We believe in social enterprises as a sustainable system to create social impact.

Aster Impact is a Delaware not-for-profit organization that is affiliated with the Aster Club, a private, global community of business families for collaboration and learning. Innovators, entrepreneurs, industry trailblazers, and social impact advocates comprise our community. Aster Impact manages all the impact activities of the Aster Club.

Our mission is to:

Educate

EDUCATE
people on social entrepreneurship and its benefits so that more people consider social enterprise as a vehicle to deliver social impact rather than traditional not-for-profit approach whenever possible

Advise

ADVISE
those interested in starting and/or getting involved in social enterprises guiding them through the process

Incubate

INCUBATE
promising social enterprise concepts turning it into a reality by coming up with a good business model, finding a strong management team and linking them with seed investors

Support

SUPPORT
the management of social enterprises so that they grow healthy and strong replicating their business model in different geographical areas or markets

Download the Aster Impact information. Go to https://www.AsterImpact.org to visit the Aster Impact website.

Bdar Center

Flagship Initiative

The Vocational Training & Job Placement Center is an Aster Impact initiative that aims to leverage the current economic demand in workforce localization, weakness in training below middle management, and recruitment segment only hiring qualified candidates. Bdar Center aims to bridge the gap between the demand and supply in the labor market in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Oman, and Qatar.

To get involved or to know more information, please contact Leah Zveglich leah.zveglich@theasterclub.com

Cacaotopia

Cacaotopia

The Cacaotopia is an Aster club initiative that aims to improve the lives of cacao farm workers in Latin America. By making improvements in the cocoa production value chain, we hope to empower cacao farm workers and eliminate the unethical cacao farm business practices that deprive workers of the opportunity to live a decent and prosperous life.

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Crop Diversity Farmers Coop

Crop Diversity Farmers Cooperative

A social enterprise project that aims to establish a farmers cooperative that supports crop diversity to increase yield, and develop more productive and resilient varieties ensuring food security.

Self-help Credit Union

Self-help Credit Union

Self-Help Federal Credit Union has a network of branches throughout California serving the state’s working-class families and communities and providing fair and affordable basic financial services.
www.self-help.org

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

STRI is one of the world’s leading centers for basic research on the ecology, behavior and evolution of tropical organisms.
www.stri.si.edu