Commitment to Action

Enhancing Livelihoods Investment Initiative (ELII)

Commitment by

Acumen, Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership, Unilever

In 2015, Unilever, Acumen, and the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership launched the Enhancing Livelihoods Investment Initiative (ELII), a 3-year, $10 million effort to dramatically improve the livelihoods of over 300,000 smallholder farmers in Africa, South Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, by scaling impact enterprises and linking them to inclusive global supply chains and distribution networks. Acumen will invest in and provide management support to enterprises that can be linked to global supply chains; The Enterprise Partnership will jointly create supply chain and distribution enterprises aligned with the goals of the ELII; and with operations in over 190 countries and over half their footprint is in developing and emerging markets, Unilever will bring the scale, influence, and resources to demonstrate a replicable model. With over 2.5 billion people engaged in smallholder agriculture globally, producing 80% of food consumed in emerging markets, enhancing their income and sustainability is a global imperative.

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Commitment

Enhancing Livelihoods Investment Initiative (ELII)

Launched

2015

Est. Duration

3 years

Estimated Total Value

$10,000,000

Region

Africa, Asia

Countries

GHANA, INDIA, INDONESIA, KENYA, Tanzania

Commitment by

Acumen, Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership, Unilever