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Social Investment Managers and Advisors (SIMA)

Our mission is to improve the lives of our ultimate customers at the Bottom of the Pyramid by providing demand-driven commercial capital and appropriate advisory solutions to create and scale profitable businesses with exemplary financial, social, and environmental impact. Our vision is to make social investments an accepted asset class for commercial investors,… Read More


ENGIE Rassembleurs d’Energies, is ENGIE’s corporate impact investment fund aiming at promoting access to sustainable energy for all and at reducing energy poverty through direct investment as minority shareholder. It was created in 2011 and has so far achieved 20 investments on 4 continents (Europe, Latin America,… Read More

Benvell HK Limited

Benvell is a family investment company.  It has multiple investments, however, providing support for developing communities and countries has been a long-held ambition. In recent times, starting with the evaluation of the acquisition of a solar lighting company, the focus has turned to the access to finance as being one… Read More

CDC Group

Founded in 1948, CDC Group is the UK government-owned development finance institution.  It supports investing in businesses throughout Africa and South Asia, to create jobs and make a lasting difference to people’s lives. CDC provides capital in many forms, including equity, debt, mezzanine and guarantees, and this capital is… Read More


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. Since 2005 Acumen has invested more than $17M in 15 companies to build the… Read More

Jua Solar

The story behind Jua began with a group of solar energy trailblazers, sharing the common goal of producing, creating, and offering reliable cutting-edge solar energy products, with unparalleled quality and design, also thanks to the contribution of disadvantaged persons and the handicapped. In fact, many Jua products are manufactured in Italy in centers for those in need, or directly in distributing countries, involving… Read More

BrightLife by FINCA International

BrightLife, a social enterprise by FINCA International in Uganda, provides last-mile distribution and end-user financing for basic service products, including solar home systems, improved cookstoves and productive use assets. These life-enhancing products—made affordable to low-income customers through pay-as-you-go financing—help create healthier and safer homes, increase productivity, reduce… Read More


Baobab+ was launched in late 2015 by Microcred Group, a digital finance company focusing on financial inclusion in Africa and China.  Baobab+ was created to distribute innovative non-financial products to improve and transform daily lives of African people in order to enable a sustainable economic development. Baobab+ is… Read More

Smarter Grid International

Smarter Grid International (SGI) is revolutionizing the world’s greatest energy challenges by utilizing distributed energy resource to provide renewable and affordable electricity to the energy deprived populace in sub-Saharan Africa. Through its BIG YELLOW INITIATIVE, SGI has designed the first scalable business model and a hybrid payment platform that ensures NO… Read More


Unlike the widely used kerosene lamps or candles, whose smoke and soot pollute the environment and expose users to significant health risks, lighting products powered by renewable energy are non-polluting, and therefore clean and safe for human health and the environment. Meanwhile, by the fastly growing technology reformation, more affordable… Read More