Private Sector Practice

Private Sector Practice

Contacts

Linda JirouskovaLinkedin

senior business development manager
ljirouskova@pactworld.org

M.A. MillerLinkedin

senior corporate engagement specialist
mamiller@pactworld.org

Credit: Green Invest Asia

Private sector launches coconut industry's first sustainability charter

November 16, 2020
With support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Green Invest Asia, implemented by Pact, private sector leaders signed the coconut industry’s first global Sustainable...
Artisanal miners at work in the Democratic Republic of Congo. (Photo: Pact)

Communities affected by Covid-19 receive support from expanded Pact, Trafigura, Chemaf program in DRC

October 12, 2020
The lives and livelihoods of artisanal and small-scale miners were precarious even before the Covid-19 pandemic. About 42 million people around the world work in artisanal and small-scale mining, or...
Mahazomana Evens (Photo: Pact)

For a dedicated student in Madagascar, a RISE scholarship sets a path to success

September 22, 2020
Mahazomana Evens grew up in a large, modest family in the village of Mitriaky, in Fort Dauphin, near the southern tip of Madagascar. His mother and father farmed and fished to support their eight...
Drawings by Richard Harrison/Pact.

“We can find our way around any barriers”: The women driving change in Myanmar’s energy sector

August 7, 2020
by Lyndal Pearce If there was ever a mountain to climb, Myanmar’s energy transition represents the Hkakabo Razi of all challenges. With just 50% of the country able to access reliable power, mostly...

Pact provides investment in Tala to increase access to financial services for underserved groups

August 26, 2019
Pact, an international NGO, has closed a subordinated debt investment in Tala, a global fintech. This investment will support Tala’s lending efforts in Kenya, one of several countries where they...

With women miners, Pact & partners build an ethical gemstone supply chain from the ground up

June 5, 2019
When the Gemological Institute of America approached Pact’s Cristina Villegas in 2016 about piloting a rough gemstone guide for miners, Villegas immediately knew where to start. As director of Pact’s...
A mother and child at a health center in Gombe, Nigeria

Pact invests in LeapFrog fund to broaden access to healthcare and financial services for emerging consumers

June 5, 2019
Pact, an international NGO, has completed an investment as a limited partner in LeapFrog Emerging Consumer Fund III—the only NGO to invest in the Fund. LeapFrog Investments is a global private equity...

In her own words: A former child miner in DRC makes a new start

May 28, 2019
Since 2003, Pact has worked to improve the lives of artisanal and small-scale miners through its Mines to Markets program. This includes efforts to end child labor in mining, from Colombia to the...

Pact impact investment group inks two new corporate partnerships as FY19 kicks off

December 10, 2018
Pact, an international, non-profit development organization, announced today that its newly revamped impact investment group, Pact Ventures, has finalized its second corporate partnership since the...

Amplify Impacting Investing: The Next Mile of Impact Investing for INGOs

December 7, 2018
The INGO Impact Investing Network looks at new trends in impact investing by INGOs. Pact (pg. 38) argues that INGOs can leverage impact investing teams to transform into tri-sector organizations.

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