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 501c3 public charity that partners with philanthropists to invest catalytic capital in extraordinary companies that combat climate change, have a high likelihood of achieving commercial success, and are otherwise unlikely to be sufficiently supported.
Prime mobilized $23MM to back ten early-stage ventures from 2015 to 2018, each of which could mitigate gigaton-scale CO2-equivalent emissions by 2050 when deployed at scale.
Prime Impact Fund is a $40MM impact-first catalytic capital pool investing in transformative climate ventures that conducted its first close in October 2018 and will conduct its final close in Q1 2020.
Research Bridge Partners enhances the societal and economic returns on America's investment in research universities. We do this by bridging heartland university innovators and successful entrepreneurial resources nationally.
Lead TD Bank's Municipal, Education and Non Profit Lending Team in Metro NY. As a result of the financial crisis, the team was organized in 2008 to meet the liquidity needs of NYC and its Non Profit Institutions. Since then, we have provided $3 billion in credit facilities. These facilities include; working capital, construction loans, tax exempt bonds and leases. Loans range in size from $200M to $200MM. Our social impact in our community has been considerable. Funds have gone to support a wide variety of non- profit organizations and missions.
-Homelessness - Affordable & Transitional Housing
-Domestic Violence -Immigration
-Development Disabilities -Mental Health
-Youth at Risk -Women's Empowerment
-Financial Literacy -Work Force Training and Placement
-Veterans Transitional -Crisis Intervention
Programs -Drug and Alcohol Rehab
-International Aid - Cultural Institutions
-Environmental Conservation - Disease Eradication
- Wildlife Conservation - Charities & Foundations
Education -Public and Private
-Higher Education -Primary
-Special Education -Charter School
-Religious Education -Universal Pre-K & Head Start
-Housing -Fire & Police
-General obligation -Energy saving programs
-Bridge & Tunnel -Infrastructure