In an exciting new milestone, Dato Kim Tan, co-founder of Transformational Business Network, launched the first social impact company on the ISDX stock exchange in London on 30th November 2015. INQO is a social impact company using enterprise to tackle poverty focused primarily on Sub-Saharan Africa.
Transcend Support is a ground-breaking social business in Palestine which has faced diverse challenges in such a conflict-ridden environment – but the prize has been a functioning, successful business which can operate in times of peace and in times of conflict.
Transcend Support, founded by TBN Partner Jerry Marshall, is a call-centre business that is a great fit for Palestine because it is not dependent on the free movement of individuals or goods.
TBN Asia recently launched in Singapore, kicking off with two successful events and has already organized two Expo trips and is supporting a range of social impact projects. We spoke to TBN Asia’s Mason Tan, Jeremy Han, and Louis Lee about the new developments in TBN Asia and shared their experiences setting up and driving TBN Asia forward.
This two part article series in Forbes Asia, provides a deep insight into TBN partner Tim Gocher’s experiences and journey in setting up the Dolma Development Fund, a non-profit investor in education, health care and economic development in Nepal, and the Dolma Impact Fund I, the first international private equity and impact investment fund exclusively dedicated to Nepal.
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.
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
Can you help? TBN Partner and impact investor Cyrille Antignac is working with a social enterprise in Cambodia which need help from someone with experience in/knowledge of the textiles industry or weaving technology. This expertise will allow them to reach some very significant milestones and unlock growth which will increase their impact significantly.
Adel Azmi is Managing Director of an export/import company based in Alexandria, Egypt, called Kingdom First Co. The company has a focus on exporting Egyptian products while importing products that are not easily available in Egypt. Adel’s passion is to address the huge unemployment among young people in Egypt and the Middle East/North Africa. He is
We’ve got 2 exiting positions open with TBN: one 3-6 month internship touching on a number of different areas of work within TBN, and one specific research & writing piece of work. Full details are available here on our jobs page, summaries below. We’re taking applicants for both roles until early December, so apply now.
TBN last year had a huge impact on me, not least because I ended up in the Jordan with the Mowgli Foundation and adopted a Jordanian mentee!
Very inspiring, and exceptionally well organised
The cross-cultural aspects of mentoring was brilliantly and respectfully explored