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ABN AMRO


Netherlands

ABN AMRO serves retail private and corporate banking clients with a primary focus on the Netherlands and with selective operations internationally. In the Netherlands clients are offered a comprehensive and full range of products and services through omni channel distribution including advanced mobile application and internet banking. Internationally we are active in areas in which we have substantial expertise.

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

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Accion Venture Lab


United States of America

Venture Lab is an investment initiative that provides patient seed capital and support to innovative financial inclusion start-ups, fostering experimentation and promoting business models that improve financial access for people living in poverty worldwide.

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

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ACTIAM Impact Investing


Netherlands

ACTIAM is the responsible fund and asset manager with assets under management of 51 billion euro (end June 2015). With over 130 employees they operate for years in a professional manner the ability of real Zwitserleven ASN Bank a number of external clients and the participants in ACTIAM funds.

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

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Acumen Fund


United States of America

The Acumen Fund's mission is to create a world beyond poverty by investing in social enterprises emerging leaders and breakthrough ideas. The Acumen Fund's vision is that one day every human being will have access to the critical goods and services they need including affordable health water housing energy agricultural inputs and services so that they can make decisions and choices for themselves and unleash their full human potential. This is where dignity starts not just for the poor but for everyone on earth.

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

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Aga Khan Foundation


Switzerland

The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) focuses on health education culture rural development institution building and the promotion of economic development. It is dedicated to improving living conditions and opportunities for the poor without regard to their faith origin or gender.

Type: Foundation Geography: Africa Impact: Capacity Building

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AgDevCo


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irela

AgDevCo is a social impact investor and project developer operating exclusively in the agriculture sector in Africa. Our mission to reduce poverty and improve food security is underpinned by our belief that the best route out of poverty for the majority of Africa's rural poor is the development of profitable agriculture with strong links to markets.We invest in socially responsible businesses operating across the supply chain which have the potential to make a major positive social impact in their communities. In addition to direct investment we provide on the ground technical support and specialist agricultural advice to management teams.Currently working in six African countries and with plans to expand into a further four we are raising agricultural productivity increasing incomes creating employment opportunities and in doing so helping to reduce food insecurity hunger and under nutrition in rural communities.

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

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Ai You Foundation


China

Ai You Foundation is committed to becoming the best foundation in the world to provide medical aid to children. Under Wang Bing s leadership Ai You Foundation has become one of the pioneer organizations to innovate and make bigger social impact in the country. Mr. Wang is also a well known investor. Being a member of the famous 92 Class he is one of the first successful entrepreneurs after China s economic reform and open up policy. He used to help build the first Shanghai Stock Exchange.

Type: Foundation Geography: China Impact: Health Improvement

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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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Arabella Philanthropic Investment Advisors


United States of America

Arabella Advisors helps philanthropists and investors achieve greater good with their resources. They can help you use all your assets grants investments relationships and time to maximize your positive impact. Their comprehensive and personalized services deliver results for families and individuals institutional foundations impact investors and corporate clients worldwide.

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

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Arun LLC


Japan

ARUN invests in the social entrepreneurs in the developing countries based on the fund capitalized by Japanese individuals and corporate partners. ARUN invests in the social entrepreneurs who tackle social problems such as poverty in the developing countries. These entrepreneurs do not depend on the conventional forms of aid but strive to solve the poverty by the power of their independent business and improve the society.

Type: Fund Geography: Oceania Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Ascension Investment Management


United States of America

Ascension Investment Management LLC a wholly owned subsidiary of Ascension evolved from the Treasury Services and Investment Group of Ascension Health which is the largest Catholic nonprofit healthcare system in the United States. Ascension Health had invested for itself and affiliated nonprofit faith based entities for over 10 years using external investment consultants. In September 2009 Ascension Health decided to reduce its reliance on external consultants and hired David Erickson Ascension Investment Management s current Chief Investment Officer (CIO) as its first in house investment professional. Ascension Health tasked Mr. Erickson with developing its investment team establishing a new asset allocation philosophy redefining its socially responsible investment guidelines and recruiting seasoned professionals with specialized expertise to manage its assets.

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

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Association of Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI)


Luxembourg

The Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry is the official representative body for the Luxembourg investment fund industry and was set up in November 1988 to promote its development.

Type: Investor Network Geography: Africa Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Athena Capital


United States of America

Athena Capital is a multi family office and investment manager based outside of Boston Massachusetts with approximately USD 5 billion in assets under management. Athena provides investment advisory and wealth management services to a select group of private clients institutions and endowments. With impact investing mandates growing across its client base Athena is actively integrating impact investing strategies into client portfolios covering a range of geographies and sectors.

Type: Wealth Manager/Advisor Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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AXA Investment Managers


France

AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) is a multi expert asset management company within the AXA Group a global leader in financial protection and wealth management. AXA Group are one of the largest European based asset managers with 582 billion in assets under management as at 30.06.14. In a challenging environment ability to offer clients a comprehensive range of investment solutions spanning all asset classes as well as the talent of our fund managers enabled AXA IM to thrive.

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

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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: Access to Energy

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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: Global Impact: Affordable Housing

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Beartooth Capital


United States of America

Beartooth Capital works in an unusual asset class and unusual places searching the American West for exceptional ranches that are degraded and run down yet have tremendous potential. Beartooth Capital is dedicated to the restoration enhancement and protection of the West as we know it.

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

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Bendigo and Adelaide Bank


Australia

The Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Group was formed in November 2007 as a result of the merger between Bendigo Bank and Adelaide Bank. A publicly listed company, the group is owned by more than 82,000 shareholders. Under the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank umbrella, the various parts of the business operate under four distinct brands.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Australia and New Zealand Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Big Path Capital


United States of America

Big Path Capital is an innovative leaders expanding the path for business interests seeking multiple bottom line interests, taking the new economy from the margins to the mainstream, seeing the financial world generate good as it generates returns. As a global firm, Big Path Capital is advancing a sustainable economy connecting mission-driven companies and fund managers with mission-aligned investors.

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

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Blue Haven Initiative


United States of America

Blue Haven Initiative is an innovative family office dedicated to putting wealth to work for competitive returns and positive social and environmental change. Investing with high standards to maximize financial performance and public benefit it manages a diversified investment portfolio across asset classes from public equities and fixed income holdings to private equity and direct investments.

Type: Wealth Manager/Advisor Geography: Africa 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: Capacity Building

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BNP Paribas


France

BNP Paribas is a French bank and financial services company with headquarters in Paris and a second global headquarters in London. It was formed through the merger of Banque Nationale de Paris (BNP) and Paribas in 2000 and is one of the largest banks in the world. Based on 2012 information BNP Paribas was ranked as the fourth largest bank in the world as measured by total assets by Bloomberg and Forbes.

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

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Bridges Fund Management


Bridges Fund Management (formerly Bridges Ventures) is a specialist fund manager focused exclusively on sustainable and impact investment with offices in London New York and San Francisco. Our strategy is to focus exclusively on opportunities where investments can generate investor returns through helping meet pressing social or environmental challenges be it backing businesses that create jobs in underserved areas building environmentally friendly care homes for the elderly to sustain an ageing population or providing flexible financing for innovative social enterprises. Since 2002 we have raised over $1 billion to invest in SMEs properties and social sector organisations that are helping to tackle some of society s biggest challenges with a focus on four themes health & well being education & skills sustainable living and underserved markets.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Western Europe Impact: Health Improvement

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California Organized Investment Network (COIN)


California Organized Investment Network (COIN) guide insurers on making safe and sound investments that yield environmental benefits throughout California and/or social benefits within the State's underserved communities.

Type: Other Capital Providers Geography: United States of America 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: Access to Education

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Cambridge Associates


United States of America

Cambridge Associates is a leading global investment firm that delivers innovative portfolio management services to institutional and private investors. For more than 40 years, they have focused on discovering new ways to add long-term value to their clients’ portfolios based on their unique objectives.

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

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CDC Group


United Kingdom of Great Britai

CDC is the UK's development finance institution. They support the building of businesses throughout Africa and South Asia to create jobs and make a lasting difference to people's lives in some of the world's poorest places.

Type: Government Geography: Europe Impact: Employment Generation

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Ceniarth


United States of America

Ceniarth is a single family office focused on funding market based solutions that benefit underserved communities. Through our investing activity we provide capital to accelerate the deployment of products and services that directly impact underserved communities. We aim to support enterprises in ways that lead to long term commercial sustainability. We organize our work around program areas that aim to think systematically about sector development and the obstacles to growth. We endeavor to support market ecosystems in ways that attract ongoing private investment or public sector support.

Type: Individual Investor Geography: Asia Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Centerbridge Foundation


United States of America

The mission of the Centerbridge Foundation is to increase access to educational and economic opportunities with a focus on the communities where Centerbridge Partners has offices. Centerbridge Foundation aims to make targeted catalytic investments in high potential projects. Through the resources of the team and network of external partners they supplement grant funding with investments in leadership development.

Type: Foundation Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Education

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Christian Super


Australia

Christian Super is a not for profit superannuation fund based in Sydney Australia. Operating since 1984 and with a strong non denominational Christian focus the pension fund serves over 20000 members from over 1800 ministry organizations across Australia managing over USD 700 million in retirement savings. It offers members a choice of five ethical portfolios with differing risk and return profiles across asset classes.

Type: Institutional Investor Geography: Australia Impact: Community Development

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Citi Bank Foundation


United States of America

The Citi Foundation supports the economic empowerment and financial inclusion of low-and moderate-income people in communities where Citi operates. They work collaboratively with a range of partners to design and test financial inclusion innovations with potential to achieve scale. Citi also seek to support leadership and knowledge building activities. They put the strength of the business, resources, products and people to work to help improve communities. They describe this as a "More-than-Philanthropy approach", which includes support for program development and skill-based volunteering.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: United States of America Impact: Community Development

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ClearBridge Advisors


United States of America

ClearBridge Investments is a well-established global investment manager with a legacy of over 50 years and $108.6 billion in assets under management.

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

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Clearinghouse CDFI


United States of America

Clearinghouse Community Development Financial Institution (Clearinghouse CDFI) addresses unmet credit needs in California and Nevada. They bridge the financing gap between conventional lending standards and the needs of low income families and communities.

Type: CDFI Geography: United States of America Impact: Affordable Housing

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Community Investment Management


United States of America

Community Investment Management is the first impact investment firm focused on marketplace lending. CIM provides responsible and transparent financing to small businesses in the United States in partnership with a select group of technology driven lenders. CIM combines experience innovation and values to align the interests of small business borrowers and investors.CIM is a member of the Global Impact Investing Network and measures its impact through the collection and analysis of granular borrower data.

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

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Conservation Forestry Partners


United States of America

Conservation Forestry LLC is an investment organization that aligns private equity with conservation capital for the purpose of acquiring and managing large forest landscapes.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Agricultural Productivity

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Cordaid Investments


Netherlands

As one of the largest NGOs in the Netherlands Cordaid raises and receives funds from both governmental and other institutional donors companies and private and family contributors to finance its international development and cooperation activities.Cordaid creates opportunities for the world s poorest most vulnerable and excluded people. Regardless of race or religion Cordaid provides world citizens with an opportunity to make their voices heard.

Type: Other Capital Providers Geography: Haiti Impact: Community Development

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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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Credit Suisse


Switzerland

Credit Suisse Group is a leading financial services company advising clients in all aspects of finance across the globe and around the clock.

Type: Corporate Geography: Oceania Impact: Access to Financial Services

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D Capital Partners


United States of America

D. Capital is an investment advisory and asset management firm that seeks to facilitate capital flows to underserved countries sectors and beneficiaries particularly those in developing countries.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: South Africa Impact: Access to Information

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Développement international Desjardins (DID)


Canada

Founded in 1970 with the goal of sharing the expertise and experience of the Desjardins Group with emerging and developing countries Developpement international Desjardins (DID) celebrated 40 years of operations in 2010. A pioneer in the deployment and development of microfinance (also known as community finance) around the world DID today is a world leader in this sector.

Type: Other Capital Channels & Intermediaries Geography: Africa Impact: Access to Financial Services

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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 Financial Services

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De Pury Pictet Turrettini & Cie SA


Switzerland

De Pury Pictet Turrettini & Cie S.A. is a privately owned investment manager. The firm also offers asset management and estate advisory as well as family office services. It primarily provides its services to both individual and institutional clients. The firm launches and manages equity mutual funds for its clients. It invests in the public equity markets. The firm employs a fundamental and qualitative analysis with a bottom up stock picking approach to make its investments.

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

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Department for International Development (DFID) (U


United Kingdom of Great Britai

The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK s work to end extreme poverty. DFID ending the need for aid by creating jobs unlocking the potential of girls and women and helping to save lives when humanitarian emergencies hit.

Type: Government Geography: Global Impact: Capacity Building

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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: Income/Productivity Growth

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Echoing Green


United States of America

Echoing Green is a Social Innovation Fund that Acts as a Catalyst for Impact.We ve been ahead of the curve for 30 years. We spot emerging leaders early in their careers and invest in their success. We help our Fellows achieve their vision by providing seed funding leadership development hands on support and networking opportunities during their Fellowship and beyond.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Global Impact: Health Improvement

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Elevar Equity


India

Elevar Equity a human centered venture capital firm invests in transformative and scalable entrepreneurial ventures focused on underserved customers in low income communities. The Elevar Method of investing has democratized essential services for over 20 million underserved customers and catalyzed billions of dollars of capital into 25 companies in India and Latin America. Elevar is the founding or first institutional capital in several companies focused on financial services agriculture education healthcare and housing. An entrepreneurial emerging markets team based in India Colombia and the US Elevar is widely recognized as a leader in impact investing.

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

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Enclude


United States of America

We believe in the transformative power of entrepreneurship and inclusive finance to build stronger local economies. We help clients overcome barriers to growth with the access to capital technologies and expertise that accelerates profitability and sustainable development and enables our partners to create more opportunities for everyone to participate in and benefit from the promise of prosperity.Enclude is an advisory firm dedicated to building more sustainable businesses and institutions by offering the integrated capacity and capital solutions that power economic growth enterprise profitability and social transformation. By synergistically linking these two offerings we create greater value for our clients and deliver better outcomes.

Type: Other Capital Channels & Intermediaries Geography: Global Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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Endeavor Global


United States of America

Endeavor is the only non-profit that supports high-impact entrepreneurs in emerging markets. Their "mentor capitalist" model breaks down economic and cultural barriers to entrepreneurship through advising from their network of world-class business leaders.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Global Impact: Access to Information

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Enhanced Capital Partners, Inc.


United States of America

Enhanced Capital Partners is a diversified national asset management company that provides investment capital to small businesses that are traditionally underserved by conventional sources of financing. ECP manages investment funds in seven states and is a participant in federal and state New Markets Tax Credit programs. Through these programs, ECP provides equity and debt financing to small businesses in targeted markets, generating superior returns while delivering a clear and measurable economic development impact.

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

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Environmental Defense Fund


United States of America

Environmental Defense Fund is a leading national nonprofit organization representing more than 750,000 members. Since 1967, they have linked science, economics and law to create innovative, equitable and cost-effective solutions to society's most urgent environmental problems.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Global 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: Community Development

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Etimos Foundation


Italy

Etimos Onlus Foundation is a foundation of participation. It deals with finance and social economy in Italy and abroad a commitment that translates into a wide ranging discussion on the mechanisms that generate wealth and poverty the economy and recognizing to finance a decisive role in determining social redemption quality of life and happiness for the people and their communities.

Type: Foundation Geography: Global Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Fajr Capital


United Arab Emirates

Fajr Capital is a sovereign backed principal investment firm with a focus on strategic high growth sectors in key Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) markets. Fajr Capital is backed by prominent GCC and ASEAN institutional investors including Abu Dhabi Investment Council Government of Brunei Darussalam Brunei Investment Agency Khazanah Nasional Mohammed Alsubeaei & Sons Investment Company (MASIC) and HSBC among others.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United Arab Emirates Impact: Access to Financial Services

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FB Heron Foundation


United States of America

The Heron Foundation was created in 1992 to help people and communities help themselves out of poverty. Today the foundation is focused on building a better economy in the United States one in which reliable employment and income are available to every willing worker or household. The New York based foundation aims to deploy the full balance of its endowment towards that mission and invests all of its assets through a single capital deployment office removing the traditional foundation s operating distinction between investments and grant making.

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

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Federal Street Advisors


United States of America

Federal Street Advisors provides conflict free wealth advisory services and investment consulting to high net worth individuals nonprofit organizations and foundations. They have particular expertise in working with clients in transition generational wealth transfer and clients interested in aligning their investments with their values or mission

Type: Wealth Manager/Advisor Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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FIRST


Brazil

The project entails an IFC equity investment of up to $15 million in Fundo de Investimentos Riqueza Social para Todos (FIRST) Fund, (“FIRST” or the “Fund”), a 10-year closed-end impact investing fund that seeks to raise $125 million. The Fund will target companies with the potential to provide products and services to 1 million low-income people in Brazil. FIRST will aim to invest mainly in the North and Northeast regions of Brazil and in education, health, housing and financial services sectors. The Fund will be managed by FIRST Gestao de Investimentos, a subsidiary of FIR Capital, a Brazilian venture capital fund manager established in 2001.

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

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Flat World Partners


United States of America

Flat World Partners is a next generation investment advisory firm solely focused on impact investments. We take a global active and transparent approach to our investment strategy seeking out the best in class opportunities that meet the needs of clients. We work alongside your investment team to build customized impact portfolios. We re constantly talking to the impact market conducting due diligence on managers products and direct investments to help you drive your business for generations to come.Our Mission is to drive more capital into impact investments. We believe we can achieve this by serving as a bridge between existing gaps in the market. We understand the challenges that you face when evaluating impact and hope to stand alongside you in achieving your impact goals.

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

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Ford Foundation


United States of America

The Ford Foundation supports visionary leaders and organizations on the frontlines of social change worldwide. The believe all people should have the opportunity to reach their full potential contribute to society and have voice in the decisions that affect them.

Type: Foundation Geography: Global Impact: Health Improvement

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Forest Carbon Partners (New Forests)


Australia

Founded in 2005 we offer institutional investors targeted opportunities in the Asia Pacific region and the United States and have more than AUD 3.6 billion in assets under management globally. Our assets include sustainable timber plantations rural land and conservation investments related to ecosystem restoration and protection. New Forests focuses on managing our clients assets for a future in which landscapes will encompass both production and conservation values. New Forests manages more than 780000 hectares of land and forests and is headquartered in Sydney with offices in San Francisco Singapore and New Zealand.

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

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Fund


Russian Federation

The Fund of regional social programs "Our Future " was founded in 2007 to realize long-term socially relevant programs and projects, where the principles of Social entrepreneurship can be applied. Social entrepreneurship stands between traditional business and charity. In particular, it differs from business in its social objectives focused on social changes and societal problems’ solution, from charity – in its entrepreneurial nature of activity. The goals of Social entrepreneurship are reached by the means of entrepreneurial activity and creating sustain and effective business models

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

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Generation Investment Management


United Kingdom of Great Britai

Generation was established in 2004 is an independent private investment management partnership with offices in London and New York. The Generation team represents a diverse mix of people from around the world representing more than 20 countries and speaking over 25 languages. Generation investment team was founded by bringing together seasoned investment analysts with leaders from the sustainability research field. Generation's investment approach is based on conviction that sustainability risks and opportunities directly affect long term business profitability. Generation believe the interests of shareholders over time will be best served by companies that maximise their financial return by strategically managing their economic social and environmental performance. Generation has built a global research platform in order to integrate sustainability research into fundamental financial analysis. Generation are closely aligned with their clients and its performance is measured over the long term.

Type: Wealth Manager/Advisor Geography: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Impact: Access to Financial Services

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GIIRS


United States of America

GIIRS uses the B Impact Assessment to deliver a comprehensive accounting of your portfolio s impact on workers customers communities and the environment. A comprehensive and transparent system for assessing the social and environmental impact of companies and funds with a ratings and analytics approach analogous to Morningstar investment rankings and Capital IQ financial analytics.

Type: Corporate Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Information

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Gimpa Centre for Impact Investing


Ghana

Operate credibly and independently to promote the development of impact investing in Ghana through public education and continuous research into major social and environmental challenges policy advocacy and impact measurement of various initiatives to address social and environmental challenges.GCII as non profit organization seeks to provide advocacy research and support services in the area of impact investing in Ghana. It is the only such organization of its kind in West Africa. The Centre is managed by highly proficient and skilled personnel committed to developing impact investment within the country. As a completely new concept in the Ghanaian business and financial landscape impact investing is to be championed by GCII in the country and its immediate environs. It also seeks to collaborate and work with other sister institutions be they private or public to develop and expand impact investment activities within the country. The centre has a clear vision of providing a vibrant impact investing environment in Ghana

Type: Investor Network Geography: Ghana Impact: Capacity Building

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Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Initiative


United States of America

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a $500 million investment to help small businesses create jobs and economic opportunity by providing them with greater access to business education, financial capital, and business support services.

Type: Foundation Geography: Global Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Gray Ghost Ventures


United States of America

Gray Ghost Ventures (GGV) is an impact investing firm dedicated to providing market-based solutions to entrepreneurs who are addressing the needs of low-income communities in emerging markets. GGV focuses on serving these low-income communities in developing nations through for-profit investment in operating companies or investment funds, ecosystem development and capacity building.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United Republic of Tanzania Impact: Access to Information

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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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Human Foundation


Italy

HUMAN born with the aim of promoting in Italy a modern philanthropy and structured. They want to go beyond the concept traditional charity and develop in country a new culture of giving promoter of innovation and development. To do this HUMAN promotes virtuous connection between two actors the great protagonists of the Italian and the 'social enterprise Italian and global are able to realize projects a positive impact. HUMAN think of projects that promote innovation in the development environment energy and education.

Type: Foundation Geography: Oceania Impact: Community Development

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IKEA Foundation


Netherlands

The IKEA Foundation (Stichting IKEA Foundation) is the philanthropic arm of INGKA Foundation, the owner of the IKEA Group of companies. IKEA Foundation aim to improve opportunities for children and youth in some of the world’s poorest communities by funding holistic, long-term programmes that can create substantial, lasting change. The IKEA Foundation works with strong strategic partners applying innovative approaches to achieve large-scale results in four fundamental areas of a child’s life: a place to call home; a healthy start in life; a quality education; and a sustainable family income.

Type: Foundation Geography: Europe Impact: Capacity Building

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Impact Community Capital LLC


United States of America

Impact Community Capital LLC operates as a community development financial institution in California. The company involves in purchasing loans and making investments in various facilities and programs for low income individuals families and communities affordable housing health care facilities child care centers community centers and small enterprises. It also provides investment advice services. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in San Francisco California.

Type: CDFI Geography: Americas Impact: Health Improvement

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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: Capacity Building

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Impax Asset Management


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irela

Impax Asset Management is an award winning leading investment manager dedicated to investing in the opportunities created by the scarcity of natural resources and the growing demand for cleaner more efficient products and services through both listed and private equity strategies.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irela Impact: Access to Clean Water and Sanitation

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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: Latin America and the Caribbean Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Inter-American Development Bank


United States of America

Established in 1959, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB-MIF) is the the largest source of development financing for Latin America and the Caribbean, with a strong commitment to achieve measurable results, increased integrity, transparency and accountability. They have an evolving reform agenda that seeks to increase their development impact in the region. They work to improve lives in Latin America and the Caribbean. Through financial and technical support for countries working to reduce poverty and inequality, they help improve health and education, and advance infrastructure. Their aim is to achieve development in a sustainable, climate-friendly way.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Latin America and the Caribbean Impact: Health Improvement

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International Finance Corporation


United States of America

IFC a member of the World Bank Group is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector. They help developing countries achieve sustainable growth by financing investment providing advisory services to businesses and governments and mobilizing capital in the international financial markets.

Type: Institutional Investor Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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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: Access to Financial Services

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Jonathan Rose Companies


United States of America

Jonathan Rose Companies is a green real estate policy, urban planning, development, project management and investment firm. The firm has completed $1.5 billion of work, much of it in close collaboration with not-for-profits, towns and cities

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

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JP Morgan Chase


United States of America

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with operations in more than 60 countries. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers, small-business and commercial banking, financial transaction processing, asset management and private equity. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world’s most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands.

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

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Kepler Cheuvreux


United States of America

Kepler Cheuvreux is a leading independent European financial services company specialized in advisory services and intermediation to the investment management industry. The foundation of the business is the Research product which is leveraged across all four business lines. Many of the original founders of Kepler are still in place and, during the course of various changes of ownership, they have helped to define the key Kepler characteristics: Independent, Research-focused, Entrepreneurial, Tailor-made solutions and open to Partnerships & Strategic Alliances.

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

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Kleinwort Benson Investors


Ireland

Kleinwort Benson Investors is an established institutional asset manager with headquarters in Dublin Ireland and is part of the Kleinwort Benson Group. Firm has been managing assets for institutional investors since 1980 and currently manages specialist strategies for public and corporate pension schemes sub advisory investors and foundations/endowments. Investment services are offered on both a segregated and unitised basis.

Type: Institutional Investor Geography: Asia Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Land O’ Lakes Inc, International Development


United States of America

Across the United States, Land O’Lakes, Inc. is best known for its delicious brand of premium butter. Indeed, when they were established in 1921, their initial goal was helping dairy farmers access markets for their sweet cream butter. Over time, Land O’Lakes has grown and adapted to the changing needs of their farmer-members. Today, dairy represents about one-third of their US $14 billion agribusiness, while feed, seed, crop-protection products, and eggs have become increasingly important aspects of our business.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Asia Impact: Agricultural Productivity

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Leger des Heils (The Salvation Army Netherlands)


Netherlands

The Salvation Army helps thousands of people every year with professional care and guidance. In addition, the Salvation Army is looking with you for meaning and answers to life's questions. Why do I live? Does God Exist? Questions that everyone struggles with. The Salvation Army has nearly 50 locations in the Netherlands churches where every Sunday held a service. Also raises the Salvation Army for over a hundred years, used clothes and textiles. Clothing that ended else in the bin. Sin. Because these clothes can still use fine for assistance or sales. The proceeds from clothing sales go to the projects of the Salvation Army.

Type: Foundation Geography: Netherlands Impact: Community Development

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LGT Venture Philanthropy


Switzerland

LGT Venture Philanthropy is an impact investor supporting organizations with outstanding social and environmental impact.

Type: Investor Network Geography: Global Impact: Community Development

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Liquidnet For Good


United States of America

Liquidnet is the global institutional trading network. It directly connect large-scale investors to help improve performance for everyone—not just asset managers, but also the millions of investors who rely on mutual, managed, retirement and other funds to protect and grow their money. Liquidnet For Good is the corporate impact program for the company, charged with using the resources of Liquidnet to have a positive impact on the world.

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

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Lundin Foundation


Canada

The Lundin Foundation is a philanthropic organization founded originally by the Lundin Family. The Foundation is currently supported by a number of publicly traded natural resource companies committed to the highest standards of corporate social responsibility. The Foundation provides risk capital technical assistance and strategic grants to outstanding social enterprises and organizations across the globe with a view to contributing to sustained improvements in social and economic development.

Type: Foundation Geography: Canada Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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MacArthur Foundation


United States of America

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation supports creative people and effective institutions committed to building a more just verdant and peaceful world. In addition to selecting the MacArthur Fellows the Foundation works to defend human rights advance global conservation and security make cities better places and understand how technology is affecting children and society.

Type: Foundation Geography: Americas Impact: Human Rights Protection or Expansion

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Mariner Investment Group


United States of America

Mariner is powered by significant investing experience and anchored by a strong commitment to risk management. An investment advisory firm founded in 1992 Mariner specializes in alternative asset management providing investment solutions across a broad range of markets to sophisticated investors.

Type: Wealth Manager/Advisor Geography: Oceania Impact: Access to Financial Services

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MaRS


Canada

MaRS Centre for Impact Investing ( Centre ) is a national hub designed to increase the awareness and effectiveness of social finance to catalyze new capital talent and initiatives dedicated to tackling social and environmental problems in Canada.

Type: Investor Network Geography: Canada Impact: Community Development

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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 $172.7 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: Latin America and the Caribbean Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Mirova


France

Mirova the Responsible Investment subsidiary of Natixis Asset Management develops an engaged approach aiming to combine value creation and sustainable development. Mirova s philosophy is based on the conviction that integrating sustainable development themes can generate solutions that create value for investors over the long term not only thanks to a better appreciation of risks but also by identifying favourable investment opportunities in a changing world.

Type: Investor Network Geography: Oceania Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Moody's Analytics


United States of America

Moody’s Analytics, a unit of Moody’s Corporation, helps capital markets and credit risk management professionals worldwide respond to an evolving marketplace with confidence. The company offers unique tools and best practices for measuring and managing risk through expertise and experience in credit analysis, economic research and financial risk management. By offering leading-edge software and advisory services, as well as the proprietary credit research produced by Moody’s Investors Service, Moody’s Analytics integrates and customizes its offerings to address specific business challenges.

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

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Morgan Stanley


United States of America

Morgan Stanley mobilizes capital to help governments corporations institutions and individuals around the world achieve their financial goals. For over 75 years the firm s reputation for using innovative thinking to solve complex problems has been well earned and rarely matched. A consistent industry leader throughout decades of dramatic change in modern finance Morgan Stanley will continue to break new ground in advising serving and providing new opportunities for its clients.

Type: Corporate Geography: Europe Impact:

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National Community Investment Fund


United States of America

National Community Investment Fund (NCIF) is a nonprofit investment fund created to catalyze economic development in low income and under served communities across the US by investing in mission oriented financial institutions. NCIF invests capital in banks and other institutions that improve access to financial services for local individuals small businesses and minorities.

Type: Fund Geography: Americas Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Nesta


United Kingdom

Nesta is dedicated to supporting ideas that can help improve all our lives, with activities ranging from early stage investment to in-depth research and practical programmes. They don’t work alone - they rely on the strength of the partnerships form with you and with others to make change happen.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Global Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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Noaber Foundation


Netherlands

The Noaber Foundation promotes and funds activities that achieve social impact. They want to make contributions to solving some intractable social problems. Their focus is on the theme of health and care. Inside that focus on 'healthy aging' and 'independent life and living.

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

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Nonprofit Finance Fund


United States of America

NFF works to create a strong, well-capitalized and durable nonprofit sector that connects money to mission effectively, supporting the highest aspirations and most generous impulses of people and communities.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Northern America Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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Northern Trust


United States of America

Northern Trust (Nasdaq:NTRS) is a global financial services leader in delivering innovative investment management, asset and fund administration, fiduciary and banking solutions to corporations, institutions and affluent individuals. For more than 125 years, they have evolved with the changing needs of their clients and their world.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Africa 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: Capacity Building

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Omidyar Network


United States of America

Omidyar Network invests in entrepreneurs who share our commitment to advancing social good at the pace and scale the world needs today. We are focused on five key areas we believe are building blocks for prosperous stable and open societies Education Emerging Tech Financial Inclusion Governance & Citizen Engagement and Property Rights.We take calculated risks in the earliest stages of innovation helping to transform promising ideas into successful ventures. As an active impact investor we offer more than just financial support. We provide vital human capital capabilities from serving on boards to consulting on strategy coaching executives to recruiting new talent. We connect promising investees to entrepreneurial visionaries with business know how. We also leverage the tremendous capacity of Web and mobile technologies to go beyond incremental improvement and make a significant widespread impact.

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

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Overseas Private Investment Corporation


United States of America

OPIC is the U.S. Government s development finance institution. It mobilizes private capital to help solve critical development challenges and in doing so advances U.S. foreign policy. Because OPIC works with the U.S. private sector it helps U.S. businesses gain footholds in emerging markets catalyzing revenues jobs and growth opportunities both at home and abroad. OPIC achieves its mission by providing investors with financing guarantees political risk insurance and support for private equity investment funds.

Type: Government Geography: Asia Impact: Agricultural Productivity

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Pakistan Microfinance Network


Pakistan

The Pakistan Microfinance Network (PMN or ‘the Network’) traces its beginnings to 1997 when a group of microfinance practitioners laid its foundations as an informal platform for coordination, exchange of ideas and peer learning. Since then the Network has grown significantly and is now recognized locally and globally as the national association for retail players in Pakistan’s microfinance industry. Registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission [SECP] in April 2001 under Section 42 of the Companies Ordinance, PMN is a member driven network with a vision to expand access to formal financial services in Pakistan.

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

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Permian Global


United Kingdom of Great Britai

Permian Global comprises a highly experienced team from the fields of science forest conservation and asset management who are committed to develop and implement the most effective forest carbon projects in order to address climate change. The company was founded by Stephen Rumsey a life long environmental conservationist and successful investment manager who is passionate about using the opportunities that forests offer to deliver climate social environmental and economic outcomes of the highest calibre.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irela Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Progression Capital Africa


Mauritius

Progression Capital is a principal investment firm specializing in investments in microfinance institutions. The firm prefers to invest up to a quarter of its capital in micro-insurance, mobile banking, low cost housing, and other support services. It seeks to invest in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Zambia, and Uganda. The firm seeks to invest between $2 million and $5 million. Progression Capital is based in Kenya.

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

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Prudential


United States of America

Prudential formalized its impact investing program in 1976 to identify market inefficiencies and craft investment solutions that generate an appropriate risk-adjusted return while driving social change. As markets evolve, many impactful assets have become investable assets by mainstream investment standards. The group invests in a variety of asset classes including public and private debt and equity, mortgages, tax credits, REITS and structured products. The team manages a portfolio that will soon surpass $500 million and originates over $100 million in new impact investments each year, while generating an appropriate risk-adjusted return.

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

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Qalaa Holdings


Egypt

Qalaa Holdings is the leading investment company in Africa and the Middle East. Qalaa Holdings build businesses in core industries that will define the regionas future. The 40000 employees of the core subsidiaries and other investments work each day to deliver energy to consumers and businesses alike to provide reliable fuel efficient transportation solutions to grow or manufacture safe healthy food to add value to natural resources and to help build critical national infrastructure.

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

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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:

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RobecoSAM


Switzerland

Founded in 1995 RobecoSAM is an investment specialist focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing. It offers asset management indices engagement voting impact analysis sustainability assessments and benchmarking services. Asset management capabilities cater to institutional asset owners and financial intermediaries and cover a range of ESG integrated investments (in public and private equity) featuring a strong track record in resource efficiency theme strategies. Together with S&P Dow Jones Indices RobecoSAM publishes the globally recognized Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI). Based on its Corporate Sustainability Assessment an annual ESG analysis of 2800 listed companies RobecoSAM has compiled one of the world s most comprehensive databases of financially material sustainability information.

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

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Rockefeller & Co.


United States of America

Rockefeller & Co., Inc. is a privately owned investment manager. It provides its services to High net worth individuals, their families, family offices and related entities, funds organized as domestic or offshore (non-U.S.) companies, limited partnerships, limited liability companies or other types of legal entities; U.S. registered investment companies; Trusts and other fiduciary accounts , Foundations, endowments, charitable and other nonprofit institutions; Taxable and tax-exempt accounts, and Sovereign Nation(s).

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

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Rockefeller Foundation


United States of America

The Rockefeller Foundation envisions a world with Smart Globalization a world in which globalization s benefits are more widely shared and social economic health and environmental challenges are more easily weathered. The Rockefeller Foundation supports work that enables individuals communities and institutions to access new tools practices resources services and products. And they support work that enhances individuals' resilience in the face of acute crises and chronic stresses whether manmade ecological or both.

Type: Foundation Geography: Global Impact: Access to Financial Services

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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: Americas Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Royal Bank of Canada


Canada

Royal Bank of Canada (RY on TSX and NYSE) and its subsidiaries operate under the master brand name RBC.We are one of Canada's largest banks and one of the largest banks in the world based on market capitalization.We are one of North America's leading diversified financial services companies and provide personal and commercial banking wealth management insurance investor services and capital markets products and services on a global basis.We have over 80000 full and part time employees who serve more than 16 million personal business public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada the U.S. and 35 other countries.

Type: Bank Geography: United States of America Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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Sarasin & Partners LLP


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irela

Sarasin & Partners LLP is a London based asset management group that manages $13.2 billion on behalf of charities institutions intermediaries pension funds and private clients from the UK and around the world. Sarasin & Partners is known both as a market leader in thematic investment and for long term income and dividend management across multi asset and equity mandates. Consistent with a longer term approach is a commitment to stewardship principles embedding environmental social and governance considerations into the investment process.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: South 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: Southern Asia 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: Food Security

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Sitra


Finland

Finnish National Fund is the future of an organization that works to Finland's competitiveness and promote the welfare of the Finns. They anticipate social change looking for promote new operating models and stimulate businesses aimed at sustainable well being. The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra is a future oriented organization That promotes Finland's Competitiveness and the well being of the Finnish people. They also anticipate societal change try out new operating models and Accelerate business activities Aimed at creating sustainable well being.

Type: Government Geography: Europe Impact: Community Development

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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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Skoll Foundation


United States of America

Jeff Skoll created The Skoll Foundation in 1999 to pursue his vision of a sustainable world of peace and prosperity. Led by CEO Sally Osberg since 2001 their mission is to drive large scale change by investing in connecting and celebrating social entrepreneurs and the innovators who help them solve the world s most pressing problems. Social entrepreneurs are society s change agents creators of innovations that disrupt the status quo and transform their world for the better. By identifying the people and programs already bringing positive change around the world they empower them to extend their reach deepen their impact and fundamentally improve society.

Type: Foundation Geography: Asia 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: Community Development

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Social Finance


United States of America

Founded in January 2011 Social Finance US is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is dedicated to mobilizing investment capital to drive social progress. Social Finance believes that everyone deserves the opportunity to thrive and that social impact financing can play a catalytic role in creating these opportunities.Social Finance is dedicated to designing public private nonprofit partnerships that tackle complex social challenges such as poverty crime education health and workforce success. As market intermediaries Social Finance structures these partnerships by aligning the unique interest of all stakeholders a service recipients and providers government and investors a to create innovative social financing solutions. Core to their work is the development of Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) which draw upon private capital to fund effective interventions designed to address the needs of the underserved. Social Impact Bonds have the potential to unlock a new and vast pool of investment capital to finance the expansion of effective prevention based projects while focusing on measurable outcomes and generating social and financial returns for investors.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Northern Europe Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Social Investment Business Group


United Kingdom of Great Britai

The Social Investment Business is one of the UKas leading social investors and has invested over A380 million in charities and social enterprises in the form of loans grants and business support since 2002. They are made up of the charity the Social Investment Business Foundation our social enterprise the Social Investment Business Ltd. and our partner's Social and Sustainable Capital.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Impact: Community Development

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Social Stock Exchange


United Kingdom of Great Britai

The Social Stock Exchange Admissions process is transparent independent and rigorous. As a result impact investors are assured that Members of the SSE adhere to a clear set of values standards and disclosures. The Admissions process includes the publication of an Impact Report and application for admission to an independent Admissions Panel.

Type: Investor Network Geography: Global Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Steward Redqueen


Netherlands

Steward Redqueen is a specialised consultancy that works across the globe advising organisations on impact and sustainability. Like any organisation corporations are looking to operate in harmony with their surroundings and to become sustainable that is to be a steward for people and planet. At the same time corporations are competing for sound market positions. In a globalising economy the combination of stewardship and competition offers dilemmas challenges and above all opportunities. The Steward Redqueen team has a strong track record in this area. Steward Redqueen works for corporations and other organisations in developed and emerging markets.

Type: Corporate Geography: Africa Impact: Capacity Building

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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: North Africa/Middle East Impact: Community Development

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Tau Investment Management


United States of America

TAU Investment Management LLC is an active growth equity investment firm that transforms global supply chains. By upgrading and de risking supply chains TAU uses capitalist solutions to solve capitalism s worst failure the undervaluation of human and natural resources. By investing to enhance the operational performance of manufacturers TAU delivers value to all stakeholders including investors seeking both superior returns and social and environmental benefits.

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

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The Bank of New York Mellon (BNY Mellon)


United States of America

BNY Mellon is a global leader in investment management and investment services. BNY is focused on helping clients manage and service their financial assets. BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation.

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

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The California Endowment


United States of America

The California Endowment was established in 1996 as a result of Blue Cross of California's creation of its for profit subsidiary WellPoint Health Networks. Since then we've invested in health broadly from strengthening the safety net for families struggling with poverty to diversifying the health care workforce.The lessons learned from early investments were the genesis for Health Happens Here and the 10 year $1 billion Building Healthy Communities plan in which residents in 14 places are working to transform their neighborhoods.

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

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The David and Lucile Packard Foundation


United States of America

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation is a family foundation. They are guided by the enduring business philosophy and personal values of Lucile and David who helped found one of the world s leading technology companies.

Type: Foundation Geography: Americas Impact: Access to Financial Services

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The Doen Foundation


Netherlands

The Doen Foundation supporting initiatives in the field of culture and cohesion and in the field of green and inclusive economy. The focus of the foundation is on sustainable cultural and social innovation. DOEN receives the net proceeds of the Dutch Postcode Lottery BankGiro Lottery and FriendsLottery.

Type: Foundation Geography: Europe Impact: Community Development

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The European Centre for Corporate Engagement (ECCE


Netherlands

The European Centre for Corporate Engagement (ECCE) is a 'lab for sustainable investment' a multidisciplinary research network founded by researchers with established track records in the academic domain and in practice.

Type: Investor Network Geography: Netherlands Impact: Access to Information

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The Kresge Foundation


United States of America

The Kresge Foundation is a $3 billion private national foundation that works to expand opportunities in America s cities through grantmaking and investing in arts and culture education environment health human services and community development efforts in Detroit.

Type: Foundation Geography: Americas Impact: Community Development

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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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Threshold Group


United States of America

Threshold Group is a family owned wealth management firm that serves high net worth families individuals and foundations in over 26 states from offices in Gig Harbor WA Seattle Philadelphia and San Francisco. Ranked among 2015 s Top 100 Wealth Managers in the U.S. by Forbes with approximately $2.8 billion in assets under management (AUM) Threshold Group provides investment management family office administration family meeting facilitation and financial and philanthropic planning along with access to innovative impact investment opportunities that align with client values .

Type: Wealth Manager/Advisor Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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TIAA-CREF


United States of America

TIAA-CREF (Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association – College Retirement Equities Fund) is a financial services organization that is the main retirement provider for people who work in the academic, research, medical, and cultural fields. According to TIAA-CREF, the company serves 3.9 million active and retired employees participating at more than 15,000 institutions, and has $564 billion in assets under management (as of 12/31/13). TIAA-CREF is headquartered in New York city, with 9,000 employees in more than 90 local offices nationwide

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

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Treehouse Investments


Puerto Rico

Treehouse Investments, LLC is a private investment firm focused primarily on two investment areas: Climate Change Mitigation and Financial Inclusion. Their goal is to provide real economic returns through investments that have the greatest possible positive social impact.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Puerto Rico Impact: Community Development

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Trillium Asset Management


United States of America

Trillium Asset Management LLC is the oldest independent investment advisor devoted exclusively to sustainable and responsible investing (SRI). They believe that environmental social and governance (ESG) factors play an integral role in the investment process which can lower portfolio risk and help identify the best managed companies.

Type: Wealth Manager/Advisor Geography: United States of America Impact: Community Development

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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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Turner Impact Capital


United States of America

Turner Impact Capital, LLC is a real estate investment firm. The firm seeks to invest in charter schools by constructing new facilities or retrofitting existing properties with a focus on providing educational facilities for charter school operators in underserved markets. It seeks to invest in workforce housing, multifamily investments, public schools, and preventative healthcare facilities. The firm prefers to invest in the United States.

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

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UBS


Switzerland

UBS is a global financial services firm with a 150 year heritage serving corporations governments institutions and individuals. Headquartered in Zurich and Basel Switzerland UBS has offices in more than 50 countries. The UBS Group has four business divisions including Wealth Management & Swiss Bank which serves high net worth and ultra high net worth individuals globally as well as private and corporate clients in Switzerland. As of 2009 social investing philanthropy and strategic charitable services have been unified within the Wealth Management unit under a new dedicated Philanthropy & Values Based Investing team.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Global Impact: Access to Information

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UNCDF Clean Start Program


United States of America

UNCDF has partnered with UNDP to develop CleanStart a programme to help poor households and micro entrepreneurs access financing for low cost clean energy. It creates microfinance opportunities for a clean energy future for low income people. To scale up energy financing for the poor Microfinance institutions which by definition target low income clients are well placed to provide the products and services poor households and micro entrepreneurs need to pursue clean energy opportunities. CleanStart promotes such financing arrangements supports quality assurance measures and offers advisory services to contribute to a mutually beneficial cycle of investment awareness building and the creation of a new higher return market segment. CleanStart aims to help lift at least 2.5 million people out of energy poverty by 2017 in ways that can be replicated and scaled up by others. This is expected to contribute to the mutually complementary MDGs on poverty and hunger education gender health environmental sustainability as well as and reduced carbon emissions.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Global Impact: Access to Energy

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Unitus Labs


India

Unitus Labs is a USA 501(c)(3) non profit focused on reducing global poverty through economic self empowerment. Unitus Labs unique focus is harnessing market forces to drive substantial increase in economic opportunity for those at the base of the economic pyramid ( BoP ) in developing markets. Unitus Labs attempts to leverage its influence by not just demonstrating the commercial viability of BoP strategies but by drawing other players into the space in a way that dramatically accelerates the scaling of proven ideas. Unitus Labs current focus is to create improved income generating livelihood opportunities for millions battling global poverty. Unitus Labs was founded in 2001 and is based in Seattle and Bangalore.

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

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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: Capacity Building

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Working Capital for Community Needs


United States of America

Founded in 1984, Working Capital for Community Needs (WCCN) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit impact investing fund whose mission is to create opportunities for access to microfinance, services and markets to improve the lives and communities of the working poor in Latin America. WCCN empowers low-income Latin American entrepreneurs by sustaining partnerships with microfinance organizations and farming cooperatives in Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Peru. We serve 30,000 people every year and have invested $110 million in Latin America since 1991.

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

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Zurich Insurance Group


Switzerland

Zurich is a leading multi-line insurance provider with a global network of subsidiaries and offices. With about 60,000 employees, they deliver a wide range of general insurance and life insurance products and services for individuals, small businesses, and mid-sized and large companies, including multinational corporations, in more than 170 countries.

Type: Fund of Funds Geography: Oceania Impact: Access to Financial Services

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