Below is a list of some of the companies we have worked with over the years that are still in business as for-profit social enterprises. This diverse lists reflects companies with a wide range of social and environmental missions, all at different stages, and around the world. We are proud that we’ve been able to support so many incredible mission driven social enterprises.

Companies that have merged, been bought, become non-profits, or are no longer in business are not listed. Please contact us if you’d like to share an update about any of the companies below.

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Shetab Afghanistan Afghanistan 2016 Information Facebook StetabAfg Shetab Afghanistan is a co-working space for innovative and impact-driven startup Afghan entrepreneurs in Kabul, who need a space to connect with like –minded entrepreneurs and networks, gain access to mentors, tools knowledge, and resources.
SolaStove Australia 2016 Energy : Cookstoves SolaStove provides durable, low cost solutions for unmet needs. It provides shelter with cooking, water, electricity, and cleanliness. It provides off-grid autonomy and thoughtful inclusion of the dispossessed.
StartSomeGood Australia 2012 Information Facebook StartSomeGood StartSomeGood empowers people from around the world to become social innovators. They’ve taken the crowdfunding model and customized it to reflect the unique needs of social entrepreneurs. Their site allows social entrepreneurs to ask for small amounts of money from supporters around the world, and gives them the tools to update their supporters, provide unique rewards in exchange for support and run multiple campaigns over time.
Maya Mountain Cacao Belize 2013 Food Facebook mayacacao Maya Mountain Cacao sources and cures premium organic cocoa beans from smallholder Maya farmers in Belize for international specialty chocolate makers, growing farmer income while preventing deforestation in highly biodiverse tropical habitat.
Green Leaf Gold Bolivia 2011 Products : Fair Trade Facebook greenleafgold Green Leaf Gold is dedicated to bringing Fair Trade certified, ecologically mined gold to the growing ethical jewelry market. Their goal is to mine profitably while improving the lives of workers, protecting the planet, and demonstrating best practices in a historically polluting industry.
Assured Labor Brazil 2008 Working Conditions Facebook assuredlabor Assured Labor seeks to improve the lives of million of workers in developing countries by matching dependable workers with honest employers using mobile phones.
Bébé Burkinabè Burkina Faso 2016 Health Facebook Bébé Burkinabè creates and distributes vitamin fortified liquid and powder drinks to support healthy pregnancies and child development in West Africa.
SOS ENERGIE Burkina Faso 2016 Energy : Cookstoves EnerCo produces and distributes biomass pellets and improved stoves.
Advancing Engineering Consulting Cambodia 2010 Advancing Engineering is an engineering and construction consulting firm focused on infrastructure projects throughout the developing world. They provide engineering services in consulting, design, and construction management for projects including agriculture, roadways, bridges, buildings, dams and distributed power.
Tonle Cambodia 2013 Apparel Facebook KeoKjay tonlé designs and makes comfortable, wearable clothes that are as original and beautiful as the people who make them. We adhere to principles of transparency, fairness, and waste reduction in everything we do, from the big stuff like wages, down to the little things like the materials in our buttons.
Firefly Power Canada 2016 Energy : Wind Facebook Firefly_Power FireflyPower is a continuous innovation company, that seeks to improve wind energy performance. Our patented blade technology is scalable and offers a lower cost, profitable upgrade option for utility scale onshore and offshore applications, as well as for distributed generation. Twitter
FREDsense Technologies Canada 2014 Environment Facebook fredsensetech FREDsense Technologies focuses on developing biological solutions to monitoring toxins in our environment. Bacteria are incredibly diverse and capable of sensing and reporting on the level of a variety of environmental issues in our society. FREDsense Technologies has harnessed the power of a genetically modified version of an environmental bacteria to be able to create a general toxin sensor to be used in the oil and gas industry.
Groundit Canada 2016 Environment Facebook Groundit At Groundit, we offer waste hauling services to coffee shops across cities and recycle their used coffee grounds and organic waste to produce a high quality compost that is sold to consumers as a safer and more effective alternative to polluting synthetic fertilizers!
Brave Up Chile 2016 Education Facebook BraveUp_Oficial Brave Up improves the education process and creates safe school environments by facilitating productive conversations about bullying through an online platform.
Sterio.me Chile 2015 Education Facebook Steriome Sterio.me facilitates learning and homework sharing via mobile phone SMS and Voice. Teachers save time creating, distributing and marking homework with comprehensive real-time analytics, and students are engaged after-school with SMS and Voice homework, accessible via any mobile phone.
Elevated Honey China 2016 Agriculture Facebook elevatedhoneyco Elevated Honey Co. seeks to stop the counterfeit honey industry in China by creating an efficient, transparent, and connected supply chain between traditional rural beekeepers and urban Chinese consumers. Facebook / Twitter
TWBHK Limited China 2013 New Market Distribution Facebook TWBHK Limited (TWB), in affiliation with Trade Without Borders, is a global Social Enterprise that extends sustainable, inclusive and market-based value chains for clean technology products to small and medium enterprises providing energy access to underserved communities in developing regions of the world
CAIA Ingeniería Colombia 2014 CAIA is intended to make the greatest possible contribution to sustainability by improving Environmental Performance of its customers.
Makua Jewelry Columbia 2016 Products Facebook MakuaJewelry Colombian jewelry brand that uses ancestral techniques of indigenous communities of Colombia fused with contemporary design.
Purasol Vida Natural Costa Rica 2016 Energy : Solar Facebook PurasolCR Purasol Vida Natural makes solar energy affordable in Costa Rica, a country that is experiencing unprecedented demand for renewable energy and energy independence. Purasol offers unique financed solar systems with which residential and commercial customers can immediately lower their energy costs and gain flexibility in their energy supply. Facebook / Twitter
Faire Collection Ecuador 2010 Apparel Facebook FaireCollection The Faire Collection (f.k.a. the Andean Collection) are a fashion forward jewelry company that specializes in fair trade and eco-friendly designs, made out of natural materials that have been sustainably harvested from the rain forests of South America.
Faire Collection Ecuador 2010 Apparel Facebook FaireCollection The Faire Collection (f.k.a. the Andean Collection) are a fashion forward jewelry company that specializes in fair trade and eco-friendly designs, made out of natural materials that have been sustainably harvested from the rain forests of South America.
Runa Ecuador 2011 Food Facebook DrinkRuna Runa produces and markets beverages made from the naturally caffeinated leaves of the Amazonian guayusa (why-you-suh) tree. They offer a highly attractive and differentiated line of organic and fairly traded tea and ready-to-drink beverage products to eco-friendly and health-conscious consumers.
Schaduf Urban Micro Farms Egypt 2012 Agriculture Facebook Schaduf Schaduf develops innovative urban farming systems. They strive to create financially sustainable businesses for their customers, while tackling Egypt and other arid regions’ agricultural land and water scarcity problems.
Kuli Kuli Ghana 2013 Food Facebook KuliKuliBar Kuli Kuli sells moringa-based nutritional products to health-conscious and globally aware consumers in the United States in order to help reduce malnutrition in West Africa.
BAOBAB Guatemala 2014 Products : Organic Facebook BAOBAB is a mark of local natural and organic products in Guatemala. The products are made with the best natural ingredients to protect and maintain the body. The products are free from synthetic detergents, fragrance and artificial coloring.
Estufa Doña Dora Guatemala 2015 Facebook Estufa Doña Dora sells clean, efficient cookstoves in Gautemala to the 735,000 families that buy all of their cooking wood, through vertically integrated field activities of flexible financing and selling the cookstoves.
Kishe Foods Guatemala 2014 Food Facebook KisheFoods Kishé provides access to high-quality and sustainably harvested Guatemalan products. Our first and current product is certified Organic, Fair Trade, and Kosher Coffee from the western highlands of Guatemala. We are also planning to begin a most sweet of operations in the coming months: honey!
Luciérnaga Guatemala 2014 Energy : Solar Facebook luciernagasolar As a bulk importer and wholesale distributor, Luciérnaga facilitates the link between the manufacturer and these smaller organizations. As a regional supplier, we can focus on the logistical details and make orders big enough to keep the price per unit low, giving thousands of rural families access to life-changing solar lights.
Speak Shop Guatemala 2006 Education Facebook speakshop Speak Shop is the first company to offer an online marketplace where customers access a network of independent Spanish tutors in Guatemala and take private, face-to-face lessons through video conferencing.
Teysha Social Enterprises Guatemala 2014 Apparel Facebook teysha_is Allies crafting a global culture of action, opportunity, and respect for People and Nature; one hand-made, quality creation at a time. They bring together customers and skilled artisans to create beautiful goods which empower people to connect and create together.
Fuego del Sol Haiti Haiti 2015 Energy : Biofuels Facebook elfuegodelsol FdS Haiti collects, sorts, upcycles and recycles waste products into usable products engaging underutilized source fuel resources in Haiti to produce ecological fuel briquettes to fight Haiti’s deadly charcoal addiction; FdS Haiti also designs, manufactures and distributes the improved cookstoves and related technologies that connect ecological biomass cooking with Haitian culture and thus creates long-term living-wage jobs.
Kouzin Dlo Haiti 2016 Water Kouzin Dlo Kouzin Dlo sells bottles of liquid chlorine through a network of female Sales Agents who work in low-income communities as the engine of the business.
AguaClara India 2015 Water Facebook aguaclarah2o AguaClara is an engineering firm that provides comprehensive services to governments, development organizations and others to implement its low cost, gravity-powered, community-scale water treatment technologies.
AYZH India 2010 Health Facebook AYZHinc AYZH connects rural womans’ health and livelihood with products designed to meet their needs. AYZH sets up supply chains for local manufacturing to keep costs low and boost economic opportunity. The company distributes products through the existing infrastructure of retailers, women self help groups (SHGs), and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that sell our products to women in their region.
Desta India 2012 Poverty Facebook DestaGlobal Desta has a technology platform and a network of village managers to make available income generating and cost saving products and services in remote rural areas of India. With a strong focus on Agriculture, Education and Health, Desta aims to contribute significantly to rural prosperity.
Ellie Fun Day India 2013 Apparel Facebook elliefunday Ellie Fun Day designs organic baby blankets that are sourced responsibly and made by marginalized women in India.
Essmart Global India 2013 New Market Distribution Facebook Essmart creates a marketplace for essential technologies, like solar lanterns and water filters, in places where people already shop.
Handscart India 2016 Products Facebook Handscart is a provider of indigenous handmade products directly from Artisans and weavers hand from all over globe to save culture and history behind products.
Husk Power Systems India 2008 Husk Power Systems (HPS) generates clean, safe and efficient electricity at affordable rates in some of India’s most remote communities.
IndiVillage Tech Solutions India 2015 Education Facebook Indivillage IndiVillage trains rural women and children in India on information technology and provides secure employment opportunities by integrating with the information economy and outsource knowledge work.
Krimanshi Technologies India 2016 Agriculture Facebook CattleMettle We aim to produce animal/cattle feed from invasive plant species, decreasing dependency on grains and oil seeds, to reduce the cost on feeding cattle by 50% in next 2 years and create additional livelihood opportunities in raw material collection.
LaborVoices India 2012 Working Conditions Facebook LaborVoices LaborVoices crowdsources worker opinions by connecting mobile workers via an easily scalable and highly replicable voice and SMS platform. They bring transparency to labor networks and provide brands with a real-time supply chain monitoring tool.
LabourNet India 2009 Working Conditions Facebook labournet LabourNet is an effort to provide a one-stop platform for unorganized sector workers to avail services which are currently available and accessible by formal sector workers.
Lumeter Networks India 2013 Energy : Renewable Facebook lumeter Lumeter Networks has developed a pre-paid electricity meter and cloud accounting service which we will sell to Renewable Energy companies who otherwise find it difficult to build micro-grids to extend service to the Bottom of the Pyramid because of high billing costs and extensive theft.
Lumos India 2013 Energy : Solar Facebook LumosIndia Lumos sells Solar Energy enabled apparel (e.g. T-shirts) and accessories (Backpacks) to mobile working executives to solve their mobile and laptop charging issues as well as provide other electricity-based functionality with the product.
Medallion Tailoring Group India 2015 Medallion provides technology-based, easy and fast tailoring training to low-income community members and employs them in the Tailoring Industry to lift their economic status.
Mera Gao MGP India 2011 Mera Gao Micro Grid Power (MGP) builds and operates lighting utilities in off grid villages in India, using solar to provide superior lighting and mobile phone charging services for a lower cost than available alternatives.
ONergy India 2011 Energy : Renewable Facebook onergyre ONergy is a leading renewable energy enterprise providing decentralized energy solutions to rural households. They provide reliable and affordable clean energy products across lighting, cooking and electrification. They build an ecosystem which connects technology, finance and grassroot organizations – to manage the needs, aspirations and resources of rural BoP beneficiaries.
PharmaSecure India 2008 Health Facebook PharmaSecure PharmaSecure engages consumers in a low cost, two way communication about their drug utilization and related behaviors. PharmaSecure addresses five of the most urgent challenges in health and pharmaceutical delivery: Counterfeit drugs, adherence and persistence, consumer–level behavior intelligence, real-time multi-level distribution intelligence, and healthcare access.
Project Hemera India 2010 Nicomak_ Nicomak has been developing tools by its own, or partnerships with tool vendors and expert consultants and trainers to answer your needs. We are specialized in ethics, management and CSR, and are able to provide solutions for SMEs and big companies, but also for governments and non-profits. Nicomak has developed Ethimak, a tool to answer your needs to train all your co-workers on ethics. Different from the current solutions on the market, Ethimak provides your coworkers with a regular solutions to be trained in a fun and motivating way to ethics, while providing for the management employee feedback management features (EFM).
Revival Style India 2012 Apparel Facebook REVIVALSTYLE Revival Style is a premium apparel line that blends high style with high social impact. It will create positive social change by economically reviving Indian artisans, the American garment sector, and Revival Style’s customers, who will experience a sense of quality and social good through their purchase.
RUR Greenlife India 2016 Environment Facebook RUR Greenlife designs, builds and implements sustainable, decentralized waste management solutions for individuals, school, organizations, housing societies and industry to recycle 80% of waste into resource to reduce landfill load.
Saathi India 2016 Product Facebook SaathiPads Saathi has developed a fully eco-friendly and biodegradable sanitary pad with an absorbent core made from waste banana tree fiber.
SunSaluter India 2014 Energy : Solar Facebook TheSunSaluter The SunSaluter supports impoverished communities in meeting their needs for both electricity and clean water. Using the weight displacement of water passing through a filter, the SunSaluter rotates solar panels throughout the day, to optimize energy collection by up to 40%.
Vari India 2012 Agriculture Facebook varicoin Vari aims to provide convenient and hassle-free resources to farmers in India so that they can sell their produce on their own terms (i.e. price, location and buyer) and to initiate exchange of information between seller and buyer, thus developing commercial activities without total reliance on intermediaries.
Adhmora Abhiyana Prana Indonesia 2016 Efficency : Energy Facebook Adhmora Adhmora-ENERGO has developed ENERGO, an online energy data analytics platform that helps building owners or managers to manage their energy usage efficiently by providing easy data integration from any kind of energy meters in the market. Facebook / Twitter
Affirm Global Development Indonesia 2012 New Market Distribution Facebook AffirmGlobal Our mission is to alleviate poverty in developing countries by creating sustainable business opportunities by leveraging innovative, life-changing technologies to create distribution channels that empower local entrepreneurs.
Indonesia Organic Indonesia 2011 Agriculture Facebook Indonesia Organic is a website marketing solution that provides 24/7/365 local and international access to products, farmers, training, and information, and promotes the expansion of the organic industry in Indonesia.
Access Afya Kenya 2013 Health Facebook AccessAfya Access Afya sells basic healthcare services and supplies via high-tech mini-clinics to poor Kenyans, whose current healthcare options are unpleasant, unreliable, or unaffordable.
EcoPost Kenya 2011 Environment : Recycling Facebook ecopostbuzz We utilize waste plastic as a resource to manufacture aesthetic, durable and environmentally friendly fencing posts. Thus we clean our environment, provide an alternative solid waste management solution, create wealth and employment and provide an alternative to timber hence minimize deforestation, protect our water catchment areas and wildlife habitats and mitigate climate change.
EFK Group (Eco Fuels Kenya) Kenya 2015 Energy : Biofuels Eco Fuels Kenya makesbiofuel, animal feed and organic fertilizer from the nut of the croton megalocarpus tree; one of the most prominent indigenous species across eight countries of Africa’s Great Rift Valley.
Esoko Kenya 2016 Information Facebook Esoko Esoko is a simple but powerful communication tool for businesses, government, NGOs and others to connect with smallholder farmers.
Kopo Kopo Kenya 2011 Poverty : Credit Access Facebook KopoKopoInc Kopo Kopo offers a software-as-a-service web platform that enables enterprise users (i.e. microfinance institutions) to easily leverage mobile money systems by allowing them to register with a pre-integrated solution and avoid cost-prohibitive one-off integrations.
Miti Health / Maisha Meds/ Kenya 2015 Health MitiHealth Miti Health builds and distributes software to support Kenyan retail pharmacies’ access and manage higher-quality medication, including a point of sale system and supply and inventory management.
One Degree Solar Kenya 2010 Energy : Solar Facebook onedegreesolar One Degree Solar systems power bright lights, mobile phones, radios, fans, and a variety of other devices. Their solutions enable those living without affordable electricity to save money and enjoy a quality of life that was previously out of reach. Users of their products do not need need to rely on costly, unsafe, and polluting forms of energy like kerosene, diesel, and dry-cell batteries.
Sanergy Kenya 2011 Sanitation Facebook Sanergy The long term objective of Sanergy is to build and scale viable sanitation infrastructure in the slums of Nairobi. The model involves four parts: (i) building a network of low-cost sanitation centers in slums, (ii) distributing them through franchising to local entrepreneurs, (iii) collecting the waste produced, and (iv) processing it into electricity and fertilizer. At each step, the model creates jobs and opportunity while simultaneously addressing serious social needs.
Sanivation Kenya 2015 Sanitation Facebook Sanivation Sanivation provides a household sanitation service and affordable fuel to residents living in slums of Kenya, where current toilets are too expensive and require infrastructure that slum dwellers are not setup to invest in.
Skynotchenergy Africa Kenya 2015 skynotchenergy Skynotchenergy Africa sells solar water pumping technology to provide sustainable access to water for agricultural and household use.
Takamoto Biogas Kenya 2012 Energy : Biofuels Facebook takamotobiogas Takamotobiogas builds biogas systems and supplies biogas appliances to rural farmers in Kenya with the objective of creating energy security, improving the quality of life and protecting the earth’s natural resources.
Tala Kenya 2011 Poverty : Credit Access InVenture InVenture empowers business owners in underserved areas across the globe to lift themselves and their communities out of poverty. InVenture’s solution connects businesses with the expansion capital and consistent strategic guidance necessary to succeed.
Malô Mali 2012 Facebook maloisallgood Malô creates and sells affordable, culturally appropriate rice-based products that enhance the health of mothers, children, and the planet. They educate, support, and decrease the risk profile of smallholder farmers so that they can minimize harvest and post-harvest losses, grow superior quality rice, and obtain more favorable credit terms from financial institutions.
Colectivo 1050 Mexico 2013 Working Conditions Facebook Colective 1050º is a social enterprise that sells contemporary ceramics inspired by traditional cultures but finely adapted to modern life through collaborative design between women potters in rural Mexico and urban designers. Their production processes aim to reduce environmental impact with the match of traditional processes and biomass alternative technology.
La Mano del Mono Mexico 2014 Environment Facebook lamanodelmono We are an organization with a passion for nature and people. We link local hands to create global change. We do this by combining environmental education and ecotourism experiential learning to share knowledge, skills and values that lead us to be part of the solutions we need to tackle environmental and social challenges of today’s world and ensure tomorrow.
PACE MD Mexico 2014 Health Facebook PACEMD PACE is a Global Health Enterprise, with a mission to develop Knowledge, Skills and Abilities over a broad range of health care provider types to insure the best possible outcomes for people with emergency conditions out to the last kilometer of communities in Latin America. We have a strong focus on programs to decrease maternal and child mortality as well as in general emergency care. We decentralize quality medical training and improve health care among Spanish speakers.
Evaptainers Morocco 2015 Agriculture Facebook Evaptainers creates “zero energy” refrigeration systems using patent-pending modular and mobile refrigeration units to systemically reduce food spoilage in the developing world.
moWoza Mozambique 2013 New Market Distribution Facebook moWoza moWoza is a mobile shopping service for grassroots communities in peri-urban and rural areas to access essential products conveniently.
Mozambikes Mozambique 2012 Poverty Facebook Mozambikes Mozambikes is the first provider seeking to build a bicycle industry and make bicycles a commodity in Mozambique. TThey offer quality bicycles at a standard cost across all retail locations, regardless of proximity to an urban center, so that people can afford to buy a product that can improve their quality of life.
Koe Koe Tech Myanmar 2015 Education Facebook KoeKoeTech Koe Koe Tech employs and trains local Myanmar people in computer programming and develops health IT software for Myanmar’s data-deprived health sector.
Gham Power Nepal 2014 Energy : Solar Facebook ghampower Gham Power Private Limited provides Solar Photovoltaic (PV) systems for residential & commercial buildings, bringing the highest quality solar technology to Nepal at affordable prices via its exclusive partnership with US-based Solar Power Inc, and with Nepal-based Clean Energy Development Bank that provides financing. Gham Power provides Solar PV systems that are reliable, affordable, and clean at costs lower than generator.
Pitaya Plus Nicaragua 2011 Food Facebook pitayaplus Pitaya Plus seeks to increase the consumption of the healthy pitaya fruit in the U.S. in order to help create jobs in marginalized communities in Nicaragua. They are committed to renewable energy and operate out of one of the only solar-powered factories in Central America.
Green Energy Biofuels Nigeria 2014 Energy : Biofuels Facebook smefundsent Green Energy Biofuels is scaling renewable ethanol for clean cooking fuels. Green Energy Biofuels is a SMEFUNDS company.
Ingressive Nigeria 2015 Information Ingressive is an impact facilitation firm that connects scalable, revenue-generating, vetted African businesses with international investors seeking double-bottom line opportunities.
Oretronics Technology Nigeria 2016 Energy : Renewable Oretronics Technology, located in Nigeria, increases energy security by developing, deploying and distributing renewable energy and energy efficient technologies and solutions.
Sproxil Nigeria 2009 Health Facebook sproxil Sproxil provides brand protection in emerging markets by leveraging mobile phones and scratch-off labels. Delivering automatic protection, simple labels and robust back-end analytics with its Mobile Product Authentication (MPA) solution, they offer a comprehensive anti-counterfeiting strategy for cash-based societies, one that enables consumers to text message an item-unique code for a rapid response that confirms a brand’s genuineness.
WeCyclers Nigeria 2013 Environment : Recycling Facebook realwecyclers Wecyclers gives low-income communities in developing countries a chance to capture value from waste and clean up their neighborhoods through incentive-based recycling.
EnovatRx Pakistan 2016 Health EnovatRx is South Asia’s first ever e-pharmacy benefit management system.
Ghonsla Pakistan 2008 Efficency : Energy Facebook GhonslaPakistan Ghonsla is a sustainable insulation technology company based in Lahore, Pakistan. They use recycled materials to produce highly effective, low-cost insulation.
PAK-Energy Solution Pakistan 2014 Energy : Renewable Facebook pakenergyso PAK-Energy Solution has the vision to bring green revolution in Pakistan by providing cost-effective energy solutions to the masses. The mission is to eradicate the energy crises from Pakistan and to improve the life style of the public for the progress of Pakistan giving environment friendly, easy-to-use & innovative products for the current energy demand.
Planting Empowerment Panama 2007 Agriculture Facebook PlantingEmpower Planting Empowerment believes impact investments in sustainable forestry can mitigate tropical deforestation on a broad scale. Unlike most forestry businesses that buy land outright from local inhabitants and displace them, PE’s plantations are established on previously deforested land that belongs to local Panamanians. PE provides a lease payment to these partners that exceeds their opportunity cost from the land, along with profit sharing and educational opportunities.
Buen Power Peru Peru 2014 Energy : Solar Facebook BuenPowerPeru Buen Power Peru distributes solar energy products to the 6.5 million people of Perú’s population with no access to electricity: from high Andean Mountain communities to low Amazonian Jungle tribes.
Eco Ola Peru 2010 Food Facebook EcoOla Eco Ola’s mission is to join ecological farming and social justice in order to deliver nutritionally superior and delectable foods to the world market. Eco Ola’s benefits begin in the Peruvian Amazon. As we transform subsistence farmers and impoverished laborers into profit making partners in land conservation, our organic methods will immediately improve land diminished by the harmful effects of slash and burn and monoculture.
I-Dev Peru 2010 Poverty Facebook IDEVNews I-DEV designs and builds economically-viable, market-based businesses and industries at the base of the pyramid. They do this by aligning the interests of corporations and local communities to create bottom line value for both.
Toilets for People Peru 2015 Sanitation Facebook toilets4people Toilets for People (TfP) sells affordable and sustainable composting toilets, sanitation consulting services and training in local capacity building to charity organizations serving communities living in the developing world where conventional sanitation solutions like pit latrines and flush toilets fail.
Cleantech Poland Poland 2010 Environment Facebook CleantechPoland Cleantech Poland is an online information service targeting institutional, government and business stakeholders in the environmental technologies sector.
African Renewable Energy Distributor Rwanda 2015 Energy : Solar African Renewable Energy Distributor develops a mobile solar kiosk that offers a one stop shop, micro-retail outlet, using a low franchise business model in Rwanda.
Atelier des Mille Collines ltd. Rwanda 2011 Apparel Facebook mille_collines Atelier des Mille Collines carries the design, production and distribution of high quality clothing and accessories under a brand with a strong identity. Based in Rwanda, it sells in Rwanda, Kenya, Spain and the USA.
Great Lakes Energy Rwanda 2016 Great Lakes Energy is a solar innovation and distribution enterprise.
Nuru Energy Rwanda 2010 Energy : Renewable Facebook Nuru Energy has developed a one-of-a-kind robust and simple-to-use off-grid recharging platform, the Nuru POWERCycle™ pedal generator. This provides reliable clean, sustainable power anytime, anywhere and is hundreds of times more efficient than current solar-based solutions at a fraction of the cost.
Sénérgie Senegal 2015 Energy : Solar Facebook Sénérgie provides affordable, clean and safe electricity to low-income consumers in Senegal, by selling Solar Home Systems of good quality through a microfinancing scheme.
Backpack Farm Agriculture Program Sudan 2010 Agriculture Facebook Backpack Farm Agriculture Program is designed as an all-in-one backpack packaged with all the essential, green agri-tech needed by smallholder farmer to standardize both the quality and quantity of agriculture production during an annual growing season, to mirror semi-commercial rates of production.
Ignitia Sweden 2016 Agriculture Ignitia developed an algorithm that produces weather forecasts that are 2x as accurate as existing models and we send these GPS-specific forecasts to farmers daily via SMS.
Prana Sustainable Water Switzerland 2012 Water The Ethical Water Exchange is a tool designed by Prana Sustainable Water to bridge the mismatch between the lack of wastewater treatment and demands for recycled water to solve simultaneously the water/heath/food/energy/ecosystems/jobs challenges and restore water as a common and vital good.
African Chicken Tanzania 2016 Poverty African Chicken fights hunger, Poverty and Unemployment to women in rural Tanzania.
EGG-energy Tanzania 2010 Energy : Renewable Facebook EGGenergy EGG-Energy is dedicated to helping low-income consumers in Sub-Saharan Africa gain access to clean, affordable energy, using a unique strategy based around portable rechargeable activities. Each charged battery is sufficient to power lights and radio in a typical household for three days, and is recycled via existing recycling services at the end of its useful life.
First Access Tanzania 2013 Poverty : Credit Access Facebook 1stAccess First Access is a for-profit social enterprise dedicated to the financial inclusion of billions of people who lack formal personal records. Our mission is to reduce the cost of offering and accessing financial services in these ‘informal’ markets. We use prepaid mobile records to help increase access to credit.
Juabar Design Tanzania 2014 Energy : Solar Facebook JuabarDesign Juabar empowers off-grid Tanzanians with employment in the growing solar and mobile technology industries while filling a community energy need for mobile charging.
Karibu Solar Power Tanzania 2014 Energy : Solar Facebook KaribuSolar KARIBU Solar Power is a social enterprise that makes energy available at the price of kerosene. We design, manufacture and distribute a solar pay-as-you-go “business in a box” kit for Tanzania KARIBU Solar Power is an innovative social enterprise that makes high quality solar power affordable. We produce a modular solar lamp (solar panel + rechargeable battery + light) and employ an innovative social business model that allows the average Base of the Pyramid (BoP) consumer to enjoy the benefits of solar lighting and energy. By paying in small increments which replicate the required cash flow for kerosene, we make solar affordable.
Pedal Forward Tanzania 2015 Poverty TheBambooBike Pedal Forward manufactures and sells bamboo bicycles. For each bamboo bicycle sold in the United States, a portion of proceeds helps provide bicycles to the Global South through our partner organizations.
Solaris by Eternum Tanzania 2015 Energy : Solar Facebook eternumenergy Solaris by Eternum provides affordable, reliable, modular and easy-to-use solar stations that allow low income Tanzanians to generate revenue by charging devices such as lamps and phones in their community.
Freehap Thailand 2011 Health Facebook freehap Freehap aims to improve the world’s happiness by creating platform which consist of; mobile application for help us take care of our family and friends easily, and website for help facilitate a collaborative network to create projects to improve people’s happiness.
Suntech The Gambia 2016 Energy : Solar Suntech provide affordable solar power to customers in off grid communities in Gambia.
Musana Uganda 2016 Energy : Solar Facebook Musana provides solar powered vending carts to micro-entrepreneurs equipped with multi functional features adaptable to different vending businesses in Uganda.
People and Energy Uganda 2016 Energy : Solar People and Energy in Uganda uses its platform to help customers determine their energy needs and solve the problem of mismatches in solar system units.
Wana Energy Solutions Uganda 2014 Energy : Biofuels Facebook WASIRWA Wana Energy Solutions was started to create a market for LPG in Uganda. Additionally, WANA works to create awareness among the masses that LPG is an alternative and the way to go.
PayGo Ventures United Kingdom 2016 Energy : Solar Facebook AphelionEnergy PayGo Ventures modernizes rural households in West Africa – starting with solar energy – by focusing on distribution, mobile-enabled consumer finance, and the best products adapted for their customers’ needs.
1000ecofarms USA 2015 Agriculture Facebook 1000ecofarms 1000ecofarms is developing an online marketplace for fresh and organically grown food provided by local farmers to businesses and individual consumers. They are starting in the Washington DC / Baltimore region.
A.I.R. Lawn Care USA 2014 Environment Facebook A.I.R. is a full service eco-friendly landscaping company that improves and renews the atmosphere people breathe in through: the reduction of air pollution, the elimination of synthetic chemicals, and the mitigation of storm water runoff.
Access Benefits Online USA 2013 Health Facebook EBONexus Access Benefits Online helps non-profit intermediaries, HR departments and community colleges connect to their clients to benefits, allowing them to stay on the job and in school and subsequently rise out of poverty.
Ace Waste USA 2007 Facebook recycleace Ace Recycling is a premier recycler of construction, renovation and demolition debris. They specialize in creating very high recycling rates from taking in mixed waste materials. Ace also helps industrial and commercial facilities recycle their specific waste streams.
Agri-Tech Producers USA 2014 Agriculture Agri-Tech Producers is a triple-bottom-line company, which will promote poverty reduction, rural development and sustainability, using an innovative torrefaction technology, converting animal, plant and woody biomass, in South Carolina’s I-95 “Corridor of Shame”, into a variety of bio-products, including a clean and renewable alternative to coal. This venture is one of components of the founder’s Greening of Black America Initiative.
Alfrea USA 2016 Agriculture Facebook AlfreaGardening Alfrea is an online marketplace that empowers people who want to grow their own food but lack land, time or experience. Facebook / Twitter
ANTHURIUM USA 2012 Health Anthurium collaborates with customers to solve large-scale problems of 21st century “People and Work.” Our breakthrough technology supports a flexible, personalized and cost-efficient platform particularly relevant in today’s changing work and healthcare environments. Through new forms of web-based, virtual collaboration, we enable patient self-management and facilitate access to meaningful work, helping our customers improve outcomes and lower costs.
AQUEES USA 2015 Efficency : Water AQUEES AQUEES provides property owners/managers in Washington, DC opportunities for water conservation so that informed decisions can be made to implement efficient water usage practices.
Arqlite USA 2016 Environment : Recycling Facebook arqlite Arqlite turns plastic waste into value by recycling them into more efficient construction materials.
Atayne USA 2008 Apparel Facebook atayne Atayne makes high performing outdoor and athletic apparel that is safe for people and the planet. They aim to inspire positive environmental and social change through the power of active lifestyles.
Axios Impact Investments USA 2015 Axios Impact Investments (Axios) provides financing opportunities to rural borrowers in Nicaragua through partnerships with selected international development organizations, providing them with the capital, resources and tools to confidently extend financing to their customers for pre-selected, income-producing assets.
Back to the Roots USA 2012 Food Facebook BacktotheRoots Back to the Roots is working towards re-defining the “future of food” – one that is all about the “undoing of food” back to its simplest ingredients and least processed versions.
Bahari Energy USA 2015 Energy : Wind Bahari Energy produces the Bahari Wind Tower, which uses patented technology and an innovative design to exponentially increase electricity generation through wind power. The Bahari Wind Tower is a compact power generator for urban areas.
BALANCE Edutainment USA 2012 Education Facebook ecoedutainment BALANCE Edutainment develops educational entertainment products for youth and families that raise awareness of critical social and environmental issues, and engages people who want to work together for positive change. Their flagship brand Pacha’s Pajamas helps young people to learn about their relationships with other species and ecosystems, and to more fully appreciate nature.
Bennu USA 2011 Products : Recycling Facebook Bennuworld Bennu is a socially responsible product development and marketing company that completes the recycling loop. Their sustainability solutions increase enterprise value by aligning clients’ business objectives with consumer demand and environmental resources.
Beyond Laundry USA 2016 Efficency : Water Facebook Modules integrating renewable energy, rainwater, and greywater recycling will be at the core of a franchise of community laundry centers with onsite food gardens/greenhouses, and profit will be used to provide scaled centers in developing countries.
Bio-Adhesive Alliance USA 2014 Agriculture Bio-Adhesive Alliance produces Eco-friendly, durable, low cost bio-adhesive from swine manure to help facilitate swine manure management while creating added value products for construction industry.
Bir Mentor Network USA 2015 Bir Mentor Network’s (BMN) offers Mentor Network Management Software as a Service to institutions, organizations and companies, helping them in managing their mentor networks more effectively.
BK Farmyards USA 2013 Agriculture Facebook bkfarmyards BK Farmyards grows and sells fresh, affordable food to low-income communities in Brooklyn by training budding farmers to maximize yields and transform un-used land into farms.
Blessed Coffee USA 2015 Facebook BlessedCoffee Blessed Coffee works directly with 300,000 small coffee growers (representing over a million family members) in Ethiopia introduces premium grade, shade grown, organic Ethiopian coffees in the U.S.
BlocPower USA 2013 Efficency : Energy Facebook Blocpower BlocPower will market and finance a portfolio of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies to non-profits, churches, small businesses, and charter schools in American inner cities.
Boom Algae USA 2014 Energy : Biofuels Facebook BoomAlgae Boom Algae uses a unique combination of proprietary technologies to convert CO2 emissions into pure algae oils. These oils can then be used in consumer products like cosmetics and vegan omega-3 supplements. Our long-term goal is to use these early projects as a platform to develop a highly cost-effective method of algae production to serve as a significant source of renewable energy.
BoPEEI USA 2010 Bottom of Pyramid Energy and Environmental Innovations is a Social Venture that develops renewable energy and other technologies for the rural India. BOPEEI Team has developed an electricity generator that generates electricity with just 10-12 minutes of easy pedaling by any user.
Brainy Belly USA 2016 Food Facebook BrainyBelly Brainy Belly makes nutrient dense foods, scrupulously sourced and reverently made to support great cooking and healing diets.
Carbon Concierge USA 2010 Facebook Carbon Concierge works with companies across the US and Canada to provide tools and resources to business leaders looking to reduce their carbon impact and enhance their corporate citizenship. They aim to enhance business’ financial performance through engagement of environmental stewardship, energy and resource management, carbon market implementation strategies, social equity, and appropriate branding for these initiatives.
Change:Water Labs USA 2015 Products : Fair Trade changeWATERLabs Through Chaka MarketBridge, consumers gain access to high-quality, handmade goods and artisans in the developing world gain access to the market that they need, and the market that their artwork deserves. Chaka introduces customers to producers, connecting them in relationship and trade.
Citizen Energy USA 2015 Efficency : Energy Facebook citizen_energy Citizen Energy accelerates energy efficiency adoption in mid-size commercial buildings by providing building owners with high return, $0 upfront LED lighting as a service.
Clean Decisions USA 2016 Working Conditions Facebook CleanDecisions Clean Decisions is a general labor services firm owned and solely staffed by returning citizens (ex-offenders) that provides high quality commercial kitchen cleaning, event staffing, and landscaping in a way that is good for your business and helps propel our staff members to a moral, middle class lifestyle through work and additional training.
CleanChoice Energy USA 2013 Energy : Renewable Facebook ChooseEthical Ethical Electric sells 100% local, clean energy to progressive consumers, making clean power easy to purchase by selling it as a service online, while advancing the causes our customers value.
Climate Decision USA 2015 Environment Climate Decision provides customized solutions for businesses to assess facility and asset vulnerability of flooding and storm surge.
Coco Eco Magazine USA 2011 Information Facebook OfficialCocoEco Coco Eco Magazine is an international, online, multi-platform eco-chic lifestyle magazine celebrating sustainable fashion, beauty, celebrity and cause. Good. Green. Glam.
Community Ladders USA 2011 Facebook ComLad Community Ladders provides affordable, one-on-one, financial planning and advisory services for every stage of life. They take a holistic approach to planning and make a long-term commitment to advising. A radical departure from the typical corporate financial services firm, Community Ladders is a social business devoted to consumer protection, group bargaining power, and upward mobility.
Confluence Coffee USA 2016 Food Facebook We sustainably and responsibly source coffee and other ingredients to create seasonal, ready-to-drink coffee beverages. We experiment with different brewing methods, flavor profiles, and coffee roasts to create not just new coffee flavors, but new product categories and experiences.
Conscious Period USA 2016 Products : Organic Facebook consciousperiod Conscious Period offers 100% organic cotton tampons with BPA-free plastic applicators, and for every box of tampons they sell, they give a box of pads to a woman who is homeless.
CSRHUB USA 2011 Information CSRHUB CSRHUB is a web-based service that provides corporate social responsibility and sustainability ratings to corporations and non-governmental organizations. Their ratings reflect environmental, employee, community and governance performance information from more than 150 sources on around 5,000 of the world’s largest publicly-traded companies. They aim to be an engine of transparency that encourages more consistent and actionable disclosure from all types of organizations.
Culture Fuels USA 2012 Culture BioSystems (formerly known as Culture Fuels) is a technology developer with an advanced cultivation platform which enables large-scale production of algae to be used in producing biofuels, aviation fuels, feed, protein and nutraceuticals.
Day One Response USA 2012 Water Facebook DayOneResponse DayOne Response develops and supplies innovative solutions for disaster relief. One solution is the DayOne Waterbag, which is a lightweight reusable personal water treatment device that provides all the essential functions for water purification.
DomoGeo USA 2014 Housing Facebook DomoGeo DomoGeo provides affordable, quality, eco-friendly modular structures that are easy to install and can be used for multiple purposes. Whether our clients are hard-working families looking to increase their disposable income and assets, or an institution wanting to build safer, healthier, more affordable buildings for their employees in a fraction of the time, our integrated approach provides a place to work; a place to live; a place that makes money.
Easy Solar USA 2016 Energy : Solar Easy Solar makes clean energy affordable to low-income off-grid customers in Sierra Leone using solar technology and mobile money.
EcoMadera Forest Conservation USA 2016 Environment Facebook ecomaderaforest EcoMadera Forest Conservation partners with forest communities in Ecuador to conserve threatened forests, implements sustainable forest management, designs and manufactures hardwood flooring and furniture in the community factory, and markets them to green construction projects in the US, starting in the New York metro region, providing clients with trend setting designs and lowering their carbon footprint. Facebook / Twitter
Ecowell USA 2009 This firm reduces plastic water bottle waste by designing and managing eco-friendly purified water dispensers.
EcoZoom USA 2012 Energy : Cookstoves Facebook ecozoomstove EcoZoom makes clean, highly efficient, and durable cookstoves accessible and affordable in developing countries. They work to empower local workforces, economies and women while creating financially sustainable markets. They believe that people of any economic status should have access to beautifully designed cooking products that will improve their health, income, and environment.
Efficiency Exchange USA 2010 Efficency : Energy We work with factories overseas to reduce energy consumption, costs, and emissions.
Electric Feel USA 2016 Energy : Renewable Facebook electricfeelco Electric Feel offers an affordable portable solar storage device to charge electric vehicles with a mobile application; to make electric vehicle ownership more convenient, thus encouraging more people to make this environmentally-friendly investment.
Energy Harvesters USA 2013 Energy : Renewable Facebook EHarvesters Energy Harvesters sells the Walking Charger™ product enhancement to the footwear brands in order to solve their need to differentiate their products and expand their market share in an increasingly competitive marketplace – our innovation provides brand impact with a device that is integrated within their footwear products enabling their customers to charge their mobile device batteries anytime, anywhere from their own walking.
Exo USA 2014 Food Facebook exo_protein Exo’s mission is to normalize the consumption of insects as a sustainable food source. We believe the way to accomplish this is through healthy, delicious food products that include insects as an ingredient. Our protein bars are formulated to be the perfect introductory vehicle to bring insect protein to the masses.
Farmland LP USA 2012 Agriculture Facebook farmlandlp Farmland LP, a private equity fund, acquires conventional farmland and converts it into certified organic, sustainable farmland. Investors are provided with the security of owning farmland while benefiting from the value added by converting to organic farmland.
Fresh Coast Capital USA 2016 Agriculture FreshCoastCapital Fresh Coast Capital is an impact investment firm that acquires highly distressed, vacant properties in the Midwest and redevelops them into working landscapes featuring tree farms, urban agriculture and other green infrastructure projects that revitalize neighborhoods, clean up soil and groundwater and increase land values.
Fruitcycle USA 2015 Food Facebook thefruitcycle Fruitcycle makes snacks from excess local fruit, supporting farmers and reducing food waste, while also providing jobs for women who have been formerly incarcerated and/or homeless.
GCE Lab School USA 2011 Facebook GCEVoices Global Citizenship Experience Chicago is a high school where students, faculty, and friends build a learning environment that extends into the city as classroom. Through GCE’s integrated curriculum design, students explore an array of courses, guest experts, field experiences, and they produce and curate digital portfolios representing an autobiography of learning.
gDiapers USA 2015 Apparel Facebook gdiapers gDiapers sells diapers using Cradle to Cradle design principles that allows both parents of babies and aged care facilities to create a resource from the waste using bio-digesters and commercial composters.
GivKwik USA 2013 Information Facebook givkwik GivKwik Inc. is a mobile, web and API platform that will make philanthropy a more impulsive and frequent act.
Golden Coast Mead USA 2016 Food Golden Coast Mead sells mead to conscious millennial foodies in order to solve honeybee die-off and transition alcohol production from monoculture with demand for regenerative honey.
Goods that Matter USA 2011 Products Facebook goodsthatmatter Goods That Matter is an industrial design and consulting studio that partners with community organizations, NGOs and entities working for the public good to develop meaningful strategic projects and products to support and promote social needs initiatives.
Green Product Placement USA 2012 Information Facebook GreenPrdctPlace Green Product Placement is committed to using the marketing platform of media product placement to promote products with a green, ethical, social enterprising and local entrepreneurial agenda.
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Greenease USA 2014 Agriculture Facebook GreeneaseApp Greenease is a resource that connects consumers with restaurants, cafes and grocers that buy from local and/or sustainable farms. The mobile app is currently live on iOS in Washington DC and New York City.
Greenleaf Integrative Strategies USA 2008 Health Greenleaf Integrative Strategies provides training and support services to enhance wellness and resiliency of professionals working in high-pressure and/or trauma-related situations.
GridPlex Networks USA 2012 GridPlex Networks is an early-stage Cleantech and IT company with a revolutionary energy management system designed for rapid, scalable deployment to communities of energy end-users worldwide. The GridPlex solution can enable qualified energy users in commercial, institutional and multi-tenant buildings to reduce electric use by up to 15%/mo without complicated set up or installation.
Immersed Games USA 2014 Education Facebook immersedgames Immersed Games is creating a multiplayer online virtual world in which students develop their unique characters, playing their way into learning educational content and skills.
Iron Goat USA 2014 Agriculture Iron Goat is a small self-fueled mower and grass pellet harvester. It uses the grassy biomass that it harvests as fuel, and processes the biomass that it does not use into a dried pellet form which can be used for other applications such as heating or power generation.
JikoPower USA 2016 Energy : Cookstoves Facebook JikoPower converts waste heat from third-world cook stoves into useful electricity to charge mobile phones for off-grid rural families.
Jitasa USA 2008 Information Facebook Jitasa_Is Jitsa provides finance, accounting and bookkeeping services for non-profits to lower their administrative costs. This helps non-profits to focus more time on programs and less time on day-to-day financial management and make better financial decisions with more accurate and timely financial data.
Kent Biodiesel USA 2016 Energy : Biofuels Facebook Kent BioDiesel recycles used cooking oil from restaurants and hotels into cleaner burning BioDIESEL fuel and distribute the fuel to local customers.
Kulisha USA 2016 Aquaculture Facebook Kulisha is a revolutionary, for-profit aquafeed company that produces a commercial grade aquafeed from insects and caters to small-scale aquaculture farmers in Kenya.
Kwai USA 2010 Products Facebook kwaihome Kwai markets well-designed, eco-friendly disposable plates that are sustainably crafted in India. The production process is low energy, low input, and low emission. kwai works toward a model in which the producers are true stakeholders in kwai’s success and profits are reinvested in manufacturing partners’ communities.
Leafkey.com USA 2009 Facebook leafkey Leafkey.com is an engaging web-space to link mainstream America with a network of local and global Eco-Experts who are passionate about sustainability for home, office, and shared communities.
Local Orbit USA 2010 Agriculture Facebook localorbit Local Orbit is building flexible, localized tools designed to help people build healthier communities through better food. Local Orbit’s services create stronger, more efficient food networks that can meet the demand for food that’s produced closer to where we live.
Locals LLC USA 2016 Agriculture Facebook LocalsGrowSmart We are a precision based farming company that grows organic produce using ecologically sustainable methods while maximizing our growing capabilities. With Locals our B2B customers get reliable quality hyper-local organic produce that is affordable; allowing for our customers to be able to meet the demand without supply storages but tap into the 84% customers that buy organic food occasionally but wish to buy more in upcoming year and those 74% of customers in traditional food market that don’t buy organic produce but would like to make the switch.
LuminAID USA 2012 Energy : Solar Facebook LuminAIDLab LuminAID Lab develops cost effective, solar-rechargeable lighting products in order to make light more affordable, more portable, and more sustainable for all users. The LuminAID light – the company’s first product – is an inflatable, lightweight, waterproof solar lantern that can be packed and shipped flat and is ideal for use in emergency and disaster situations.
Maike Water USA 2016 Water MaikeWater Maike Water is one of the world’s first technology companies founded to promote the sustainable growth of the seawater desalination industry.
Manta Biofuel, LLC USA 2016 Energy : Biofuels Manta Biofuel is a Baltimore based biotechnology firm that has developed a three step method for producing renewable crude oil from algae: Grow, Harvest and Convert.
Maternova USA 2011 Health Facebook maternova Maternova is a web-based global marketplace tracking and selling goods/services saving the lives of mothers and newborns. They make it easy for doctors, nurses and midwives to track innovation and to buy technologies and kits to use overseas.
Mathalicious USA 2011 Education Facebook mathalicious Mathalicious is rewriting the middle and high school math curriculum around real world topics that students care about. By providing lessons directly to individual teachers, Mathalicious is also helping to change the way educational content is delivered.
MilkCrate USA 2015 Agriculture Facebook MilkCratePhilly MilkCrate is an app that will simplify living more sustainably by making it fun and easy for users to connect with the local, sustainable businesses and resources in their community.
MISFIT Juicery USA 2015 Food Facebook misfitjuicery MISFIT Juicery uses surplus fruits and vegetables that cannot be traditionally sold because they are the wrong size or shape and turns them into cold pressed juice in order to fight produce prejudice.
Next Step NewCo USA 2013 Housing Facebook NextStepUS Next Step supports a Network of nonprofit builders replacing aging, pre-HUD Code mobile homes with high-quality, ENERGY STAR factory-built homes, while connecting low-income homebuyers to education, counsel and fair financing.
One World Play Project USA 2011 Product Facebook OneWorldFutbol The One World Futbol Project is a B Corporation that markets and distributes a virtually indestructible soccer ball that never needs a pump and goes on playing even if punctured multiple times.
Orange STEAM USA 2016 Education Facebook Orange STEAM Orange STEAM provides paid on-the-job work force training and project experience in the engineering services fields for the formerly incarcerated and their qualified family members.
Pangea Markets USA 2016 New Market Distribution Pangea Markets will become a new branded retail chain of stores that will begin operation in Nairobi, Kenya and then expand to other population centers in Kenya and other East African nations.
PaverGuide USA 2015 Environment PaverGuide will manufacture and sell to hardscape installers a structural, recycled plastic, storm water infiltration grid system that can be installed below permeable paving faster, cheaper, and with lower environmental impact than a permeable stone base.
PearTree Preschool USA 2010 Education Facebook PeartreePreK Pear Tree Preschool uses the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood learning and offer an environmentally-friendly and healthy learning center for 75 Harlem nursery and preschool children from ages 6 months to 5 years old.
PeopleTowels USA 2011 Product Facebook PeopleTowels PeopleTowels are reusable personal hand towels made of a patent-pending fabric that is 100% certified organic Fair Trade cotton.
Plantea USA 2016 Agriculture Plantea is a sensor technology that monitors plant growth parameters such as ATP and glucose levels in real-time to help farmers increase their food production.
PowerMundo USA 2009 Facebook powermundo PowerMundo builds and manages a network of customers, retailers, and suppliers to design, develop, and disseminate a suite of appropriate technology products for people in emerging markets. PowerMundo first listens to the needs of people and then displays a suite of products that may fit their needs.
Preciva Incorporated USA 2011 Health Facebook Preciva Preciva has developed a portable, wireless electronic test that will transform cervical cancer screening and treatment, dramatically increasing screening in low income countries where screening is currently rare and replacing the existing standard, the Pap test, in countries like the United States.
Prometheon Pharma USA 2015 Health Facebook PrometheonPharm Prometheon Pharma uses proprietary formulation to create drug patches (starting with insulin) that eliminate needle injection and improve global health through patient access and convenience.
Prosperity Candle USA 2010 Product Facebook ProsperityCndle Prosperity Candle empowers women to rebuild their lives through candle making. They partner with women entrepreneurs in places of conflict to build viable enterprises with access to local, regional and global markets. Their mission is to promote stability by supporting women who have survived war and seek to not only support their families, but to prevail and prosper.
PublicStuff USA 2010 Information Facebook PublicStuffCom PublicStuff is a CRM software company that helps customers to get their stuff fixed. They allow municipalities, facilities and universities to receive service requests from their residents and customers in real time. They have helped municipalities save over $360,000 annually with improved communication channels and increased customer satisfaction.
PulpWorks USA 2014 Environment : Recycling Facebook PulpWorksInc PulpWorks offers compostable products, molded from 100% post-consumer waste paper. Our environmentally thoughtful protective packaging is fashioned from the very same raw material that’s been used for decades to create egg cartons. Said another way, we turn garbage into safe, planet-friendly products.
Rate It Green USA 2016 Housing Facebook rateitgreen Rate It Green connects and supports green builders and green building companies across the globe in order to enable product and service validation and information exchange, with an ultimate goal of reducing the impact of the built environment.
Recoup-DC USA 2011 Information Facebook RecoupDC Deal for Deeds is part of Recoup, the first cause shopping channel where millions of people support causes they care about by connecting with businesses that want to do good. Their patent-pending system empowers customers to choose which organizations they want to support, how much of their discount they want to give as a tax deductible contribution, and invite their friends to join instant fundraisers.
RemitRight USA 2015 Information RemitRight RemitRight is a cost comparison website that allows you to quickly compare sites and find the service that meets your needs of international money transfers, a “KAYAK for remittances.”
Re-Nuble USA 2013 Agriculture Facebook Re_Nuble Re-Nuble uses clean technology to repurpose the organic waste of food processors into cost effective clean, renewable energy and natural fertilizers and sold to agribusiness users and horticultural and utility companies.
Rework USA 2011 Working Conditions Facebook ReWorkJobs The service that Rework offers is on-demand project staffing. It provides client organizations with access to high-quality, project-based labor. This labor comes in the form of multidisciplinary teams of recent college graduates.
Roads Ahead et al. USA 2011 Apparel Facebook RoadsAhead Roads Ahead et al. is an apparel company providing high quality organic clothing focused on positive, inspirational themes.
Shifting Patterns Consulting USA 2011 Information Facebook ShiftPatConsult Shifting Patterns Consulting is a socially responsible consulting firm that helps social enterprises access funding and strengthen their people and organizational capabilities.
SLOWCOLOR USA 2011 Facebook beSLOWCOLOR SLOWCOLOR is a sustainable lifestyle brand that delights conscious consumers with all natural dyed casually elegant clothing, fairly traded with its global social enterprise partners. Their first partner is a cooperative of handloom weavers in India.
SmartMarkets USA 2010 SmartMarkets does not touch physical water and electricity, yet it transforms how customers define and use those resources. SmartMarkets has developed a patent-pending “Save & Trade” meter, conversion mechanism & Web 2.0 trading platform. This platform allows residential and commercial end users to own, save, accumulate and trade clearly defined water and energy efficiency credits, or EcoSharesSM.
Soko Mushrooms USA 2013 Facebook SokoMushrooms Dendere International upcycles agriculture waste to produce specialty mushrooms and promotes sustainable mushroom farming and consumption to fight poverty and malnutrition in Zimbabwe.
Sol VISTA USA 2014 Efficency : Energy SolVistaGreen SOL VISTA’s mission is to make building efficiency simple and profitable. We provide building performance management and efficiency-implementation services to building owners across the U.S. SOL VISTA.
Solar Site Design USA 2014 Efficency : Energy SolarSiteDesign The solar industry needs help in reducing the soft costs of developing solar projects. Customer acquisition, one of the expensive soft costs, still maintains a high pricetag. Solar Site Design was built to reduce the cost of customer acquisition with the help of the next generation of solar project originators.
SolePower USA 2013 Energy : Renewable Facebook SolePowerTech SolePower, LLC provides a renewable energy source to any individual without ready access to a conventional power grid for operating personal electronic devices, providing a portable, inexpensive and more convenient alternative to the traditional battery.
Solstice USA 2016 Energy : Solar Facebook solarforgood Solstice radically expands access to clean energy by providing roofless solar to the 80 percent of American households that cannot install an array on their roof.
Sonsight Wind USA 2016 Energy : Wind Sonsight Wind has been developing a small (5kW) horizontal axis wind turbine that is versatile and more cost effective, particularly within moderate winds for sale to residential and business customers.
Soupergirl USA 2009 Food Facebook thesoupergirl Soupergirl serves fresh, homemade soup made with ingredients from small local farms that practice sustainable farming methods. They offer homemade soup for delivery or pickup and operate a storefront location in DC.
Southern Hues USA 2006 Apparel Facebook southernhues Southern Hues is a collaboration between growers and artisans– to cultivate, collect and create the vibrant colors achievable from natural dyes grown in the Southern United States. Our one-of-a-kind line of fabrics and scarves promote health in the wearer of the garments as well as along the supply chain.
Spark Fund USA 2014 Efficency : Energy Facebook sparkfunder A better option for energy efficiency financing Offer simplified financing to your customers that covers the upfront cost of upgrades and helps you grow your business
Sproutel USA 2012 Health Facebook DiabetesBear Jerry the Bear is an interactive plush toy that helps kids with Type 1 Diabetes adjust to their new lifestyle. By playing with Jerry children will learn to master their medical procedures and have fun doing it!
Student Veteran Housing Association of America USA 2016 Housing Student Veteran Housing Association of America serves the veteran students who served our nation by providing transition education and resilience training in a supportive residential community to promote successful military-to-student-to-civilian reintegration.
Tangerine Power USA 2010 Facebook tangerinepower Tangerine Power develops community solar energy systems where everyone can participate. Customers purchase a Sunslice from the Tangerine Power Grove they choose and are paid for the energy generated from a single solar panel.
TeachBar USA 2010 Education Facebook TeachBar TeachBar offers accessible education programs to Berkeley, Castro Valley, Oakland, Hayward, San Leandro, and San Lorenzo students and communities. TeachBar’s affordable prices make its tutoring, test prep, and skill classes advantageous and appealing to its customers.
Terraoak USA 2016 Energy : Cookstoves Terraoak is saving lives and the environment by building innovative Clean Cookstoves that reduce smoke-pollution from biomass.
TerViva BioEnergy USA 2012 Energy : Biofuels TerViva BioEnergy grows trees that produce seeds that have lots of oil. That non-edible oil is well suited for the production of biofuel. Because the tree is hardy and fixes nitrogen, it can be grown on marginal land without any exogenous fertilizer. This keeps costs to about $1.00 per gallon, and gives us the best environmental footprint of any biofuel feedstock.
Twice As Warm USA 2012 Apparel Facebook twiceaswarm Twice As Warm is a clothing company that provide winter clothing to homeless children and families. For every clothing item purchased, a donation of the same clothing will be given to a person in need.
Union Kitchen USA 2016 Union Kitchen lowers the barriers to entry and growth for food businesses by offering kitchen space, a full-time cleaning team, catering, distribution services, and our own retail outlets, acting as a one-stop shop for everything an existing or launching food business needs, thus, propelling local businesses, jobs, and culture.
Up Top Acres USA 2015 Agriculture Facebook UpTopAcres Up Top Acres designs, builds and operates commercial rooftop soil farms.
Urban Pastoral Collective USA 2015 Agriculture Facebook UPastoral Urban Pastoral Collective designs, constructs, and operates a state-of-the-art, 15,000 square foot hydroponic greenhouse in Baltimore powered by sustainable energy that will produce 100 tons of fresh, premium quality hops, greens, and herbs, year-round, for a range of local partners.
Vayando USA 2015 Information Facebook vayando Vayando connects curious travelers with micro-entrepreneurs in emerging economies around the world.
Verde Sustainable Solutions USA 2012 Efficency : Energy Facebook verdeL3C Verde created the VERDE iPad app to help consumers reduce their electricity usage in homes and businesses through a home energy audit.
Verden Interior Design Studio USA 2009 Products Facebook verdeninterior Verden Interior Design Studio is a full service Interior Design and Consultant firm located in Philadelphia, PA. They utilize green and sustainable products on all of their interior design projects.
Village Ecosystems USA 2010 Efficency : Water Facebook Village Ecosystems specializes in creating service ecosystems that save water, reduce energy use, and create natural habitat.
Viva Green Homes USA 2016 Housing Facebook VivaGreenHomes The largest and most comprehensive online real estate marketplace for sustainable homes. The Zillow of eco-friendly homes.
VSJF Flexible Capital Fund USA 2012 Information Facebook VermontSJF The VSJF Flexible Capital Fund provides subordinated debt and royalty financing to growth stage companies in Vermont’s value-added agricultural, forest products, and clean technology businesses. Their goal is to help their portfolio companies accelerate the rate at which Vermont and the region moves towards healthy food systems, renewable energy and climate change solutions – while preserving Vermont’s working landscapes and ensuring the health of their communities.
Wash Cycle Laundry USA 2012 Environment Facebook TheWashCyclist Wash Cycle Laundry delivers laundry on bicycles with trailers to consumers, businesses, and institutions and washes it using sustainable, cost-competitive processes that reduce the water and energy required to do so. They also strive to create meaningful, upwardly mobile careers in all their locations.
Watusee Foods USA 2014 Food Facebook watuseefoods Watusee Foods makes Crispy Roasted Chickpea Snacks. The snacks are delicious, addictive, and improve your daily health.
Wello USA 2011 Facebook wellowater Wello’s mission is to effectively deliver clean water to a thirsty world. By reframing the water crisis as an opportunity, Wello has developed an innovative business model that empowers individuals to use the WaterWheel as an income-generating tool to lift their families out of poverty. The WaterWheel is an innovative water transportation tool designed to alleviate the problems associated with lack of easy access to water.
Wespire USA 2011 Information Facebook goWeSpire WeSpire (formerly known as Practically Green) develops persuasive technology – combining dynamic content, social levers, and gamification to capture people’s imagination and produce meaningful results.
World Leadership School USA 2008 Education Facebook wrldleadership The mission of World Leadership School is to empower young leaders to find new and innovative approaches to the world’s pressing problems. We do this by helping K-12 schools make the shift towards 21st century approaches to teaching and learning. Our services include consulting, professional development, teacher coaching, curriculum design and support for schools that want to build sister school relationships in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America.
Yellow Leaf Hammocks USA 2013 Facebook hammocker Yellow Leaf Hammocks exists to empower the Hill tribe members in Thailand to rise out of poverty by creating stable, culturally sustainable, high wage weaving jobs.
Yumbutter USA 2012 Food Facebook yumbutter Yumbutter is a nut butter company handcrafting nut butter potions from peanuts, cashews, almonds and more. Through their BuyOneFeedOne program, they help to feed a kid in need with every jar purchased. Their mission is to craft the world’s healthiest nut butters, vanquish food injustice through their BuyOneFeedOne and education programs, support responsible farmers, and replenish the earth.
Zenful Bites USA 2015 Food Facebook ZenfulBites Zenful Bites is a food education and eco-catering social enterprise practicing conscious cooking using natural, locally sourced ingredients with the aim of fostering a sustainable and fair food system in the DC metro region.
Eqalix USA India 2015 Health eqalixinc Eqalix is developing the first plant-based skin substitute wound dressing, to replace currently marketed products that are made from culturally sensitive sources (cadavers, embryonic materials, cows, pigs), which may be sold at disruptive prices due to a cost structure roughly 1/10 that of current products.
Fargreen Vietnam 2014 Food Facebook Fargreenvn Fargreen produces edible mushrooms and biofertilizers made from rice straw waste, which helps solve the environmental problem associated with open rice straw burning in Vietnam as well as the social problem of the migration of farmers to the urban areas in search of employment in between the two rice growing seasons.