Qualcomm® believes access to advanced wireless technologies can improve people’s lives. Qualcomm Wireless Reach™ is a strategic initiative that brings wireless technology to underserved communities globally. Wireless Reach invests in projects that foster entrepreneurship, aid in public safety, enhance the delivery of health care, enrich teaching and learning and improve environmental sustainability.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise is an industry leading technology company that enables customers to go further, faster. With the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio, spanning the cloud to the data center to workplace applications, our technology and services help customers around the world make IT more efficient, more productive and more secure.
Parametric is a leading global asset management firm providing investment strategies and services to institutions and individual investors around the world. We take an engineer’s approach to asset management − mathematical, pragmatic and testable. The value we add comes from portfolio construction − carefully considering risk, taxes and costs − and does not rely upon predictive judgments about markets or individual securities.
Clean Energy Advisors (CEA) provides asset management and financial advisory services to Impact Investors in the Sustainable Energy sector. CEA is focused on creating opportunities for investors to participate in the exceptional returns and positive social and environmental impact provided by Renewable Energy projects. We are dedicated to providing our clients access to financially rewarding investments while maintaining a primary focus on capital preservation. CEA is led by a group of financial industry executives with a passion for the environment and the social well-being of our planet. Having identified access to capital as the major hurdle slowing the advancement of renewable energy projects, the CEA team found a way to solve that problem by aggregating smaller projects to attract the attention of accredited investors, UHNW, family office, and institutional investors.
Pirelli & C. SpA, founded in 1872, is the fifth largest tire manufacturer in the world in terms of sales. Present in over 160 countries, Pirelli has 22 manufacturing sites and employs approximately 38,000 people around the world. Pirelli is recognized as a socially aware corporation that applies sustainable practices in everything from “green performance” products to providing a healthy environment for its workers and their families. The company has maintained leadership positions over many years in sustainable stock indexes such as the FTSE 4 Good Global and European STOXX sustainability index and the Dow Jones Sustainability World and Europe Indexes. Pirelli is the only tire manufacturer to be included in the Global Compact 100 sustainability stock index.
Ramblers Way farm is a premium brand of fine wool and pima cotton garments made sustainably in America. Founded in 2009 by Tom and Kate Chappell, also coincidentally founders of Tom’s of Maine in 1970, Ramblers Way fine worsted wool fabrics are made to innovate the use of wool for soft and lightweight application, such as next to skin. The pioneering family creates unique and distinctive clothing with the ease of a culture that has lived these values for two generations. The second generation of Chappell’s is actively involved in the leadership with Eliza Chappell, Designer; Chris Chappell, Ecommerce/Marketing; Nick Armentrout, Supply Chain Director. Available at www.ramblersway.com or at its premier concept store in Kennebunk, Maine. Ramblers Way plans to ramp up its concept in 10 new stores in New England and Northern California. Contact Tom Chappell for more information about its equity sale, firstname.lastname@example.org
RBC Global Asset Management is an asset manager with global scope and broad‐based management capabilities. With over $275 billion in AUM*, our capabilities include global credit, global equities, alternatives, capacity constrained equities, liquidity management and impact investing. Our Access Capital Strategy is a fixed income impact investing strategy with a 15 year track record. The strategy focuses on serving low to moderate income communities and combines investment
performance with a mission‐aligned impact allowing investors to geographically target their communities. Securities are high quality and extremely liquid, allowing investors to make an impact on their community while maintaining access to their investment.
New Resource Bank is a triple-bottom-line bank serving values-driven businesses and nonprofits that are building a more sustainable world. We see money as an agent of positive social, environmental and financial change. We use banking to transform the economy into one that serves all people and the planet. By putting deposits to work for good, we lend to organizations that benefit our communities and preserve our planet.
GoodCompany Ventures is developing a new program, Climate Ventures 2.0, in collaboration with the White House’s Climate Data Initiative. As announced by the White House in December 2014, Climate Ventures 2.0 will engage entrepreneurs to apply the scientific and technical resources of the Climate Data Initiative to global threats at the nexus of water and food security. Since the launch of GCV’s first accelerator program to serve high impact social entrepreneurs movement in 2009, GCV has earned a reputation as the “graduate school” for social entrepreneurs and its graduates have raised over $50mm in private capital to fuel their social missions. Compared to funds invested in our programming, this represents a return of over 700x to our donors. As a GCV is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, GCV has developed services for social entrepreneurs and the impact investors who fund them with support from Halloran Philanthropies, the Knight Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Wharton Social Impact Initiative, Investors’ Circle and the Kind Foundation.
The CAIA Association, a non-profit organization founded in 2002, is the world leader and authority in alternative investment education. The Fundamentals of Alternative Investments Certificate Program® is a natural extension of CAIA’s mission to provide solutions to specific market needs for alternative investment education. The CAIA Association is best known for the CAIA Charter®, an internationally recognized credential granted upon successful completion of a rigorous two-level exam series, combined with relevant work experience. Earning the CAIA Charter is the gateway to becoming a member of the CAIA Association, a global network of 7,700 alternative investment leaders located in 80+ countries, who have demonstrated a deep and thorough understanding of alternative investing. Having grown rapidly, the CAIA Association now supports vibrant chapters located in financial centers around the world and sponsors more than 120 educational and networking events each year.
Desk Yogi delivers expert fitness training, stress reduction and mindfulness videos specifically designed for office life. Our mission is to help employees become healthier and more productive with our unique, non-disruptive way to de-stress, de-stiffen, and reboot throughout the day. Desk Yogi offers wellness to each employee at their pace, in their space – to directly address workplace stress and body pain, whenever needed, in as little as 3 minutes.
Forever Forests, LLC is a specialist in the use of conservation-oriented techniques, primarily conservation easements, to enhance and permanently protect private land holdings. By assisting landowners in successfully navigating the rules and regulations of conservation easements, FF helps them to avoid the pitfalls and receive all the benefits they deserve. FF also structures partnering opportunities for investors to realize current economic and tax benefits while supporting meaningful pre-structured land conservation projects. As a consultant, Forever Forests acts as an owner’s agent and project manager to accomplish the objective of the highest overall benefit for the land owner.
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Since its inception in 2002, Forever Forests has managed more than 80 conservation easement projects, preserving tens of thousands of acres and generating hundreds of millions in tax deduction dollars. Forever Forests continues to evolve new products and strategies to expand both conservation lands and access to the economic benefits from such conservation.
Simon Mainwaring is the Founder and CEO of We First, a leading brand consultancy that provides purpose-driven strategy, content, and training that helps companies to lead business, shape culture, and better our world. He is a member of the Executive Committee of Sustainable Brands, the Business Alliance for the Future and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in London. Simon’s book, We First: How brands and consumers use social media to build a better world is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Amazon bestseller. He has been featured in TIME, The Guardian, Advertising Age, Adweek, Inc., Fast Company, and Mashable, as well as appearing on the BBC World News and CBS. Prior to starting We First Simon was an award-winning advertising writer and received over 60 international awards.
Strata Solar is a leading provider of utility-scale, commercial and industrial solar photovoltaic (PV) systems along with operations & maintenance (O&M) and asset management services for the solar industry. The company’s vertically integrated approach, which includes development, financing, engineering, procurement, construction, and O&M services, allows Strata to consistently build and operate high performing, quality projects while continuously driving down costs. Strata is ranked as one of the largest utility-scale solar PV integrators in the U.S.
Spano Partners is an industry leading utility scale solar developer domiciled in the United States. We bring value to the market through our dedicated focus on utility scale commercial solar generation facilities, solar + storage integration, and unique financing structures. Our extensive network combined with a high level background in real estate development, risk management, and project finance gives Spano Partners a peerless advantage in the development of solar generation facilities.
Nations Roof was founded eleven years ago to give today’s businesses a clear choice for trustworthy, cost-effective roofing solutions by strategically aligning installation services with all the top manufacturers and their solutions. At Nations Roof, we embrace safety as the most important part of a job well done. Nations Roof is considered by every tier one roofing manufacturer as an Elite Contractor in every type of roofing, waterproofing, and metal systems application. Our emphasis is not just project based: we work with our customers to understand the budgets, solutions and maintenance that fit best with all their roofing assets. This means service, repair and preventative maintenance, life extension of existing roofs and replacement, when there is not another viable alternative. All of our services are available through a single point of contact called – The National Service Center. The Service Center is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. The Service Center offers a range of technical services and emergency response services including infrared testing, Roof Audits, Quality Assurance, life cycle cost analysis, training, seminars, materials testing, energy calculations and analysis. Nations Roof is a leader in Renewable Energy Solutions including garden roof systems, pool roofs, solar panel roofs, daylighting systems and photovoltaic modules.
SolarWorld manufactures and sells solar power solutions worldwide. The largest solar producer in the United States and Europe, SolarWorld manages all stages of production, maintaining the highest standards, and is committed to energy-efficient production.
Founded in 2009, 3BL Media is a corporate communications platform exclusively for the distribution of corporate social responsibility and sustainability news and content. The company works with corporations and non-profits to distribute multi-format media assets through social, traditional and new media channels. 3BL Media has grown organically and through acquisition, operating a network of focused, authoritative sites including CSRwire, Justmeans, SocialEarth, Ethical Performance and ReportAlert. Content issued by 3BL Media clients also appears on hundreds of thousands of Bloomberg and Reuters terminals.
Founded in 2002, Compass Natural is an integrated brand marketing, communications, public relations and business development agency dedicated to serving companies in the $300-billion Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability (LOHAS) market. Based in Boulder, Colorado, considered a center of the natural, organic and green products industry, Compass Natural can quickly link your business and share your story with key trade, media, and consumer resources and contacts. We’ll also help you navigate the channels of distribution in the natural, organic and sustainable products industry to help grow brand awareness and sales.
Founded in 1958, Hanson Bridgett has more than 150 attorneys located in offices in San Francisco, the North Bay, Sacramento and the East Bay. Hanson Bridgett’s attorneys know that successful businesses and capital markets are a powerful, positive force in the community and make a favorable contribution to society. The firm’s client base has always included organizations that are not only the best in the world but also the best for the world, so we recognized long ago that mission-driven capitalists needed legal advice for designing and incorporating their sustainable enterprises, and structuring their investments to generate social and environmental impact alongside a financial return. We represent sustainable businesses and impact investors in a variety of industries, including venture capital and private equity, financial services, retail, software, advertising, media, entertainment, biotech, medical devices, solar energy, construction (including green building), food, senior care, and education. Our firm is at the forefront of the growing trend to maximize both financial and social potential. Partner Jonathan Storper co-authored the change to the California Corporations Code that created the Benefit Corporation business entity in 2011. Jonathan also consulted with the state of Delaware, which added its public benefit corporation statute to the Delaware General Corporation Law 18 months later. Hanson Bridgett is a proud founding member of B Labs, the nonprofit that offers B Corporation certification, and the first law firm to become a certified B Corporation. Hanson Bridgett continues to be one of the few firms nationwide with an in-depth knowledge of impact investment structures, benefit corporation practices and law; we are both thought leaders and practice leaders in this realm.
Lotus Impact actively invests in private enterprises that help solve social and environmental problems with solutions that generate sustainable income and employment. Lotus Impact focuses on Southeast Asia.
Recently honored as one of the “Best LinkedIn Groups for Small Business,” this international discussion and networking group of 8000+ individuals from 100+ countries is focused on the “social entrepreneur 2.0” and the new business ecosystem that supports them. Impact entrepreneurs are pioneering businesswomen and men who have gone a step beyond creating companies that do good in the world to actively building and populating a new paradigm and infrastructure for business founded upon the rigorous application of blended value (i.e. certified triple bottom line). Impact entrepreneurs are systems thinkers who believe that a truly sustainable and just world can only be achieved by creating a wholly new continuum for business, and cooperatively build alliances with like-minded entrepreneurs, companies and investors in growing their businesses, strengthening the impact ecosystem, and transforming the world.
The Palo Alto Impact Center is an accelerator for social impact businesses. We focus on supporting local teams tackling local problems. Our mission is to support social impact investors, entrepreneurs, and corporate professionals in the Bay Area to create organizations that improve the lives of individuals locally.
Welcome to the ‘Habitat for World Changers’ known as www.TheWellnessUniverse.com. We are a screened community of individuals whose contributions catalyze positive transformation for people, animals and the planet. We gather as thought leaders, co-creators and collaborators whose mission it is to make the world a better place through our information, service or product. As a community, we offer support, guidance, products and healing through the seven categories of wellness. We live to inspire, educate and raise the vibration of the world. The Wellness Universe is a one-of-a-kind searchable directory of wellness practitioners, webinar platform, blog and supportive heart-based community. If you are a provider or seeker of total wellness, The Wellness Universe would like to welcome you home. Come visit us and ‘Walk Away Feeling Better’.
YSN.com is Your Success Now…Dedicated to arming the next generation global workforce with tools and insights around entrepreneurship and employment, critical to their success and happiness.
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund (SV2) is a vibrant community of 200+ individuals and families who have joined together to learn about effective giving and pool their resources to invest in innovative nonprofits and social enterprises