This fall, a number of impact finance publications have been released by groups such as the Global Development Incubator, the World Economic Forum (WEF), and the G7 which I think are propelling the impact investing sector forward--and moving beyond the initial overblown rhetoric about this sector as a cure-all for global social challenges.

Mixed messages and poor leadership coming from across government has failed South African entrepreneurs and economic growth, and there’s a vital need to improve access to IT and teachers’ skills in order to enthuse youngsters about technology and to encourage them to pursue careers in the field.

Since the signing of the Kyoto Protocol in 1997 under the Convention of the United Nations, the world began to think (fitter) on the importance of environmental stewardship. Also, on the way to generate profits through companies that implemented cleaner and cleaner processes.

NEW YORK—September 29, 2014 — The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) and the Argidius Foundation—a charitable foundation promoting businesses as a way to mitigate poverty—have a

The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs and the Argidius Foundation in Switzerland have announced Investisseurs & Partenaires, an impact investment group dedicated to growing small businesses in Africa, as the winner of the inaugural Argidius-ANDE Financ

Move beyond the hype and buzzwords to explore practical strategies for using your investments to drive positive social change, while making a financial return. Randall Kempner of the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs will lead the conversation. Get involved.

A recent Impact Report by the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) shares stories and lessons about small and growing businesses (SGBs) in emerging markets.

Apesar de volumemodesto, busca por negócios comretorno social e ambiental é o dobro de toda a década anterior. Nicho atrai geração do milênio, que diz que melhorar a sociedade é tão oumais importante do que obter lucro. To read the full article, please click here 

We recently proposed a vision for how we think measurement needs to develop in the entrepreneurial support sector. We believe that organizations that support small and growing businesses (SGBs) should start thinking of measurement as a potential source of value creation, rather than simply a mechanism for accountability.

The world needs jobs—and small, early-stage businesses in developing countries have the potential to create them. Yet, emerging market startups struggle with the same challenges as larger, more established firms. Actually it’s the same, but worse—the obstacles are even more pronounced for small and growing businesses—or SGBs as we like to refer to them.