“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 and established as a partnership between the Monterey Institute and Sanghata Global, later joined by Village Capital.
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.
WHAT WE DO Our Frontier Market Scouts program pairs 2-week intensive trainings with 4-6 months of international field assignments where Scouts engage in business development and due diligence work that benefits entrepreneurs and enterprises and helps impact investors to invest in enterprises. In the process, our Scouts gain life-transforming experience and skills and develop into people-centred business leaders.
WHO WE DO IT WITH With our partners, the Monterey Institute of International Studies, Village Capital , de Baak Management Centre, the Sorenson Center for Global Impact Investing and a constantly expanding network of business practitioners, impact investors, organizations and like-minded program partners.
WHERE WE DO IT Worldwide, in all 5 continents. At present we are working in 25 countries.
OUR IMPACT Since its launch in January 2011, our FMS program has trained 150 participants in impact investing and social enterprise management and placed 89 Fellows with 65 placement partners in 25 countries. Read More
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