Development Alternatives (DA), the world’s first social enterprise dedicated to sustainable development, is a research and action organization striving to deliver socially equitable, environmentally sound and economically scalable development outcomes. DA’s green technology innovations for habitat, water, energy and waste management, which deliver basic needs and generate sustainable livelihoods, have reduced poverty and rejuvenated natural ecosystems in the most backward regions of India.
The Wadhwani Institute for Artificial Intelligence (Wadhwani AI) is an independent not-for-profit research institute founded by the Indian-American tech entrepreneurs Romesh and Sunil Wadhwani. It aims to harness the power of AI to find the break points that cause the world’s deepest problems — and then find innovative solutions to fix them. The institute specializes in AI research conducted to address problems in public health, agriculture, education and infrastructure using techniques such as Machine Learning, Data Science, Cognitive Reasoning and IoT.
Upaya creates dignified jobs for the poorest of the poor by building scalable businesses with investment and consulting support. Since 2011, we have accelerated 20 small and growing businesses in India and invested in 14 of those companies; our 14 portfolio companies have created nearly 8,000 jobs as of December 2017. With offices in Seattle, Washington and New Delhi, India, Upaya has committed to a goal of helping partners create 15,000 jobs by the end of 2019. With a presence in both India and the U.S., the Upaya team has over 20 years of experience in developing effective interventions [...]
Acumen is changing the way the world tackles poverty by investing in companies, leaders and ideas. We invest patient capital in businesses whose products and services are enabling the poor to transform their lives. Founded by Jacqueline Novogratz in 2001, Acumen has invested more than $106 million in 96 companies across Africa, Latin America and South Asia. We are also developing a global community of emerging leaders with the knowledge, skills and determination to create a more inclusive world. In 2015, Acumen was named one of Fast Company’s Top 10 Most Innovative Not-for-Profit Companies.
Founded in 2002, Dimagi, Inc. is an award-winning, socially conscious technology company that develops scalable ICT solutions for low-resource settings. A leader in open source technology, Dimagi has performed technical strategy, systems design, software development, and research for 500+ projects worldwide, and its core product suite support thousands of Frontline Workers in over 50+ countries.
Futurepump is on a mission to design, develop and manufacture robust solar irrigation products for small scale farmers. The SF2 solar irrigation pump is both robust and portable. It offers smallholder farmers a cheaper, cleaner and more sustainable alternative to costly and polluting petrol or diesel pumps.
Digital Green is a global development organization that empowers smallholder farmers to lift themselves out of poverty by harnessing the collective power of technology and grassroots level partnerships. We join forces with governments, private agencies and, most importantly, rural communities themselves to co-create digital solutions that are of the community and for the community.