Impact Investors

There are lots of impact investors out there. To help you see the forest through the trees we have created this page with ‘power profiles’ on key impact investors. Like this, you can with the blink of an eye, know what each player is about. For each party we have listed 3 key features, being the sector focus, geographic focus, and investment stage.

Acumen:  A non-profit, that makes patient long-term debt and equity investments in early-stage companies focussed on providing reliable and affordable access to agricultural inputs, quality education, clean energy, healthcare services, formal housing, and safe drinking water to low-income customers. Geographic Focus: East Africa, West Africa, India, Pakistan and Latin America. Investment Range: $250,000 to $3,000,000. Early-mid stage, no start-up.

AgDevCo is a social impact investor and agribusiness project developer, incorporated as a non-for-profit distribution, limited company in the UK. AgDevCo believes that profitable agriculture with strong links to markets is the best route out of poverty for the majority of Africa’s rural poor. AgDevCo invests patient capital in the form of debt and equity into early stage agribusinesses and act as promoter or co-promoter of greenfield agriculture opportunities. Geographic Focus: Mozambique, Ghana, Zambia, Malawi and Tanzania Investment Range: Non Specified

Big Society Capital is an independent financial institution with a social mission, set up to help grow social investment in charities and social enterprise through repayable finance. Geographic Focus: United Kingdom. Investment Range: Non-specified

Bridges Ventures has raised eight successful funds to date and the organisation currently has almost £600 million under management. Property (regeneration areas) and various sustainable business models focussed on Health & Well-being, Sustainable Living, Education & Skills and Underserved Markets. Geographic Focus: United Kingdom. Investment Range: Non-specified.

Founded by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, Omidyar Network takes calculated risks in the earliest stages of innovations, transforming promising ideas into successful ventures. Omidyar Network invests in for-profit entities and makes grants and program-related investments. They have US$ 954 million committed YTD, with a 50/50 split between for-profit investments and non-profit grants. Geographic Focus: Non-specified, Investment Range: Non-specified.

RSF Social Finance provides capital to non-profit and for-profit social enterprises addressing key issues in the areas of Food & Agriculture, Education & the Arts, and Ecological Stewardship. Since 1984, RSF has made over $275 million in loans and over $130 million in grants, placing us in the top tier of social finance organizations worldwide. Geographic Focus: No specific focus. Investment Range:  US$ 200,000 to US$ 5 million

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