Sustainability Guild International is a social enterprise business based in the Bowdoin-Geneva neighborhood of Dorchester. Their vision is to create a dynamic network of community-driven, self-sustaining social enterprises that share a mission of transforming our urban community into living labs of innovation, creative social entrepreneurship and sustainable development. The Boston Impact Initiative provided a grant to support capacity building. Learn more
Sunwealth is a pioneering clean energy investment firm determined to unleash the power of commercial solar by delivering meaningful returns and tangible impact. Sunwealth’s Boston Interfaith Solar Project provides project financing and development of solar on houses of worship. BII provided a loan to help finance clean energy on three houses of worship in Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, and Roxbury, thereby reducing their energy bills. Learn more
Social Good Marketing provides integrated marketing services to small and medium businesses and nonprofits. They aim to help local organizations build brand awareness and make social change. Services include research, planning, strategy and training at below-market rates so social change organizations can benefit. The Boston Impact Initiative provided a grant through the Fields Corner Business Lab to sponsor free office space.
Lady Dye Yarns is an eco-friendly yarn business that creates vibrant and colorful hand-painted yarns and accessories that are inspired by street art and city living. As an African-American woman entrepreneur, founder Diane Ivey has a commitment to diversifying the homogenous yarn industry through speaking out and attracting other minorities to the sector. The Boston Impact Initiative provided an early loan to help scale national marketing and sales. Learn more