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Business Associations

The following business associations and accelerators use the the B Impact Assessment to educate their members on how to improve their social and environmental impact. Click the logos below to learn how.

SBN Philadelphia
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SBN Philadelphia

SBN Philadelphia is focused on educating businesses in the Greater Philadelphia region on creating a more sustainable society. SBN encourages its members to take the free B Impact Assessment to benchmark their social and environmental performance. It also uses the assessment to report progress to funders and plan educational programming for members. Learn More »
Village Capital
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Village Capital

Village Capital sources, trains, and invests in impactful seed-stage enterprises worldwide. Village Capital uses the B Impact Assessment to educate their entrepreneurs on how to evaluate and improve their impact. Learn More »
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BALLE - Business Alliance for Local Living Economies

BALLE is the fastest growing business alliance of values aligned entrepreneurs, business networks, and local economy funders in North America. To achieve their mission, BALLE uses the B Impact Assessment to educate their members on how to evaluate and improve their impact.

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Government

The following institutions are using the influence of the government to encourage businesses to adopt better corporate behavior.

City of Philadelphia
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City of Philadelphia

The City of Philadelphia offers a modest tax break on the Business Priviledge Tax to Certified B Corporations to incentivize more businesses to adopt sustainable practices. Learn More »
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US Small Business Administration

The US Small Business Administration (SBA) supports the Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) program which facilitates the flow of long-term capital to America’s small businesses. The SBA encourages SBIC fund managers to measure the impact of their investments to support their overall objective of creating good quality jobs.

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Investors & Fund Managers

The following investors and fund managers use the B Impact Assessment to measure and improve the impact of their investments. In addition, they use B Analytics to benchmark and report the results to their investors. Click on the logos below to learn more about the objectives of each institution.

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Prudential Investments

Prudential Investments® is part of Prudential Financial, which is recognized by millions for its heritage of helping people grow and protect their wealth for more than 130 years. Since 1976 Prudential has had a formal Social Investments program to make investment that support and improve communities. Social Investments collaborates with partners who share the dedication to create healthy, sustainable communities. These investments support projects that develop and preserve affordable housing, improve access to quality education, and connect neighborhoods and residents to mainstream economic opportunities.

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J.P. Morgan
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J.P. Morgan

J.P. Morgan Social Finance was launched in 2007 to service the growing market for impact investments, meaning those investments intended to generate positive impact alongside financial return. There is growing recognition that innovative business models can complement limited public sector and philanthropic resources by delivering market-based solutions to low-income and excluded communities in a sustainable and scalable way. Learn More »
Renewal2
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Renewal2

Renewal2 is a social venture fund dedicated to delivering financial returns by investing in some of North America's leading environmental and social mission businesses. Building upon 17 years experience in high-impact investing Renewal2 focuses on underfunded sectors that are critical to a sustainable economy, early stage companies that require patient capital, and scalable businesses that can generate meaningful shifts in consumer behavior. Renewal2's focus sectors include organic & natural foods, green consumer products and green building products. Learn More »
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
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Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is the largest source of development financing in Latin America and the Caribbean to reduce poverty and inequality by targeting development in a sustainable, climate-friendly way. While considered a traditional bank in many ways, it is positioned as a unique partner to entrepreneurs and organizations through its extensive services, such as grants, technical assistance, research and, through the Multilateral Investment Fund, investments in seed and venture capital funds. Learn More »
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Vox Capital

Vox Capital is a venture capital fund that invests in innovative, high-potential businesses that serve low-income clients, and whose activities to reducing poverty. They inject capital and provide strategic advice and management support to leverage the financial results and social impacts of these businesses. Through its portfolio, Vox Capital aims to contribute to the creation of a Brazilian cluster of profitable, large-scale businesses with social impact, capable of attracting talent, innovation and domestic and international investment. As a player in this cluster, Vox Capital intends to help improve the lives of millions of low-income individuals in Brazil. They are Brazil’s first impact investing venture capital fund.

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Gray Ghost Ventures

Gray Ghost Ventures seeks to contribute to the well-being of low-income communities in emerging markets by enhancing their access to capital and community services such as affordable housing, quality education, and technology.

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The Rockefeller Foundation

The Rockefeller Foundation's mission to promote the well-being of people throughout the world within or at the intersections of five issue areas: basic survival safeguards, global health, environment and climate change, urbanization, and social and economic security. In addition to making impact investments through its PRI Fund, the Rockefeller Foundation has led an initiative to "Harness the Power of Impact Investing" since late 2008.

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Global Impact Investing Network

The Global Impact Investing Network addresses systemic barriers to effective impact investing by building infrastructure and developing activities, education, and research that attract more investment capital to poverty alleviation and environmental solutions. B Lab and GIIN work together to establish a common set of impact definitions called IRIS; IRIS definitions are now widely used throughout the B Impact Assessment. The GIIN also publishes research about the positive impact of businesses using the aggregate and anonymized data generated from the B Impact Assessment.

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Investors' Circle Network
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Investors' Circle Network

Investors' Circle is comprised of angel investors, professional venture capitalists, foundations, family offices and others using private capital to promote the transition to a sustainable economy. Investors in this network use GIIRS rating to help understand and compare the impact of all presenting companies. Learn More »
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AlphaMundi

AlphaMundi is an impact investment manager dedicated to poverty reduction and environmental preservation, focusing on developing countries. The company invests in social businesses that generate sustainable impact and attractive financial returns. AlphaMundi launched its pilot impact fund, SocialAlpha-Bastion, in July 2009. The fund is registered in Luxembourg and provides debt financing to high impact businesses in Latin America, with investments to date in microfinance, sustainable agriculture and affordable education. Prometheus, the second AlphaMundi fund to participate in GIIRS, focuses on renewable energy companies and infrastructure projects. The fund will focus in particular on developing regions such as Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. AlphaMundi is based in Zurich, Switzerland.

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W.K. Kellogg Foundation
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W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Just as the W.K. Kellogg Foundation awards grants to advance its mission of improving the lives of vulnerable children, its mission-driven investing effort to reinforce that same goal goes beyond traditional grantmaking to invest endowment dollars in enterprises that both realize market rates of return and improve the lives of vulnerable children. In 2007, the Kellogg Foundation earmarked an initial $100 million in endowment dollars for mission investments – $25 million for investments in the southern Africa region and $75 million for investments in the United States. Learn More »
UBS
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UBS

Headquartered in Zurich and Basel, UBS is a global firm providing financial services to private, corporate and institutional clients in over 50 countries. Values-Based Investing is a service of UBS Philanthropy and Values-Based Investing, the dedicated in-house unit of over 30 experts offering solutions which cater to all personal wishes and aspirations for making a positive, measurable difference towards a more sustainable world: from strategic charitable giving and philanthropy to investments. Values-Based Investing (VBI) supports clients of UBS in aligning their personal values and views about sustainability with their investment decisions and VBI is therefore an investment philosophy that takes into account ethical, environmental and social criteria alongside financial criteria when formulating investment objectives. Learn More »
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Equilibrium Capital Group

Equilibrium Capital Group is an investment management firm that is building a portfolio of asset management companies, each charged with executing a unique investment strategy in one of our key sectors: green built environment; land and natural resource management; agriculture; energy; and water. Each of these asset managers have built innovative operating companies that we enable to become institutional grade asset managers. These managers offer superior financial returns due to their unique operating expertise, along with creating positive social/environmental impact at scale.

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Adobe Capital
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Adobe Capital

Adobe Capital is an impact investment fund focused on supporting the early growth of social and environmental small and growing businesses (SGBs) with a specific emphasis on companies operating in underprivileged base-of-the-pyramid communities in Mexico. Adobe Capital invests in innovative companies that have significant potential to scale and be financially profitable, while delivering products and services which significantly impact the quality of life of a critical mass of people. Adobe Capital works to fill this financing void or "missing middle" by providing flexible financing solutions, from working capital loans to support day-to-day operations, to equity-like investments to finance the purchase of long-term assets, company expansions and/or acquisitions. Learn More »
Sarona
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Sarona

Sarona is a private equity firm, investing growth capital in companies and private equity funds in frontier and emerging markets around the world. Their particular focus is the small to mid-market companies that meet the growing needs of the rising middle class in those markets. Sarona and its predecessors have developed a wealth of experience and knowledge through 60 years of private investments in frontier markets. Learn More »
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IGNIA Partners

IGNIA Partners's key objectives are to identify promising entrepreneurs with scalable businesses that deliver high value propositions to the Base of the Pyramid, invest in them under terms and conditions that are mutually beneficial, and guide and support their rapid growth into enterprises capable of generating financial returns and social value. IGNIA prioritizes sectors that have a disproportionate impact on improving the welfare of the poor, such as healthcare, nutrition, housing, basic utilities and education.

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KL Felicitas Foundation

The KL Felicitas Foundation provides a variety of support services and tools to help scale impact enterprises and educate and empower impact investors. In emulating the social enterprises in which they invest, they want to take an entrepreneurial approach in regards to their own assets with measured risks and the potential for significant impact. As of December 2013, 95% of KL Felicitas Foundation assets are allocated to Impact Investing.

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The Gatsby Charitable Foundation

The Gatsby Charitable Foundation is an endowed grant-making trust. Gatsby's grant-making in the UK supports research on plant science and neuroscience, science and engineering education, government effectiveness, and mental health and the arts. Additionally, Gatsby has a significant program supporting African economic development. Gatsby has funded programs in Africa since 1986 with the aim of stimulating economic growth. Gatsby uses Program-Related Investment as a complementary instrument to strengthen its initiatives, with early allocations going to AAC and to microfinance institutions across East Africa.

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Ghana Venture Capital Trust Fund

The Ghana Venture Capital Trust Fund was established by the Government of Ghana in 2004 to provide low cost financing to small and medium-sized enterprises in the country. The Fund’s mission is to create a vibrant and well-structured venture capital industry boasting investments in various sectors, leading to poverty reduction through job, wealth creation and a collateral growth in government revenues. Following this core mandate, the Fund provides credit and equity financing for businesses and support activities and programs for the promotion of venture capital financing in Ghana.

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Pearl Capital
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Pearl Capital

Pearl Capital is a specialist agriculture investment firm that has been investing in small and medium sized East African agribusinesses since 2006. Their investments strengthen agricultural sub-sectors and use smallholder farmer networks to generate significant income for millions of families across East Africa. The byproduct of this growth is that it creates strong financial returns for the fund and their investors. Learn More »
The Annie E. Casey Foundation
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The Annie E. Casey Foundation

The Annie E. Casey Foundation is a private charitable organization, dedicated to helping build better futures for disadvantaged children in the United States. The primary mission of the Foundation is to foster public policies, human-service reforms, and community supports that more effectively meet the needs of today's vulnerable children and families. The Foundation has allocated 5% of its endowment to impact investing. Learn More »
Bamboo Finance
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Bamboo Finance

Bamboo Finance is a commercial private equity asset manager specializing in impact investments with offices in Luxembourg, Geneva, San Francisco, Singapore and Bogotá. Through its private equity funds Bamboo Finance invests in innovative, scalable and commercially viable enterprises which serve low-income communities and generate attractive financial returns combined with significant social and environmental impact. Its multi-sector Oasis Fund with USD 53 million AUM has invested in a global portfolio of companies in sectors like energy, healthcare, housing, financial inclusion and education. Bamboo Finance manages USD 250 million in private equity funds raised from institutional and private investors in Europe, Asia, USA and the Middle East. Learn More »
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DOEN Foundation

The DOEN Foundation's ambition is to help build a sustainable world in which everyone can participate. DOEN promotes sustainable, social and cultural pioneers among others with the revenues of the Dutch Postcode Lottery. DOEN promotes people and enterprises that take the lead in the field of sustainable, cultural and social innovation.

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SJF Ventures

SJF Ventures is a venture capital fund focused on delivering superior financial returns through investments in high growth, positive impact companies. The fund provides strong expertise and networks in the cleantech, sustainability and technology-enhanced services sectors. SJF’s two funds have invested in 33 companies that now have aggregate revenues of $500 million, 128 facilities, and 6,000 employees.

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Investeco

Investeco Sustainable Food Fund, L.P. is a unique private equity fund managed by Investeco that focuses on acquiring material interests in exceptional small to medium-sized private companies in the rapidly growing North American market for natural and healthy food and related products (the “Sustainable Food” sector). With the Sustainable Food Fund, Investeco aims to produce above market returns by investing in companies that produce environmentally superior food and agricultural products or services.

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GRM Capital
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GRM Capital

GRM Capital invests capital in microfinance institutions around the world. Their aim is to deliver "double bottom-line" returns to our fund partners through a combination of current returns and medium and long-term capital appreciation, as well as credible and measurable social impact.

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Fondo de Inversión Social (Social Investment Fund)

The "Fondo de Inversión Social" ("Social Investment Fund") is a is the first private investment fund in Chile focusing on social entrepreneurs and institutions generating sustainable social impact with a significant potential to scale. FIS identifies those businesses and institutions, invest in them in order to expand the social impact while seeking a moderate financial return, and leverages its investment activity with management and technical assistance.Through private investment in key areas like microfinance, education, healthcare, social housing and environmental businesses, FIS gives Chilean investors the opportunity to finance solutions to social challenges that are usually considered public responsibility.

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Greenmont Capital Partners

Greenmont Capital Partners, is an investment firm founded by natural product industry insiders. With $60M under management, Greenmont focuses on growth-stage companies in the $500 billion Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability (“LOHAS”) market. The fund is uniquely positioned in the market as its management team is comprised of ex-venture backed CEOs. This prior experience provides a deep understanding of the entrepreneurial process and the relationships between venture capitalists and entrepreneurs. Greenmont frequently leverages its network of industry veterans who provide proprietary access to deal flow and a unique perspectives on the industry.

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Halloran Philanthropies
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Halloran Philanthropies

Halloran Philanthropies invests in initiatives that advance the well being of communities by integrating social innovation with comprehensive business models. They support change-making solutions led by outstanding social entrepreneurs addressing issues related to income generation, financial inclusion, clean energy and water, agriculture, education, housing and health primarily in Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, India, Africa and the United States. Learn More »
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Caspian Advisors

Caspian Advisors is an investment management and advisory services company based in Hyderabad, India that has been focused on managing investment funds in the microfinance space since 2005.

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Good Capital

Good Capital is an investment firm that accelerates the flow of capital to innovative ventures and initiatives that harness the power of the market to create sustainable solutions to some of society's most challenging problems. In addition to raising and deploying a venture capital fund for emerging social enterprises, Good Capital is committed to collaborating with peers, contributing thought leadership, sharing their experiences, and creating innovative products and processes that enables the market for socially minded capital to flourish.

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Nexii
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Nexii

Nexii operates the world's first publically regulated multi-currency social stock exchange for impact investments called the iX. GIIRS is one of Nexii's preferred reporting frameworks for listed companies and funds. Learn More »
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Satori Capital

Satori Capital is a preferred capital partner for companies that are building significant long-term value through a sustainable approach. The firm makes majority investments in companies with $3m to $15m of EBITDA, across six sectors: Consumer, Financial Services, Manufacturing, Business Services, Mature Tech, and Retail (e-commerce). Their team has a long and successful track record as private equity investors and founders and CEOs of both private and public companies. They partner with talented management teams to accelerate the growth of companies that are "built to last" and meet a set of criteria they describe as sustainability. These businesses deliver strong returns by operating with a long-term perspective, committing to their mission or purpose, and focusing on creating value for all stakeholders.

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TBL Capital

TBL Capital has developed an intentional, patient capital venture fund focused on the needs of the entrepreneur while aligning our investments with triple-bottom-line companies. They provide growth capital to help companies succeed and support entrepreneurs as they manage the many opportunities and demands of a growing business. TBL has targeted a range of socially beneficial sectors in which to invest: consumer products, service providers, software, clean technology, green building, health and wellness, and retail.

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Catalyst Microfinance Investors (CMI)

Catalyst Microfinance Investors (CMI) is a private equity fund that invests in emerging, high potential microfinance institutions in Asia and Africa in order to support the provision of financial services to the por. These MFIs are selected and managed by a team of globally renowned microfinance practitioners of ASA and corporate finance specialists. CMI has teamed with ASA and its investees to benefit from having access to the best-practice ASA model to scale up and reach many more of the poor in the developing world in a financially sustainable manner. Currently CMI invests the majority of its funds in ASA international (www.asa-international.com).

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Mission Markets

Mission Markets' Impact Investing Platform provides socially and environmentally responsible companies, organizations, and projects with access to mission aligned capital. GIIRS is one of Mission Markets's preferred impact ratings system required by all listed offerings.

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Core Innovation Capital

Core Innovation Capital invests in the most innovative companies serving underbanked consumers in America. They are passionate about financial services that meaningfully improve the lives of underserved people. They focus on early growth-stage for-profit companies whose management shares their vision that scalable, technology-driven solutions focused on delivering the highest value to underbanked people can create great businesses and strengthen the American middle class.

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Social Stock Exchange (SSE)
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Social Stock Exchange (SSE)

The Social Stock Exchange (SSE) connects social impact business with investors looking to bring about social and environmental change as well as earn financial return. The B Impact Assessment and B Analytics are SSE’s preferred impact reporting platforms. Learn More »
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Mindful Investors

Mindful Investors is an investment partnership focused exclusively on opportunities in the rapidly growing natural and organic consumer products market. Mindful Investors' mission is to invest in sustainable companies which positively impact our health and the health of our planet. They target companies with an enterprise value of $10 million to $100 million and invest in management teams that are passionate about their core values and are committed to taking their company to the next level of success.

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Social Venture Exchange (SVX)
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Social Venture Exchange (SVX)

Social Venture Exchange (SVX) is a local, regulated, impact-first market connecting Canadian companies, funds, and investors. The B Impact Assessment and B Analytics are SSE’s preferred impact reporting platforms. Learn More »
Murex Investments
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Murex Investments

Murex Investments invests venture capital in high-impact, early-stage software and technology companies. Their experience and interest is primarily in financial mobility, learning technology and energy efficiency, sectors that they believe to have unique transformational potential and integral broad benefits to society. Now raising their third fund, they seek talented and innovative management teams approaching an inflection point in growth. Learn More »
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SustainVC

SustainVC invests in companies that apply for financing through Investors' Circle, an association of accredited investors who provide "Patient Capital for a Sustainable Future." SustainVC invest as the lead or participant in rounds of equity and equity-related securities as small as $500,000 and as large as $5,000,000. Capital for SustainVC's funds is provided by high net worth individuals, many of whom are successful business entrepreneurs and are leaders in the field of sustainability.

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Small Business Community Capital

Small Business Community Capital II, L.P. (the “Fund” or “Partnership”) was formed to provide capital to small businesses primarily in urban areas and inner cities. The Fund is investing, on a best efforts basis, at least 50% of its invested capital into impact investments defined as Small Business Concerns (“SBCs”) located in or employing residents of, or with at least 35% of its full-time employees at the time of initial investment residing in, Low-To-Moderate Income (“LMI”) areas. The Fund is investing in senior secured debt, subordinated debt and to a lesser extent equity. The fund is investing in small business with an emphasis on minority and women-owned companies. The Principals believe that this sector of the economy is increasingly underserved by traditional financing sources, which are focusing their attention on providing capital to larger corporate clients.

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