our mission

The old poverty reduction paradigm originated over 74 years ago at Bretton Woods, NH. and focused on the reconstruction of Europe. ​It formed an industry of unsustainable charitable and governmental organizations still in existence today. 


​The Social Ventures Foundation mission is focused on a new paradigm of doing "Business with a Purpose" through the identification, promotion and invention of Social Ventures that provide sustainable market creation for the 3 to 4 billion poor at the “Bottom of the Pyramid.