While philanthropy undoubtedly plays a crucial role in development, we believe that there is a strong argument for using sustainable business solutions to solve the problems at the bottom of our social pyramid at scale.
Thus, we support for-profit enterprises that:
- Provide affordable goods and services to rural or low-income populations in a sustainable manner.
- Provide accountability to share-holders.
- Provide multiple-bottom line returns to investors by scaling up.
- Are conscious of striking the right balance between social impact and financial returns.