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Regional Grassroots Business Fund LAC Newsletter The Grassroots Business Fund Lima is pleased to present our first newsletter for Latin America (LAC) which we hope helps to foster communication and closer links between our clients and partners in the region, increase awareness of GBF and impact investing as a whole, and share our news and updates.
Impact Indicators GBF collects from our portfolio clients the basic socio-economic metrics on their low income workers, suppliers, distributors, and/or consumers engaged in the companies’ supply chains.
Social Impact Study 2013- Main Results In 2013, GBF hired SCS Global Services to carry out an Environmental and Social Impact Study on 5 of the 7 companies in the Latin American portfolio.
LAC Business Advisory Services (BAS) 3 examples of BAS projects implemented with GBF´s clients in Latin America
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GBF is the only impact investor that not only provides investment capital but also a wide range of business advisory services to help clients get the information and expertise they need to overcome challenges, including financial management; operations and supply chain; strategic planning; governance; and environmental and social considerations. This hybrid model can enable our clients to scale & be sustainable.
Over the next five years, GBF will invest in more than 50 businesses in emerging markets and these companies will provide economic opportunities to more than 20 million people in low income communities.