Innovations in Healthcare is a nonprofit organization hosted by Duke University and founded in 2011 by Duke Health, McKinsey & Company, and the World Economic Forum. We aim to improve healthcare worldwide by supporting the scale and impact of promising innovations. At the heart of Innovations in Healthcare is our network of 80+ innovators from 70+ countries around the world working to expand access to affordable, quality healthcare. Every year, we identify and recruit entrepreneurs with promising models of healthcare to apply to join our network as innovators. Through a highly competitive process, we then select the best organizations to join us. We help connect these innovators with opportunities, information, and contacts they need to scale up their work We facilitate the development and dissemination of focused insights and new evidence about healthcare innovation and strategies to scale and replicate good ideas. During this time, we have helped to unlock significant funding for the social enterprises in our network including helping 25 enterprises unlock $56 million in capital.
The mission of Mercy Investment Services is to enhance the financial resources of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas through socially responsible investing. Mercy Investment Services engages in collaborative efforts to: Raise our corporate voice to effect systemic change in corporate policies and activities Provide capital to community organizations, and Participate in other investment opportunities consistent with our mission. Mercy Partnership Fund is the global community investing program of Mercy Investment Services. MPF seeks investment opportunities that benefit the poor, especially women and children, concentrating on those undeserved by traditional sources of capital. Current community investments are at work through approximately 60 mission-driven organizations, including community development financial institutions, nonprofit organizations, community development banks and credit unions, microfinance institutions and international funds. Mercy Investment Services recently established an Environmental Solutions Fund, which is focused on mission-related, market-rate investment strategies.