Impact Investing

Impact Investing

The Case Foundation and ImpactAlpha present Profiles of Impact -- Investments Driving Social Change, an effort to spotlight the growing number of entrepreneurs who have launched businesses that deliver both a financial and social return. These businesses have explicit goals to create a positive difference in the world, tackle big social challenges and strategies to measure their impact. We’re also highlighting the investors and funds that understand the importance of providing capital and rewarding scalable models that sustain growth for this new class of companies.

Profiles of Impact highlights a selection of companies, impact ventures, funds and investors that are part of the burgeoning impact investing space. Impact investing can grow substantially over the next decade as the $100 trillion global markets seek a new class of mission-driven businesses. A groundswell of entrepreneurs recognize the opportunity for business to tackle big social challenges -- resulting in the creation of companies like Warby Parker, Happy Family, Greyston Bakery, SolarCity, Living Goods, AFRIPads Ltd, d.light, Maya Mountain Cacao and Revolution Foods.

On this hub, you will read profiles on these companies and many more. We look forward to sharing their successes with the Entrepreneur community.

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Making a Business of Premium Coffee for Premium Social Impact
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Making a Business of Premium Coffee for Premium Social Impact

Based in Rwanda, KZ Noir buys coffee from more than 10,000 regional small farmers and employs over 1,200 seasonal staff, including more than 800 women.
Jessica Pothering
Good Things Come in Reusable Packages
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Good Things Come in Reusable Packages

How this startup is helping to reduce waste with sustainable, recyclable packaging.
Jenny Griffin
How a Social Network in India Is Doing Social Good
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How a Social Network in India Is Doing Social Good

By giving a voice to those without economic power, Gram Vaani showcases the true power of the Internet.
Dennis Price
This Investment Firm Is Insuring Families' Rise Out of Poverty
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This Investment Firm Is Insuring Families' Rise Out of Poverty

LeapFrog invests in companies that offer insurance to emerging middle-class families in the developing world.
Jessica Pothering
Thanks to Crowdfunding, This Food Startup Has a Growing Fanbase to Help Female Farmers Abroad
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Thanks to Crowdfunding, This Food Startup Has a Growing Fanbase to Help Female Farmers Abroad

Founder Lisa Curtis is sourcing a superfood called from West Africa, where it is supporting people nutritionally and economically.
 How the First Lady Helped Small Grocery Businesses Reduce 'Food Deserts' in California
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How the First Lady Helped Small Grocery Businesses Reduce 'Food Deserts' in California

With help from the White House and some savvy investors, low-income families now have access to healthy food options.
Jessica Pothering
Sweet Deal: How One Company Found a New Way to Support Cacao Farmers
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Sweet Deal: How One Company Found a New Way to Support Cacao Farmers

Maya Mountain Cacao helps farmers focus on sustainable techniques and a better product while investors make a profit.
Jessica Pothering
How One Investor Is Finding Profit in Social Change
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How One Investor Is Finding Profit in Social Change

First, his peers laughed at him. Now, they want in on supporting social entrepreneurs.
David Bank
After Building a Mail-Order Empire, One Entrepreneur Has a New Mission
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After Building a Mail-Order Empire, One Entrepreneur Has a New Mission

With Living Goods, Chuck Slaughter has taken up selling health products door-to-door in impoverished communities.
David Bank
Keeping Girls in School Is This Startup's Mission
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Keeping Girls in School Is This Startup's Mission

One couple took a trip of a lifetime. Then they started a company that changes the lives of many.
Jenny Griffin
This Group Aims to Connect Socially Responsible Startups With 'Retail' Investors
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This Group Aims to Connect Socially Responsible Startups With 'Retail' Investors

The TriLinc Global Impact Fund looks for established social enterprises in stable emerging markets that are ripe for growth capital.
Jessica Pothering
This Startup Wants to Shine a Light on Far Reaches of the Globe
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This Startup Wants to Shine a Light on Far Reaches of the Globe

Solar-powered lanterns are improving millions of lives while raising millions in capital.
David Bank
This Elon Musk-Backed Startup's Rocky Road to Solar 'Grand Slam'
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This Elon Musk-Backed Startup's Rocky Road to Solar 'Grand Slam'

After a shaky IPO, Solar City is said to be valued at nearly $6 billion today.
Jenny Griffin
A Startup That Tastes Good and Does Good
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A Startup That Tastes Good and Does Good

Greyston Bakery has a social mission that's baked in to the business itself.
Jenny Griffin