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The latest updates from ANDE and our network.

Reflections and highlights about ANDE’s work and the SGB sector more broadly, including member spotlights, event recaps, and more.

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August 4, 2022

ANDE spoke with Rebecca Fries, Chief Executive Officer & Founder of Value For Women, to learn more about how her organization utilized and shaped ANDE membership from its founding a decade ago until today.

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July 27, 2022

“It’s a myth,” said Harish Hande, co-founder of India based solar company SELCO, about the notion that businesses cannot be social enterprises. Hande has been debunking this myth since he started SELCO in 1995 with the mission of making sustainable energy accessible to poor communities in rural parts of India. Today, SELCO provides affordable solar energy to one million people.

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July 15, 2022
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June 15, 2022

“It was a turning point for me,” said Ruchi Jain, Founder and CEO of Taru Naturals, about her trip to the villages of small-scale farmers in India struggling with the effects of climate change. “I realized that if you want to make a big impact on the world, you have to be grassroots based—it has to be a movement.” Since then, Jain has grown Taru Naturals into a fair-trade network connecting over 10,000 tribal and small-scale organic farmers across India to the resources and training they need to grow climate-resilient crops and markets to sell their products.

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June 2, 2022

Read ANDE's break-down of recent IPCC reports to find out why SGB's should be at the center of the global fight against climate change.

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May 25, 2022

Read ANDE's break-down of recent IPCC reports to find out why SGB's should be at the center of the global fight against climate change.

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April 14, 2022

Project Kirana is currently training 3,000 women shop owners and managers in the cities of Lucknow and Kanpur, working to optimize business operations and leverage digital and financial tools to improve decision-making, personal agency, and revenue. 

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March 4, 2022

ANDE spoke with GameChanger Law Advisors (GLA) founder Amrut Joshi to discuss how GLA is ensuring that good corporate governance standards remain at the forefront of the agenda of boardrooms all over the world, helping those companies contribute to sustainable development in the geographies in which they work.

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March 3, 2022

A conversation with ANDE’s Membership and Programs team on recent changes within ANDE’s membership and grantmaking processes to make them more equitable and accessible for smaller organizations based in the developing countries in which we work.

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March 2, 2022

ANDE is analyzing the promising project data from AWEF Asia projects, which concluded at the end of 2021. One of the early key learnings is that women entrepreneurs who participated in AWEF Asia funded programs reported increased confidence, self-efficacy, financial and investment literacy, and ability to critically evaluate potential investment and financing options.

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March 2, 2022

ANDE spoke to Jona Resphiti of MIT-D-Lab about the organization’s ANDE-funded project under the Advancing Women’s Empowerment Fund to better prepare female founders seeking capital and support investors in bringing more inclusivity to their practices, including impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the project in India and an upcoming simulation of what it’s like to be a female founder trying to raise $5 million.

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March 2, 2022

ANDE spoke to Diep Hong Ngo of the Women’s Initiative for Startups and Entrepreneurship (WISE) Vietnam about the organization’s ANDE-funded project under the Advancing Women’s Empowerment Fund to address the gap in seed and early-stage funding for women-led businesses in Vietnam by increasing market opportunities in the angel investing ecosystem.

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