ACRE (Access to Capital for Rural Enterprises) is a platform which allows international development charities to facilitate technical support and access to capital for small and growing enterprises with a clear social and economic impact on their communities and the markets in which they operate.
ACRE is proud to invite you to the official launch of this innovative initiative. A strategic overview will be coupled with an introduction to our first impact report. A panel of NGOs, funders, investors and social entrepreneurs will explore the challenges and opportunities identified so far.
Particular focus will be given to:
- Tracking the enterprise journey from investment readiness to post-investment scale-up.
- The impact small and growing enterprises can have on their communities and the wider supply chain and why investment here can be so valuable.
- The ‘missing middle’ in impact investment and how it can be bridged.
Coinciding with International Women’s Day, ACRE’s launch also highlights the importance of supporting women in business for more inclusive development.