Acumen is changing the way the world tackles poverty by investing in companies, leaders and ideas. We invest patient capital in businesses whose products and services are enabling the poor to transform their lives. Founded by Jacqueline Novogratz in 2001, Acumen has invested more than $111 million in 104 companies across Africa, Latin America, South Asia and the United States. We are also developing a global community of emerging leaders with the knowledge, skills and determination to create a more inclusive world. In 2015, Acumen was named one of Fast Company’s Top 10 Most Innovative Not-for-Profit Companies. Learn more at www.acumen.org and on Twitter @Acumen
Liquidnet is a technology-driven, global institutional investment network that intelligently connects the world’s investors to the world’s investments. Since our founding in 1999, our network has grown to include more than 1,000 institutional investors that collectively manage $33 trillion in equity and fixed income assets. Our network spans 46 markets across six continents and seamlessly connects institutional brokers, investment banks, exchanges, alternative trading venues, and a growing list of data and research providers. We built Liquidnet to make global capital markets more efficient, and continue to do so by adding additional participants, enabling trusted access to trading and investment opportunities, and delivering the actionable intelligence and insight that our customers need.
Through Liquidnet for Good, we apply the full spectrum of our unique assets for good, accelerating sustainable global growth through the ingenuity of our employees and innovation of our capital markets technology. Our goal is to mobilize more private capital for public good. Through the Liquidnet for Good Fund, we strategically invest in for-profit social impact companies and donate or reinvest returns to keep making a real difference.
MCE Social Capital is a nonprofit impact investing firm that uses a pioneering loan guarantee model to generate economic opportunities for hundreds of thousands of people, especially women, in more than 35 countries throughout the world. Since MCE began operations in 2006, it has lent more than $150 million in support of financial inclusion and poverty alleviation.
MCE finances its lending by collecting philanthropic guarantees from foundations and individuals (its Guarantors), instead of upfront charitable contributions. MCE uses these guarantees as collateral to borrow capital from U.S. and European financial institutions and accredited investors, then strategically deploys this capital to microfinance institutions and small businesses creating sustainable social impact throughout the developing world.
PRIME Coalition is a 501(c)(3) public charity that enables philanthropists to invest charitable capital in extraordinary companies that combat climate change, have a high likelihood of achieving commercial success, and would otherwise have a difficult time raising sufficient financial support.
PRIME has mobilized over $16 million on a deal-by-deal basis to back 7 start-ups since mid-2015, each of which could mitigate 1 gigaton/year of CO2 equivalent emissions when deployed at scale.
PRIME is raising a $20-40MM impact fund to scale this investment activity, with support from an operational grant by the U.S. Department of Energy.
The PRIME Impact Fund will conduct its first close during Summer 2018.
On behalf of institutional investors, R4 Capital Funding provides first mortgage capital for affordable multifamily housing properties throughout the US. R4 Capital Funding works directly with developers to source and structure all investments, providing risk-adjusted, market returns and full-service underwriting and asset and fund management to its investors.