“We have built over the last two years the world’s best and largest experiential learning program in early-stage impact investing at the frontier. Early-stage social enterprises are key to poverty alleviation and sustainable development in the developing world. They also offer opportunities for the world to rethink and refine capitalism as we know of today.”
- Dr. Yuwei Shi, PhD. Dean and Professor of Strategic Management, Graduate School of International Policy and Management, Monterey Institute of International Studies.
ORIGIN The Frontier Markets Scouts program was envisioned by Sabiha Rumani Malik and Yuwei Shi. It was co-founded by Sanghata Global and the Monterey Institute of International Studies, and is jointly owned by the two organizations.
RECOGNITION In 2013 the Frontier Market Scouts program won the Ashoka U-Cordes Award for Impact, Innovation and Potential for Replicability. This is probably the most prestigious award in the social entrepreneurship sector.
OUR FRONTIER MARKET SCOUTS PROGRAM Jointly developed and managed by Sanghata Global, the Monterey Institute, and Village Capital, the FMS program turns compassionate and capable young professionals into talent scouts and investment managers serving local entrepreneurs and social-minded investors in low-income and weak-capital regions of the world. The Scouts’ mission is to enable the enterprising poor to scale poverty alleviation in capital-weak areas of emerging markets, while gaining career defining and life changing experience.
OUR FIELD PROGRAM Our Frontier Market Scouts Field Program provides various services to entrepreneurs and investors. Scouts on field assignments help conceptualize a business idea, develop a business plan and an entrepreneurial team, provide due diligence, obtain investment capital and scale businesses.
OUR WORK We work worldwide, on all 5 continents, in 25 countries.
OUR PARTNERS Our key partner is the Monterey Institute of International Studies. Our key field partner is Village Capital. Our program partners are the de Baak Management Centre, the Sorenson Center for Global Impact Investing, Ashesi University and a constantly expanding network of business practitioners, impact investors, organizations and like-minded program partners.
OUR IMPACT Since its launch in January 2011, our FMS program has trained 200 participants in impact investing and social enterprise management and placed 100 Scouts/Fellows with 80 placement partners in 25 countries. Our FMS program participants have come from 17 diverse countries of origin. Read More
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