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Impact Investors Tag: Financial Inclusion 8

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Access Ventures

United States of America

Access Ventures is an impact investment firm that builds more inclusive economies through mission aligned investments that enable communities to flourish. We work with organizations of all sizes from startups to enterprises in the private public and social sector. Our vision is to impact the world by providing capital to the best solutions and organizations with the most significant potential to challenge the status quo.We believe that all people should be valued and honored regardless of race ethnicity orientation economic status gender or religion. We propose an environment dictated not by self interest but by valuing the importance of helping others. We work to accurately identify the essentials needed to create investments that deliver financial social and environmental returns.

Type: Institutional Investor Geography: United States of America Impact: Community Development


Accion Venture Lab

United States of America

Venture Lab is an investment initiative that provides patient seed capital and support to innovative financial inclusion start-ups, fostering experimentation and promoting business models that improve financial access for people living in poverty worldwide.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Capacity Building


Big Aspect

United Kingdom

Big Aspect specializes in guiding young corporations through the many pressures and challenges associated with rapid expansion. Big Aspect is a business acceleration consultancy. They have experience raising capital for private companies, bridging the gap between our clients’ businesses and some of the most prestigious financial institutions and high-net-worth individuals in the industry.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Europe Impact: Access to Energy


Boston Community Capital

United States of America

BCC finances affordable housing, child care centers arts programs, schools, health clinics, youth programs and other community services. Invests equity dollars into businesses that create social and financial returns. And develops new financial tools that connect low-income communities to mainstream financial markets. BCC pursues its mission through three non-profit affiliates-- Boston Community Loan Fund, Boston Community Venture Fund, and Boston Community Managed Assets.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Health Improvement


Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP)

CGAP develops innovative solutions for financial inclusion through practical research and active engagement with financial service providers, policy makers, and funders. Established in 1995 and housed at the World Bank, CGAP combines a pragmatic approach to market development with an evidence-based advocacy platform to advance poor people’s access to finance.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Americas Impact: Access to Financial Services


Encourage Capital

United States of America

Encourage Capital is an asset management firm focused on profitable and strategic investments to solve critical social and environmental problems. Systemic problems require systemic solutions and we are building a community of investors foundations market leading companies and non profits to address some of the world s most challenging issues while generating financial returns for our investors.

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


Fund for Rural Prosperity


Mastercard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity is a US$50 million challenge fund established by the Mastercard Foundation.The Fund will operate two competitions per year (an Innovation Competition and a Scaling Competition) in 2015 2016 and 2017. The Fund itself will function for seven years with the final four years dedicated to monitoring and evaluation of the projects that received financial support.The Innovation Competition will support projects in Benin Burkina Faso Burundi Cameroon Cote d Ivoire Djibouti DRC Ethiopia Ghana Kenya Liberia Malawi Mali Madagascar Mozambique Niger Rwanda Senegal Sierra Leone The Gambia Uganda Tanzania Togo and Zambia.The Scaling Competition will support projects in Cote d Ivoire Ghana Kenya Mozambique Senegal Tanzania Uganda and Zambia.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Africa Impact: Capacity Building




Incofin Investment Management (Incofin IM) manages funds that invest in microfinance institutions (MFIs) in developing countries. MFIs provide financial services, such as credits, savings and insurances, to people who cannot have recourse to regular banks. As a specialist in rural microfinancing, Incofin IM’s main goal is to reach out to people who live in more secluded rural areas and/or who are active in the agricultural sector.

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