Good morning all, and welcome to the Regional Development Mission for Asia. We are delighted to have you here today, to share in the launch of this very important new program. It offers enormous potential to support the growth of impact enterprises, and that can give us one more powerful tool to address some of the world’s most pressing development problems.
USAID to help ASEAN enterprises through impact investment
Daily Express, December, 2014
BANGKOK: The US Agency for International Development (USAID) will help small enterprises access funding to strengthen poor and vulnerable communities in Asia through impact investment.
USAID supports Asia impact enterprises through Shujog impact investment grant
USAID, December, 2014
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) today announced a new partnership to help small enterprises access funding to strengthen poor and vulnerable communities in Asia through impact investment.
ACTS wins Rockefeller Foundation Innovations in Accelerating Impact Enterprise challenge
Rockefeller Foundation, February, 2014
In September, we announced the launch of the Innovations in Accelerating Impact Enterprises challenge, which aims to scale impact enterprises as a promising, sustainable means of addressing social issues affecting the poor or vulnerable. This work is a result of feedback from impact investors who have observed that there are still too few investable impact enterprises ready to absorb capital, and fewer still that have achieved meaningful scale.