GEW Inclusion: Minimizing Barriers + Maximizing Inclusion

Entrepreneurship is a positive force that drives innovation, creates wealth and improves lives in communities, cities and countries alike. But not everyone has the same opportunity. Race, age, gender, or where one lives should not be an obstacle to entrepreneurship. Anyone, anywhere should be able to realize their dream and start a business quickly, inexpensively, and without barriers. At The Leap Co, we are ensuring that there is diversity and inclusion in impact investing.

GEW Inclusion: Minimizing Barriers and Maximizing Inclusion

At The Leap Co, we are ensuring that there is diversity and inclusion in impact investing.

Leap Mingle

This is a thank you to all who attended our first mingle.

Jamaica Recycling Symposium

Suzanne Shaw of The Leap Co, presented on opportunities for the circular economy at the Jamaica Recycling Symposium held in Kingston, Jamaica.

Saffrey Brown to Represent Jamaica at Global Eisenhower Fellowship

The Leap Co's Saffrey Brown has been selected to represent Jamaica in the prestigious Eisenhower Fellowships' Global Programme in 2019. Brown, Co-Founder and Head of Innovation at The Leap Co. and former General Manager of the JN Foundation, is one of 25 global leaders who will participate in the seven-week, 8-10-city exchange in the United States between October 3 and November 15 this year.

Is the Caribbean Ready for Electric Vehicles?

Can the early adoption of electric vehicles in the Caribbean have positive economic impacts? Are there synergies to be exploited with the expanding renewable energy market? What enabling conditions would be needed to foster a transition to electric mobility? These are some of the questions that this blog article seeks to address.

Jamaican entrepreneurs featured in Forbes magazine

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Some Jamaican entrepreneurs, leaders and personalities involved in the island's sustainability and renewable energy movement were recently featured in the internationally renowned business magazine, Forbes. The coverage came in the form of two articles entitled “Make Jamaica Green Again: 10 Powerful Women Leading The Sustainability Movement” and “6 Renewable Energy Entrepreneurs Lighting Up Jamaica”.

6 Renewable Energy Entrepreneurs Lighting Up Jamaica

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Forbes reports that there are many Jamaicans promoting the benefits of renewable energy for their island and these are just a few entrepreneurs working in the private sector. Meet a few of them here.

Global Investment Movement To Target Local Businesses

The launch of the Leap Impact Investment Fund places Jamaica and the Caribbean squarely at the centre of a new global investment movement, says The Leap Company's chief executive officer and Head of Impact Investment, Dr Suzanne Shaw.

We are looking for a dynamic Intern

Is this the right challenge for you? If you are interested in helping to create a new approach to business and sustainable development within the region, and you have a passion for innovative solutions, then this opportunity might be a great fit.

Does your business create social impact? Leap wants to fund you.

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One minute in Jamaica you can’t get backing for your startup; and now, The Leap Company are promoting a US$30m fund that doesn’t just invest in potentially profitable ventures, but those who can have a positive social impact.

Environmental economist, social innovator launch start-up

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Sustainable energy expert, Dr. Suzanne Shaw and social development innovator, Saffrey Brown have teamed up to form start-up company, The Leap Co. Incorporated in 2018, the Kingston, Jamaica based company will develop and invest in scalable ventures built on profitable models that deliver solutions to environmental, social and economic challenges.

Leap Company Seeks US$30m to Invest in Impact Ventures

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The Leap Company Limited, incorporated in Kingston in February this year, has launched its first fund with a target to raise US$30 million.

Saffrey Brown: The social innovator and advocate

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Saffrey Brown was not yet a teenager when she was thrust into advocacy and volunteerism while living in Trinidad and Tobago.

Business as a Force for Good, Changing Tides, by Saffrey Brown (2016)

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Many people would say that 2016 has been a bad year for… well, pretty much the entire world. It stands out as: The Year of Brexit, Trump, the Alt-Right, Aleppo, North Korea nuclear tests, the Bastille Day attack in Nice, the worsening refugee crisis in the Middle East, economic collapse in Venezuela, and the list goes on.

Creating an enabling environment for economically competitive renewable energy development

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The regional think tank, Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CaPRI), is urging Caribbean governments to diversify the incentives being offered in the renewable energy market.