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Annual Conference 2013 Recap

2013 ANDE Annual Conference
September 30 - October 2, 2013
Glen Cove, NY

 In 2013, over 180 participants from 135 organizations and 26 countries gathered at the ANDE Annual Conference to discuss pressing issues of the SGB space.

View a slideshow of photos from the conference here.

Below are some highlights from the conference as well as a file library of presentations and notes from the various panels and breakout sessions.  Please keep checking back, as we will update this file library as we receive additional notes from conference participants.

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Keynote Panel: Can Business Solve Poverty?
Moderated by Alice Korngold, President & CEO of Korngold Consulting. Panelists include Jacqueline Novogratz, CEO and Founder of Acumen; Paul Polak, author of The Business Solution to Poverty; and Paul Basil, Founder and CEO of Villgro.

Capacity Development Fund Award Winners Announced
ANDE announced the winners of the fifth round of the ANDE Capacity Development Fund (CDF). This round awarded six grants totaling $300,000, with each winner receiving $50,000. For more details on the winning proposals please click here. 

ANDE’s New Strategic Plan

ANDE kicked off the conference with a presentation on its new strategic plan developed with Monitor Deloitte. As part of this strategic planning process, ANDE, with support from Citi Foundation, released the white paper: Growth and Opportunity: The Landscape of Organizations that Support Small and Growing Businesses in the Developing World.



Check Out ANDE's New Case Studies

ANDE announced two new case studies highlighting the work of ANDE members in the field. Check out how WEConnect International helped a woman-owned SGB in Peru integrate into Walmart’s global supply chain here, and how HoneyCare Africa benefited from the capacity development efforts and innovative financial tools of ANDE members in Kenya here.


Launch of ANDE Member Communications Toolkit

In order to help our members promote SGB development to a wider audience and to help them effectively engage with the ANDE network, ANDE was delighted to release the Communications Toolkit. This document contains FAQs on ANDE and SGBs, recommendations for how to best collaborate with ANDE on your communication efforts, and ANDE resources such as logos and boilerplates. To view the Communications Toolkit, please click here (ANDE members only).


Breaking Barriers for Women’s Entrepreneurship

Value for Women released a new research report, "Beyond the Threshold: Investing in Women-led Small and Growing Businesses," detailing the problems of under-investment in women-led small and growing businesses. The report is the culmination of research conducted in collaboration with ANDE, BiD Network, ING Bank Sustainability, and the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women. 



B-Analytics and Acumen: PULSE to Merge with B Analytics

Neha Kumar of B Lab announced at the conference that Acumen and B-Lab would begin working to integrate PULSE into B Analytics (read press release here). B Analytics is now the only fully integrated data and technology platform that enables investors to measure, benchmark, and report on the impact of their portfolios using their own custom impact metrics as well as comprehensive and comparable GIIRS Ratings, all built on the IRIS catalog. 


Investor Network Online Platform Announced

The IIC announced that it is preparing an online Investor Network that would facilitate the interaction and exchange of information within and between its three main user groups: investors, SMEs, and business support organizations. The platform is designed to lower the due diligence and other transaction costs associated with investing in SMEs in Latin America and the Caribbean. The network will launch in March 2014.

Click here to view 2013 conference agenda.


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2013 Annual Conference Presentations and Notes

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