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 list 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.

Company Primary UN SDG MCN Cohort Countries of Operation Products sold online Description
1000ecofarms 02 Hunger 2015 “Russia USA” 1000ecofarms offers fresh healthy and organic food from farmers in your community. 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.
3 Ridge Organics 02 Hunger 2018 USA 3 Ridge Organics has invented and tested a produce growing system for greenhouse and urban, covered-building cultivation. They are based in Virginia, USA.
510nano 07 Energy 2018 USA 510nano manufacturers a low cost, high performing solar module that we sell to utilities, developers and solar integrators.
A.I.R. Lawn Care 13 Climate 2014 USA A.I.R. Lawn Care 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 stormwater runoff.
Abe’s Meats 16 Peace 2018 USA Abe’s Meats offers food that is both Halal and Kosher so everyone take seat at you table Abe’s Meats offers the Interfaith Meat products that are both (Zabihah) Halal and (Glatt) Kosher at the same time.
Access Afya 03 Health 2013 Kenya Access Afya provdes modern healthcare operating system for emerging economies.
Advancing Engineering Consulting 08 Work 2010 Cambodia 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.
Aesop Technologies 07 Energy 2018 USA Aesop Nucleus is a micro solar concentration system that functions off of heat and kinetic energy.
Affirm Global Development 08 Work 2012 USA Affirm Global Development sells solar lights and efficient and portable stoves. Affirm Global Development brings sustainable jobs and innovative technology into developing markets.
African Renewable Energy Distributors 07 Energy 2015 “Rwanda Uganda” 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.
Arqlite 12 Consumption 2016 “Argentina USA” Arqlite recycles what nobody else can – transforming complex plastic polymers into high efficiency materials for the construction industry.
Atellier Organic 12 Consumption 2019 Mexico Atellier Organic Joyas de Autor sells jewelry of natural semi-precious stones, with handcrafted techniques and ecological processes. Atellier Organic Joyas de Autor is a Mexican firm which manufactures and sells jewelry and goldsmith of natural semi-precious stones, with handcrafted techniques and ecological process.
Axios Impact Investments 17 Partnerships 2015 Nicaragua Axios Impact Investments 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.
AYZH 05 Gender 2010 “India USA” AYZH sells products for both women and the health care providers that support them, including birth kits, menstrual hygiene kits, and postpartum menstrual care. 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.
Back to the Roots 12 Consumption 2012 USA Back to the Roots sells products designed to teach people how their food is grown and where it comes from. 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 07 Energy 2015 USA 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.
BEM Controls 07 Energy 2018 USA BEM Controls provides an open architecture cloud-based building energy management platform to owners and operators of small and medium commercial buildings leveraging artificial intelligence and human expertise to realize energy savings while improving the health and comfort of their buildings.
Beyond BlueGreen 06 Water 2016 USA Beyond BlueGreen offers a variety of clean water solutions.
Bikes 4 Life 08 Work 2009 USA Bikes 4 Life is a grassroots neighborhood bike shop and social justice enterprise with a mission to support the surrounding community and offer healthy, sustainable life opportunities to young people.
Biopencil 12 Consumption 2019 Peru BioPencil is a Peruvian company that manufactures 100% eco-friendly pencils made of cultivated algae.
Biosense Technologies 03 Health 2012 India Biosense enables affordable, point-of-care devices to monitor blood glucose, urine, and to screen for anemia.
Blessed Coffee 01 Poverty 2015 Ethiopia Blessed Coffee sells organic coffee. 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 11 Cities 2013 USA BlocPower is using the Internet of Things, machine learning, and structured finance to build a platform that will scale clean energy in American inner cities.
BoPEEI 07 Energy 2010 India 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 12 Consumption 2016 USA Brainy Belly makes nutrient dense foods, scrupulously sourced and reverently made to support great cooking and healing diets.
Brave Up 04 Education 2016 Chile Brave UP improves the education process and creates safe school environments by facilitating productive conversations about bullying through an online platform.
BTU Insight 07 Energy 2019 USA BTU Insight’s mission is to create solar products that uplift low-income communities by creating new solar jobs, introducing solar education to inner city schools, and lowering energy bills for all consumers.
Chakr Innovation 11 Cities 2018 India Chakr Innovation has developed the world’s first retro-fit emission control device for diesel generators. Our technology can capture ~90% of particulate matter emissions from the exhaust of diesel generators without causing any adverse impact on the engine.
change:WATER Labs 06 Water 2015 “India USA” change:WATER Labs is developing a low-cost, compact, waterless toilet for non-sewered households and communities.
Citizen Energy 07 Energy 2015 USA 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 08 Work 2016 USA Clean Decisions is a janitorial and landscaping service company solely owned and operated by returning citizens.
CleanChoice Energy 07 Energy 2013 USA CleanChoice Energy 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.
Co-GROW 08 Work 2019 Guyana Co-Grow is a co-working space in Guyana, which is focused on providing employment for young mothers and the differently abled who have challenges working in traditional office setting.
Colective 1050º 05 Gender 2013 Mexico Colective 1050º 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.
Community Ladders 04 Education 2011 USA Community Ladders provides affordable, one-on-one, financial planning and advisory services for every stage of life. They are a social business devoted to consumer protection, group bargaining power, and upward mobility.
CSRHUB 17 Partnerships 2011 USA CSRHub offers consensus Environment, Social & Governance ratings to benchmark performance, study supply chains, improve reporting, and build portfolios.
Culture BioSystems 07 Energy 2012 USA Culture BioSystems 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 06 Water 2012 USA 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.
Desta 01 Poverty 2012 India 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.
DGrid 01 Poverty 2018 “USA Morocco” DGrid provides renewable energy solutions that expand businesses, enhance livelihoods and empower communities by developing a refrigerated supply chain for temperature-sensitive products in emerging markets.
Doctory 03 Health 2020 Pakistan Doctory ensures that patients get to the right doctor, and to the right diagnosis in the first consultation, eliminating wasted cost and time to access high-quality healthcare. They operate in Pakistan.
DOTS Coffee 08 Work 2018 Thailand dots coffee is a bangkok-based chain of coffee shops that employs visually impaired persons in all front-of-house roles, including baristas and shop managers.
Dreaming Out Loud 02 Hunger 2012 USA Aya Community Markets is an innovative farmers market and holistic health experience helping to provide access to fresh produce in a “food desert” and gateways to community health resources that residents need to get healthy and stay healthy. Their holistic ecosystem approach includes experiential education, outreach and empowerment.
Dunia Designs 12 Consumption 2019 Tanzania Dunia Designs makes commercially well-designed furniture, accessories, construction products & more out of 90% upcycled plastic – we’ve taken over 400 tons of plastic waste out of the Tanzanian environment since our conception in 2016.
Easy Solar 07 Energy 2016 Sierra Leone Easy Solar is making energy, life-transforming products, and financial services affordable and accessible to everyone in West Africa.
Eco Fuels Kenya 15 Life Land 2015 Kenya Eco Fuels Kenya produce bio-fuel, animal feed and organic fertilizer from the nut of the croton megalocarpus tree; one of the most prominent indigenous species across ten countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Eco Ola 02 Hunger 2010 Peru Eco Ola delivers Amazonian Superfoods that are delicious, healthy, and done right.
eco spaces 09 Infrastructure 2014 USA Ecospaces is creating sustainability in urban areas! * We install: Green Roofs * Green Walls * Rain Gardens * Rain Barrels * Solar Panels * Beehives * and Birdhouses.
EcoAct Tanzania 12 Consumption 2018 Tanzania EcoAct Tanzania uses plastic extrusion technology to recycle and transform post consumer waste plastics into durable and long lasting plastic lumbers.
EcoPost 12 Consumption 2011 Kenya EcoPost uses 100% recycled plastics to make aesthetic, durable and environmentally friendly plastic lumber for use in applications ranging from fencing to landscaping.
EcoZoom 07 Energy 2012 “Kenya Tanzania Uganda Nigeria Rhana Somalia South Africa” EcoZoom sells camping tools like solar lamps, pans and stoves EcoZoom makes clean burning, portable wood and charcoal powered cookstoves, and solar powered lighting solutions.
Elevated Honey 15 Life Land 2016 China Elevated Honey sells artesian honey from China. Elevated Honey is stopping the counterfeit honey industry in China by creating an efficient, transparent, and connected supply chain between traditional rural beekeepers and urban Chinese consumers.
Ellie Fun Day 12 Consumption 2013 “India USA” Ellie Fun Day sells blankets and other organic products for babies. Ellie Fun Day designs organic baby blankets that are sourced responsibly and made by marginalized women in India.
Elysian Holdings 12 Consumption 2019 USA Elysian Holdings is leveraging the growing national and global support for industrial hemp cultivation as a sustainable and profitable 3-product — seed, oil, and hemp fiber — successor to more-depleting tobacco, corn, cotton, soybean farming.
Energy Harvesters 07 Energy 2013 USA Energy Harvesters sells the Walking Charger – a device that allows users to charge the batteries in their mobile electronics devices anytime, anywhere – just by walking.
Esoko 01 Poverty 2016 Kenya Esoko is a simple but powerful communication tool for businesses, government, NGOs and others to connect with farmers. Use any mix of our web and mobile apps, original agricultural content, and on-the-ground deployment services for your marketing, monitoring and advisory needs.
Essmart Global 07 Energy 2013 India Essmart creates a marketplace for essential technologies, like solar lanterns and water filters, in places where people already shop.
Estufa Doña Dora 07 Energy 2015 Guatemala Estufa Doña Dora sells clean, efficient cookstoves in Guatemala to the 735,000 families that buy all of their cooking wood, through vertically integrated field activities of flexible financing and selling the cookstoves.
Evaptainers 02 Hunger 2015 Morocco Evaptainers creates “zero energy” refrigeration systems using patent-pending modular and mobile refrigeration units to systemically reduce food spoilage in the developing world.
Exo 02 Hunger 2014 USA Exo sells energy bars featuring cricket 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.
Faire Collection 12 Consumption 2010 Ecuador Faire collection sells eco-friendly jewelry. Faire Collection is a 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.
Fargreen 02 Hunger 2014 Vietnam 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.
Farmland LP 02 Hunger 2012 USA 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.
Firefly Power 07 Energy 2016 Canada FireflyPower sells highly efficient, scalable, lightweight and affordable carbon fiber wind turbines, to residential and commercial electricity consumers, which are technologically innovative, modular and reduce consumer electricity costs.
First Access 10 Inequality 2013 Kenya 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.
Folia Materials 06 Water 2018 Mexico Folia Water manufactures the world’s first water filter that costs pennies, for sale to base of the pyramid consumers. Folia is an OEM materials technology company and sells B2B2C through food/bev CPG importer-distributor wholesaler partners.
Food Shift 12 Consumption 2012 USA Food Shift is dedicated to building a more just and sustainable food system that curbs waste, empowers communities, respects the environment and nourishes all. Food Shift educates and empowers consumers, businesses and communities by increasing awareness about food waste and inspiring food related behavior change. By trimming waste and diverting food loss, Food Shift believes we can feed the hungry, create jobs, combat global warming, conserve natural resources, and cultivate more sustainable communities.
FREDsense Technologies 06 Water 2014 Canada FREDsense combines biology and engineering to detect chemicals in your water. We use a biosensor with an electrochemical output to create a system that is fast, sensitive, and unlike anything else on the market, allowing anyone to know exactly what is in their water.
Future Forward Foods 03 Health 2019 USA Future Forward Foods sells energy bars and adaptogenic flavored water drinks. Future Forward Foods is a health and wellness company that produces healthy, wholesome, engaging consumer packaged goods.
GCE Lab School 04 Education 2011 USA GCE Lab School cultivates global citizens ready to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
gDiapers 12 Consumption 2015 USA gDiapers sells environmentally sustainable diapers. 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.
Gham Power 07 Energy 2014 Nepal Gham Power provides Solar Photovoltaic systems for residential & commercial buildings, bringing the highest quality solar technology to Nepal at affordable prices.
Ghonsla 11 Cities 2008 Pakistan Ghonsla is a sustainable insulation technology company based in Lahore, Pakistan. They use recycled materials to produce highly effective, low-cost insulation.
GivKwik 17 Partnerships 2013 USA GivKwik is a mobile, web and API platform that makes philanthropy a more impulsive and frequent act.
GOEFER 07 Energy 2019 USA GOEFER’s energy management system allows you to track exactly how much energy your devices are using. GOEFER is a plug-load energy solution providing value and savings to every appliance or device connected to our GOEFER Energy Management platform, because every watt matters.
GogyUp 10 Inequality 2019 USA GogyUp Literacy Support System converts existing text into trackable, mobile training with embedded, just-in-time reading assistance for employees with low print literacy or English proficiency.
GOLD Consulting 04 Education 2011 South Africa GOLD Consulting is a leadership and social change consultancy actively targeting emerging markets. It leverages the good practices and social capital of the GOLD Peer Education Model in Africa
Golden Coast Mead 02 Hunger 2016 USA Golden Coast Mead sells their mead online to 38 states in the USA. Golden Coast Mead sells the best 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 12 Consumption 2011 USA Goods that Matter sells soap, cards, T-shirts, candles, and other gifts. MATTER L3C 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.
Grateful Gardners 12 Consumption 2020 USA Grateful Gardners focus on growing organic and sustainable flowers on their farm. They are part of the Be Green Business incubator in Bethesda, MD, USA.
Great Lakes Energy 07 Energy 2011 Rwanda Great Lakes Energy is a solar innovation and distribution enterprise based in Kigali, Rwanda.
Green Energy Biofuels 07 Energy 2014 Nigeria Green Energy Biofuels is scaling renewable ethanol for clean cooking fuels. Green Energy Biofuels is a SMEFUNDS company.
Green Print Partners 06 Water 2016 USA GreenPrint Partners makes it easy for cities to achieve high-impact, community-driven stormwater solutions.
Green Product Placement 17 Partnerships 2012 USA 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.
Greenease 02 Hunger 2014 USA 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 03 Health 2008 USA 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 07 Energy 2012 USA GridPlex provides energy and conservation products and services that increase electric system efficiency and reliability, can save billions for utilities and consumers, and will reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Groundit 02 Hunger 2016 Canada Groundit offers 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!
Handscart 12 Consumption 2016 India 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.
Haptic Path 12 Consumption 2018 “Russia Israel” Haptic path sells tunics, trousers, and other comfortable clothing made of hemp in Israel and Russia. Haptic path is an ethical slow fashion brand, which provides people with longlasting comfortable clothes made of hemp. They are based in Israel and Russia and sell online.
HawKar 03 Health 2018 Tunisia HawKar is building a smart electric car that is directly accessible in a wheelchair, compact, economical & environmentally friendly.
Himalayan Wild Fibers 12 Consumption 2018 Nepal Himalayan Wild Fibers produces textile fiber extracted from a plant growing wild in the Himalayas and sells it into established textile supply chains as a “better than linen” raw material input to high end apparel and furnishings manufacturing in order to create income for subsistence farmers who wild-harvest our raw material.
Husk Power Systems 07 Energy 2008 India Husk Power Systems generates clean, safe and efficient electricity at affordable rates in some of India’s most remote communities.
I-Dev International 17 Partnerships 2010 Global 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.
Ignitia 01 Poverty 2016 “Ghana Mali Nigeria Sweden” Ignitia is the world’s first and most accurate tropical weather forecasting company. The forecasts are delivered to West African farmers via SMS in partnership with mobile network operators .
Immersed Games 04 Education 2014 USA Immersed Games is creating an immersive world for deep learning experiences.
Impact Entrepreneur 17 Partnerships 2012 USA Impact Entrepreneur is a global impact digital media company delivering content, social networking and complementary web-based products and services that focus on the burning issues of our time. Our core offering is an innovative hybrid of professional storytelling and citizen journalism on global environmental and social justice issues.
IndiVillage Tech Solutions 08 Work 2015 India 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.
Indonesia Organic 02 Hunger 2011 Indonesia 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.
Ingressive 17 Partnerships 2015 “Ghana Kenya Nigeria Rwanda South Africa” Ingressive is an impact facilitation firm that connects scalable, revenue-generating, vetted African businesses with international investors seeking double-bottom line opportunities.
Iron Goat 02 Hunger 2014 USA 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.
Jaan Pakistan 07 Energy 2018 Pakistan Jaan Pakistan sell affordable clean energy solutions to off-grid areas of Pakistan.
JaM Treats 12 Consumption 2020 USA JaM Treats makes food that is plant-based and entirely gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and free of refined sugar. JaM Treats makes food that is plant-based and entirely gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and free of refined sugar. They are part of the Be Green Business incubator in Bethesda, MD, USA.
Jitasa 17 Partnerships 2008 USA 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.
Koe Koe Tech 03 Health 2015 Myanmar Koe Koe Tech employs and trains local Myanmar people in computer programming and develops health IT software for Myanmar’s data-deprived health sector.
KOMAZA 15 Life Land 2011 Kenya KOMAZA is unlocking the potential of small-scale farmers to solve Africa’s wood supply crisis by providing farmers with support across the forestry value chain, from seedlings to sawmills.
Kopo Kopo 10 Inequality 2011 Kenya Kopo Kopo is a world-class platform to enable small and medium businesses to accept mobile payments and build relationships with their customers.
Kuli Kuli 12 Consumption 2013 “Ghana Haiti Nicaragua USA” Kuli Kuli sells moringa-based nutritional products 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.
La Mano del Mono 04 Education 2014 Mexico La Mano del Mono combines 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.
LabourNet 08 Work 2009 India LabourNet enables sustainable livelihoods for disadvantaged men, women and youth in urban and rural areas.
Last Call 02 Hunger 2019 USA Last Call enables people in need to enjoy restaurant quality meals at a discounted price, reducing food waste.
LishaBora Hydroponics 02 Hunger 2015 Kenya LishaBora Hydroponics provides smallholder farmers in Kenya with low cost, high quality hydroponic fodder for their cows, saving cost and increasing income, lifting them out of poverty.
Living Canopies 12 Consumption 2019 USA Living Canopies sells the Living Umbrella, an easy, smart, and environmentally friendly way to grow fruits, vegetables, or beautiful flowering vines above your head, while reducing stormwater flows and reversing the urban heat island effect.
LuminAID Lab 07 Energy 2012 Global LuminAID Lab sells cost effective, solar-rechargeable lighting products. LuminAID Lab develops cost effective, solar-rechargeable lighting products. The LuminAID light – is an inflatable, lightweight, waterproof solar lantern that can be packed and shipped flat and is ideal for use in emergency and disaster situations.
Lumos 12 Consumption 2013 India 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.
M’Panadas 12 Consumption 2020 USA M’Panadas sells healthy Latin fusion snacks M’Panadas makes healthy empanadas. They are part of the Be Green Business incubator in Bethesda, MD.
Maisha Meds 03 Health 2015 Kenya 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.
Makua Jewelry 12 Consumption 2016 Colombia Makua Jewelry sells rings, necklaces and other accessories handcrafted in Columbia. Makua Jewelry is a Colombian jewelry brand that uses ancestral techniques of indigenous communities of Colombia fused with contemporary design.
Manta Biofuel, LLC 07 Energy 2016 USA Manta Biofuel has developed a three step method for producing renewable crude oil from algae: Grow, Harvest and Convert.
Maternova 05 Gender 2011 “Haiti Mexico” 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 04 Education 2011 USA 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.
Mera Gao Power 07 Energy 2011 India Mera Gao Power builds, owns, and operates micro grids in Uttar Pradesh, India serving off-grid villages with high quality, dependable lighting and mobile phone charging services. MGP’s low-cost design is the first commercially viable micro grid targeted at the rural poor.
MilkCrate 12 Consumption 2015 USA MilkCrate makes impact actionable and measurable through mobile app solutions for nonprofit programs and municipal initiatives.
Mille Collines 12 Consumption 2011 Kenya Mille Collines sells Rwandan fashion for women, including shirts, sweaters, jackets and accessories. Atelier des Mille Collines carries the design, production and distribution of high quality clothing and accessories under a brand with a strong identity.
Million Dollar Scholar 04 Education 2011 USA Million Dollar Scholar edits applications, personal statements, and scholarship essays for students across the world through an e-commerce solution. For every purchased service, we will provide free services to a low income student.
MISFIT Foods 12 Consumption 2015 USA With ~50% of the veggies you love and ~50% humanely raised chicken. No processed protein substitutes or pureed vegetable binders. Just real, good food.
MoveInSync 11 Cities 2009 India MoveInSync provides smart, effective and safe corporate transport operations, providing complete control and visibility to the transportation stakeholders.
moWoza 05 Gender 2013 “Mozambique South Africa” moWoza is an innovation focus company that develops solutions for emerging markets.
Mozaique 12 Consumption 2020 “USA Guatemala Romania” Mozaïque makes hand made towels and wool runners in Guatemala and Romania and sells them in the USA. Mozaïque is home-decor goods company that seeks to increase artisans’ financial predictability by developing together with them the necessary tools to take their products to the global market. They are based in the US, and work with artisans in Romania and Guatemala.
Mozambikes 11 Cities 2012 Mozambique Mozambikes is the first provider seeking to build a bicycle industry and make bicycles a commodity in Mozambique. The unique advantage of Mozambikes lies in their model of bicycle sales to provide bicycles of higher quality and lower prices to all provinces in Mozambique.
Musana Carts 08 Work 2016 Uganda Musana Carts provide urban street vendors with a cleaner, safer and more efficient solution to their cooking, storage, and financing needs.
Nedraki 12 Consumption 2019 Venezuela Nedraki is a sustainable development company in Venezuela that uses plastic waste material for 3D printing.
New Hope Farm 02 Hunger 2013 USA We sell agriculture/value-added products to retail and wholesale customers to solve problems of increasing income to farmers and ranchers.
New Trintionink 12 Consumption 2008 Germany New Trintionink makes edible weeds, the most frugal choice of fresh produce, accessible to the general public.
Next Step Network 11 Cities 2013 USA Next Step supports a network of 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.
NODE 11 Cities 2018 USA NODE is a B to C housing solutions and technology integration company that makes radical sustainability in residential buildings affordable by combining the efficiencies of modular building with technology and systems integration.
Novulis 03 Health 2019 Ecuador Novulis is a social, public-health enterprise that provides on-the-job-site oral health solutions with employer subsidy to the working poor of Ecuador.
Nuestro Bambú 12 Consumption 2019 Uruguay Nuestro Bambú is a creative bamboo design and architecture studio, with social and enviromental impact.
Nuru Energy 07 Energy 2010 Rwanda Nuru Energy is improving health, education and eradicating poverty with the world’s first commercially available pedal generator.
One Acre Fund 02 Hunger 2006 Kenya One Acre Fund supplies financing and training to help smallholders grow their way out of hunger and build lasting pathways to prosperity.
One World Play Project 12 Consumption 2011 USA One World Play Project sells Futbols that never go flat. 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.
ONergy 07 Energy 2011 India ONergy is India’s leading solar enterprise providing complete solar solutions and services.
Oretronics Technology 07 Energy 2016 Nigeria Oretronics Technology increases energy security by developing, deploying and distributing renewable energy and energy efficient technologies and solutions to solve energy poverty, electricity access and high electricity cost challenges and as a means of reducing carbon emissions on our planet.
Outline India 04 Education 2018 India Outline India is a research and consultancy firm, focusing on ground level primary data collection work from communities that are hard to reach, to enable data-driven decision-making at policy and intervention levels.
PACE MD 03 Health 2014 Mexico PACE provides quality training to the best health providers in Latin America.
PaverGuide 11 Cities 2015 USA PaverGuide is a structural base for paving systems. It is manufactured from recycled plastic and provides a massive rainwater reservoir and expansive infiltration surface.
PayGo Ventures 07 Energy 2016 Côte d’Ivoire PayGo Ventures are modernising rural households in West Africa – starting with solar energy – by focusing on distribution, mobile-enabled consumer finance, and the best products adapted for our customers’ needs.
PearTree Preschool 04 Education 2010 USA Pear Tree Preschool is a year-round preschool providing New York City families with a child-centered approach to early learning, collaborative family atmosphere, and a safe, inspiring environment that encourages exploration and creativity.
PharmaSecure 03 Health 2009 India PharmaSecure protects the world from the threat of counterfeit pharmaceuticals and other goods.
Pinkcollar 05 Gender 2018 Malaysia Pinkcollar is a a first-of-its-kind solution for employers looking for a better way to hire domestic workers, and for workers seeking safe and dignified jobs.
Pitaya 02 Hunger 2011 Nicaragua Pitaya sells powder, smoothie and cubes made from the Pitaya fruit – also known as the Dragon Fruit. Pitaya sells the highest quality Dragon Fruit, to bring you the brightest color while supporting those in need.
PowerMundo 07 Energy 2009 Peru PowerMundo improves access to solar and other clean technologies to empower people in emerging markets.
Prana Sustainable Water 06 Water 2012 Switzerland 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.
Project Tirime 02 Hunger 2020 Zimbabwe Tirime will partners with the marginalized rural subsistence farmers in Zimbabwe to produce quality vegetables and crops.
Prometheon Pharma 03 Health 2015 USA Prometheon Pharma is eliminating needle injections and shaping the future of drug delivery.
Prosperity Candle 08 Work 2010 USA Prosperity Candle sells candles and other gifts made by women refugees in the USA. Prosperity Candle supports refugees and artisans through candle-making and beautifully crafted vessels.
PulpWorks 12 Consumption 2012 USA 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.
Purasol Vida Natural 07 Energy 2016 Costa Rica Purasol Vida Natural offers unique financed solar systems in Costa Rica, with which residential and commercial customers can immediately lower their energy costs and gain flexibility in their energy supply.
Rate It Green 13 Climate 2016 USA Rate It Green platform 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.
Re-Nuble 15 Life Land 2013 USA Re-Nuble is a leading developer of innovative, plant-based, agricultural technologies sourced from verified, unrecoverable vegetative waste streams.
Realty Sage 11 Cities 2016 USA Realty Sage is the largest and most comprehensive online real estate marketplace for sustainable homes. “The Zillow of eco-friendly homes.”
Rendered 12 Consumption 2020 USA Rendered Inc. is working to promote sustainability by vending quality & rare used apparel. They are part of the Be Green Business incubator in Bethesda, MD.
Renew Power Systems 07 Energy 2020 USA Renew Power Systems has developed a modular, expandable design fpr microgrids. They have worked around the world, and are based in Saint Paul, MN.
RUR Greenlife 11 Cities 2016 India RUR Greenlife sells recycled products like cotton bags, bins, bio composters, cleaning agents, toothbrush and wood comb in India. RUR designs, builds, and implements sustainable,decentralized waste management solutions for individuals, schools, organizations, housing societies, industry to recycle 80% of waste into resource to reduce landfill load leading to reduction in carbon/methane emissions and conserving the planet.
Saathi 05 Gender 2016 India Sasthi provide women with eco-friendly sanitary using banana fiber helping the environment, community and your body. Saathi has developed a fully eco-friendly and biodegradable sanitary pad with an absorbent core made from waste banana tree fiber.
Sanergy 06 Water 2011 Kenya Sanergy builds healthy, prosperous communities by providing sustainable non-sewered sanitation solutions in Africa’s urban informal settlements.
Sanivation 06 Water 2015 Kenya 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.
Schaduf Urban Micro Farms 02 Hunger 2012 Egypt 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.
Shellcatch 02 Hunger 2011 Chile Shellcatch uses mobile technology to effectively address fish fraud, seafood sustainability claims and bring consumer confidence back into the market. They were the first to develop an easy to use, low cost IT solution for artisanal fishery fleets.
Shifting Patterns Consulting 04 Education 2011 USA Shifting Patterns Consulting is a socially responsible consulting firm that helps social enterprises access funding and strengthen their people and organizational capabilities.
Signalytic 03 Health 2019 Uganda Signalytic provides an e-health solution so Health Providers can focus on delivering quality care to their patients. They are launching in Uganda.
Skynotch Energy Africa 07 Energy 2015 Kenya Skynotchenergy Africa sells solar water pumping technology to provide sustainable access to water for agricultural and household use.
SOL VISTA 07 Energy 2014 USA 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.
Solaris Offgrid 07 Energy 2015 Tanzania 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.
SolarPipo 07 Energy 2016 Uganda SolarPipo provides data insights about solar projects in East Africa and collaborates with funders to offer small businesses and projects innovative clean energy financing, which can be a key bottleneck for SMEs operating in emerging markets to access or switch to clean energy.
SolePower 07 Energy 2013 USA Sole Power 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 07 Energy 2016 USA 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 07 Energy 2016 USA Sonsight Wind is 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 12 Consumption 2009 USA Soupergirl sells kosher vegan soups, available in grocery stores and for delivery in the greater DC area. Soupergirl serves fresh, homemade soup made with ingredients from small local farms that practice sustainable farming methods.
Spark Fund 07 Energy 2014 USA Sparkfund powers your organization with efficient technologies like lighting, building controls, and HVAC without the complexity.
Speak Shop 04 Education 2006 Guatemala Speak Shop offers online Spanish langauge classes given by Guatemalan women. 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.
Spira 02 Hunger 2018 USA Spira sells natural powder dye from spirulina. Spira creates neutral-tasting spirulina powder as a complete sustainable protein ingredient for food companies. They operate in India, Peru and the USA.
Sproutel 03 Health 2012 USA Sproutel is a patient-centered R&D workshop, producing products like Jerry the Bear, an interactive plush toy that helps kids with Type 1 Diabetes adjust to their new lifestyle.
Sproxil 03 Health 2009 “Ghana India Kenya Mali Nigeria Pakistan Tanzania” Sproxil builds trust across pharmaceutical supply chains with mobile technology solutions that emphasize direct engagement from the factory through to the consumer.
StartSomeGood 17 Partnerships 2012 Australia StartSomeGood 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.
Structures Design/Build 12 Consumption 2010 USA Structures Design/Build is a triple bottom line company that uses patented technologies to design, manufacture and oversee the construction of cost competitive low energy & carbon (LEC) and zero energy & carbon (ZEC) buildings in all sectors of the United States building industry.
SunSaluter 07 Energy 2014 India 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%.
Suntap 07 Energy 2018 Mexico Suntap is the first solar water heater designed specifically for emerging market conditions.
Swadesh Dairy 02 Hunger 2012 India Swadesh Dairy will meet the growing demand and the changing taste of urban markets in India by introducing healthy dairy products, innovative packaging and home delivery service. They will offer a better price for milk and a host of support services to farmers that will support their livelihood.
Takamoto Biogas 07 Energy 2012 Kenya Takamotobiogas provide biogas with accessible financing to small scale farmers ensuring access to clean energy for everyone.
Tala 10 Inequality 2011 “Kenya Philippines USA” Tala uses nontraditional data to create credit scores that are bringing 3 billion consumers to the global market.
TeachBar 04 Education 2010 USA 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 07 Energy 2016 Ghana TerraOak sell camping tools and one of the best cookstove with unique design be smokeless and convert heat to electricity TerraOak builds a patented smokeless cookstove that is also able to convert heat energy to electricity.
TerViva 15 Life Land 2012 USA TerViva grows a hardy, high yielding oilseed tree crop called pongamia.
Teysha 08 Work 2014 Honduras Teysha brings together customers and skilled artisans to create beautiful goods which empower people to connect and create together.
The Jackfruit Company 15 Life Land 2013 “India USA” The Jackfruit Company sells meal kits with jackfruit protein. The Jackfruit Company supports agricultural supply chain development for fruits in India.
Toilets for People 06 Water 2015 Peru Toilets for People provides off-grid toilets. Toilets for People provides an affordable, sustainable and ecological toilet solution to those living off-grid in cabins, tiny houses, boats and RVs. They also provide toilet solutions to organizations working in community development and disaster relief.
Tonlé 12 Consumption 2013 Cambodia Tonlé sells dresses made with zero waste. 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.
Turbodega 08 Work 2018 “Peru Mexico Bolivia Colombia” Turbodega improves the competitiveness of small grocers enabling access to better prices, credits, product delivery, and business support. Focus in Latin America, launching in Peru.
Twice As Warm 12 Consumption 2012 USA Twice As Warm sells hats, gloves, and other apparel. Twice As Warm is a clothing company that provides winter clothing to homeless children and families. For every item purchased, a donation of the same clothing is given to a person in need.
UnaBellaVita 03 Health 2011 USA UnaBellaVita sells organic vitamins. UnaBellaVita sells organic vitamins. Our goal is to help cure vitamin and mineral deficiencies in children all around the world.
Uncommon Cacao 08 Work 2013 “Belize Guatemala” Uncommon Cacao boldly embraces Transparent Trade to source quality cacao.
Union Kitchen 17 Partnerships 2016 USA Union Kitchen is a Washington, DC food business accelerator that sells gift cards for the local food businesses it supports. 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.
Up Top Acres 11 Cities 2015 USA Up Top Acres designs, builds and operates commercial rooftop soil farms.
Vari 01 Poverty 2012 India Vari is an online marketplace where you can buy products from farmers in India. Vari aims to provide convenient and hassle-free resources to farmers in India so that they can sell their produce on their own terms and to initiate exchange of information between seller and buyer, thus developing commercial activities without total reliance on intermediaries.
VegAndes 02 Hunger 2020 USA VegAndes is a fast-casual restaurant that offers a simple Bolivian menu that consists of bowls, desserts, shakes and juices. They are part of the Be Green Business incubator in Bethesda, MD.
Verde Sustainable Solutions 07 Energy 2012 USA Verde created the VERDE iPad app to help consumers reduce their electricity usage in homes and businesses through a home energy audit.
Vertical Harvest 12 Consumption 2012 USA Vertical Harvest is a Jackson Hole, WY farm that sells fresh healthy vegetables. Vertical Harvest is dedicated to to growing fresh local food and jobs in urban communities.
Village Ecosystems 06 Water 2010 USA Village Ecosystems specializes in creating service ecosystems that save water, reduce energy use, and create natural habitat.
VSJF Flexible Capital Fund 08 Work 2012 USA 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.
Wana Energy Solutions 07 Energy 2014 Uganda 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.
Wash Cycle Laundry 08 Work 2012 USA 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.
WeCyclers 12 Consumption 2013 Nigeria Wecyclers gives low-income communities in developing countries a chance to capture value from waste and clean up their neighborhoods through incentive-based recycling.
Wello Water 05 Gender 2011 India Wello Water sells waterwheel to carry water for long distances in India. Wello created the WaterWheel, 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 12 Consumption 2011 USA WeSpire develops persuasive technology – combining dynamic content, social levers, and gamification to capture people’s imagination and produce meaningful results.
WholeForest 15 Life Land 2016 Ecuador WholeForest sells tables and cutting boards made with wood that has been sustainably harvested from theChocó forest in Ecuador. WholeForest partners with 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.
Wilkins Engineering 07 Energy 2013 Ghana Wilkins Engineering Ltd provides Grid Extension Services and Supply and Installation of Solar PV Systems to Municipal, Metropolitan and Districts on behalf of the Ghanaian Government with the rural poor being the beneficiaries.
World Leadership School 04 Education 2008 USA World Leadership School empowers young leaders to find new and innovative approaches to the world’s pressing problems.
XSProject 12 Consumption 2010 Indonesia XSProject sells recycled plastic bags, boxes and baskets. Rather than allow this flexible plastic to become potential toxic waste by clogging landfills and waterways, XSGlobalBags acquires the plastic from trash pickers before it piles up in toxic landfills. XSGlobalBags strives to support the trash picking community by purchasing trash at higher than average prices. Additionally, some proceeds from XSGlobalBags sales are donated to the XSProjectFoundation (non-profit) where funds are used to reinvest into the community. The funds provide scholarship and education programs for poor, needy children in Indonesia. XS hopes that this education will mean that these children will not have to sell trash, but will instead have a better life, different than that of their parents and grandparents.
Yellow Leaf Hammocks 08 Work 2013 Thailand Yellow Leaf Hammocks makes hammocks and hanging chairs in Thailand and sells them around the world. 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 12 Consumption 2012 USA Yumbutter sells nut butter products with many flavors. (ITF) Yumbutter is a nut butter company handcrafting nut butter potions from peanuts, cashews, almonds and more.
Zenful Bites 02 Hunger 2015 USA Zenful Bites provides catering for individuals and institutions in the Washington, DC area using natural, locally sourced ingredients. 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.
ZigWay 10 Inequality 2019 Myanmar ZigWay provides low income families in Myanmar with a mobile application that gives people direct access to cheap, flexible Nano Loans ($5-$200) via their phones.
Zilo Power 07 Energy 2020 Zimbabwe Zilo Power seeks to eliminate energy poverty in rural Zimbabwe through providing women with economic opportunity, training and support to distribute clean energy to underserved.