“I raise up my voice not so I can shout but so that those without a voice can be heard.”

“I raise up my voice not so I can shout but so that those without a voice can be heard.”

Malala Yousafzai

What makes us unique

What makes us unique

Theory of Change

Theory of Change

Creating and supporting scalable impact enterprise models will accelerate the achievement
of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Impact Entrepreneurship

We believe in the power of market-based models to solve the most urgent social and environmental problems in the world

Gender Equality

Women and girls represent half of the world’s population and half of its potential. Achieving gender equality is essential for sustainable development.

Climate Action

The climate crisis is the defining challenge of our time. Taking action now can mitigate the worst effects and secure a safer future for the next generation.

Our Commitment

We will support models that create sustainable solutions to address the climate crisis and gender equality. With access to appropriate funding and capacity building, these impact enterprises building innovative models will grow and scale. This in turn will help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and build a more inclusive, equal world.

COLLABORATE

Impact actors through research & programs

CONNECT

Small businesses to resources & tools

EMPOWER

Entrepreneurs through training & support

Advisory

With our deep social impact knowledge and wide talent pool, we bring the expertise and the experts to help organisations and people scale their solution.

  • GIZ India

    German organisation GIZ supports sustainable development working with partners in India. We collaborate with them on the Her&Now project for women entrepreneurs by delivering leadership curriculum and support to women entrepreneurs.

  • Habitat for Humanity-Terwilliger Centre

    Habitat for Humanity's Terwilliger Center facilitates affordable housing systems globally. We conducted an extensive study of this market in the ASEAN region across eight countries to identify opportunities and help design the Southeast Asia Sheltertech accelerator.

  • HiGi

    Advising HiGi strategically and running diagnostics on risks and opportunities of their business model. We worked with them to identify and track key metrics as well.

We were very fortunate to collaborate with Unlock Impact for our Asia Innovative Farmers Activity. They completed a thorough due diligence on some of our Tech4Farmers award winners to recommend viable strategies to scale social enterprise models for economic and community impact. The Unlock Impact team provided a thorough analysis that provided a clear blueprint for the sustainable growth of enterprises in Myanmar and Nepal.

William Sparks
Country Director – Thailand
Winrock International

Comms Ninja

We tell impactful stories on behalf of growing organisations and build a strong brand proposition, through a flexible, virtual model that keeps women in the workforce.

  • i-Saksham

    i-Saksham is an NGO that trains female edu-leaders based in rural Bihar, India. It aims to build communities that makes education one of its priorities. We support the though leadership, social media strategy, and guide the implementation of its communications.

  • Sagana

    An investing firm on a mission to align outstanding financial returns with positive social and environmental impact. We are helping them build their brand presence on social media: from building a communication strategy to executing it.

  • SecondsGuru

    A Singapore-based social enterprise empowering communities towards greener living. We support their work through website and newsletter management, and writing articles on sustainable urban living, people and initiatives.

  • Tata Steel Foundation

    A CSR foundation working to address developmental challenges of tribes and excluded communities in Jharkhand and Odisha. We created an exclusive pitch document - from researching, to writing, designing and branding - reflecting their impact.

  • Villgro Philippines

    A related entity of Unlock Impact, Villgro Philippines is a social enterprise incubator that supports innovative enterprises. We have handled end-to-end communications, from website revamp to social media to event outreach, video storytelling, and more.

  • Villgro USA

    Villgro USA is a global network that trains and supports social enterprise incubators in Asia, SE Asia and Africa. We work with the founding team to build their online brand presence, having also created videos and presentations for their training modules.

ANDE India has been working with the Unlock Impact team since 2019. The Ninja model has worked well for us by providing us the flexibility of regular ongoing support that doesn’t quite take up an entire day’s work alongside opportunistic requirements for marketing and communications outreach collateral. Unlock Impact’s support as ANDE India launched and scaled its social media presence has been crucial. By helping us build a holistic communications plan, supporting with creative collateral as well as with audio-visual elements they have adapted their offering to our changing needs, as we have grown our scope of work, at a price point that makes this professional support accessible to us.

Saipriya Salla
Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE)

Our Comms Ninja Amina has been a great resource who has provided overall communications strategy for our team. While originally a writer tasked to create copy for our website, she was able to adapt well to our needs to grow our social media presence and create compelling content across our programs.

Katherine Khoo
Villgro Philippines

Women Entrepreneur platform

Women-led businesses struggle to find equitable access to finance, networks, opportunities and more. We are changing the status quo.

SHELeads

An 8-week virtual leadership program that empowers women entrepreneurs to build resilient and successful businesses. Unlock Impact has run two cohorts of SHELeads in collaboration with GIZ, which has included budding entrepreneurs from all over India, working with each woman to unleash the best leader in her.

Unlock Impact has done an excellent job in designing a well-tailored and engaging leadership programme for women entrepreneurs which had the right balance between theory, self-reflection and networking. Aditi and Priya are wonderful facilitators who presented the content and managed the community with knowledge and great passion. Most importantly they were able to create a safe space for the women to share their experiences and to grow as leaders in their businesses and communities.

Derya Bischoff
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Understanding my business is limited by my thinking, so developing myself is as critical an investment for my business as it is to develop the actual nuts and bolts. I am working on changing my mindframe from a playing not-to-lose approach to a play-to-win approach.

Entrepreneur

Villgro Philippines

Taking the learnings of over 25 years of incubation in India, Villgro Philippines is an incubator that supports innovative social enterprises addressing urgent social issues all over the Philippines.

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