The Americas Business Council (abc*) Foundation is a think-do tank that supports high-impact leaders and initiatives in the Americas. With the belief that empowerment and hands-on engagement, rather than distanced charity, is the key to successful philanthropy, and social and environmental advancement we provide involved advisory, marketing and media support to our portfolio of funded projects which, among others, promote sustainable regulation for oceans, convert landfills into 100% organic fertilizer, tackle food inequality and redistribution and deactivate gang violence in marginal communities with unprecedented efficacy.
The Continuity Forum, our signature annual event, is based on the premise that continuity, when applied to philanthropy and social and environmental impact, is exemplified through sustained efforts to improve the greater good. The event provides a stage for 35 of the region’s most determined and creative social entrepreneurs, identified through our partnerships with Ashoka and Innovadores de America, to showcase their innovative organizations. The audience, comprised of some of the hemisphere’s most influential business and thought leaders, is presented with a pipeline of pre-screened projects to directly engage with. Renowned speakers focus on how to drive continuity so that the key issues in the Americas — climate change, poverty, education, political stability and freedom, hunger, access to quality healthcare and sustainable economic development — remain the region’s top priorities.
Three initiatives out of the 35 will be selected to receive funding and hands-on advisory, media and marketing support for two years with the objective of reaching jointly identified quantifiable objectives. The abc* Foundation’s goal is to maximize social impact given the threshold of its resources. Consequently, the Foundation selects initiatives that, with the added assistance of its resources, have the greatest potential for maximum scalability. We also seek to provide quality exposure to potential supporters, investors and media for all presenting initiatives through the audience and our press efforts.