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GEXSI

Impact Investing related Advisory Services, Coaching, and Research
Certified Since: December, 2014
Location: Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Sector: Service with Minor Environmental Footprint

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113.5

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GEXSI is a Berlin based impact investing advisory and think tank, which evolved from an initiative that had been launched at the World Economic Forum in Davos back in 2001: The Global Exchange for Social Investment. The founding parties, which include the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, Bain & Company, Deutsche Bank, PwC, The Open Society Institute, a German family office as well as the German Development Organization GIZ, had recognized the need of more mechanisms to bridge the funding gap for social enterprises. The idea to build a global marketplace for social investments, however, had proven to be over-ambitious for GEXSI, which lacked sufficient resources to step by step build the infrastructure and systems, once the pilot phase ran out.

Not losing sight of its mission, the GEXSI team focused on supporting selected social enterprises in low-income regions around the globe on an individual, tailor-made basis, by connecting them with suitable partners, impact investors or development agencies after having reviewed or revised the respective business plans. In Sub-Saharan Africa, GEXSI also engaged in designing and managing for an interim phase innovative social business start-up companies.

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