Impact Business Leaders connects professionals with job opportunities around the world through our extensive network of social enterprises and impact investors. We have particularly strong partner connections in East Africa, India, Ghana, and the United States. Below are a few examples of the positions the IBL team has filled in 2014 alone.
One Degree Solar (ODS) is a venture-backed technology company that designs and manufactures products to provide power for millions of customers around the world. They produce BrightBox, a market leading, all-in-one solar electricity system that powers phones, radios, and lights for thousands of households and small businesses across Africa.
Village Capital draws on the power of peer support to build enterprises that change the world, by operating targeted training programs and delivering investment capital to promising enterprises.
KARIBU Solar Power is an innovative social enterprise that makes high quality solar power affordable. They produce a modular solar lamp (solar panel + rechargeable battery + light) and employ an innovative social business model that allows the average Base of the Pyramid (BoP) consumer to enjoy the benefits of solar lighting and energy. By paying in small increments which replicate the required cash flow for kerosene, they make solar affordable.
A new form of capitalism is arising that recognizes our ability to direct the power and efficiency of market systems toward social impact. Social Capital Markets is dedicated to supporting the growth of this market. SOCAP is an annual event series that connects leading global innovators – investors, foundations, institutions and social entrepreneurs – to build this market at the intersection of money and meaning.
The Unreasonable Institute gives an “unfair advantage” to entrepreneurs creating solutions to the world’s biggest social and environmental problems by bringing entrepreneurs together to live under the same roof for 5 weeks, where they connect with mentors, investors, and a lasting global network of support.
Juhudi Kilimo offers financing to smallholder farmers and enterprises for a variety of income-producing assets across rural Kenya, providing an innovative approach to poverty alleviation.
Waste Capital Partners is an international social enterprise aimed at creating sustainable solid waste management systems in tier 2 and tier 3 cities across India. Founded in 2011 by Parag Gupta, a serial social entrepreneur, Waste Ventures has pioneered a unique model in India incorporating door-to-door collection, environmental waste processing as well as carbon credits.
iKure is a rural healthcare service provider dedicated to providing affordable and accessible primary care leveraging technology as a differentiator. Their mission is to improve the quality of health for India’s poor, through value-driven comprehensive health care solutions. iKure applies a unique combination of technology innovation, skills training, and capacity building to create a sustainable health care model that impacts rural life nationwide.
The Points of Light Civic Accelerator is the first startup accelerator program focused on “civic ventures” – enterprises that inspire, equip and mobilize people to create positive change. They help social entrepreneurs launch successful, innovative solutions to our nation’s most intractable problems by capitalizing on three powerful trends in the world today: Social Entrepreneurship + Civic Engagement + Accelerator Models.