In the last 12 months, investees created over $50M of economic value for under-served communities globally

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By Sector 

Investment in agribusiness companies are especially challenging and risky investments due in part to climate, market volatility and supply chain bottlenecks. Yet, they create unrivaled opportunities for lasting wealth-creation that can lift large numbers of people out of poverty. As such, our portfolio has a growing concentration in agriculture.

Over the past 12 months, GBF’s agribusiness investees supported over 20,000 farmers & workers and generate $18M in income

In many cases, agribusinesses provide assistance to transition farmers from subsistence crops and local market sales to products suitable for higher value and international markets, therefore helping them increase their incomes.


GBF’s handcrafted manufacturing investees provide economic opportunities to artisans by connecting them with global consumer markets. Our business advisory services help investees obtain international certifications to access an expanded market, earn higher returns and increase revenue as well as the quality and capacity of production.

Over the last 12 months GBF’s handcrafted manufacturing investees supported almost 42,000 artisans and generated $10M in income

Our handcrafted manufacturing portfolio includes investees worldwide who specialize in production, raw material supply, wholesale and distribution, marketing and retail sales.

GBF’s clients in the products and services sector allow under-served communities to access inexpensive but necessary items and improve their livelihoods through increased savings. Examples include mobile banking, clean energy, lighting, technology, heating, and improved non-agribusiness job access. 

In the last 12 months, GBF’s  investees in this sector helped generate over $8M in cost savings for 1M consumers from under-served communities, and $3.7M in incomes for over 1,100 workers and vendors

We believe that supporting these businesses helps promote economic sustainability and lift people out of poverty by generating recurring savings and sustainable incomes to improve livelihoods.


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