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2022

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"Entrepreneurs need to be prepared to measure and communicate their contribution to climate change mitigation, adaptation, and resilience to key stakeholders. However, there is currently no standardization of climate impact reporting in the small business sector, leaving the burden on entrepreneurs to grow a successful business and implement the right tools to measure climate impact. Climate Collective Foundation and the Aspen Network for Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) have published this guide to provide SGBs, impact investors, and ESOs with a consolidated list of available tools and frameworks for climate impact measurement, along with guidance on how to select best-fit resources based on their industry and impact area."

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"Entrepreneurs need to be prepared to measure and communicate their contribution to climate change mitigation, adaptation, and resilience to key stakeholders. However, there is currently no standardization of climate impact reporting in the small business sector, leaving the burden on entrepreneurs to grow a successful business and implement the right tools to measure climate impact. Climate Collective Foundation and the Aspen Network for Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) have published this guide to provide SGBs, impact investors, and ESOs with a consolidated list of available tools and frameworks for climate impact measurement, along with guidance on how to select best-fit resources based on their industry and impact area."

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"Empreendedores precisam estar preparados para medir e comunicar aos principais stakeholders, suas contribuições para a mitigação, adaptação e resiliência às mudanças climáticas. No entanto, atualmente não há padronização dos relatórios de impacto climático no setor de pequenas empresas, deixando o ônus de crescer um negócio bem-sucedido e implementar as ferramentas certas para medir o impacto climático para os empreendedores. A Climate Collective Foundation e a Aspen Network for Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) publicaram este guia para fornecer a SGBs, investidores de impacto e ESOs uma lista consolidada de ferramentas e frameworks disponíveis para medição de impacto climático, com orientações sobre como selecionar os recursos mais adequados com base em seu estágio, indústria e região geográfica."

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Este reporte presenta de manera resumida los resultados claves de un estudio de las dinámicas de colaboración entre actores del ecosistema de emprendimiento basado en innovación en Ciudad de México, México. Elestudio y mapeo del ecosistema utilizó métodos de Social Network Análisisen conjunto con un taller participativo que tomó lugar los días 29-30 julio del 2019 en Ciudad de México. El reporte comparte los resultados claves, enfocándose en la composición del ecosistema, sus dinámicas de colaboración, así como retos y oportunidades para fortalecerse y evolucionar. Este reporte forma parte de una serie de resúmenesejecutivos que comparten los hallazgos principales de estudios de ecosistemas realizados en seis ciudades de Iberoamérica durante el período junio 2019 a febrero 2020. Estas ciudades son Buenos Aires, Madrid, Montevideo, Santiago de Chile, y Sao Paulo. Los resúmenes ejecutivos están publicados en español. A finalesde 2020, se publicará un reporte completo con análisis adicional de los seis ecosistemas en inglés y español.

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"Las y los emprendedores deben estar preparados para medir y comunicar su contribución a la mitigación, adaptación y resiliencia ante el cambio climático. Sin embargo, en la actualidad no existe una estandarización de los informes sobre el impacto climático en el sector de las pequeñas empresas, lo que deja en manos de las y los emprendedores la carga de hacer crecer un negocio exitoso y aplicar las herramientas adecuadas para medir el impacto climático. La Climate Collective Foundation (CCF) y la Red Aspen de Emprendedores para el Desarrollo (ANDE) han publicado esta guía para proporcionar a las Pequeñas Empresas en Crecimiento, los inversionistas de impacto y las Organizaciones de Apoyo al Emprendimiento, una lista consolidada de las herramientas y los marcos de referencia disponibles para la medición del impacto climático, junto con orientación sobre cómo seleccionar los recursos más adecuados en función de su etapa, industria y región geográfica."

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"Conventional wisdom holds that women are less likely than men to start and lead  businesses. This trend, however, may be changing. Since 2020, the Visa Economic Empowerment Institute (VEEI) has surveyed small businesses around the world. Our findings suggest that firms born in the past two years are more likely than older firms to be headed by women. They are also more likely than pre-pandemic firms to be led by minority women. And once they start to export, they sell to a larger and more diverse set of markets. These women-led firms are also adopting digital technologies at about the same rate as those led by men. What factors predict success? The newly established women-led firms that weathered the initial impacts of COVID-19 better than other businesses share three characteristics: 1) they are more likely to use digital payments; 2) they are more likely to sell on global marketplaces that enable them to scale their sales and diversify their markets; and 3) they are more likely to export. This paper sets out recommendations for policymakers and the business community to better encourage and support the development of women-led firms by: 1) providing access to digital opportunities; 2) fostering digital skills; and 3) promoting a safe environment in which women-led firms can operate."

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"Entrepreneurs need to be prepared to measure and communicate their contribution to climate change mitigation, adaptation, and resilience to key stakeholders. However, there is currently no standardization of climate impact reporting in the small business sector, leaving the burden on entrepreneurs to grow a successful business and implement the right tools to measure climate impact. Climate Collective Foundation and the Aspen Network for Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) have published this guide to provide SGBs, impact investors, and ESOs with a consolidated list of available tools and frameworks for climate impact measurement, along with guidance on how to select best-fit resources based on their industry and impact area."

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"Après avoir vécu pendant plus de deux ans avec les défis majeurs de la pandémie du  COVID-19, le secteur des petites entreprises et de celles en croissance (PECs) est maintenant confronté à une réalité sur le long terme qui affecte non seulement les opérations commerciales mais aussi la façon dont ces entreprises mesurent et communiquent leur impact. Le secteur des PECs se trouve à un moment critique de la pandémie où les organisations doivent réfléchir à la manière dont leurs solutions de MGI élaborées à la hâte s’inscrivent ou non dans leur stratégie de MGI à plus long terme.

Pour toutes ces raisons, le but de ce rapport est de :

Mettre en évidence les défis MGI uniques auxquels sont confrontées les PECs d’Afrique subsaharienne en raison du COVID-19 ;
Guider les créateurs d’écosystèmes entrepreneuriaux dans l’adaptation de leurs systèmes de MGI dans le contexte de la nouvelle réalité du COVID-19 ; et
Fournir des ressources sur mesure pour permettre aux créateurs d’écosystèmes
entrepreneuriaux d’adapter davantage leurs systèmes de MGI afin de mieux soutenir les entrepreneurs dans la «nouvelle anormalité.»"

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"The evidence is indisputable: high-growth scaling ventures are game changers. Scale-ups are the ventures that:

Create the vast majority of new jobs in an economy;
Generate the most value in the form of financial, economic and social returns;
Drive innovation and shape ecosystems;
Incubate and develop talent pipelines; and
Spawn the next generation of thriving scale-ups and the experienced entrepreneurs that create them.

Africa needs more startups that transition to scale. Many more.

But scaling is rare. And difficult. All the more so in sub-Saharan Africa, where large populations do not equate to large addressable markets, necessitating very early (and risky) expansion into new markets in search of the critical mass of customers needed to raise funding and scale a business.

Whilst there are some universal scaling principles that can and should be applied, there isn’t a formula for scaling. Because it isn’t pure science. On the contrary, scaling is predominantly an art: a unique blend of inputs, decisions and actions that is different for each scaling business."

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