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GSBI Methodology for Social Entrepreneurship

Posted By Administration, Friday, December 11, 2015
Updated: Thursday, December 10, 2015

The Global Social Benefit Institute (GSBI®), a pioneer in social enterprise capacity development, hascontinuously improved its methodology since its founding in 2003. The lessons GSBI has learned from working with 365 social enterprises are broadly applicable to capacity development efforts across sectors and geographies. This paper introduces GSBI and explains the GSBI methodology, with the goal of helping the global social enterprise movement create more exits from poverty. 

GSBI has become a leading, comprehensive program for social enterprise capacity development worldwide. Its suite of stage-specific programs for early and mid-stage social enterprises, along with its network of partners, collectively serve hundreds of impact organizations annually.

GSBI has developed a methodology that revolves around three dynamic, interactive aspects: social enterprise selection, stage-specific programs, and executive-level mentoring. GSBI invites applications from social enterprises that are “impact first,” meaning that their primary mission is to deliver goods and services to those in need.

GSBI evaluates candidates in two phases. GSBI staff filter for general program fit, then score candidates according to criteria that predict each enterprise’s potential for short-term success in GSBI as well as long-term growth. Priority is given to social enterprises with earned income business models, because this approach lends itself to scaling. To match a social enterprise with the curriculum most appropriate to help it grow, GSBI developed a Social Enterprise Stage Assessment Tool.

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Tags:  business models  capacity development  sector publication  social enterprise 

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Paths to Prosperity: Promoting Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century

Posted By Lauren Farello, Aspen Institute, Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Updated: Monday, November 23, 2015

Entrepreneurship is one of the driving forces of the modern global economy. It is a primary source of job creation, prosperity, and economic competitiveness. But although the effects of entrepreneurship on economic progress are widely recognized, there is little understanding of how best to promote it. In this Monitor Group paper, the authors' key findings are:

  • Although most research on entrepreneurship policy occurs at the national level, entrepreneurship is in critical ways a local phenomenon.
  • Surveys of entrepreneurs around the world indicate that much conventional wisdom about these policy areas is misleading or simply wrong.
  • The authors then leverage those findings to prescribe a series of key activities and policies that leaders can leverage to promote entrepreneurship, enhance prosperity, and create job growth.

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    Tags:  economics  Entrepreneurship  job creation  sector publication 

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    Los Invisibles: las niñas y los niños de 0 a 6 años

    Posted By Lauren Farello, Aspen Institute, Tuesday, October 6, 2015
    Updated: Monday, October 5, 2015

    Cada mexicano tiene derecho a aprender desde el día uno de su vida, y desde el nacimiento hasta los 6 años, toda niña y niño debe tener garantía de ese derecho, de ser visibles. Este trabajo de Mexicanos Primero es una primera exploración para enriquecer el diálogo social y la incidencia en políticas públicas más allá de la supervivencia infantil, en la dirección de la vida plena.

    En el libro, se describe lo que se está haciendo y lo que falta por hacer para asegurar que los niños mexicanos puedan alcanzar su máximo potencial. Durante el periodo más crítico en el desarrollo de un ser humano -que coincide con el periodo en que se encuentra más vulnerable-, no podemos permitir que los niños y sus problemáticas nos sean invisibles.

    Presentación de David Calderón, Director de Mexicanos Primero

    Click here to read the Executive Summary in English and here to read it in Spanish.

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    Tags:  education  Mexico  sector publication  youth 

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    World Bank Enterprise Surveys: Country Reports

    Posted By Administration, Tuesday, August 25, 2015

    Since 2002, the World Bank has collected firm-level surveys of a representative sample of an economy's private sector. To date, this has resulted in data that covers a broad range of business environment topics including access to finance, corruption, infrastructure, performance measures, and more. 

    The Enterprise Surveys team has recently released five country highlights: Ghana, India, Namibia, Sweden, and Tanzania. The country highlights are two-page summaries of key findings from each survey, and provide a great overview of priority issues in each country's business environment. 

    More reports are available for download on the Enterprise Surveys website

    Tags:  enterprise development  Ghana  India  Namibia  Research  sector publication  surveys  Sweden  Tanzani 

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    Mapping the Social/Inclusive Business Field in Brazil

    Posted By Administration, Tuesday, August 25, 2015
    Updated: Tuesday, June 16, 2015

    The objectives of this study are to:

    • Identify actors in the area of businesses that aim to reduce poverty, specifically.
    • Collect and analyze data relating to operations, performance and impact, as well as relationships with other actors and role in the ecosystem
    • Promote results to people/organizations interested understanding the field in Brazil 

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    Tags:  ecosystem  Impact Evaluation  Latin America  Sector publication 

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    Information Economy Report 2011

    Posted By Administration, Tuesday, August 25, 2015
    Updated: Tuesday, June 16, 2015

    The Information Economy Report 2011 demonstrates that effective use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in both the private and the public sector can significantly contribute to and accelerate progress in private sector development (PSD). 

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    Tags:  impact investing  Information and Communication Technology  private sector development  Sector publication 

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    Youth Entrepreneurship: Closing the gap – how non-financial support is increasing access to capital for young entrepreneurs

    Posted By Administration, Tuesday, August 25, 2015
    Updated: Tuesday, June 16, 2015

    Building on YBI’s policy recommendations to date1, this report compiles a series of case studies that each illustrate how the finance gap can be closed for young and other underserved entrepreneurs through providing non-financial support, such as training and mentoring. This integrated approach reduces the risk of lending
    to youth and other underserved demographics, and the value of the non-financial support substitutes for collateral and other types of guarantee.

    Six YBI case studies are featured and three from other sector leaders: International Youth Foundation (IYF), TechnoServe and Silatech. 

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    Tags:  Development  Entrepreneurship  Global  private sector development  Sector publication  Social Entrepreneurship 

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    Social Impact Investment Manual: An Introduction for Social Entrepreneurs

    Posted By Administration, Tuesday, August 25, 2015
    Updated: Tuesday, June 16, 2015

    Philanthropic donations were previously the major, if not the only, source of funds for a growing social enterprise. As the field of social enterprise has gained credibility and therefore scale, funding sources that can ensure not only the financial sustainability but also the growth in impact of social enterprises have increased in terms of number of funders and size of financing.

    Social Investment” or “Impact Investment”, as this form of financing is often called, represents an important complement to grants or government subsidies. Social investors typically invest in organizations with a strong social change mission, who generate an income, but are not yet considered commercially attractive. 

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    Tags:  Entrepreneurship  impact investing  Sector publication  Social Entrepreneurship 

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    Beyond the Margin: Redirecting Asia's Capitalism

    Posted By Administration, Tuesday, August 25, 2015
    Updated: Tuesday, June 16, 2015

    Asia’s economic growth of the last few decades has lifted hundreds of millions of people out of poverty, and improved the lives of billions more. However, continuing down the path that has spurred economic development to date – driven by investment and profit-maximisation – can only end in environmental and social calamity. Persistent pollution and unfettered resource consumption, paired with growing income inequality and multi-dimensional poverty, will reverse the region’s growth achievements and decrease social stability.

    A key solution to the quandaries of stimulating development and creating sustainable livelihoods can be found in “impact investing” – the deployment of private capital to create positive impact that goes beyond financial returns alone.

    this report explores the role that impact investing can play in the developing countries of the Asia-Pacific. It examines its potential market, as well as the challenges that must be overcome in order for its key benefits to be realised. 

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    Tags:  China  Entrepreneurship  impact investing  Sector publication  social enterprise  Social Entrepreneurship 

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    Promise and Progress: Market-Based Solutions to Poverty in Africa

    Posted By Administration, Tuesday, August 25, 2015
    Updated: Tuesday, June 16, 2015

    With the release of Promise and Progress, Monitor Group concludes a 16-month research project on the operations of 439 enterprises in nine sub-Saharan nations, enterprises which are active in 14 sectors and seek to use market mechanisms to improve the lives and livelihoods of people living at the bottom of the economic pyramid. These "market-based solutions" (MBSs) engage poor people as customers, offering them socially beneficial products at prices they can afford, or as business associates - suppliers, agents, or distributors - providing them with improved incomes. The report shows conclusively that MBSs make a significant difference in the fight against poverty by delivering social impact in a sustainable way, at scale.

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    Tags:  Africa  Base of the Pyramid  BoP  Poverty  Sector publication 

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