We are pleased to release the first shared value story in series of new case studies. The Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership (CGEP) story was presented at the 2016 Shared Value Forum and takes an innovative approach to achieving poverty alleviation at scale. CGEP start and scaling for-profit enterprises with a social purpose to bring people from low-income communities into the supply chains and distribution networks of large corporations.
The Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership (CGEP) is pioneering an innovative approach to achieving poverty alleviation at scale. CGEP is an independently financed initiative of the Clinton Foundation.
CGEP are impact entrepreneurs, starting and scaling for-profit enterprises with a social purpose to bring people from low-income communities into the supply chains and distribution networks of large corporations. The enterprises are known as the Acceso enterprises.
Acceso enterprises remove the barriers that prevent small producers and entrepreneurs from reaching their potential in developing countries. By taking an enterprise approach Acceso are able to recycle profits, and the ability to scale is therefore not dependent on donor funding.
Experienced in building effective partnerships across sectors, Social Atlas are working with CGEP as it expands its model into the Asia Pacific Region – building a network of like-minded partners, who understand and embrace the opportunity of using business to deliver social impact. New markets and products, value chain enhancements and effective and impactful clusters being created around a shared social and business vision.
CGEP created three distinct Enterprise models to address these opportunities – Supply Chain, Distribution and Training under the name Acceso.
CGEP has created 8 Acceso enterprises in the last 2 years with 10 more in the pipeline. The enterprise models have a huge potential for commercial viability and social impact. CGEP are now at a stage in development where they plan to spur expansion and amplify impact by adding a select group of new strategic partners and investors that share the core values of the founders.
James Jenkin, COO of CGEP presenting at the 2016 Shared Value Forum
Image credit: CGEP