Impact Profiles

There are nuggets of gold in the stories of the real entrepreneurs and enterprises driving value through social inclusion and sustainability. Each one is an opportunity, a cautionary tale or a pointer to the next stage of growth. Together, our Impact Profiles (many of them featured on represent the growing landscape of ventures, funds and most importantly people driving impact. For even more, explore our ImpactSpace database, aka “CrunchBase for Impact.”


EcoLogic: Packaging Sustainability

In the hierarchy of waste, “reduction” has the highest value, even above reuse, recycling and recovery. Julie Corbett launched EcoLogic Brands Inc. in 2008 with a driving goal: to reduce America’s rising pile of plastic. Six years later, the...

D.light: An IPO at the Base of the Pyramid?

    Meeting the needs of emerging middle-class consumers in the developing world will spawn some very large businesses. D.light design, for one, has an ambitious goal: Reach 100 million people by 2020 with its inexpensive solar-powered...

Living Goods: Selling Health Door-to-Door

Living Goods is a global health strategy wrapped in a retail distribution business wrapped in a nonprofit company. In Uganda and, since last year, in Kenya, more than 1,000 Living Goods “community health promoters” in bright blue T-shirts make...


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