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The Halloran Purpose is to inspire, innovate and accelerate sustainable social and economic innovations that raise levels of human wellbeing. We accelerate change-making solutions that advance the wellbeing of communities by integrating social innovations with sustainable business models. We make grants, loans and investments that demonstrate social impact and foster a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Our core areas are Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Uganda, Mali, India and the United States. We support outstanding leaders who are advancing wellbeing and reducing poverty through job creation, financial inclusion, clean energy and water, agriculture, education, housing and healthcare.


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Omidyar Network is a philanthropic investment firm dedicated to harnessing the power of markets to create opportunity for people to improve their lives. Established in 2004 by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife Pam, the organization invests in and helps scale innovative organizations to catalyze economic and social change. To date, Omidyar Network has committed more than $622 million to for-profit companies and non-profit organizations that foster economic advancement and encourage individual participation across multiple initiatives, including entrepreneurship, financial inclusion, property rights, government transparency, consumer Internet and mobile.


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The Rockefeller Foundation aims to achieve equitable growth by expanding opportunity for more people in more places worldwide, and to build resilience by helping them prepare for, withstand, and emerge stronger from acute shocks and chronic stresses. Throughout its 100 year history, The Rockefeller Foundation has enhanced the impact of innovative thinkers and actors working to change the world by providing the resources, networks, convening power, and technologies to move them from idea to impact. In today’s dynamic and interconnected world, The Rockefeller Foundation has a unique ability to address the emerging challenges facing humankind through innovation, intervention and influence in order to shape agendas and inform decision making.


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Vodafone Americas Foundation is one of Vodafone’s network of 28 foundations worldwide supporting Mobile for Good projects. In the US, the Foundation seeks to partner with organizations that develop and utilize new technologies to help solve some of the critical issues around the world. The Foundation supports organizations under the 3 pillared criteria to improve people’s lives, help stimulate innovation, and advance the global development sector. The Foundation also operates an annual competition called the Vodafone Americas Foundation Wireless Innovation Project, with total prizes worth $600,000 awarded to organizations with the best wireless innovation to make a social impact.


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Herman Miller is a 100-year-old-plus company that places great importance on design, the environment, community service, and the health and well-being of our customers and our employees. Innovative ways to improve the performance of our customers’ organizations have become our hallmark.


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ImpactAssets is a nonprofit financial services firm that increases the flow of capital into investments that deliver financial, social and environmental returns. Our impact investment strategies, donor advised fund and knowledge resources provide a dynamic platform for wealth managers and the clients they serve to advance social or environmental change through investment. ImpactAssets seeks to shed light on and drive capital to the field’s most promising organizations and initiatives, helping to build the field of impact investing.


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Liquidnet is the global institutional trading network, connecting over 700 of the world’s top asset managers to large-scale equity trading opportunities across the globe—42 markets across five continents. Asset Managers rely on Liquidnet to help them protect the performance of their portfolios by allowing them to enter and exit their portfolio positions more efficiently. This benefits the millions of people across the world who invest in mutual, managed, retirement, or other equity investment funds.

 


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The MaRS Centre for Impact Investing is a national social finance hub based that acts as a neutral collaboration space for government, community, and private sectors to strengthen our collective ability to mobilize private capital for public good. We are a Canadian market builder focused on developing impact investing research and policy, knowledge and education, and venture and capital mobilization programs.


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RSF Social Finance is a financial services organization dedicated to transforming the way the world works with money. RSF offers investing, lending, and giving services that generate positive social and environmental impact while fostering community and collaboration among participants. Our growing community of clients is furthering the work of social entrepreneurs in the fields of Food & Agriculture, Education & the Arts, and Ecological Stewardship. Building the field of social finance through community-based economic practices and a productive ecosystem of social finance partners is part of our work toward a human centered culture of finance. Since 1984, RSF has made over $275 million in loans and over $100 million in grants to non-profit and for-profit social enterprises.


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Impact Hub is the nexus of entrepreneurship, capital, and mission. It is a place where for-profit and non-profit ideas become viable enterprises that address the complex problems we face for a sustainable future. Purpose-driven people find the support they need at Impact Hub to reach their goals faster in a community that makes everyone smarter and more effective. Existing organizations establish satellite presences at Impact Hub to join the community and create value-exchange. Impact Hub Bay Area is designing workspaces, events, education, and media as tools to drive acceleration and collaboration.


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Through the New Markets Tax Credit program, Wells Fargo Community Lending and Investment provides debt for construction and/or substantial rehabilitation of commercial and community-oriented properties located in low income census tracts nationwide. We also provide investments in low-income communities through our own NMTC allocation or partnering with third party community development entities (CDEs). Learn more at wellsfargo.com/nmtc


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The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) is a group of development agencies with mandates that include the environment, health, education, architecture, culture, microfinance, rural development, disaster reduction, promotion of private-sector enterprise and the revitalization of historic cities. AKDN works for the common good of all citizens, regardless of gender, origin or religion and its underlying impulse is the ethic of compassion for the vulnerable in society. The Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A.’s Impact Investing Initiative is a direct outgrowth of its history of implementing social development programs. AKDN has for decades been a leader in mobilizing investment capital for development purposes.


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Kiva is a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. We envision a world where all people – even in the most remote areas of the globe – hold the power to create opportunity for themselves and others.

We believe providing safe, affordable access to capital to those in need helps people create better lives for themselves and their families. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world.


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Since 1965, Intersection has pioneered arts and community development that unites people across boundaries to instigate break-through change. Intersection’s programs emphasize relationships, collaboration, and process. Intersection works with hundreds of artists through residencies, commissions, fellowships, fiscal sponsorship and incubation, performances, exhibitions, workshops and public art projects; and with more than 50 community partners across sector and field. Intersection is a lead collaborator on the 5M Project, a 4-acre multi-phase, mixed-use development project in San Francisco. With The 5M Project, Intersection helps to prototype urban development embracing diversity of thought, life experience, and culture as essential to economically positive social change.


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REDF is a California nonprofit organization that creates jobs and employment opportunities for people facing the greatest barriers to work.

Founded in 1997 by George R. Roberts (KKR), REDF provides funding, know-how and networks to help entrepreneurial organizations launch and grow social enterprises. These double-bottom line businesses employ young people and adults who would otherwise face bleak prospects of ever getting a job because of histories of homelessness, incarceration, addiction and mental illness. With a rigorous focus on measuring results, REDF builds the social enterprise field nationally through its thought leadership, publications, convenings, and widespread influence of the social enterprise ecosystem.


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TechSoup Global is an international network of 53 partner NGOs in Africa, the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East. For over 25 years, it has leveraged technology to build NGO capacity towards solving problems in local communities and fostering global social change. TechSoup Global’s core capabilities include running one of the biggest technology philanthropy programs in the world; providing NGO validation services to funders and corporations; gathering, analyzing, and distributing global social-sector data; and catalyzing community-oriented technology innovations.

 


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Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU), a financial services leader with approximately $961 billion of assets under management as of June 30, 2012, has operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Prudential and its employees have a long-standing commitment to the communities where we work and live. As part of its culture, the people of Prudential help improve communities by investing financial resources, business expertise and associate volunteer skills in programs that increase human potential and individual self-sufficiency. The company established what is now Social Investments in 1976, and has since provided more than $1.4 billion in impact investments.


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The mission of the Center for Science, Technology, and Society is to accelerate global, innovation-based entrepreneurship in service to humanity. Through its signature GSBI®, the Center empowers social entrepreneurs to build sustainable, scalable organizations that solve problems for people living in poverty around the world. The Center’s vision is to positively impact the lives of 1 billion of the world’s poor by 2020 by helping more social entrepreneurs help more people. Its programs inspire faculty and students with real-world case studies, distinctive curricula, and unique research opportunities, advancing the University’s vision of creating a more just, humane, and sustainable world.


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Eventbrite for Causes
Raising awareness; Building communities

Events are a great way to raise money and awareness for a cause. Eventbrite provides nonprofits with affordable, easy-to-use online tools that enable you to run successful events.


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We are a design and build shop in San Francisco. A team of artist and engineers we focus on rapid prototyping and agile development. On the creative side, we specialize in brand development, user experience design, interaction design, and visual design. On the engineering side, we do Ruby on Rails, Django, iOS, Android, WordPress, Appcelerator — most pieces of the web and mobile stack are a good fit for our amazing engineering staff. All our work is done here in San Francisco. We are a certified B-Corporation with a mission to design and build innovative and change-making technology.


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FeelGood is a youth movement committed to ending world hunger in our lifetime. On college campuses across the U.S., FeelGood students run non-profit delis specializing in grilled cheese sandwiches. 100% of deli proceeds are invested in organizations sustainably eradicating global hunger.


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Numi inspires well-being of mind, body and spirit through the simple art of tea. Our company is rooted in the principle of creating a healthful product that nurtures people and honors the planet. In all of our company initiatives, we strive to foster a healthy, thriving global community while bringing you the purest, best-tasting organic tea.


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We are a team of fair trade visionaries and food-loving explorers on a mission to connect you to our farmers and their honest foods. When you taste the sweet justice of our mission you will understand our persistence, and our invitation to join us in finding your Alter Eco.


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CSRwire is a digital media platform and the leading global source of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability news. Founded in 1999 to advance the movement towards a more economically just and environmentally sustainable society and away from single bottom line capitalism, CSRwire has paved the way for new standards of corporate citizenship, earning the international respect of thought leaders, business leaders, academics, philanthropists, activists and the media community. Through innovative techniques and strategic partnerships, CSRwire continues to expand its content, communication technology and distribution channels exponentially.

 


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Stanford Social Innovation Review is an award-winning magazine and website that covers cross-sector solutions to global problems. It is written for and by social change leaders in the nonprofit, business, and government sectors who view collaboration as key to solving environmental, social, and economic justice issues. SSIR bridges academic theory and practice with ideas about achieving social change. It covers a wide range of subjects, from microfinance and green businesses to social networks and human rights. SSIR‘s aim is both to inform and to inspire..

 


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Since its launch in May 2005, NextBillion.net has grown from a small, post-conference community into a leading online voice for the base of the pyramid and social enterprise movement. As the Internet’s only location for offering analysis and opinion, news and events, and job opportunities bringing together business leaders, social entrepreneurs, NGOs, policy makers and academics to discuss and learn about the connection between development and enterprise. With sites published in English, Spanish and Portuguese, The NextBillion Network of websites is dedicated to promoting strategies that open opportunities and improve quality of life for the world’s four billion low-income producers and consumers.

 


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SocialFinance.ca is a program of the newly launched MaRS Centre for Impact Investing and is the leading online community and information hub for social finance and impact investing in Canada. SocialFinance.ca brings together the voices of social finance practitioners and thought leaders across the country and internationally. The vision of SocialFinance.ca is a world in which the innovations and resources of finance are harnessed to produce positive social, environmental and commercial advancements. Our mission is to catalyze and sustain a robust social finance marketplace in Canada.

 


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Triple Pundit is an innovative new-media company for the business community that cultivates awareness and understanding of the triple bottom line. They provide expert editorial coverage and group discussions on sustainable business in the 21st century.

 


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Impact IQ is a media platform for pioneering investors, innovative ventures and market-driven change. Along with ImpactSpace.org, the database of impact investments and resources, ImpactIQ.org delivers deals, data and intelligence to investors seeking social, environmental and financial returns.


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Markets for Good is an effort by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation and the progressive financial firm Liquidnet to improve the system for generating, sharing, and acting upon data and information in the social sector. Our vision is of a social sector powered by information, where capital flows efficiently to the organizations that are having the greatest impact, interventions are more effective and innovative, and there is a dynamic culture of continuous learning and development.


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Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to ensure that all people—especially those with the fewest resources—have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life. Based in Seattle, Washington, the foundation is led by CEO Jeff Raikes and Co-chair William H. Gates Sr., under the direction of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett.


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The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has been making grants since 1967 to help solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. The Foundation concentrates its resources on activities in education, the environment, global development and population, performing arts, and philanthropy, and makes grants to support disadvantaged communities in the San Francisco Bay Area. A full list of all the Hewlett Foundation’s grants can be found here.


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At HP, we believe that corporate success and social contribution are interdependent. As the largest technology company in the world, we’re in a unique position to use our global reach to serve billions, improving quality of life, changing the way how businesses operate, and strengthening communities worldwide. We aim to enrich society and drive sustainable economic growth by giving people and businesses innovative ways to be more creative, productive, and successful through the power of information. We take a focused approach to social innovation, addressing the following areas: education, entrepreneurship, health, and community involvement.

Our approach to corporate responsibility is an integrated part of HP’s overall business strategy, helping us create long-term value that will benefit customers, shareholders, consumers, and our communities. The innovations driven through our social innovation program broaden our understanding and perspective on customer needs, creating a virtuous cycle of business development.


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The San Francisco Foundation strengthens the Bay Area by investing in change through people, organizations, neighborhoods, and policy. We work hand in hand with our donor partners, nonprofits, government, and businesses, to identify best practices and enact long-term solutions across the Bay Area.

We cultivate and nurture the most effective individual leaders and groups in our region. We foster leadership, innovations, and results, and embrace the vision and inspiration of our leaders in helping to spark revitalization in our neighborhoods, our region, and our community.


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For another consecutive year, MicroPlace is proud to be a SOCAP sponsor because we believe in the democratization of impact investing. Meaningful impact can happen when, together, we pool our resources and fund solutions for a better world. MicroPlace is a registered brokerage platform that enables US investors to support projects dedicated to social and environmental impact, both here in the United States as well as abroad.


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GIIRS is a comprehensive and transparent system for assessing the social and environmental impact of developed and emerging market companies and funds with a ratings and analytics approach analogous to Morningstar investment rankings and Capital IQ financial analytics. It seeks to spark the impact investment movement by providing a tool that is intended to change investor behavior and unlock the potential of this new asset class. GIIRS Ratings & Analytics will allow entrepreneurs, companies, and fund managers to better serve their customers, workers, and communities by raising capital from mission-aligned investors based on the social and environmental impact of their underlying businesses or portfolio companies. For more information, visit http://www.giirs.org/.


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Launched in 2009, Innotribe is SWIFT’s initiative to enable collaborative innovation in financial services.  Innotribe deliver an energising mix of education, new perspectives, collaboration, facilitation and incubation to professionals and entrepreneurs who are willing to drive change within their industry. It fosters creative thinking in financial services, through debating the options (at Innotribe events) and supporting the creation of innovative new solutions (through the Innotribe Incubator, Innotribe Startup Challenge, Banks for a Better World and Proof of Concepts (POCs). For more information, please visit http://www.innotribe.com/.

 

  • The Innotribe Startup Challenge introduces the world’s most promising FinTech and Financial Service startups to SWIFT’s global community of thousands of financial institutions, venture capitalists, angels and influencers actively investing in financial industry innovation. For more information, please visit http://www.innotribestartup.com

 

  • Banks for a Better World explores opportunities for the financial industry to design new products and services to support sustainable, ethical and social business, with a focus on financial inclusion, collaborative social engagement and interconnecting infrastructures between mainstream banking and social financing. The program’s first project, organized by SWIFT and Ashoka is a collaborative challenge of co-created, investable solutions that connect social and mainstream finance.

 

About SWIFT

SWIFT is a member-owned cooperative that provides the communications platform, products and services to connect more than 10,000 banking organisations, securities institutions and corporate customers in 212 countries and territories. SWIFT enables its users to exchange automated, standardised financial information securely and reliably, thereby lowering costs, reducing operational risk and eliminating operational inefficiencies. SWIFT also brings the financial community together to work collaboratively to shape market practice, define standards and debate issues of mutual interest. For more information, please visit http://www.swift.com


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Avina Foundation as an organization dedicated to sustainable development in Latin America, believes that the UN call known as Rio +20, inspires us to renewed efforts to promote, from the recognition of their strengths and weaknesses, to sustainable development as ethical paradigm overall policy.


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ICE (Instituto de Cidadania Empresarial, or Entrepreneurial Citizenship Institute) is a Brazilian civil society organization whose mission is to engage change leaders in social development. The Institute works in three priority areas: Local Development, Social Business, and Social Finance. In the area of Social Finance, the main goal is to influence people and organizations from the investment community and social business ecosystem to develop new approaches for using finance resources to maximizing social and environmental impact. ICE’s work is documented, systemized, and evaluated so that we can constantly improve our projects, and produce knowledge based on our experiences to reduce poverty and improve the lives of Brazilian citizens.


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American Express is a global services company, providing customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success.
American Express launched Serve in May 2011, a digital commerce platform that makes it easier for consumers to manage their money and send and receive payments via app, email, text message and Facebook. Learn more at serve.com.


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Green Economy Media’s mission is to help build a healthier and more sustainable world.

We currently operate services for green job seekers and green entrepreneurs.


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A collaborative media network for the people and ideas shifting how the world works to make it better. Find us at www.newempirebuilders.com.


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SIR.tv is a new initiative to expand the social innovation movement. Every day we feature one change agent in order to articulate the massive trend towards global social responsibility and disruptive innovation. We call them Social Innovation Rockstars (SIRs) because we find them energizing, exciting, and frankly, downright sexy. While placing the emphasis on style and charisma, we use the power of media to amplify the exciting work of SIRs in an authentic and sophisticated manner.


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Change.org empowers you to create real change in your community, city, or country.

Every day, across the world, people like you start campaigns on Change.org to fight for issues they care about — and the Change.org team works to mobilize people to help them win.

We believe that building momentum for social change globally means empowering citizen activists locally. That’s why anyone, anywhere — from Chicago to Cape Town – can start their own grassroots campaign for change using our organizing platform.


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Emcor has over three decades of experience as a leading independent risk management firm.  Emcor provides strategic asset allocation advisory services to institutional investors and family offices, and specializes in the design and development of customized investment allocations and strategies.  The investment programs to which Emcor serves as advisor are managed by traditional as well as alternative investment managers and include investments in U.S. timberland properties with an emphasis on full forestry ecosystem services.  Emcor, together with an increasing number of its clients, also invests in companies capable of creating social and/or environmental impact.


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Social Enterprise aims to be the most engaging, informative and useful resource for business people who are passionate about changing lives, building communities and nurturing the environment.


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Dowser is a media organization that reports on social innovation, focusing on the question: Who is solving what and how? They highlight creative approaches to social change in order to help people understand how to build better communities and a better world. They envision a day in which everyone is as well-informed about potential solutions to social problems as they are about the problems themselves.

 


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The Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC) provides aspiring entrepreneurs with mentoring, exposure, and $50,000 in prizes to transform their ideas into businesses that will have positive real world impact. Founded by MBA students at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, the GSVC has evolved into a global network supported by an international community of volunteer judges, mentors, and student organizers and a partnership of premier business schools in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa.  In 2013, GSVC received close to 650 entries from almost 40 countries.  Previous years’ finalists include Husk Power, Revolution Foods, and d.light design. For more information, visit www.gsvc.org.


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Village Capital uses the power of peer support to build enterprises that change the world. We run education programs for impact-oriented entrepreneurs; at the end, entrepreneurs receive investment as selected by their peers. To date, Village Capital has launched 14 programs with partners worldwide, serving over 250 enterprises.


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The European Venture Philanthropy Association is a unique network of venture philanthropy organisations and others committed to promoting high-engagement grant making and social investment in Europe.
The association envisions a European philanthropic and social investment market that enables efficient funding of NGOs and social enterprises at all stages of their development, where venture philanthropy complements and strengthens other forms of funding.

EVPA defines venture philanthropy as an approach to build stronger propose investees organizations with a societal purpose by providing them with both financial and non-financial support in order to increase their societal impact.

EVPA’s diverse membership includes venture philanthropy funds, grant-making foundations, private equity firms and professional service firms, philanthropy advisors and business schools. Currently the association has 145+ members from 20 countries.


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The founding partners of Flywheel believe so strongly in the power of social enterprise and the ability of Cincinnatians to work together toward a common cause, they decided to combine their efforts to form this innovative Social Enterprise Hub. We wanted to bring the best to Cincinnati and learned quickly that our vision for our Hub was unique and unlike any other model across the country. With this in mind, we mined the best practices in the nonprofit and for-profit sectors and talked extensively to nonprofits at all steps of development and brought them together under Flywheel. As a result, Flywheel has been designed intentionally to support clients through each step of social enterprise design. By learning the critical lessons at each step and receiving assistance in troubleshooting obstacles, our clients save time and money by reducing the cycle time between exploration and launch.


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The Council on Foundations represents organizations with combined assets of nearly $300 billion and almost $20 billion in giving. The Council is the voice for philanthropy and delivers information, tools and techniques, networking and professional development opportunities for foundations, corporate giving programs and service providers.


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The Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, or BALLE, is North America’s fastest growing network of socially responsible businesses, comprised of over 80 community networks in 30 U.S. states and Canadian provinces representing over 22,000 independent business members across the U.S. and Canada.


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EDCO Ventures is a venture development organization that partners with universities, government laboratories, risk capital groups, and private individuals to discover and commercialize technologies and innovative business ideas. EDCO’s goals are to create innovative companies and thereby increase living wage jobs in economically distressed areas of Texas. EDCO is a 501(c)(3) economic development non-profit organization.


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SIX is now the world’s primary network for social innovation and a reputable source for research, action and intelligence.

We work with cities, national governments, and international bodies such as the European Commission to improve the methods with which our societies find better solutions to challenges such as climate change, inequality and healthcare. We foster genuine, active connections between the people building innovative solutions, from the grassroots to the policymaking level. By promoting learning across sectors, fields and countries, and by communicating and disseminating ideas about social innovation, SIX builds the capacities of its members and enables them to work together to develop resources for social innovators around the world.


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New Ventures México (NVM) is an organization dedicated to promote the growth of businesses that generate a positive economic, environmental, and social impact. To achieve this result, NVM provides, among other programs, acceleration services as well as association with sources of financing. New Ventures has been in Mexico since 2004.


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ReWork connects exceptional professionals with companies that are making the world a better place.


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NorthSur connects entrepreneurs, organizations, governments and financing from the United States and Latin America on topics related to entrepreneurship and social capital markets.

NorthSur, together with El Mercurio (largest media company in Chile) and Common (common.is) is putting together Common Pitch Chile: Explotemos la Innovacion. Our sponsors to date are Corfo (Ministry of Innovation of Chile), Imagen de Chile (government agency related to the PR of Chile) Start Up Chile, Virgin Mobile and Endeavor Chile.

The Event
The theme of Common Pitch Chile’s is “Exploiting Innovation” through sustainable and socially aware business. The event is a four-day urban festival, taking place in Santiago, Chile, November 28th through December 1st, 2012.
The four-day event features:
•    A “green carpet” invitation-only VIP event to kick things off on Wednesday evening, November 28th
•    Keynote address by former U.S. Vice-President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore, November 29th
•   Music, art and cultural events throughout the four days including Devendra Banhardt and Devotchka
•    Common Boot Camp workshops on social entrepreneurialism, covering issues of sustainability, profitability, social return, venture capital, branding and marketing including visit of Tom Chi, head experiential of Google X
•    Attendance by 3,000 to 4,000 young entrepreneurs, business leaders, policy makers and the Chilean creative community
•    Mentorship day, in which the Pitch finalists are mentored by socent experts and advocates
•    The final Pitch! A pitch competition in which 8-10 finalist social entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to a panel of expert judges, and to the audience both physically present and online (a People’s Choice award)
Common Pitch has taken place in cities of many different stripes: Boulder, CO; Brooklyn, NY; Cape Town, South Africa; Milwaukee,

Why is this event so important to Chile?

Chile has to graduate to the next level. Therefore the question is whether a new generation of Chileans can change their way of thinking?  Can a culture of entrepreneurship, innovation and sustainability take root? Can we move beyond the legacy of a mineral-resource based economy to one based on intellectual and entrepreneurial revolution and leadership?
The tendencies and desires of a society and the pressure to make changes often comes from the younger generation.  In Chile this generation is no different from it counterpart in the US, but has less tools and opportunities to express itself.

Media coverage
Common Pitch Chile  will be covered by Chilean television, radio, print, and online and social media. Our media partners are El Mercurio and Television Nacional.  In addition El Mercurio will be covering the event editorially.

Partners in the US
Our partner in the US is Common, LLC, a social entrepreneurship accelerator and collaborative brand started by Alex Bogusky and Rob Schuham in 2011, now headed by Dan Burrier and Mark Eckhardt.  As mentioned, Common has produced Pitch events  in South Africa, New York, Boulder, and Milwaukee. Common also conducts MBAs (Maniacal Business Attacks)–four day intensive workshops that challenge congenital notions of vision, mission, strategy and market approach for socially minded enterprises–and is a parent or umbrella global brand for startup social enterprises


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Future of Fish is a nonprofit business accelerator for entrepreneurs whose ideas support seafood sustainability. Ultimately, all of our work contributes to the end of overfishing of the world’s oceans. We work with early-stage companies to help them launch, and with established companies to explore new business opportunities. We have two programs:

Ocean Entrepreneurs
Ocean Entrepreneurs are innovators whose game-changing ideas have the potential to effect meaningful shifts in seafood supply chain behavior. We hand-pick 4-5 entrepreneurs to engage in fellowships designed to support and contribute to their company’s success with a specific endeavor or initiative. These entrepreneurs could lead technology companies, seafood companies, or operate in other sectors altogether. The litmus test is whether the company’s individual success at scaling, or with an individual initiative, substantially contributes to systemic change. All of our companies are piloting new approaches to better ocean health. More

Fish Labs
These invitation-only collaborative engagements are theme-based projects and convenings that build the strategies between organizations and among multiple players in the space. In these labs we will support the development of “connective tissue” among networks of players whose collaboration in the supply chain meaningfully increases the market rewards for responsible behaviors. That includes traceability partnerships, efforts to sell “storied” fish, new transaction models, or pilots of new initiatives that require cross-sector cooperation. Ocean Entrepreneurs can participate in Fish Labs as well, but the labs will also draw from outside our close-knit group of entrepreneurs. More


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The Legacy Movement was founded earlier this year with an ambitious goal of changing the conversation about success and entrepreneurship in under-served communities.

There is a HUGE knowledge and opportunity gap that exists in the U.S. and we aim to significantly narrow that gap. Our vision is to develop a transformational organization that promotes and executes on creating generational wealth through entrepreneurship and business ownership in under-served communities. Our movement will be open to EVERYONE, but we will make concerted efforts to partner with individuals and organizations who are aligned with our vision to help increase economic and educational opportunities for women, military veterans, and minorities.

What are we going to do?

In the 1st phase, we will launch a technology platform that will bring together four key stakeholder groups to create entrepreneurship and generational wealth transfer activities:

  • Entrepreneurs who wish to start and/or accelerate the growth of their business
  • Experienced operators who want to acquire/invest in SMBs
  • SMB owners who desire to sell their businesses
  • Financial capital providers who seek to enhance their investment returns and diversify their portfolios

In the 2nd phase, we will launch a non-profit that will teach wealth-building principles in under-served communities. If we execute successfully, we will be in a position to launch a venture capital fund dedicated to investing in minority and women-owned business over the long-term.


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Telecentre.org Foundation supports the establishment and sustainability of grassroots level telecentres. These telecentres—public places of access to the Internet and other digital technologies that help promote personal and social development—offer crucial services, skills and opportunities to people living in remote and rural locations around the world.


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Social Enterprise Alliance (SEA) is the champion for social enterprise in the United States. Our aim is for social enterprise to reach its full potential as a force for positive social change, in service to the common good. To achieve this purpose, we provide social enterprises with the tools and resources they need to succeed, and work on building an optimal environment in which they can thrive.

We carry out our work through four strategies:

  • We spread knowledge and build capacity — Through a variety of offerings including our newsletter, a monthly webinar series, npEnterprise (our official listserv), subscriptions, our mp3 Learning Series and our new Knowledge Center, we are the go-to source for the intellectual capital which fuels social enterprise.
  • We build social enterprise communities and networks — We have rapidly built out a network of local social enterprise communities with 13 SEA chapters in 11 states. Together with our national convening power, we help social enterprisers find, learn from and support each other.
  • We tell the stories and aggregate the impact of social enterprise — We vigorously promote the amazing narratives of our members, accumulate the evidence of field impact, and are the voice of the sector in numerous collaborations and partnerships.
  • We advocate and promote supportive public policy — We seek to create a public environment in which social enterprise can maximize its leverage. Our State and Local Policy Toolkit helps our chapters and local members build this ecosystem locally, while at a national level we work on issues including social innovation initiatives, social impact bonds, government procurement, SBA lending and technical support for social enterprise and federal workforce programs and policies.

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i-genius is a world community of social entrepreneurs (and people passionate about social and environmental change) in over 200 countries. Our sole purpose is to enable social businesses and entrepreneurs to succeed by bringing together like-minded people with an interest in an ethical and sustainable future and share their stories. We succeed in organising events and training courses in social entrepreneurship across the globe.


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ClearlySo’s seventh annual Social Business Conference
‘Moving capital in a shocked economy’

Now in its seventh year, the ClearlySo Social Business Conference stands alone as the annual highlight of the social entrepreneurship calendar in the UK. This year’s theme focuses on raising capital in a climate of austerity and a sterling line up of speakers will address topics including social innovation, social investment and readiness, public sector spin-outs and charities.

Early Bird tickets at £150

When: October 9 2012
Where: LSO St Luke’s – Old St, London
Time: 8am – 6pm

www.sbc12.co.uk


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Ennovent accelerates innovations for sustainability in low-income markets. Our complimentary set of services enables clients to discover enterprises with novel solutions, develop business models to startup enterprises, provide finance and grow operations to scale profit and impact. Since 2008, Ennovent has worked with over 4,500 Network members, 15 Circle members and 20 Solution clients to accelerate over 70 innovations. We envision a sustainable future for low-income people in developing countries.

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ThinkImpact (www.thinkimpact.org) is a global company that turns the old development and aid model upside down. We offer programs for students to live and work in rural Africa where they design market based solutions to poverty with the people who live at the base of the pyramid.

ThinkImpact offers its programs including the Innovation Institute and Summit to universities such as Stanford, Dartmouth, Northwestern, USC, Michigan, and Georgetown or students can apply independently from any school to participate.

The flagship Institute is 8 weeks and operates in Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda and South Africa. From a typical summer dozens of ideas and innovations are identified using local assets and supply chains, and a mindshift from deficiency to opportunity is achieved for students on the program (called Scholars) and community members.


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‘Bioneers’ are people, of all diversities, working collectively in crafting creative solutions to the world’s environmental and bio-cultural challenges. At our 23rd Annual Bioneers Conference, join global thought-leaders, experts and advocates in exploring breakthrough solutions for a sustainable world. Our visionary speakers are part of a culture creating the healthy, diverse, equitable and beautiful world in which we all want to live.


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Slow Money: An emerging network of investors, donors, farmers, entrepreneurs and everyday folks committed to rebuilding the economy from the ground up, starting with food.


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UniversalGiving is an award-winning website that helps people give and volunteer with top-performing organizations all over the world. Our projects are vetted through a proprietary Quality Model™ to ensure the most effective, trustworthy philanthropy possible. Unique to UniversalGiving, we take no cut on donations; 100% of your donation goes directly to the cause. Our vision is to “Create a World Where Giving and Volunteering are a Natural Part of Everyday Life.”™


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The ArthaPlatform.com is an online community and website dedicated to building relationships between impact investors/donors, social entrepreneurs and capacity building support organizations working on or in India. The system is a social network focused specifically on lowering the transaction costs of due diligence in the Indian context.


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Artemisia Negócios Sociais is a pioneer organization in social enterprise in Brazil. Artemisia leverages entrepreneurs and talents to build the best social enteprises for the Brazilian market. It was founded by Potencia Ventures in 2004.


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With nearly 20 million members and more than 1,000 nonprofit clients worldwide, Care2 (www.Care2.com) is the largest and fastest growing social network making a difference for the environment, human rights, animals and other causes. Care2 is a B Corporation, or social enterprise, leveraging the power of business to make the world a better place. In the past two years, Care2 dramatically extended the reach and impact of its petitions by launching the Care2 Take Action Platform, a network of over 230 leading media partners – including Mother Jones, The Nation, AlterNet, Grist, TreeHugger, Daily Kos, Talking Points Memo, Ms. Magazine, Woman’s Health, VolunteerMatch, Technorati and eNature.com — that promotes nonprofit and citizen activist campaigns via their websites and email to an additional 150 million civic-minded people.


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The Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) is a research and education center based at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.  CASE prepares current and emerging leaders, and the organizations that support them, to achieve real and lasting social change. CASE is committed to establishing a rich set of resources and activities on topics critical to the fields of social entrepreneurship, including impact investing and global health. In 2011, we launched the CASE i3 Initiative on Impact Investing blending academic rigor with practical knowledge to explore and support the field of impact investing. In 2012, we launched the Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator at Duke (SEAD)in partnership with USAID to provide social entrepreneurs in global health with the knowledge, systems and networks needed to succeed.  Learn more about CASE i3 at www.casei3.org, SEAD at www.dukesead.org or about CASE by visiting www.caseatduke.org, following us on twitter (@CASEatDuke) or on our blog (http://blogs.fuqua.duke.edu/casenotes/)


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We incubate, catalyze and support Pure Projects, which use creativity and innovation to advance a common good in the world. A Pure Project can be a company, foundation, NGO, event, art installation, and beyond that share a common purpose and are guided by set of principles that seek harmony with all life.


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The William James Foundation supports for-profit entrepreneurs who are making the world a better place and connects them to experts and investors so their ideas can scale. We do this through our sustainable business plan competition, mentor networks, and “Green Grab” seed stage funding events.


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HI Impact’s mission is to educate the Hawai‘i market about social entrepreneurship and impact investing and to raise awareness of the unique role Hawai‘i can and is playing in impact investing globally.


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NESsT develops sustainable social enterprises that solve critical social problems in emerging market economies.


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Design of the Festival Pavilion and Hub Space Experience

The experience of the Festival Pavilion and Hub Space was brought to life by Ecotone Creative Change Agency.  Working closely with the SOCAP and Hub teams, they crafted the expression of the organizations’ brands into a comfortable, inspirational space that facilitates the evolution of ideas and the creation of fresh connections.  Ecotone Creative Change Agency helps organizations strengthen their messages, expand their communities, and magnify their impact. Their signature approach to marketing, operations, and design has supported initiatives from Silicon Valley to the most remote villages in the world. Without exception, their work supports social and environmental causes. One quarter of their services work is donated to vital organizations with limited budgets.


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Hot Studio is an experience design company. By bringing together the right set of skills, experience, and personality, Hot wants to create the perfect set of co-conspirators for your unique project.

 


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UM transforms spaces that impede organizations into vibrant hubs that build community.  Our unusually perceptive approach to interiors, architecture and urban projects, create environments that take on the personality and culture of your organization and our unparalleled project management skills save you time and mind space.
We believe GOOD design brings happiness to people and cities, which is why we partner with individuals, organizations and communities that share our values and seek to improve our earth and people’s lives. Our mission is to establish and empower citizen-sustained communities and the three core values that guide us are: Impact Joyfully, Collaborate Deliberately, and Innovate Disruptively.

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BiD Network contributes to sustainable economic growth by stimulating entrepreneurship in emerging markets. With over 46,000 members and 10,000 business plans, bidnetwork.org is the world’s largest online community for emerging market Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), coaches and investors. Since 2005, BiD Network has launched 822 businesses, created more than 5355 direct jobs, and mobilized $16 million from investors. In November 2010, BiD Network was chosen by a G-20 jury as one of the 14 most innovative SME Finance organizations in the world.

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We are the Swedish national forum for social innovation and social entrepreneurship. We share news, information, network and what is happening within this field, in Sweden and globally. Forum for Social Innovation Sweden is a meeting place for academia, industry, government, civic society and non-profit organisations in Sweden striving to develop social innovation and social entrepreneurship.

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The global sustainable brands community, made up of sustainability, brand, and design professionals from global companies, socially responsible start-ups, investors, NGOs and government officials and a raft of service and solutions providers, are leading the change towards a brighter future, and it’s annual flagship conference has become the center of gravity for individuals and companies around the world that are committed to leveraging sustainable innovation as a driver of business and brand value.


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Investors’ Circle is the oldest, largest and most successful early-stage impact investing network. Together with hundreds of angels, venture capitalists, foundations and family offices, we have propelled $172 million plus $4 billion in follow on investment into 271 enterprises dedicated to improving the environment, education, health and community. We aim to move $100 million more by 2020. Impact Investing Happens Here.


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Our products are the most distinctive ancient and new rices now available in the marketplace and are recognized for their exceptional cooking quality, taste, texture, and superb nutritional value. We attribute this to the fact that they are grown on family farms in limited quantities, on healthy, chemical-free soils, whether in the pristine valleys of Bhutan or on the organic Raun Family farm in Texas. And while our delicious heirloom rices are new to many US consumers, they have been prized in some cases for hundreds of years in the regions where they originate, with the best seed carefully selected and saved season to season and handed down generation to generation.


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At Green Festival®, a project of Green America and Global Exchange, we’re celebrating what’s working in our communities and around the world – for people, business and the environment.

Think of Green Festival® as a walk through a sustainable community. It begins with finding solutions to help make our lives healthier-socially, economically and environmentally. Individuals, business and community leaders come together to discuss critical issues that impact us at home and abroad. Organizations and businesses showcase programs and products that restore the planet and all that inhabit it. Neighbor-to-neighbor connections are formed and skills are shared to empower people to create positive change in the world.


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Two Degrees Food ™ is a one-for-one food company that feeds a hungry child with every product sold. Their mission is to help feed the 200 million hungry children (5 years and younger) around the world. For every nutrition bar sold, Two Degrees Food gives a medically-formulated nutrition pack to a hungry child. Two Degrees Food bridges the two degrees of separation that stand between consumers and a hungry child by making products that taste good and do good.


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Fair Trade USA is the leading non-profit, third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States. Fair Trade USA audits and certifies transactions between U.S. companies and international suppliers to guarantee that farmers and workers producing Fair Trade Certified goods were paid fair prices and wages, work in safe conditions, protect the environment, and receive community development funds to empower and improve their communities. Fair Trade USA also educates consumers, brings new manufacturers and retailers into the Fair Trade system, and provides farming communities with tools, training and resources to thrive as international businesspeople.


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