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Business Associations

The following business associations and accelerators use the the B Impact Assessment to educate their members on how to improve their social and environmental impact. Click the logos below to learn how.

One Percent for the Planet
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One Percent for the Planet

One Percent for the Planet's mission is to create a community of businesses dedicated to protecting the environment. 1% uses the B Impact Assessment to educate their members on how to evaluate and improve their impact.

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Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE)

The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) is a global network of investment funds, capacity development providers, research/academic institutions, foundations, corporations, and banks working together to propel entrepreneurship in emerging markets. ANDE strongly encourages member companies and funds to evaluate and improve their social impact using the B Impact Assessment.

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Good Company Ventures
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Good Company Ventures

Good Company Ventures is a business accelerator committed to growing early-stage companies that generate profit and have a positive social impact. Good Company Ventures uses the B Impact Assessment to educate their entrepreneurs on how to evaluate and improve their impact. Learn More »
SBN Philadelphia
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SBN Philadelphia

SBN Philadelphia is focused on educating businesses in the Greater Philadelphia region on creating a more sustainable society. SBN encourages its members to take the free B Impact Assessment to benchmark their social and environmental performance. It also uses the assessment to report progress to funders and plan educational programming for members. Learn More »
Agora Partnerships
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Agora Partnerships

Agora Partnerships works with Latin American entrepreneurs who are dedicated to using the power of business to effect positive change in their communities. All of the companies participating in Agora's Impact Accelerator program use the B Impact Assessment to evaluate and improve their impact and also receive a GIIRS Rating to attract impact investors from around the world. Learn More »
Village Capital
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Village Capital

Village Capital sources, trains, and invests in impactful seed-stage enterprises worldwide. Village Capital uses the B Impact Assessment to educate their entrepreneurs on how to evaluate and improve their impact. Learn More »
NISE Corporation
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NISE Corporation

NISE Corporation is building a community of businesses in Thailand that address social and environmental challenges through the power of their business. They use the B Impact Assessment to educate their members on how to evaluate and improve their impact. Learn More »
Conscious Capitalism
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Conscious Capitalism

Conscious Capitalism is a network of businesses who are committed to using capitalism as a force for good. Conscious Capitalism uses the B Impact Assessment to educate their members on how to evaluate and improve their impact. Learn More »
Buffalo First
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Buffalo First

Buffalo First is building a local, green and fair economy in the Buffalo-Niagara region. To acheive their mission, Buffalo First uses the B Impact Assessment to educate their members on how to evaluate and improve their impact. Learn More »
Unreasonable Institute
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Unreasonable Institute

The Unreasonable Institute, a Colorado-based business accelerator, aims to provide mentorship and seed capital to for-profit ventures with scalable impact. The Unreasonable Institute uses the B Impact Assessment to educate their members on how to evaluate and improve their impact. Learn More »
Hitachi Foundation
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Hitachi Foundation

The Yoshiyama Young Entrepreneurs Program provides seed funding awards to young entrepreneurs trying to alleviate poverty in America. All participating companies use the B Impact Assessment to evaluate and improve their impact. Learn More »
William James Foundation
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William James Foundation

The William James Foundation hosts a business plan competition to support entrepreneurs who are designing companies for the long-term. The William James Foundation uses the B Impact Assessment to educate applicants on how to evaluate and improve their impact. Learn More »
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American Sustainable Business Council

ASBC advances public policies that ensure a vibrant, just, and sustainable economy. The organization promotes public policies that encourage businesses to measure their impact as a way to promote a sustainable economy.

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BASE - Kansas City

BASE is building a local, green and fair economy in the Kansas City metro area. To achieve their mission, BASE uses the B Impact Assessment to educate their members on how to evaluate and improve their impact.

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Young President's Organization

The Young Presidents’ Organization is a global network of young chief executives, with approximately 21,000 members in more than 125 countries. YPO uses the B Impact Assessment to educate their members on how to evaluate and improve their impact.

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BALLE - Business Alliance for Local Living Economies

BALLE is the fastest growing business alliance of values aligned entrepreneurs, business networks, and local economy funders in North America. To achieve their mission, BALLE uses the B Impact Assessment to educate their members on how to evaluate and improve their impact.

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The SROI Network

The SROI Network is the largest international network dedicated to the measurement and valuation of social and environmental outcomes. The SROI Network is helping companies that use the B Impact Assessment account for the impact of their work by sharing best practices.

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Clean Tech Open

The Cleantech Open is a not-for-profit organization that runs the world’s largest accelerator for cleantech startups. To achieve their mission, Clean Tech Open uses the B Impact Assessment to educate clean tech starups on how to evaluate and improve their impact.

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Fledge

Fledge is the “conscious company” accelerator based in Seattle. To achieve their mission, Fledge uses the B Impact Assessment to educate new businesses on how to evaluate and improve their impact.

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Filene Research Institute

Filene Research Institute researches issues vital to the future of credit unions and consumer finance. Filene is currently researching the sustainability practices of credit unions in the United States using the B Impact Assessment.

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Cradle to Cradle

The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute certifies businesses that produces products with the full life cycle of the product and its ingredient in mind. The C2C Gold and Platinum standards also encourage businesses to evaluate the social and environment impact of the whole business using the B Impact Assessment, not just the impact of the product and ingredients.

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Vermont Business for Social Responsibility

VBSR is the largest network of businesses interested in sustainability in New England. To achieve their mission, VSBR uses the B Impact Assessment to educate their members on how to evaluate and improve their impact.

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Government

The following institutions are using the influence of the government to encourage businesses to adopt better corporate behavior.

City of Philadelphia
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City of Philadelphia

The City of Philadelphia offers a modest tax break on the Business Priviledge Tax to Certified B Corporations to incentivize more businesses to adopt sustainable practices. Learn More »
US Small Business Administration
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US Small Business Administration

The US Small Business Administration (SBA) supports the Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) program which facilitates the flow of long-term capital to America’s small businesses. The SBA encourages SBIC fund managers to measure the impact of their investments to support their overall objective of creating good quality jobs. Learn More »

Investors & Fund Managers

The following investors and fund managers use the B Impact Assessment to measure and improve the impact of their investments. In addition, they use B Analytics to benchmark and report the results to their investors. Click on the logos below to learn more about the objectives of each institution.

Vancity
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Vancity

As one of Canada’s largest credit unions, Vancity strives to find ways to use all our resources, people and capital to strengthen member wealth and well-being. Through Vancity Capital Corporation, they also provide growth capital in the form of debt and equity investments to small and medium sized enterprises with a mission to create positive social or environmental impact. Learn More »
RSF Social Finance
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RSF Social Finance

RSF Social Finance is a nonprofit financial services organization dedicated to transforming the way the world works with money. RSF has made $230 million in loans and over $100 million in grants since 1984 to for-profit and nonprofit social enterprises working in the areas of Food & Agriculture, Education & the Arts, and Ecological Stewardship. Underlying all our work is a spirited conversation about the role that money can play in the development of humanity. Learn More »
UBS
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UBS

Headquartered in Zurich and Basel, UBS is a global firm providing financial services to private, corporate and institutional clients in over 50 countries. Values-Based Investing is a service of UBS Philanthropy and Values-Based Investing, the dedicated in-house unit of over 30 experts offering solutions which cater to all personal wishes and aspirations for making a positive, measurable difference towards a more sustainable world: from strategic charitable giving and philanthropy to investments. Values-Based Investing (VBI) supports clients of UBS in aligning their personal values and views about sustainability with their investment decisions and VBI is therefore an investment philosophy that takes into account ethical, environmental and social criteria alongside financial criteria when formulating investment objectives. Learn More »
Prudential Investments
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Prudential Investments

Prudential Investments® is part of Prudential Financial, which is recognized by millions for its heritage of helping people grow and protect their wealth for more than 130 years. Since 1976 Prudential has had a formal Social Investments program to make investment that support and improve communities. Social Investments collaborates with partners who share the dedication to create healthy, sustainable communities. These investments support projects that develop and preserve affordable housing, improve access to quality education, and connect neighborhoods and residents to mainstream economic opportunities. Learn More »
J.P. Morgan
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J.P. Morgan

J.P. Morgan Social Finance was launched in 2007 to service the growing market for impact investments, meaning those investments intended to generate positive impact alongside financial return. There is growing recognition that innovative business models can complement limited public sector and philanthropic resources by delivering market-based solutions to low-income and excluded communities in a sustainable and scalable way. Learn More »
Riskebiz
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Riskebiz

Riskebiz manages a microfinance venture capital fund and provides technical assistance to microfinance institutions. Their technical assistance services include: leveraging XBRL for investment transparency and efficiency; selection and setup of management information software (MIS); integration of mobile money transfer solutions and implementation of micro insurance schemes. Learn More »
Willow Impact
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Willow Impact

Willow Impact funds invest growth capital in for-profit, early-stage companies and SMEs that are committed to generating sustainable and demonstrable social and environmental impact in Africa and the Middle East. Investment focus is on the high impact sectors of health, education, food and agriculture, community development, poverty alleviation and the environment. Through its network spanning Dubai, Nairobi, New York and Geneva, Willow Impact is ideally positioned to drive investment and capacity building support towards the most exciting socially entrepreneurial businesses in emerging economies. Learn More »
Pacific Community Ventures, LLC
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Pacific Community Ventures, LLC

Pacific Community Ventures, LLC provides capital and resources to high growth California businesses that bring significant economic gains to low-to-moderate income employees as well as deliver exceptional financial returns to business owners and to our investors. Headquartered in San Francisco, Pacific Community Ventures, LLC is a generalist fund investing across a wide range of industries, which manages over $60 million in capital. Pacific Community Ventures, LLC works in partnership with the non-profit www.pacificcommunityventures.org. Learn More »
Acumen Fund
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Acumen Fund

Acumen Fund is a non-profit global venture fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to solve the problems of global poverty. We seek to prove that small amounts of philanthropic capital, combined with large doses of business acumen, can build thriving enterprises that serve vast numbers of the poor. Their investments focus on delivering affordable, critical goods and services - like health, water, housing and energy - through innovative, market-oriented approaches. The Acumen Fund makes investments in India, Pakistan, and East and South Africa. Learn More »
Renewal2
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Renewal2

Renewal2 is a social venture fund dedicated to delivering financial returns by investing in some of North America's leading environmental and social mission businesses. Building upon 17 years experience in high-impact investing Renewal2 focuses on underfunded sectors that are critical to a sustainable economy, early stage companies that require patient capital, and scalable businesses that can generate meaningful shifts in consumer behavior. Renewal2's focus sectors include organic & natural foods, green consumer products and green building products. Learn More »
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
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Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is the largest source of development financing in Latin America and the Caribbean to reduce poverty and inequality by targeting development in a sustainable, climate-friendly way. While considered a traditional bank in many ways, it is positioned as a unique partner to entrepreneurs and organizations through its extensive services, such as grants, technical assistance, research and, through the Multilateral Investment Fund, investments in seed and venture capital funds. Learn More »
Conservation International (CI)
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Conservation International (CI)

Conservation International (CI) empowers societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature, our global biodiversity, for the well-being of humanity. Verde Ventures is an investment fund managed by CI to provide support for small- and medium-sized businesses that contribute to healthy ecosystems and human well-being. Learn More »
Root Capital
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Root Capital

Root Capital is a nonprofit social investment fund that is pioneering finance for grassroots businesses in rural areas of developing countries in Central America, Latin America, and East and West Africa. Root Capital provides capital, financial education, and market connections to small and growing businesses that build sustainable livelihoods and transform rural communities in poor, environmentally vulnerable places. Learn More »
Vox Capital
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Vox Capital

Vox Capital is a venture capital fund that invests in innovative, high-potential businesses that serve low-income clients, and whose activities to reducing poverty. They inject capital and provide strategic advice and management support to leverage the financial results and social impacts of these businesses. Through its portfolio, Vox Capital aims to contribute to the creation of a Brazilian cluster of profitable, large-scale businesses with social impact, capable of attracting talent, innovation and domestic and international investment. As a player in this cluster, Vox Capital intends to help improve the lives of millions of low-income individuals in Brazil. They are Brazil’s first impact investing venture capital fund. Learn More »
Gray Ghost Ventures
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Gray Ghost Ventures

Gray Ghost Ventures seeks to contribute to the well-being of low-income communities in emerging markets by enhancing their access to capital and community services such as affordable housing, quality education, and technology. Learn More »
The Rockefeller Foundation
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The Rockefeller Foundation

The Rockefeller Foundation's mission to promote the well-being of people throughout the world within or at the intersections of five issue areas: basic survival safeguards, global health, environment and climate change, urbanization, and social and economic security. In addition to making impact investments through its PRI Fund, the Rockefeller Foundation has led an initiative to "Harness the Power of Impact Investing" since late 2008. Learn More »
Global Impact Investing Network
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Global Impact Investing Network

The Global Impact Investing Network addresses systemic barriers to effective impact investing by building infrastructure and developing activities, education, and research that attract more investment capital to poverty alleviation and environmental solutions. B Lab and GIIN work together to establish a common set of impact definitions called IRIS; IRIS definitions are now widely used throughout the B Impact Assessment. The GIIN also publishes research about the positive impact of businesses using the aggregate and anonymized data generated from the B Impact Assessment. Learn More »
The Tony Elumelu Foundation
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The Tony Elumelu Foundation

The Tony Elumelu Foundation is an Africa-based and African-funded not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and celebration of excellence in business leadership and entrepreneurship across Africa. African business leaders and entrepreneurs are identified and groomed to achieve the Foundation's central objective of meaningfully affecting Africa's prosperity. The Foundation operates through a series of programs and initiatives to generate action and capital that fosters a more competitive African private sector. As the African champion for impact investing, The Tony Elumelu Foundation is an innovator in this new and emerging hybrid of philanthropy generating economic prosperity and social wealth. Unlike other philanthropies, the Foundation sees grants as only one of a set of effective philanthropic tools and believes that for the start-up and small and growing business segments, impact investing can be a more sustainable means of capitalization because of the entrepreneurial rigor that comes with requiring a financial return. Learn More »
Investors' Circle Network
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Investors' Circle Network

Investors' Circle is comprised of angel investors, professional venture capitalists, foundations, family offices and others using private capital to promote the transition to a sustainable economy. Investors in this network use GIIRS rating to help understand and compare the impact of all presenting companies. Learn More »
Agora Partnerships
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Agora Partnerships

Agora Partnerships works to unleash the potential of small business impact entrepreneurs to create economic, social, and environmental value for their communities and the world. Through the Agora Venture Fund, Agora invests growth capital into early stage businesses in Nicaragua to generate social and economic returns and help inspire a new generation of impact entrepreneurs. Learn More »
Calvert Foundation
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Calvert Foundation

Calvert Foundation was founded 15 years ago on the principle that poverty can be alleviated through investment. As a trusted financial partner, Calvert Foundation manages more than $500 million of investments while helping its clients improve the lives of people around the world. Like a traditional financial institution, Calvert Foundation provides loans to clients, specifically community organizations with a proven track record of making a difference. What makes Calvert Foundation unique is its Community Investment Note, which starts at just $20 and is available in various terms and rates up to 2 percent. At maturity, investors get their money back with interest. While invested, their dollars are hard at work revitalizing poor communities in all 50 U.S. states and over 100 countries, reversing inequality and creating hope and opportunity where it's needed most. Learn More »
AlphaMundi
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AlphaMundi

AlphaMundi is an impact investment manager dedicated to poverty reduction and environmental preservation, focusing on developing countries. The company invests in social businesses that generate sustainable impact and attractive financial returns. AlphaMundi launched its pilot impact fund, SocialAlpha-Bastion, in July 2009. The fund is registered in Luxembourg and provides debt financing to high impact businesses in Latin America, with investments to date in microfinance, sustainable agriculture and affordable education. Prometheus, the second AlphaMundi fund to participate in GIIRS, focuses on renewable energy companies and infrastructure projects. The fund will focus in particular on developing regions such as Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. AlphaMundi is based in Zurich, Switzerland. Learn More »
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
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W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Just as the W.K. Kellogg Foundation awards grants to advance its mission of improving the lives of vulnerable children, its mission-driven investing effort to reinforce that same goal goes beyond traditional grantmaking to invest endowment dollars in enterprises that both realize market rates of return and improve the lives of vulnerable children. In 2007, the Kellogg Foundation earmarked an initial $100 million in endowment dollars for mission investments – $25 million for investments in the southern Africa region and $75 million for investments in the United States. Learn More »
Equilibrium Capital Group
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Equilibrium Capital Group

Equilibrium Capital Group is an investment management firm that is building a portfolio of asset management companies, each charged with executing a unique investment strategy in one of our key sectors: green built environment; land and natural resource management; agriculture; energy; and water. Each of these asset managers have built innovative operating companies that we enable to become institutional grade asset managers. These managers offer superior financial returns due to their unique operating expertise, along with creating positive social/environmental impact at scale. Learn More »
Adobe Capital
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Adobe Capital

Adobe Capital is an impact investment fund focused on supporting the early growth of social and environmental small and growing businesses (SGBs) with a specific emphasis on companies operating in underprivileged base-of-the-pyramid communities in Mexico. Adobe Capital invests in innovative companies that have significant potential to scale and be financially profitable, while delivering products and services which significantly impact the quality of life of a critical mass of people. Adobe Capital works to fill this financing void or "missing middle" by providing flexible financing solutions, from working capital loans to support day-to-day operations, to equity-like investments to finance the purchase of long-term assets, company expansions and/or acquisitions. Learn More »
Agri-Vie
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Agri-Vie

Agri-Vie is a private equity investment fund focused on food and agribusiness in Sub-Saharan Africa. The mission of the fund is to generate an above average investment return while concurrently facilitating socio-economic development impacts through its equity investment programme. As such, Agri-Vie is positioned as an 'impact investment fund', harnessing investment disciplines to address development challenges such as rural livelihoods, food security and building competitive agri-value chains. Learn More »
Sarona
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Sarona

Sarona is a private equity firm, investing growth capital in companies and private equity funds in frontier and emerging markets around the world. Their particular focus is the small to mid-market companies that meet the growing needs of the rising middle class in those markets. Sarona and its predecessors have developed a wealth of experience and knowledge through 60 years of private investments in frontier markets. Learn More »
IGNIA Partners
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IGNIA Partners

IGNIA Partners's key objectives are to identify promising entrepreneurs with scalable businesses that deliver high value propositions to the Base of the Pyramid, invest in them under terms and conditions that are mutually beneficial, and guide and support their rapid growth into enterprises capable of generating financial returns and social value. IGNIA prioritizes sectors that have a disproportionate impact on improving the welfare of the poor, such as healthcare, nutrition, housing, basic utilities and education. Learn More »
KL Felicitas Foundation
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KL Felicitas Foundation

The KL Felicitas Foundation provides a variety of support services and tools to help scale impact enterprises and educate and empower impact investors. In emulating the social enterprises in which they invest, they want to take an entrepreneurial approach in regards to their own assets with measured risks and the potential for significant impact. As of December 2013, 95% of KL Felicitas Foundation assets are allocated to Impact Investing. Learn More »
Skoll Foundation
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Skoll Foundation

The mission of the Skoll Foundation 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 our world for the better. By identifying the people and programs already bringing positive change around the world, the Skoll Foundation empowers them to extend their reach, deepen their impact and fundamentally improve society. Over the past 10 years, the Foundation has awarded more than $250 million, including investments in 85 social entrepreneurs and 70 organizations on five continents. In addition to its grant making, the Skoll Foundation funds a $20m+ portfolio of program-related, and mission-aligned investments. Learn More »
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The Gatsby Charitable Foundation

The Gatsby Charitable Foundation is an endowed grant-making trust. Gatsby's grant-making in the UK supports research on plant science and neuroscience, science and engineering education, government effectiveness, and mental health and the arts. Additionally, Gatsby has a significant program supporting African economic development. Gatsby has funded programs in Africa since 1986 with the aim of stimulating economic growth. Gatsby uses Program-Related Investment as a complementary instrument to strengthen its initiatives, with early allocations going to AAC and to microfinance institutions across East Africa.

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Mergence Investment Managers
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Mergence Investment Managers

Mergence Investment Managers has been in operation since 2004. As a solutions driven service provider to institutional clients, it takes a pragmatic approach to managing financial assets on behalf of its clients. Mergence Investment Managers is 100% African owned and operated. Mergence continually seeks to heighten the sensitivity of the African people, stakeholders and clients around broad-based black economic empowerment , and to find innovative means to broaden their base of beneficiaries and their scope of impact investments. Learn More »
Ghana Venture Capital Trust Fund
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Ghana Venture Capital Trust Fund

The Ghana Venture Capital Trust Fund was established by the Government of Ghana in 2004 to provide low cost financing to small and medium-sized enterprises in the country. The Fund’s mission is to create a vibrant and well-structured venture capital industry boasting investments in various sectors, leading to poverty reduction through job, wealth creation and a collateral growth in government revenues. Following this core mandate, the Fund provides credit and equity financing for businesses and support activities and programs for the promotion of venture capital financing in Ghana. Learn More »
Pearl Capital
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Pearl Capital

Pearl Capital is a specialist agriculture investment firm that has been investing in small and medium sized East African agribusinesses since 2006. Their investments strengthen agricultural sub-sectors and use smallholder farmer networks to generate significant income for millions of families across East Africa. The byproduct of this growth is that it creates strong financial returns for the fund and their investors. Learn More »
The Annie E. Casey Foundation
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The Annie E. Casey Foundation

The Annie E. Casey Foundation is a private charitable organization, dedicated to helping build better futures for disadvantaged children in the United States. The primary mission of the Foundation is to foster public policies, human-service reforms, and community supports that more effectively meet the needs of today's vulnerable children and families. The Foundation has allocated 5% of its endowment to impact investing. Learn More »
Bamboo Finance
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Bamboo Finance

Bamboo Finance is a commercial private equity asset manager specializing in impact investments with offices in Luxembourg, Geneva, San Francisco, Singapore and Bogotá. Through its private equity funds Bamboo Finance invests in innovative, scalable and commercially viable enterprises which serve low-income communities and generate attractive financial returns combined with significant social and environmental impact. Its multi-sector Oasis Fund with USD 53 million AUM has invested in a global portfolio of companies in sectors like energy, healthcare, housing, financial inclusion and education. Bamboo Finance manages USD 250 million in private equity funds raised from institutional and private investors in Europe, Asia, USA and the Middle East. Learn More »
DOEN Foundation
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DOEN Foundation

The DOEN Foundation's ambition is to help build a sustainable world in which everyone can participate. DOEN promotes sustainable, social and cultural pioneers among others with the revenues of the Dutch Postcode Lottery. DOEN promotes people and enterprises that take the lead in the field of sustainable, cultural and social innovation. Learn More »
Business Partners Limited
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Business Partners Limited

Business Partners Limited is a specialist risk finance company for formal small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in South Africa, and selected African countries. The company actively supports entrepreneurial growth by providing financing, specialist sectoral knowledge and added-value services for viable small and medium businesses. Learn More »
SJF Ventures
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SJF Ventures

SJF Ventures is a venture capital fund focused on delivering superior financial returns through investments in high growth, positive impact companies. The fund provides strong expertise and networks in the cleantech, sustainability and technology-enhanced services sectors. SJF’s two funds have invested in 33 companies that now have aggregate revenues of $500 million, 128 facilities, and 6,000 employees. Learn More »
Investeco
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Investeco

Investeco Sustainable Food Fund, L.P. is a unique private equity fund managed by Investeco that focuses on acquiring material interests in exceptional small to medium-sized private companies in the rapidly growing North American market for natural and healthy food and related products (the “Sustainable Food” sector). With the Sustainable Food Fund, Investeco aims to produce above market returns by investing in companies that produce environmentally superior food and agricultural products or services. Learn More »
GRM Capital
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GRM Capital

GRM Capital invests capital in microfinance institutions around the world. Their aim is to deliver "double bottom-line" returns to our fund partners through a combination of current returns and medium and long-term capital appreciation, as well as credible and measurable social impact. Learn More »
Fondo de Inversión Social (Social Investment Fund)
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Fondo de Inversión Social (Social Investment Fund)

The "Fondo de Inversión Social" ("Social Investment Fund") is a is the first private investment fund in Chile focusing on social entrepreneurs and institutions generating sustainable social impact with a significant potential to scale. FIS identifies those businesses and institutions, invest in them in order to expand the social impact while seeking a moderate financial return, and leverages its investment activity with management and technical assistance.Through private investment in key areas like microfinance, education, healthcare, social housing and environmental businesses, FIS gives Chilean investors the opportunity to finance solutions to social challenges that are usually considered public responsibility. Learn More »
Greenmont Capital Partners
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Greenmont Capital Partners

Greenmont Capital Partners, is an investment firm founded by natural product industry insiders. With $60M under management, Greenmont focuses on growth-stage companies in the $500 billion Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability (“LOHAS”) market. The fund is uniquely positioned in the market as its management team is comprised of ex-venture backed CEOs. This prior experience provides a deep understanding of the entrepreneurial process and the relationships between venture capitalists and entrepreneurs. Greenmont frequently leverages its network of industry veterans who provide proprietary access to deal flow and a unique perspectives on the industry. Learn More »
BRIIX
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BRIIX

As the first impact investment exchange in Brazil, BRiiX requires all companies listed on its platform to go through the GIIRS Ratings process. BRiiX uses GIIRS Ratings to allow investors to search, screen, compare, monitor and invest in businesses with positive social and/or environmental impact. Learn More »
Impact Investment Partners, LLP
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Impact Investment Partners, LLP

Impact Investment Partners, LLP is an investment firm that provides growth equity to critical goods and services companies that are active in, or entering emerging markets and whose businesses deliver significant social impact at scale. IIP's management team has an extensive track record of identifying, building and managing profitable businesses across the health, energy and agriculture sectors in emerging markets. IIP India Health Fund I will invest in healthcare businesses that serve low-middle income communities and are capable of scaling to serve the Indian mass market. Learn More »
Developing World Markets (DWM)
Halloran Philanthropies
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Halloran Philanthropies

Halloran Philanthropies invests in initiatives that advance the well being of communities by integrating social innovation with comprehensive business models. They support change-making solutions led by outstanding social entrepreneurs addressing issues related to income generation, financial inclusion, clean energy and water, agriculture, education, housing and health primarily in Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, India, Africa and the United States. Learn More »
Caspian Advisors
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Caspian Advisors

Caspian Advisors is an investment management and advisory services company based in Hyderabad, India that has been focused on managing investment funds in the microfinance space since 2005. Learn More »
Good Capital
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Good Capital

Good Capital is an investment firm that accelerates the flow of capital to innovative ventures and initiatives that harness the power of the market to create sustainable solutions to some of society's most challenging problems. In addition to raising and deploying a venture capital fund for emerging social enterprises, Good Capital is committed to collaborating with peers, contributing thought leadership, sharing their experiences, and creating innovative products and processes that enables the market for socially minded capital to flourish. Learn More »
Nexii
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Nexii

Nexii operates the world's first publically regulated multi-currency social stock exchange for impact investments called the iX. GIIRS is one of Nexii's preferred reporting frameworks for listed companies and funds. Learn More »
Satori Capital
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Satori Capital

Satori Capital is a preferred capital partner for companies that are building significant long-term value through a sustainable approach. The firm makes majority investments in companies with $3m to $15m of EBITDA, across six sectors: Consumer, Financial Services, Manufacturing, Business Services, Mature Tech, and Retail (e-commerce). Their team has a long and successful track record as private equity investors and founders and CEOs of both private and public companies. They partner with talented management teams to accelerate the growth of companies that are "built to last" and meet a set of criteria they describe as sustainability. These businesses deliver strong returns by operating with a long-term perspective, committing to their mission or purpose, and focusing on creating value for all stakeholders. Learn More »
Jacana Partners
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Jacana Partners

Jacana Partners invests in small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with the potential for sustainable growth. Jacana's team is on the ground to manages the investments in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Target sectors include agro and food processing, transportation, manufacturing, construction, energy, logistics and healthcare. They support portfolio companies with tailored investments including equity investments up to USD 2.5 million. Social impact is measured and managed by job creation, employee training and working conditions, strengthened governance and compliance. Learn More »
TBL Capital
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TBL Capital

TBL Capital has developed an intentional, patient capital venture fund focused on the needs of the entrepreneur while aligning our investments with triple-bottom-line companies. They provide growth capital to help companies succeed and support entrepreneurs as they manage the many opportunities and demands of a growing business. TBL has targeted a range of socially beneficial sectors in which to invest: consumer products, service providers, software, clean technology, green building, health and wellness, and retail. Learn More »
City Light Capital
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City Light Capital

City Light Capital is a venture capital firm that invests in early stage companies which provide not only strong financial returns, but also positive contributions to our world. City Light invests in early stage, for-profit, sustainable businesses in the US that create solutions in Safety and Security, Education and Media, and Energy and the Environment. The companies in City Light Capital's portfolio aim to save lives, reduce crime, increase literacy and education, protect individual rights, and promote energy efficiency and conservation. Learn More »
Catalyst Microfinance Investors (CMI)
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Catalyst Microfinance Investors (CMI)

Catalyst Microfinance Investors (CMI) is a private equity fund that invests in emerging, high potential microfinance institutions in Asia and Africa in order to support the provision of financial services to the por. These MFIs are selected and managed by a team of globally renowned microfinance practitioners of ASA and corporate finance specialists. CMI has teamed with ASA and its investees to benefit from having access to the best-practice ASA model to scale up and reach many more of the poor in the developing world in a financially sustainable manner. Currently CMI invests the majority of its funds in ASA international (www.asa-international.com). Learn More »
Armonia
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Armonia

Armonia uses capital to promote novel ways of investing - incorporating the organization's values of connection, holism, and deep service to people and environment. In the process, Armonia hopes to be a catalyst in the 'impact investing' space by engaging with like-minded organizations. Since 2007, Armonia has seeded and invested in a number of sustainable funds, companies, and projects including Savory Institute, Root Capital, SJF Ventures, IceStone, RSF, New Resource Bank, TBL Capital, Capital Institute, and NRDC. Learn More »
Mission Markets
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Mission Markets

Mission Markets' Impact Investing Platform provides socially and environmentally responsible companies, organizations, and projects with access to mission aligned capital. GIIRS is one of Mission Markets's preferred impact ratings system required by all listed offerings. Learn More »
Core Innovation Capital
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Core Innovation Capital

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. Learn More »
Social Stock Exchange (SSE)
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Social Stock Exchange (SSE)

The Social Stock Exchange (SSE) connects social impact business with investors looking to bring about social and environmental change as well as earn financial return. The B Impact Assessment and B Analytics are SSE’s preferred impact reporting platforms. Learn More »
Mindful Investors
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Mindful Investors

Mindful Investors is an investment partnership focused exclusively on opportunities in the rapidly growing natural and organic consumer products market. Mindful Investors' mission is to invest in sustainable companies which positively impact our health and the health of our planet. They target companies with an enterprise value of $10 million to $100 million and invest in management teams that are passionate about their core values and are committed to taking their company to the next level of success. Learn More »
Social Venture Exchange (SVX)
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Social Venture Exchange (SVX)

Social Venture Exchange (SVX) is a local, regulated, impact-first market connecting Canadian companies, funds, and investors. The B Impact Assessment and B Analytics are SSE’s preferred impact reporting platforms. Learn More »
Murex Investments
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Murex Investments

Murex Investments invests venture capital in high-impact, early-stage software and technology companies. Their experience and interest is primarily in financial mobility, learning technology and energy efficiency, sectors that they believe to have unique transformational potential and integral broad benefits to society. Now raising their third fund, they seek talented and innovative management teams approaching an inflection point in growth. Learn More »
SustainVC
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SustainVC

SustainVC invests in companies that apply for financing through Investors' Circle, an association of accredited investors who provide "Patient Capital for a Sustainable Future." SustainVC invest as the lead or participant in rounds of equity and equity-related securities as small as $500,000 and as large as $5,000,000. Capital for SustainVC's funds is provided by high net worth individuals, many of whom are successful business entrepreneurs and are leaders in the field of sustainability. Learn More »
Farm Capital Services
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Farm Capital Services

Tom Bird and Ken Saxon built Farm Capital Services following the conclusion of their MBA program at Stanford University. Since 1988, the team has concentrated their efforts on building an organization that contributes to the development of entrepreneurs, while simultaneously focusing on community impact through its investments. Farm Capital Services believes that a successful organization requires a balance between vision and execution. To balance vision and execution, an organization needs strong leadership, a well-crafted strategy, and skillful communications. And the law of the harvest applies: You reap what you sow. Learn More »

Universities

There are now over 150 universities that teach about the B Impact Assessment and B Corporations through their MBA programs. And the following academic institutions are going above and beyond to provide direct assistance to local businesses who need help in measuring their impact and to publish research regarding corporate impact.

St. Joseph's University
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St. Joseph's University

St. Joseph's University's Pedro Arrupe Center for Business Ethics equips students to engage in careful, sustained, and critical reflection on ethical issues and to prepare them to use that reflection in their business decision making. SJU professors teach classes related to B Corporations, and their MBA students use the B Impact Assessment to help local businesses evaluate and improve their impact. Learn More »
CORE Colorado
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CORE Colorado

CORE Colorado is dedicated to promoting sustainable business practices to its membership of Colorado-based businesses. It has developed CORE Catalyst, a program which matches graduate students from Colorado universities with CORE member companies to help local businesses evaluate and improve their impact. MBA students use the B Impact Assessment perform a baseline sustainability audit for their business clients and deliver recommendations on how to improve their impact. Learn More »
Vancouver Island University
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Vancouver Island University

MBA students at Vancouver Island University use the B Impact Assessment to perform a baseline sustainability audit on a company in their community. The students benefit from this by learning how to measure a company's social performance and the company benefits by recieving free recommendations on how to improve their sustainability practices. Learn More »
Duke University's Fuqua School of Business
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Duke University's Fuqua School of Business

The Center for Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business coordinates research with 30 other universities to help answer more systemic questions about the positive impact of businesses using the aggregate and anonymized data generated from the B Impact Assessment. Examples of the types of questions these researchers hope to solve include, "Do employee owned firms have higher impact on society than non-employee owned firms?" or "Are B Corps more financially competitive than their industry peers?" To learn more or to get involved, please see: http://sites.duke.edu/casei3/case-i3-basics/case-i3-research/case-i3-b-lab-and-giirs-research-project/ Learn More »
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San Francisco State University

MBA students at SFSU use the B Impact Assessment to perform a baseline sustainability audit on a company in their community. The students benefit from this by learning how to measure a company's social performance and the company benefits by receiving free recommendations on how to improve their sustainability practices.

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Net Impact

Net Impact is a leading nonprofit that empowers a new generation to use their careers to drive transformational change in the workplace and the world. Net Impact encourages MBA students to perform a baseline sustainability audit on a company in their community. The students benefit from this by learning how to measure a company's social performance and the company benefits by recieving free recommendations on how to improve their sustainability practices.

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University at Buffalo SBDC

Buffalo SBDC assists emerging local business owners in launching or optimizing their business for success. Buffalo SBDC encourages its clients to also use the B Impact Assessment to evaluate and improve their social and environmental impact.

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University of Florida

Students at University of Florida use the B Impact Assessment to perform a baseline sustainability audit on a company in their community. The students benefit from this by learning how to measure a company's social performance and the company benefits by receiving free recommendations on how to improve their sustainability practices.

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Penn State University

MBA students at Penn State University and its satellite campuses including Great Valley and Erie use the B Impact Assessment to perform a baseline sustainability audit on a company in their community. The students benefit from this by learning how to measure a company's social performance and the company benefits by receiving free recommendations on how to improve their sustainability practices.

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University of Colorado - Boulder

MBA students at UC Boulder use the B Impact Assessment to perform a baseline sustainability audit on a company in their community. The students benefit from this by learning how to measure a company's social performance and the company benefits by receiving free recommendations on how to improve their sustainability practices.

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