Jessica is a writer for ImpactAlpha.com, focusing on impact investing, social entrepreneurship and economic development. She previously reported for financial publications covering the global private equity, real estate and insurance markets.
MicroVest is making investors comfortable while making a social impact at the same time.
Harold Rosen and his staff are in the business of helping -- and business is good.
Sevamob offers vital services for the equivalent of just $4 to $9 a month.
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.
LeapFrog invests in companies that offer insurance to emerging middle-class families in the developing world.
With help from the White House and some savvy investors, low-income families now have access to healthy food options.
Maya Mountain Cacao helps farmers focus on sustainable techniques and a better product while investors make a profit.
The TriLinc Global Impact Fund looks for established social enterprises in stable emerging markets that are ripe for growth capital.
Lunches for low-income students weren't an easy sell to investors, initially, but the results and the social good eventually became a major selling point.
Progreso Financiero combines technology with a culture of financial responsibility to do social good.
This organic baby food startup got acquired and took on some of the biggest players in the market.
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