Category: Blogs

Celebrating 10 Years of Impact at SOCAP 2017

October 31, 2017 by in category Blogs, companies

In October, thousands gathered in San Francisco for Social Capital Markets (or SOCAP for short) 2017 Forum, an annual impact investing conference that brings together social entrepreneurs and impact investors. The conference, which marked its 10th anniversary this year, started in 2007 to gather impact investors who are navigating new waters in putting capital into positive-impact entrepreneurs. Ten […]

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Celebrating a Decade of Impact: Key takeaways from B Corp Champions Retreat

October 28, 2017 by in category B Corps, Blogs, Champion Retreat

Annually, the entire B Corp Community comes together for a global gathering called the B Corp Champions Retreat. We come together to celebrate our collective success and the growth of the global movement. This year marked a decade since the B Corp community started. The initial B Corp Found class of 82 companies has morphed to […]

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The 2017 Best for the World Funds in East Africa

October 11, 2017 by in category B Corps, Blogs, companies, GIIRS Funds

We are proud to present the 8 funds operating in East Africa that are among the 28 honored as the 2017 Best for the World Funds. All of them and their portfolio companies have completed a rigorous, third-party review of their impact, setting them head-and-shoulders above the rest. Best for the World Funds have made a […]

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Best For The World 2017

September 13, 2017 by in category Blogs

BEST FOR THE WORLD 2017THREE EAST AFRICAN COMPANIES HAVE BEEN RECOGNIZED GLOBALLY AS BEING BEST FOR THE WORLD. THE COMPANIES ARE LISTED IN THE ‘BEST FOR THE WORLD 2017’ LIST BY B LAB. THEY ARE AMONGST 846 BUSINESSES ACROSS 52 INDUSTRIES FROM 48 COUNTRIES THAT MAKE UP THE LIST OF  '2017 BEST FOR THE WORLD [...]

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Why I Changed Course From Wall Street To Return Home And Launch B-Lab East Africa

September 1, 2017 by in category Blogs

WHY I CHANGED COURSE FROM WALL STREET TO RETURN HOME AND LAUNCH B-LAB EAST AFRICAIN 2008 I SAT IN THE OFFICES OF A BIG WALL STREET FIRM FOR A JOB INTERVIEW AS AN INVESTMENT RESEARCHER. THIS WAS JUST AS THE FINANCIAL CRISIS HAD BEGUN. WHY I CHANGED COURSE FROM WALL STREET TO RETURN HOME AND [...]

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