As part of the COVID-19 Recovery and Resilience Program, GBF will manage and operate the facility that will provide loans with a focus on youth or women-owned MSMEs, in order to preserve jobs under the prevailing market disruptions.
August 6th, 2020
GBF is pleased to announce that will be managing the debt facility that will finance and provide financial and business planning assistance to three youth/women-owned or led Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), operating in the agricultural supply chain in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda.
July 24th, 2020
The ImpactAssets 50 is the only free, public, searchable database of outstanding impact investing fund managers. The showcase includes a range of funds spanning diverse issue areas and investment, with demonstrated and compelling social and environmental impact.
November 9, 2015
BBC: Ikea measures up the Indian market, including products from Industree
Industree supplies handmade, artisanal home goods to Ikea’s international retail locations, as discussed in this video.
July 13, 2015
Entrepreneur Magazine: How a Grassroots Fund Profits From Looking Beyond the Money
GBF’s CEO Harold Rosen explains how, with dedication and hand-holding, investment in underdeveloped enterprises can yield reliable profits and big social impact.
February 3, 2015
Los Angeles Times: ‘How I Made It’ NOVICA CEO, Roberto Milk
Check out the L.A. Time’s feature Roberto Milk, CEO of GBF client NOVICA.
October 5, 2014
Watch and listen to NOVICA’s CEO talk about his inspiration behind creating the successful artisanal company.
September 26, 2014
GBF’s CEO, Harold Rosen, on-stage at the 2014 CGI Plenary Meeting
Watch our CEO present our Commitment to Action at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI).
September 22, 2014
In honor of Mr. Mukandan’s passing on August 31, 2014, read this great feature on Servals’ founder and learn about his journey building Servals into a successful social enterprise.
July 4, 2011
Watch to learn more about GBF’s involvement in the West African Jewelry Project and meet artisans who were impacted.
December 13, 2013
In Open Sesame (on page 2), the article highlights GBF’s investee and sesame producer: LATCO International.
August 15, 2012
Learn about Allison’s role as GBF’s Metrics Officer, overseeing the organization’s metrics, environmental and social management. June 4, 2012
Learn about Allison’s role as GBF’s Metrics Officer, overseeing the organization’s metrics, environmental and social management.
June 4, 2012
Read about GBF’s investment process and the challenges of impact investing as explained by our CEO, Harold Rosen.
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GBF at the 2011 Clinton GlobalAt CGI’s closing plenary session, GBF announced its 5-year Commitment to Action. 09/22/2011
Akin Gump Partners With GBF to Expand Mobile Banking in AfricaLearn about Akin Gump’s pro bono counsel to extend mobile banking opportunities to sub-Saharan Africa. 07/12/2011
Beyond Profit Magazine: Face to Face with GBF A feature on GBF & Africa Investment Analyst, Soha Ehsani, which highlights GBF’s unique approach to impact investing, and its role as a GIIRS Pioneer Fund.03/24/2011
Upsides Magazine: Award Winning Approach to Combating Poverty
GBF is pleased to announce a feature in the March 2011 issue of Upsides Magazine, prominent finance and sustainable development publication. 02/15/2011
Working for a World Where Economic Opportunity Reaches Everyone About a year ago, the USAID Trade Hub welcomed the Grassroots Business Fund to its office in Accra, Ghana, a win-win partnership for both organizations. 01/05/2011
From Pilot Project to Tripling in Size in Three Years: Grassroots Business Fund Shows What Scale Means Innovation abounds in the social capital market. The number of one-off proof of concept projects is increasing geometrically. 12/28/2011
PBS NewsHour Profiles GBF Portfolio Company Juhudi Kilimo In Kenya, Generating Wealth – One Cow at a Time: With mainstream banks and microfinance organizations mainly helping business startups in urban Kenya, an organization called Juhudi Kilimo decided to focus on rural small-holder farmers. 12/27/2010
Need of the hour is knowledge and good human resource GBF Executive Director Harold Rosen emphasizes strong management for scaling and strengthening of social businesses in India. 11/12/2010
G-20 Looks to Small and Medium-sized Enterprises for Economic Revival in Developing Countries Economic Revival in Developing Countries: GBF Executive Director Harold Rosen looks to small and Medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) for economic revival in developing countries. 11/01/2010
GBF Wins G-20 SME Finance Challenge In an unprecedented competition, GBF wins G-20 SME Finance Challenge. GBF’s proposal to establish the “East African Rural Enterprise Facility” will help create wealth, and provide jobs for up to 150 SMEs specializing in agribusiness. 10/01/2010
GBF Meets With SAWIP Students This week, GBF met with students from the South Africa-Washington Internship Program (SAWIP) to discuss GBF’s role in helping to create economic opportunity in the developing world. 06/21/2010
GBF Selected as Pioneer Fund for New Rating System The B Corporation selected GBF as one of a select few funds with which to test its new rating system, the Global Impact Investing Rating System (GIIRS). 04/26/2010
GBF partners with UMich for export business study The University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and GBF are partnering in a 7 week long consulting project (MAP) focused on the challenges faced by small export focused producer groups and GBF’s Client Incubator Facility. 03/01/2010