Tag Archives: Development

Grow Client

How I’ve Helped Create 700 Jobs in Africa, and How You Can Too

In five years, Grow Movement has helped create 719 new jobs in Uganda, Rwanda and Malawi. How has this been done? By helping entrepreneurs and small business owners to run their businesses more effectively.

Consultants from around the world volunteer their time to advise clients remotely via phone, Skype and email. Would you like to do some good? Will you be one of our consultants? […]

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Uganda600

What if…

What if you could eliminate poverty in Africa from the comfort of your home?
What if you could use your business skills to change the lives of others?

You can! Here’s how […]

Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman: “Eradicate Poverty through Business”

Golden Globe winner Hugh Jackman is passionate about eradicating poverty through business. He has established his own social business, Laughing Man Coffee & Tea, and is excited about progress towards achieving the UN Millennium Development Goals.

Is it significant that another celebrity is endorsing a social cause? I think it is, and this is why. […]

Bill Gates

The Power of Catalytic Philanthropy

How would the wealthiest, most astute business people solve the world’s biggest problems?

Bill Gates presents a keynote address to a gathering of philanthropists who have collectively committed to giving away more the $100 billion of personal wealth. In this address, he laid out a vision for ‘catalytic philanthropy’ – creating markets, using capitalistic approaches, to help the needy in long-term, systemic ways. […]

The Grow Movement: Consultants Doing Good!

London fund manager Chris Coghlan was making emerging market investment decisions every day based on telephone calls and email. One day he wondered whether consulting assistance provided solely through telephone and email could benefit a developing country entrepreneur, and what impact this economic empowerment would have on local communities.

An idea became a plan, a plan became a movement, and today the Grow Movement has 250 entrepreneurs, volunteer consultants and support team members in 30 countries from every major culture. The first 40 projects in Uganda helped create 100 jobs and increase profits by an average of 20 percent. […]