MEDA is an international economic development organization that creates business solutions to poverty. For over 65 years, MEDA has been creating business solutions to poverty that are sustainable, scalable, measurable and replicable in Latin America, Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe.
Villgro Philippines inspires, funds, and nurtures entrepreneurs who are addressing the most urgent social and environmental issues through innovative market-based models. As an early-stage impact incubator, Villgro specializes in four key sectors, including agriculture, healthcare, education, and climate. Recently, Villgro launched WE Rise, an accelerator focused on addressing the needs of women entrepreneurs and bridging the funding gap with flexible financing solutions.
A video interview with Anita Tiessen, CEO of Youth Business International.
Social Value International (SVI) is a global network focused on social impact and social value. ANDE spoke with Dr. Adam Richards to learn more about SVI’s new partnership with Belgian non-profit Efiko Academy to provide online self-directed access to high quality impact management training.
I-DEV International is a leading business strategy & investment advisory firm specializing in emerging markets. ANDE spoke with Patricia Chin-Sweeney, Co-Founder and Director, to learn more about I-DEV’s latest initiatives and how ANDE members can get involved.
Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation is a USAID-funded program that works to build partnerships with agribusinesses to help them sell new products and services to smallholder farmers, who represent a potential market of 500 million customers. Through this program, partner businesses are provided with investment assistance, expert guidance and the technical support they need to expand in emerging markets and create a growing customer base for their agricultural innovations. Since 2012, Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation has worked with 65 private sector partners in 24 countries, which have introduced 132 new agricultural technologies to over 1.4 million smallholder farmers.
Value for Women (VfW) is a social enterprise that operates globally to help SGBs, investors, and other SGB ecosystem actors in different regions bring gender inclusion into their operations in a very practical and concrete way.
GoMassive Earth Network is an investment network that enables private capital investments in sustainability startups focused on solving pollution and climate change. The network brings access to capital, mentorship, and validation of ideas through its partnerships with research labs, tech academia, and policy think tanks.
Intellecap, the advisory arm of The Aavishkaar Group, focuses on building businesses that can benefit underserved populations across Asia and Africa. Intellecap provides a range of consulting, research and investment banking services designed to make markets more equitable and inclusive.
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, fosters sustainable economic growth in developing countries by financing private sector investment, mobilizing capital in the international financial markets, and providing advisory services to businesses and governments. IFC helps companies and financial institutions in emerging markets create jobs, generate tax revenues, improve corporate governance and environmental performance, and contribute to their local communities. The goal is to improve lives, especially for the people who most need the benefits of growth.