What we do


We are a network of business people and corporate organisations that uses an enterprise approach to tackle global poverty.

We support projects in developing countries that create jobs, empower the poor and transform communities.

Our vision


Our members have already created or are sustaining over 20,000 jobs in 62 projects in 22 countries, with a total direct or indirect investment of £55m.

Help us continue creating sustainable employment and resilient businesses as permanent solutions to the curse of poverty.

News & Events



Videos from February National Conference now available

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You can now catch up on the key sessions from the TBN National Conference 2014 on our website including Jim O’Neill’s insightful overview of the current world economy, inspiring case studies from TBN entrepreneurs David How, Johnson Migwi & Luvuyo Rani, investors from effective, impactful funds around the world, and many many more.



New $40m impact investment fund from TBN trustees & parnters

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TBN Trustees and Partners have successfully launched a $40m impact investment fund, ‘Novastar Ventures’, for East Africa into which DFID/CDC are investing £9m (announced by Justine Greening last week). A big congratulations to the team for getting this off the ground. We’re really excited to see the impact this is going to have, and we’ll

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