Millions want to create a better world – one without poverty, hunger or injustice, and where nature thrives providing clean air and abundant nutritious food for all. Each of us has a role to play in creating this equitable and sustainable world. Together, we can make this happen.
Our Theory of Change
We believe in utilising our resources efficiently, being open for change and in embracing shared values as ways of being. We believe that purpose-driven investment is the way forward and thus we:
Design and foster systemic change to accelerate investment flow and drive local economic growth.
Direct catalytic capital to investment opportunities not reached or supported by mainstream finance.
Identify high impact investment opportunities for investors that optimise total returns and diversify portfolios.
Enable visionary entrepreneurs, established businesses and other organisations to attract the most suitable funding, seamlessly and timely.
Invest in platforms and strategic partnerships that support our network.
Co-create and support initiatives and ecosystems that benefit our communities.
Who We Are
IISLA is a social enterprise that embodies holistic values and strong beliefs that collectively we can create an equitable world where people from diverse backgrounds and locations have the same opportunities.
Our vision is sustainable prosperity for people in least developed nations.
Our mission is to improve the lives of people in rural communities to mitigate migration whilst simultaneously protecting the environment and preserving local culture.
We believe that if people in remote places live their dreams and aspirations without leaving their homes and families, many of the social and environmental challenges we face today could be eradicated.
Our Core Values
IMAGINATIVE & Innovative
We dream of a better world so we approach challenges as opportunities to create the best and out-of-the-box solutions with passion and purpose.
Inclusive & COLLABORATIVE
We strive to make resources beneficial for the entire ecosystem by working with various stakeholders, promoting prosperity for all.
We grow with our communities just as they grow with us. We are committed, determined, and uncompromising in creating long-term connections within our ecosystem.
We thrive on being independent, open-minded, and eager to broaden our knowledge and experience. We are respectful and receptive of other’s opinions and perspectives.
We enable individuals and communities to have access to knowledge, opportunities and the right capital wherever they area, recognizing that there is abundance everywhere and for everyone
What They Say About Us
IISLA was instrumental in translating our strategies into financial projections that investors could confidently use to make an investment decision. By helping us articulate our key performance drivers and unit economics, IISLA also made it easier to focus our organization on discrete and achievable targets year by year. I would highly recommend them for any social enterprise that needs to make a compelling investment case.
The IISLA Forum is a great step towards addressing the financial gaps in furthering the growth of social enterprises in a competitive environment. I hope this can contribute to your efforts of helping in the development of social enterprises in Mindanao.
IISLA Ventures answers one part of the puzzle towards successful partnerships of impact. As a social entrepreneur driven by a vision to create sustainable impact, I believe solid partnerships are needed to integrate strong supply chains from the bottom of the pyramid to markets. For our social enterprise called GREAT Women, the strategic financial consultancy given by IISLA Ventures is a rare one. For it places at the heart of the equation, the understanding of the needs, the unique challenges and sustainable solutions for our inclusive social enterprise with a network of many smaller women micro-enterprises (weavers, farmers, food producers), thereby supporting impactful change for many. IISLA Ventures is our bridge to the right investors who understand our challenges beyond mere capital. Moving forward, IISLA Ventures also takes on multiple roles, as consultant, strategic partner, or even as representative of institutional investors towards helping select network entrepreneurs become financially ready for investment.
Learned from the forum that there are angels to help SMEs that had incorporated their companies in preparation for investment which my company had done already. So excited to be one of the globally competitive social enterprises! Thank you, IISLA, for sharing to us the information to be ready for investment.
Between June 8–12, 2020, the AVPN hosted its annual conference virtually, allowing for an unprecedented number of participants to participate and access archived videos.
Four social enterprises pitched their innovative solutions to global problems to a virtual audience of local investors on April 17, as part of the Social Enterprise Showcase of the Innovation for Social Impact Partnership (ISIP).
Five young professionals advocating for sustainable agriculture and environmental conservation took center stage during the Youth, Agriculture, and the Environment Session of the 3rd Philippine Environment Summit.