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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

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

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.

The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) today released its fifth “State of the SGB Sector” report and the theme of the 2013 analysis differs from its predecessors in one telling way.

After tremendous progress in standardizing language and platforms for shared measurement over the past five years, have we reached a plateau?

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