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Althelia Climate Fund


United Kingdom of Great Britai

Althelia Climate Fund is investing in ecosystems conservation and sustainable agroforestry, applying best-in-class social, environmental and governance (ESG) criteria. Returns are generated through the production and sale of real assets (in the form of sustainable agriculture and soft commodities such as certified cocoa and coffee, FSC timber etc.), as well as presently undervalued environmental assets (including carbon emission reductions and other payment for ecosystem services such as biodiversity and water) to several complementary high growth markets. In addition to strong financial returns, the Fund’s investments deliver substantial positive ESG impacts furthering social development, such as gender equity and economic improvement of communities whose livelihoods depend directly and indirectly on natural ecosystems. The Fund implements innovative financial approaches such as performance-based payments and advance market commitments.

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

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Althelia Ecosphere


Luxembourg

Althelia Ecosphere is an impact investment manager that delivers financial returns that are fully aligned with the conservation of nature and sustainable social development. We leverage expertise and capital to define pathways for innovative solutions to the climate and environmental challenges facing society today.With a special emphasis on sustainable land use biodiversity and ecosystem services we seek to leverage investment that simultaneously catalyses a range of positive impacts includingpositively transformed land use models delivering social economic and environmental outcomesfinancial and livelihood benefits realised by a wide spectrum of local stakeholdersreduced greenhouse gas emissionssustained or enhanced biodiversity and ecosystem function andimprovements in the conservation status of threatened and endangered species.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Global Impact:

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AxialPar


Brazil

AxialPar is a private equity company investing in businesses dedicated to the development of environmentally sound socially responsible and economically profitable products and services. Partners and the team of AxialPar believe in the compatibility of profitability and sustainability aiming at the balance between economic growth mankind and the environment. AxialPar is a Katoomba Group member.

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

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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: Agricultural Productivity

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Beneficial State Bank


United States of America

Beneficial State Bank is an FDIC-insured Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that serves businesses, nonprofit organizations, and individuals. Beneficial State Bank operates from a triple-bottom-line measuring its financial, social, and environmental impact to meet the needs of its communities. The bank is headquartered in Oakland, California with branches in Seattle, Washington, Ilwaco, Washington, and Portland, Oregon.

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

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Bio-Logical Capital


United States of America

They invest for the long term and integrate land-based businesses with ecological restoration and conservation. The needs, assets, and natural potential of the land and community drive their work. Their Stewardship Development approach creates significant financial, environmental, and social gains for all their stakeholders.

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

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Brushy Creek Conservation Bank


United States of America

Brushy Creek Conservation Bank is a mitigation bank with 120 acres in Contra Costa County, California serving the Burrowing Owl.

Type: Geography: United States of America Impact:

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California Fisheries Fund


United States of America

The California Fisheries Fund (CFF) is a nonprofit revolving loan fund that invests in the fishing industry on the West Coast. Their mission is to help borrowers (fishermen, fishing businesses, ports, communities and others) succeed in fisheries that achieve environmental conservation, improved profitability for the industry and stability for port communities.

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

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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 Clean Water and Sanitation

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Capital Institute


United States of America

The Capital Institute is a non partisan transdisciplinary Collaborative Space. Their mission is to explore and effect economic transition to a more just resilient and sustainable way of living on this earth through the transformation of finance.

Type: Foundation Geography: Global Impact: Capacity Building

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CCM Energy


United States of America

Founded in 2008 CCM is a 100% debt free solid and experienced company that is committed to people. They're innovative offering households the freedom to choose their energy carriers and provide options in telecommunications products and services while providing savvy entrepreneurs the opportunity of a lifetime.

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

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Citizen Green


Citizen Green crowdfunds local impact projects like solar clean water and sustainable agriculture empowering a large number of individuals to pool their money and invest in a single project.

Type: Investor Network Geography: Impact: Access to Energy

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City Light Capital


United States

Driven to solve today s most pressing social problems City Light Capital leverages the powerful concept of Investing Forward to generate both strong financial returns and measurable social impact. While our primary focus is on identifying and investing in the best mission based entrepreneurs with the right solutions we will occasionally act as entrepreneurs ourselves creating companies that combine the right talent capital technology and models to further our mission.

Type: Investor Network Geography: Northern America Impact: Access to Education

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Climate Neutral Group


South Africa

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

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

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Commonwealth Bank of Australia


New Zealand

The Commonwealth Bank is an Australian financial institutions with businesses in New Zealand Asia and the United Kingdom. The Bank provides banking and financial services for Australians. They also support a range of programs that protect Australia's habitat and are undertaking a number of programs to improve the environmental performance of operations. The Commonwealth Bank is a Katoomba Group member.

Type: Bank Geography: Australia and New Zealand Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Conservation Finance International


CFI has arranged more than 20 financing transactions for a total exceeding 2 billion. CFI's sustainable development projects have been independently valued at over 5 times CFI s initial capital. CFI has deployed over 15 million in conservation projects to restore and protect biodiversity. CFI has so far supported conservation projects in Brazil China Namibia and South Africa. CFI is engaged in habitat restoration projects totalling some 175000 hectares. CFI's flagship conservation effort the Chinese Tiger Project has seen the population of South China tigers nearly double while all other tiger subspecies have declined

Type: Geography: Asia Impact: Access to Energy

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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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EA Capital


United Kingdom of Great Britai

EA Capital LLC is a merchant bank specialized in private equity investments in technology IT and the Internet that increase resource efficiency and productivity in the energy water agriculture transportation and forest product industries. EA Capital provides its clients with investment banking venture capital fund management and strategic advisory services to help them capitalize on these investment opportunities. EA Capital is a Katoomba Group member.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: China, Hong Kong Special Administra Impact: Access to Financial Services

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EcoEnterprises Fund


Costa Rica

EcoEnterprises Fund a dynamic investment manager with an unparalleled track record of nearly 20 years in the field will launch its third fund under management in the fall of 2017. With a focus on community based growth businesses that want to achieve transformative environmental and social impacts the Fund provides tailored financing and value add services to help companies boost returns create socio economic opportunities and continue to preserve our most important asset planet Earth. Through our investment approach we support portfolio companies in creating long term livelihoods and facilitating resilience in local economies while encouraging the sustainable use and conservation of natural resources preserving vulnerable ecosystems and bio diverse landscapes and mitigating climate risks. To realize this mission the Fund specifically supports sustainable business models in organic agriculture aquaculture ecotourism sustainable forestry and non timber forest products. The fund builds on the success and know how of two prior funds that together have invested in 35 companies created 4600 jobs supported 300 community groups generated economic opportunities for 24600 suppliers conserved 7.9 million acres of land reached half a billion dollars in sales and most importantly benefited over 180800 local people. Investments have been done in a wide range of innovative products varying from Amazonian tea leaves to organic shrimp and FSC certified furniture. As a leader in our distinctive investment niche and emerging markets the Fund will continue to leverage its in region presence its unique and deep pipeline its industry insights its unique mix of tailored financing and hands on investment management and its robust network to continue to achieve strong financial returns for our investors and create meaningful impact.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Central America Impact: Agricultural Productivity

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Ecosystem Investment Partners


United States

Ecosystem Investment Partners (EIP) is a private equity firm now investing its second institutional fund. EIP was established in 2006 to capitalize on the Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) markets surrounding wetland stream and endangered species habitat mitigation throughout the US.

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

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Ecotrust Forest Management


United States of America

A forestland investment management and advisory services company. They manage land on behalf of investors and forestland owners to enhance forest health and productivity and to produce a diverse array of forest products and services including timber biomass carbon and improved habitat and water quality.

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

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EKO Asset Management


United States

EKO is a specialized investment and advisory firm focused on discovering and monetizing unrealized or unrecognized environmental assets. They do this by investing in projects and companies that create environmental value as well as advising landowners companies investors and government agencies that can benefit from existing and emerging environmental markets.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Northern America Impact: Access to Clean Water and Sanitation

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Environmental Financial Products, L.L.C.


United States of America

Environmental Financial Products L.L.C. (EFP) specializes in developing and trading in new environmental financial and commodity markets. Environmental Financial also designs risk management and hybrid financial instruments that enhance the interrelationships between the capital commodity and environmental markets. Environmental Financial has been both a market designer and market participant. Members of the Environmental Financial team played a role in the design and implementation of the SO2 emission allowance market and have traded SO2 and CO2 offsets as both principal and agent. The firm also provides advisory services focused on monetizing emission reductions energy efficiency improvements and carbon sequestration and managing exposure to environmental energy and financial risks.

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

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Equilibrium Capital


United States of America

Equilibrium Capital is a global asset management platform of sustainability-driven real asset strategies, funds, and products. Sustainability is their core principal and is in everything that they do. Equilibrium Capital generates institutional quality returns and sustainable alpha through their investor-operator team model that combines the asset management capability of sophisticated investors with the on-the-ground experience of world-class operators. With offices in San Francisco, Portland, and London, Equilibrium Capital globally operates on the Equilibrium Platform to achieve scale and efficiency. As a company, they: • Build and innovate investment products • Manage and operate portfolios of productive real assets • Administer and structure their portfolio to deliver transparency and value • Raise and scale capital from institutional and other investors Equilibrium Capital operates as an integrated platform of market leading sustainability real asset products, funds and strategies.

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

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Fauna & Flora International


United Kingdom of Great Britai

Fauna & Flora International was established over a century ago. Founded in 1903 Fauna & Flora International s work spans across the globe with over 100 projects in nearly 40 countries mostly in the developing world. They proudly stand up for biodiversity and aim to show just how relevant it is to all of those who share the planet. To achieve this we act to conserve threatened species and ecosystems worldwide choosing solutions that are sustainable based on sound science and take into account human needs.Fauna & Flora International's work spans across the globe with over 140 projects in more than 40 countries mostly in the developing world.

Type: Foundation Geography: Africa Impact:

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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: Australia Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Futuro Forestal


Panama

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

Type: Corporate Geography: Panama Impact:

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GOODdler


United States of America

Gooddler is a business that has a very strong social goal in its foundation, to empower technology to make donating goods online easy and effective. Platform supports organizations that depend heavily on support of donors to obtain everyday necessities by allowing donors to directly contribute specific goods to meet the needs of organizations of their choice.

Type: Foundation Geography: Americas Impact: Generate Funds for Charitable Giving

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Green Climate Fund


Republic of Korea

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) is a fund within the framework of the UNFCCC founded as a mechanism to transfer money from the developed to the developing world, in order to assist the developing countries in adaptation and mitigation practices to counter climate change. The GCF is based in the new Songdo district of Incheon, South Korea. It is governed by a Board of 24 members and initially supported by an Interim Secretariat.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Republic of Korea Impact:

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Just Capital


Netherlands

Just Capital is investor in new initiatives in innovative technology and financial services. They facilitate entrepreneurs in spe to take the step and build their company. If they understand your business proposal and you have the right profile Just Capital is ready for your next step. They'll provide both seed capital as well as business expansion capital.

Type: Institutional Investor Geography: Netherlands Impact:

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Lyme Timber Company


United States of America

The Lyme Timber Company LP is a private timberland investment management organization (TIMO) that focuses on the acquisition and sustainable management of lands with unique conservation values. The Company has followed a disciplined and value oriented approach to investing in forestland and rural real estate.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Northern America Impact: Access to Energy

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Mission Point Capital Partners


United States of America

MissionPoint Capital Partners was originally formed in 2006 as a private investment firm established by Mark Schwartz former President and Chief Executive Officer of Soros Fund Management and former Chairman of Goldman Sachs (Asia) Jesse M. Fink co founder and former Chief Operating Officer of priceline.com and Mark J. Cirilli former Chief Investment Officer of Marshall Street Management.

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

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Moringa Partnership


Switzerland

The Moringa Partnership is the investment advisor to Moringa SICAR SCA (the Moringa Fund). The Partnership has offices in Paris and Geneva and representative offices in Colombia Peru Chile Brazil Cameroon Gabon and Democratic Republic of Congo.

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

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New Ventures


United States

New Ventures a World Resources Institute (WRI) initiative is a collaborative effort in Latin America to connect investors with sustainable business leaders. New Ventures is helping to meet the demand for profitable investments that meet social and environmental criteria by identifying promising enterprises providing business mentoring services and introducing entrepreneurs to potential investors. New Ventures is growing the pipeline of sustainable businesses in Latin America and building local capacity to support hundreds of entrepreneurs in the region.

Type: Geography: United States of America Impact:

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Orchard Creek Conservation Bank


Orchard Creek Conservation Bank is 632 Acres in Placer County California and sells vernal pool credits.

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Pope Ranch Conservation Bank


United States of America

Pope Ranch Conservation Bank is 391 Acres in Yolo County California selling conservation credits in the Giant Garter Snake.

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Rancho Jamul Mitigation Bank


Rancho Jamul Mitigation Bank is 250 acres in San Diego County California selling credits in Least Bell's Vireo Freshwater Wetlands and Riparian Habitat.

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Reinventure Capital


United States of America

Reinventure Capital is serial pioneers. All of have launched successful and highly profitable enterprises, out there on the cutting edge of social and environmental impact.

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

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Restoration Capital Partners


United States of America

Restoration Capital Partners is a private equity based limited liability company that manages a portfolio of real estate investments focusing on sustainable redevelopment projects in high growth primarily urban real estate markets.Since its inception Restoration Capital has established strong working relationships with many special asset managers executive level lenders and other industry partners to identify multiple distressed construction loan portfolios for purchase. Restoration Capital is also a member of the National Association of Residential Construction Lenders.

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

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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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Sustainable America


United States of America

Sustainable America is a new environmental not-for-profit organization dedicated to the dual issues of food and fuel. Food is fuel. The consumption of food and traditional fossil fuels are inextricably linked. Their production is nearing capacity, and shortages in both are a very real near term possibility. Rising prices at the pump become increased costs (or decreased portions) at the grocery, and the combination effectively shrinks already stretched paychecks for millions of Americans. Without a concerted effort at all levels to separate the two—and to develop both component and systemic solutions to agricultural and energy shortcomings—we will be faced with a global crisis. As daunting as the outlook is, there is hope on the horizon. Our goal is to bring together like-minded groups to foster awareness through open dialog and educational outreach, and act as a catalyst for the development and funding of real solutions to the impending food/fuel crisis. Only by thinking and working together can we cultivate the change that fuels our future as a Sustainable America.

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

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Terra Capital Fund


The Terra Capital Fund is a US$15 million private equity fund that invests in and catalyzes private enterprises that generate conservation benefits through sustainable use of biodiversity in Latin American countries which have ratified the Convention on Biological Diversity. Terra Capital's underlying premise is that private sector participation in the sustainable use of biodiversity is indispensable for its long term conservation. By developing economic value from biodiversity the users and owners of biodiversity will have an incentive to protect these assets in the long run. Terra Capital's commercial objective is to realize long term capital appreciation through equity or quasi equity investments in biodiversity benefiting enterprises and thereby demonstrate to entrepreneurs and investors that such enterprises present viable opportunities.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Impact:

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The Climate Trust


United States of America

Building upon a legacy of innovation and leadership in the carbon market The Climate Trust accelerates the pace of carbon mitigation through conservation nance. We value air water and soil through the development purchase and sale of qualied osets and a relentless investment in people and projects with environmental purpose.Climate Trust Capital is looking for people and projects to invest in. We provide capital to U.S. based carbon offset projects. Our active management accelerates deeper GHG reductions and helps to create healthy yields of credits and fruitful revenues from their sale.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Northern America Impact:

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The Ground_Up Project


Switzerland

Ever thought small projects did not matter in the face of the environmental challenge? Ever struggled to even find them? Think again. Small projects are a $500Bn opportunity to make an environmental social and economic impact. Join The GroundUp Project debate. Help make small matter. The GroundUp Project will catalyze aggregation and partnership opportunities across sectors and regions to make small scale projects drivers of environmental change.

Type: Investor Network Geography: Europe Impact: Employment Generation

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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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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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Venture Greenhouse


United States of America

Venture Greenhouse is an established Marin based business accelerater helping promising entrepreneurs from the North Bay and Greater Bay Areas launch and scale businesses that will make a significant disruptive impact on their chosen industry and market. Their mission is to accelerate the success of environmentally and socially beneficial ventures by providing a broad array of resources to entrepreneurs from Dominican University of California and beyond.

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

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Wildlife Works Carbon


United States of America

Wildlife Works is the world's leading REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation), project development and management company with an effective approach to applying innovative market based solutions to the conservation of biodiversity. REDD was originated by the United Nations (UN) to help stop the destruction of the world’s forests.

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

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Wolfensohn & Co.


India

Wolfensohn Capital Partners L.P. is a global emerging markets private equity fund making active minority investments in high growth businesses.

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

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