Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership
The Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership is an initiative of the Clinton Foundation that collaborates with the private sector, governments, local communities, and other NGOs. We aim to empower individuals in developing nations by providing them with the tools needed to work themselves out of poverty. Our strategic focus is on job creation and income generation for low-income communities, primarily concentrating on the optimization of value chains and enterprise building centered on agriculture and tourism.
Established in June 2007 by President Bill Clinton and philanthropist Frank Giustra as the Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative, today the Enterprise Partnership’s projects in Colombia, Peru, and Mexico provide poor and vulnerable populations with access to marketable skills training and certification programs, improved health services, and other critical resources to capitalize on economic opportunities and increase their incomes. Additionally, the Enterprise Partnership’s investment funds in both Colombia (Fondo Acceso) and Haiti (Haiti Development Fund) make disciplined investments — loans and/or equity, not grants — in small-and-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that yield both financial and social returns, which enables these SMEs to act as catalysts for job creation.
The Enterprise Partnership has an unyielding commitment to accountability and requires partners and operators to abide by project impact metrics. Real-time data on all Enterprise Partnership projects is tracked in monitoring and evaluation systems — and lessons learned are shared among all our partners. A multi-stakeholder approach is a core value at the Enterprise Partnership, allowing us to leverage our alliances for the highest impact as we work toward the goal of shared and sustainable development while improving the lives of individuals along the supply chain.
20,000 COLOMBIANS TO BE PLACED IN JOBS
by the newly formed Acceso Training Center
MORE THAN $2.5 MILLION IN SALES
achieved by small producers linked to Cartagena’s hospitality community
5,400 INDIVIDUALS TRAINED
in marketable construction skills in Colombia
2,300 SMALL AGRICULTURAL PRODUCERS
provided with capacity building services in Cajamarca