Our Values - Building Markets

Our Values

We believe in a world of dignity and abundance for all.

We are steadfast in our commitment to reducing human suffering, fostering autonomy and equipping individuals with the skills they need to thrive, respecting their abilities to shape their own futures. Small business leaders in our networks are not passive recipients, but resilient individuals with untapped potential.

We combine a pursuit of learning with the transformative power of data.

We place evidence at the heart of our decision-making and design programs to meet the unique needs of small businesses. Our team’s passion for excellence is built on the principles of transparency, accountability, and the highest standards of quality in all our operations.

We combine local expertise with a global mindset.

100% of our programs are led by team members from the markets in which we operate. Many have worked in the private sector, including management consulting, export consulting, procurement, start-up accelerators, government, and local economic development. Our teams combine a breadth of experience with deep roots in the local community and shared lived experience with those we serve.

We are innovative and entrepreneurial.

We foster a community of entrepreneurs and intra-preneurs and we bring this spirit into everything we do, from operations management to partnerships to programs. Our team seeks to be agile, responsive and experimental because we believe this opens new ways of thinking and catalyzes impact.

We cultivate strong relationships through transparent communication and mutual respect for our partners and colleagues.

Within our global network of buyers and small businesses, we are more than a service provider. We build trusted connections that stand the test of time. We believe systemic change is needed to create more equitable, environmentally sustainable, and inclusive markets. We work with local and global stakeholders to transform the ecosystems in which small businesses and buyers operate, taking into account social and environmental needs.