The Elea Way: A Learning Journey Toward Sustainable Impact

Vanina Farber, Peter Wuffli

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Social entrepreneurship and impact investing contribute to a more inclusive capitalism and bring innovative solutions to global challenges, such as fighting poverty and protecting planet earth. This book offers practical advice on how to best integrate entrepreneurship and capital for impact and innovation by using elea's philanthropic investing approach to fight absolute poverty with entrepreneurial means as an example. Written by two leading experts, the book summarizes insights from elea's 15-year pioneering journey, from creating an investment organization, choosing purposeful themes, and sourcing opportunities, to partnering with entrepreneurs for impact creation. This includes suggestions on how to lead impact enterprises in such areas as developing strategies, plans, and models; building effective teams and organizations; managing resources; and handling crises. Using real-life examples, this is valuable reading for entrepreneurs, investors, executives, philanthropists, policymakers, and anyone curious about entrepreneurship and inclusive capitalism.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages298
ISBN (Print)9780367549213, 9781000225983
StatePublished - 17 Nov 2020

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