We form long-term partnerships with a small number of potential game-changers: pioneers of
new products and services that deliver social and environmental benefit to low-income consumers.
We work to identify market failures behind four specific global challenges
and use our networks to find possible partners. We’re looking for market-based solutions that can earn income, achieve financial independence and deliver significant impact on a global scale.
Our approach is run pilots to access the viability of business models, demonstrate technology and look for evidence of market demand. We take early-stage risk to validate and develop the most promising solutions.
We carefully select partners with a proven track-record in emerging markets, entrepreneurial flair, a shared vision for scale and sustainability and the necessary management skills and expertise to build a global business. All of our partners share early-stage risk and are solely focused on this work.