Membership Type Definition

Corporate/Financial Institution

Mainstream company that invests directly in social impact through CSR or through establishing a corporate foundation.

Family Office

Wealth management advisory or establishment for high net worth and ultra-high net worth individuals.

Foundation/Trust

Non-profit organisations that fund social causes. Rather than running their own activities, trusts and foundations achieve their objectives by giving money to SPOs which use the money to run their activities.

Government Related

Government related members include statutory boards, government organisations and associations, and large international organisations that provide governments a platform to cooperate.

Accelerator/Incubator

Organisations that provide facilities, expertise and other forms of non-monetary support to nurture young enterprises and entrepreneurs.

Impact Fund

A fund that makes investments made to SEs and businesses with a sustainability focus, with the intention to generate social and environmental impact alongside a financial return.

Intermediary

Intermediaries help bridge between investors and investees to help with deal sourcing, management and measurement, and often provide some capacity building for the investee organisations.

International Non-Governmental Organisation

International NGOs play an important role as ecosystem builders and provide key resources including partnerships and funding for local NGOs to deepen their impact.

Network

Online and offline organisations that bring diverse stakeholders together.

Private Equity/Venture Capital

Private equity and venture capital firms engage in direct investments with privately held companies ranging from startups to mature companies.

Service Provider

Service providers are businesses and nonprofits that provide support services to the social investment ecosystem such as consulting, legal support and talent management.

University/Research

Universities, academies, research institutes and organizations that publish on the social economy.