How does the elea Model work?


Impact via professionalism

elea is convinced that a high level of professionalism is required to engage in an impactful fight against poverty. This conviction forms the basis for the four pillars upon which the elea organization is built: the systematic selection and support of investments, the consistent use of a clear and methodical framework for defining and measuring success, the synergetic collaboration with investors, as well as the employment of a qualified and ambitious team.

Impact via professionalism

elea Philanthropic Investment Management
The heart of elea’s work is making entrepreneurial investments to fight poverty. The Foundation places great value on the careful selection, target-oriented implementation, as well as professional management of investments in parts of the world where per capita income is less than USD 2 per day.

elea Impact Measurement Methodology (eIMM)
elea has developed a proprietary method for measuring the success of its engagements. This allows elea to analyze the potential impact of possible new projects, to define performance targets, to record the actual impact achieved, as well as to compare results with targets and results from other projects.

elea Philanthropic Investors‘ Circle
elea works closely with a circle of philanthropic investors that includes private individuals, entrepreneurs, as well as other institutions. elea provides them with the opportunity to invest capital and know-how in promising entrepreneurial projects with a high impact towards poverty alleviation.

elea Professional Development Program
elea’s work would not be possible without the engagement of an experienced team that has the suitable professional qualifications and skills as well as the essential instinct for cooperation with project partners from varied cultural and societal backgrounds. Accordingly, elea recruits very selectively, with high expectations for commitment of its employees on one hand, while offering opportunities for professional and personal growth on the other hand.

elea Foundation for Ethics in Globalization
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