strategic and financial investors in Mexico and internationally to meet their needs.Our objective is to always maximize our client's value through fair negotiations where we seek long term benefits and peace of mind for the involved parties.

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

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Pearl Capital Partners


Uganda

We are a specialist agriculture investment firm that has been investing in small and medium sized East African agribusinesses since 2006. Our investments generate financial returns for our investors while creating significant social impact. Our success is derived from working with ambitious management teams providing supportive investment structures and specialist expertise that create high growth agribusinesses.Our investments strengthen agricultural sub sectors and use smallholder farmer networks to generate significant income for millions of families across East Africa. The byproduct of this growth is that it creates financial returns for us and our investors.

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

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Rethink Education


United States of America

The education system is one of the last places to be remade by technology. That s about to change. They are investing in the people ideas and companies that are rethinking the way they learn and teach. Today.Rethink Education seeks to invest in progressive early stage companies that are at the forefront of the education technology industry and have the capacity to make positive impacts on our communities.

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

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Sembrador


Chile

Since our incorporation in 2004 our team has focused on developing innovative agriculture oriented investments thus accomplishing our main objectivesNarrowing the gap between agriculture and the capital market.Building a critical mass of innovative investments that reflect the potential of modern agriculture.Creating a tight interconnected cluster of entrepreneurs who share their knowledge allowing for rich synergies.

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

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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: Access to Financial Services

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SustainVC


United States of America

SustainVCSM makes investments in the early and expansion stages of companies that provide social and environmental benefit to the world.We target these triple bottom line companies primarily in the areas ofFood and OrganicsHealth and WellnessEnergy and EnvironmentEducation and MediaCommunity and International Development.SustainVCSM manages a series of private equity/venture capital investment funds through a program called the Patient Capital Collaborative. In addition SustainVC provides consulting services for other Impact Investment firms.

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

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The Builders Fund


United States of America

The Builders Fund is a growth stage private equity fund investing around themes of sustainable food & agriculture health & wellness human elevation & resource efficiency. The fund is led by operationally oriented investors leveraging our expertise to generate attractive financial returns through purpose driven businesses. We focus on investing in high growth companies whose products services and supply chain intrinsically deliver positive social and environmental benefit.

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

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Village Capital


United States of America

Village Capital is a global venture firm that discovers develops and invests in entrepreneurs solving real world problems.Since 2009 we have been one of the world s most active early stage investors investing in over 70 ventures across 15 countries and supporting hundreds more through our collaborative venture development programs. Village Capital graduates have leveraged initial capital 251 created over 10000 jobs and served over 6 million customers.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Global Impact: Community Development

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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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