We apply private sector solutions around the world to improve standards of living, create and preserve jobs, and help enterprises grow. We leave behind sustainable businesses, robust institutions, knowledgeable and skilled people, and thriving communities.
We were founded in 1964 by a group of American business leaders, entrepreneurs, and philanthropists—chiefly David Rockefeller—who believed that businesses are the engines that drive economic growth and innovation and that supporting them can lift countries out of poverty. Explore more of our history.
A world with opportunity for all, where people and businesses have access to viable markets and the resources they need to thrive.