GEXSI's key objective is to move social entrepreneurs "from Aid to Market" - from charity dependency to the development of viable businesses, which can support good causes. Social entrepreneurs provide access to basic goods and services such as water, electricity, communication or healthcare in poor regions around the world. They improve the lives of millions of economically deprived people by creating employment and income earning opportunities.
Initially, social enterprises often depend on grants. To move towards self-reliance, many need start-up support - access to expertise, markets and finance. GEXSI mobilises the capital and expertise needed by social entrepreneurs to move from aid to market.
GEXSI is a UK charity, headquartered in London, with an additional office base in Berlin. It counts on a small, high-calibre staff, senior advisors with strong international development expertise, volunteers, and partner organizations around the world.
GEXSI was launched originally at the World Economic Forum (Davos) under the auspices of the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, with private sector start-up sponsorship from Deutsche Bank, Foursome Investments, The Open Society Institute, Bain & Company, and subsequent public sector sponsorship also from the German Government (BMZ/GTZ).
In its current form, GEXSI has been operating since 2004. Its charity status was granted by the UK Charity Commission in January 2007 (UK Charity Registration No. 1117884). A for-profit entity - GEXSI LLP (No. OC 320304) - was founded ion 2006 to provide market-based services based on a shared vision. GEXSI LLP and the Charity are independent organizations that share a similar vision and goals.
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