Partners Directory

Learn how our partners are supporting their business network in measuring what matters most.

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.

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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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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 »
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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 »

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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.

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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 »
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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.

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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 »
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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 »
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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 »
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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.

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Renewal Funds

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.

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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 »
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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.

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Small Business Community Capital

Small Business Community Capital II, L.P. (the “Fund” or “Partnership”) was formed to provide capital to small businesses primarily in urban areas and inner cities. The Fund is investing, on a best efforts basis, at least 50% of its invested capital into impact investments defined as Small Business Concerns (“SBCs”) located in or employing residents of, or with at least 35% of its full-time employees at the time of initial investment residing in, Low-To-Moderate Income (“LMI”) areas. The Fund is investing in senior secured debt, subordinated debt and to a lesser extent equity. The fund is investing in small business with an emphasis on minority and women-owned companies. The Principals believe that this sector of the economy is increasingly underserved by traditional financing sources, which are focusing their attention on providing capital to larger corporate clients.

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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.

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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 »
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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.

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