Since our beginnings in 2004, Aeris has established risk management standards for private community loan funds (CDFIs) and has helped drive the development of impact measurement and management practices in the CDFI industry—a learning curve now being replicated in the broader impact investment world. In 2013, the Aeris Cloud became the first online platform to help CDFI investors understand the impact and financial performance of their investments. Today, the broader investing field seeks a reliable, high-quality tool to collect, manage, and analyze impact data. Aeris’ unique experience and expertise can help accelerate the pace of impact investing.
The mission of the Argosy Foundation is to support people and programs that make their society a better place to live. The foundation seeks to employ creative and entrepreneurial approaches that help people to help themselves, and become self-sustaining whenever possible. The foundation's intention is to solve systemic problems, build teams and communities, create replicable solutions, and inspire others to contribute in their own ways. Argosy's vision is a world where all people are empowered and inspired to make a positive impact on their communities and our world.
The Stevens and Nichols families share a commitment to education and the arts, together with an enduring appreciation of the inter-relatedness of local community to the international community and to the global environment. It is to this shared vision that the work of the Foundation is dedicated.
We connect social entrepreneurs with the resources they need, convene events to strengthen the ecosystems of impact investing and social entrepreneurship, and catalyze 100% of our balance sheet for impact.
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.
Please describe your experience with impact investing.: M&E Advisor to The Rockefeller Foundation IMM Advisor to the GIIN Action Group lead for advancing IMM for World Economic Forum Huddle Group Contributor to Impact Measurement and Management Project (Bridges Fund Management) Researcher and author of publications (Situating Next Generation of Impact Measurement and Evaluation for Impact Investing & Streams of Social Impact Work: Building Bridges in a new evaluation era with market- oriented players at the table, Case Studies under development) Founding member of Social Impact Measurement topical interest group for the American Evaluation Association. Convener and presenter on impact measurement and management at numerous convening and conference (e.g. Rockefeller Foundation side events at SOCAP 2015, 2016, GES Summit 2016, Impact Convergence Conference 2016, GEO 2017, MIE Learning Institute 2017, MIE Impact Measurement Webinar 2017,South Asia Evaluation Concalve 2017, American Evaluation Association 2015-2017, Lili'uokalani Innovation Huddle 2017) Evaluation and IMM Consultant to social enterprises and foundations
Our mission is to enable social entrepreneurs and enterprises worldwide to develop and grow sustainably, with an emphasis on rural communities and families. The Foundation also actively advocates its Impact Investing strategy.
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.