Company List

List of organizations impacting the world:

Acumen Fund

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Alfa-Resorts

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Ashoka

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  • Invests in social entrepreneurs around the world who have innovative, sustainable and replicable solutions to society’s most pressing social problems.
  • Organization Type: Non-Profit
  • Website: www.ashoka.org
  • Founder(s):Bill Drayton
  • Founded:1980
  • Location:Washinton, DC, United States
  • Article(s): Ashoka: Pioneering Social Entrepreneurship

Better The World

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  • Raise money for your cause simply by surfing the Web.
  • Organization Type: B Corporation / For-Profit Social Venture
  • Website: www.bettertheworld.com
  • Founder(s): Steve Croth and Mark Bachman
  • Founded: 2009
  • Location: Toronto, Canada

Carbon Advice Group

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  • Provide individuals and organizations the ability to measure the size of their carbon footprint, methods to reduce it, and a means to offset that footprint.
  • Organization Type: For-Profit
  • Website: www.carbonadvicegroup.com
  • Twitter Name: @carbonadvicegrp
  • Founder(s):Matthew Sullivan and Murray Newlands
  • Founded:2008
  • Location:London, UK
  • Article(s): Offset Your Carbon Footprint with Carbon Advice Group

Changents

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  • Internet platform that connects people changing the world with people who help them.
  • Organization Type:For-Profit Social Venture
  • Website: www.changents.com
  • Founder(s):Deron Triff and Alex Hoffman
  • Founded:2007
  • Location:United States

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Cinepop

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ClearlySo

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ClimatePath

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  • ClimatePath allows individuals and businesses to reduce climate change by conserving and offsetting their impact.
  • Organization Type: For-Profit Social Venture
  • Website: www.climatepath.org
  • Founder(s): Dave Rochlin and Katy Foreman
  • Founded: 2008
  • Location: United States of America
  • Article(s): Offset Your Carbon Footprint with ClimatePath

Donors Choose

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Delancey Street Foundation

  • Delancey Street Foundation is the country’s leading residential self-help organization for former substance abusers, ex-convicts, homeless and others who have hit rock bottom. Delancey was founded in 1971 and has grown to serve thousands of residents in five locations throughout the United States.
  • Organization Type: Non-Profit
  • Website: www.delanceystreetfoundation.org
  • Founder(s): John Maher & Mimi Silbert
  • Founded: 1971
  • Location: New York, New Mexico, Los Angeles, North Carolina
  • Article(s): Delancey Street Foundation: Changing over 14,000 Lives and Counting

Dream Village

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EDA CapitalConnect

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Endeavor

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Food Matters


Future Farm Food and Fuel

  • Future Farm Food and Fuel, LLC uses the waste streams of farms and other operations in order to create food, fuel, revenue, and to reduce our impact on the environment.
  • Organization Type: Profit
  • Website: afuturefarm.com
  • Founded: 2007
  • Location:Baldwin, WI


Global Giving

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GoodCompany Ventures

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GoodSearch

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  • GoodSearch is a search engine which donates 50-percent of its revenue to the charities and schools designated by its users.
  • Organization Type: For-Profit Social Venture
  • Website: www.goodsearch.com
  • Founder(s): Ken and JJ Ramberg
  • Founded: 2005
  • Location: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Grameen Bank

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  • Grameen Bank is a microfinance organization and community bank lending to the poor via micro-credit
  • Organization Type: For-Profit
  • Website: www.grameenfoundation.org
  • Founder(s):Muhammad Yunus
  • Founded: 1983
  • Location:New York, New York, United States of America
  • Article(s): Grameen Bank: Revolutionizing Credit

Greenpeace

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  • Greenpeace is an independent global campaigning organization that acts to change attitudes and behavior, to protect and conserve the environment and to promote peace.
  • Organization Type: Non-Profit
  • Website: www.greenpeace.org
  • Founder(s): Irving Stowe, Paul Coté and Jim Bohlen
  • Founded: 1971
  • Location: International HQ: Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Indian Youth Climate Network

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Jolkona Foundation

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KIPP

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  • Charter schools serving low income students.
  • Organization Type: Non-Profit
  • Website: www.kipp.org
  • Founder(s):Mike Feinberg, Dave Levin
  • Founded:1994
  • Location:Across the United States
  • Article(s): KIPP: Reforming Urban Education

Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI)

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Lemelson Foundation

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  • Lemelson Foundation is dedicated to improving lives through inventions by supporting inventors and entrepreneurs that strengthen social and economic life.
  • Organization Type: Non-Profit
  • Website: www.lemelson.org
  • Founder(s): Jerry and Dorothy Lemelson
  • Founded: early 1990’s
  • Location: Portland, OR
  • Article(s): How a 15 Year Old Boy and Pond Scum Can Power the World

Lift Kids

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  • Lift Kids is a non-profit organization which builds sustainable villages around the world for children and their families. They execute this vision through a franchised-based model of village which empowers locals to run businesses and create value.
  • Organization Type: Non-Profit
  • Website: www.liftkids.org
  • Founder(s):Joseph Barrett
  • Founded: 2006
  • Location:St. Paul, Minnesota, United States
  • Article(s): Lift Kids is Empowering Children Around the World

Masdar City

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  • The Masdar Initiative is positioning Abu Dhabi as a global leader and hub for the research and development of renewable energy and sustainable technology.
  • Organization Type: Government Organization
  • Website: http://www.masdarcity.ae/
  • Founder(s):His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
  • Founded: 2007
  • Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

MicroPlace

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  • MicroPlace is an online platform which connects lenders in the United States to entrepreneurs in developing countries. Their goal is to alleviate poverty by offering interest for lenders thereby gaining mainstream appeal.
  • Website: www.microplace.com
  • Founder(s):Tracey Pettengill Turner
  • Founded: 2005
  • Location:San Francisco, US

One Laptop Per Child (OLPC)

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  • One Laptop per Child (OLPC), a non-profit organization, provides educational opportunities for impoverished children around the world via the XO-1 Laptop, a durable, low-cost computer designed for use in developing countries. OLPC, officially organized in 2005 by Nicholas Negroponte, has distributed laptops to children in approximately 40 countries around the globe.
  • Organization Type: Non-Profit
  • Website: www.laptop.org
  • Founder(s):Nicholas Negreponte, Charles Kane, Seymour Papert, Alan Kay
  • Founded: 2005
  • Location:Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
  • Article(s): One Laptop Per Child: Creating Opportunities via Computers

Papa Lemon Books

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Plan Internation

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  • Plan strives to achieve lasting improvements in the quality of life of deprived children in developing countries.
  • Organization Type: Non-Profit
  • Website: plan.org
  • Founder(s): John Langdon Davies and Eric Muggeridge
  • Founded: 1937
  • Location: Warwick, RI
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Public Achievement

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  • Public Achievement is an organization founded on the commitment to build a democratic community through a civic youth work model, particularly in regions of former conflict.
  • Organization Type: Non-Profit
  • Website: www.publicachievement.com
  • Founder(s): Paul Smyth
  • Founded: 1999
  • Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland

Prince’s Rainforests Project

  • The Prince’s Rainforests Project began to promote awareness of the urgent need to take action against tropical deforestation.
  • Organization Type: Non-Profit
  • Website: www.rainforestsos.org
  • Founder(s):HRH Prince Charles
  • Founded: 2007
  • Location:London, UK

RBS SE 100 Index

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Sustainable Health Enterprises

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Skoll Foundation

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SocialEarth

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TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design)

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  • Annual conference in Long Beach featuring speakers who seek to improve the world.
  • Organization Type: For-Profit
  • Website: www.ted.com
  • Founder(s):Richard Saul Wurman and Harry Marks
  • Founded:1984
  • Location:New York, New York, United States
  • Article(s): TED: Inspirational Speakers + Fellows Program

TOMS Shoes

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  • TOMS Shoes was founded on a simple premise: For every pair you purchase, TOMS will give a pair of shoes to a child in need. One for One.
  • Organization Type: For-Profit Social Venture
  • Website: www.tomsshoes.com
  • Founder(s): Blake Mycoskie
  • Founded: 2006
  • Location: Santa Monica, California, United States
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United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

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  • The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly, to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees.
  • Website: UNHCR.org
  • Founder(s): United Nations
  • Founded: 1950
  • Location:Geneva, Switzerland

United Prosperity

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Unreasonable Institute

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WorldChanging

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  • WorldChanging is a global network of writers and designers dedicated to creating a greener, more sustainable future.
  • Organization Type: Non-Profit
  • Website: www.worldchanging.com
  • Founder(s):Alex Steffen and Jamais Cascio
  • Founded:2004
  • Location:Seattle, Washington, United States
  • Article(s): Greener Thinking @WorldChanging.com

Yoga Bear

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  • National non-profit organization providing cancer survivors with additional opportunities for health and wellness through the practice of yoga.
  • Organization Type: Non-Profit
  • Website: www.yogabear.org
  • Founder(s):Halle Tecco
  • Founded:2006
  • Location:San Francisco, California, United States
  • Article(s): Helping Cancer Survivors via Yoga: Yoga Bear

Youth Venture

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