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Small BusinessBuilding an Inclusive Economy Through Community-Based Financial Institutions: A Conversation with Joyce Klein and Janie BarreraThe Aspen Institute and the Microfinance Impact Collaborative recently announced the creation of the Entrepreneur Backed Assets (EBA) Fund, which will strengthen the capacity of community-based financial institutions to lend to small businesses in low-income communities and those owned by people of color.
Small BusinessHelping Small Businesses Grow: A Conversation With Richenda Van LeeuwenRichenda Van Leeuwen joined the Aspen Institute as Executive Director of the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) in September. She is an ambassador for equitable and inclusive economic development and brings a breadth of knowledge and experience to leading the work of ANDE—a global network that supports the success of small and growing businesses (SGBs) around the world. She spoke with the Institute’s President and CEO, Dan Porterfield, about the importance of ANDE’s work and the impact of investing in SGBs as a method of changemaking.
Workforce DevelopmentHow Can Business Leaders Do Good?Here's why these business leaders are prioritizing social good in the business space.BY Alison Decker