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GBF Newsletter, March 2011 (Spring)
In recent months, GBF has made a lot of progress in developing not only our financial portfolio—working with many promising, yet hard-to-reach High Impact Businesses—but also our capacity building strategy. Our capacity building initiatives provide a set of tools to help these businesses improve operations, scale financially, as well as help deliver significant social impact. Click here to view GBF's Spring newsletter.
In this issue, you can read about:
- GBF's new committment to Industree, one of India’s best known social enterprises. The company seeks to connect rural artisans and producers to urban markets. GBF’s commitment will allow Industree to work directly with producers, teaching them valuable business development skills and empowerment,
- The seToolbelt, an open content community resource center for social entrepreneurs. It provides a comprehensive database of free toolkits, case studies, articles, videos, business plans, and templates in order for entrepreneurs to connect and collaborate on future ventures, and
- GBF’s 2011 Semi-Annual Update.
Latest News from GBF:
- Impact investment aims to be the successor to microfinance, but will it work? BBC Radio World Service interviewed GBF's Harold Rosen on impact investing.
- GBF & Africa Investment Analyst Soha Ehsani were featured in Beyond Profit Magazine's March 24 issue, which highlights GBF's unique approach to impact investing, and its role as a GIIRS Pioneer Fund.
- GBF is pleased to announce a feature in the March 2011 issue of Upsides Magazine, a prominent finance and sustainable development publication. The article, titled "Award Winning Approach to Combating Poverty" highlights GBF's role in the impact investing space, and plans for the future.