The California Endowment is a private, statewide health foundation that was created in 1996 as a result of Blue Cross of California’s creation of WellPoint Health Networks, a for-profit corporation. This conversion set the groundwork for our mission:
The California Endowment’s mission is to expand access to affordable, quality health care for underserved individuals and communities, and to promote fundamental improvements in the health status of all Californians.
TriLinc Global, LLC (“TriLinc” or the “Company”) is a private investment company dedicated to creating a global platform for impact investing through alternative investment funds. With the launch of a $1.25 billion Global Impact Fund for “mainstreet” retail investors, TriLinc will help businesses in developing countries create jobs, grow the middle class and generate measurable positive impact. While many organizations focus on micro-enterprises, TriLinc concentrates on providing growth capital to the “missing middle” – established small to medium sized businesses in stable, emerging markets. The Company currently operates in the U.S., Latin America and South
Asia, and is the manager and/or advisor on USD $85 million in four U.S.-focused alternative investment funds. Additionally, TriLinc provides credit analytics services to three international institutions, including a single client with over 6.5 million emerging market loans under a $180 million credit facility. After a successful 30 year career on Wall Street, Gloria Nelund, co- founded the company in 2008 to achieve her vision of providing scalable capital to small and medium sized enterprises in emerging economies in order to catalyze economic growth and reduce poverty. Gloria spent 30 years in the asset management industry, including as CEO of U.S. private wealth management for Deutsche Bank and CEO of Bank of America Capital Management, Inc.
Nikko Asset Management
Nikko AM has expertise in Asian equity and Asian fixed income. With a multi- local approach and an on-the-ground presence in China, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand, we understand the local culture and show our commitment to the Asia region. We establish a strong bench of local investment expertise and build a broad distribution network wherever we go, giving us unique insights into local markets and client needs. Nikko AM was established over 50 years ago, and is one of the largest independent asset management firms headquartered in Asia.
Bridging the gaps between funding and the services provided in low- income communities, Center for the Greater Good has revolutionized funding community development by providing a measurable positive impact on society. Socially responsible, financially viable and able to break the binds of poverty in our communities; our funding speaks to our nation’s need to build stronger communities, by focusing on the people who live in them and delivering the services necessary for personal growth.
With a collaborative approach we supply financing to community developments that support healthy communities – environmentally sound, economically sustainable, places for people to live, learn and prosper.
Federal Street Advisors comprehensive investment consulting advice and family
office services benefit a select group of foundations and wealthy individuals and families. Founded in 1991, Federal Street is celebrating 20 years of serving our clients. Federal Street is unique in that it offers institutional depth with the flexibility of a boutique. We currently oversee $4.2 billion in assets. Often our clients come to us at a transition point such as the sale of a business, funding of a foundation, passing of a spouse or taking responsibility for a trust. For each client we design, implement, and manage a unique long-term strategy to meet that client’s specific goals.
Conservation Forestry Partners, LLC is an investment organization that aligns private equity with conservation capital for the purpose of acquiring and managing large forest landscapes. We do so in a manner that seeks a competitive risk adjusted rate of return in timberland for our investors while enhancing the conservation values of the forests. Conservation Forestry focuses on creating mutually beneficial structures in its investment programs that leverage the goals its conservation partners with those of its investors.
MicroVest was created as a capital- mobilizing intermediary for low-income finance institutions (LIFIs). MicroVest seeks partners to build capital markets that work for the world’s entrepreneurial poor. We seek sustainable solutions to poverty by facilitating the flow of international private capital to low-income financial institutions. We believe a commercial approach offers the most effective, scalable, and sustainable solution for generating a positive impact in the developing world while achieving market financial returns to our investors. The MicroVest Board is composed of professionals with extensive international private sector experience. MicroVest manages a family of funds that make debt and equity investments in promising, existing microfinance and other low income financial institutions across broad geographic areas. Since launching operations in 2003, MicroVest has provided financing to over 80 low-income finance institutions across 39 countries.
The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.
We address the most pressing conservation threats at the largest scale. Thanks to the support of our more than 1 million members, we’ve built a tremendous record of success since our founding in 1951. We’ve protected more than 119 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide — and we operate more than 100 marine conservation projects globally. We work in all 50 states and more than 30 countries — protecting habitats from grasslands to coral reefs, from Australia to Alaska to Zambia. We address threats to conservation involving climate change, fresh water, oceans, and conservation lands.