About Us

Who We Are

IESC is a leading U.S. nonprofit organization that catalyzes private sector growth and creates economic opportunity for people and communities throughout the economically developing world. Since 1964, we have delivered lasting solutions across 139 countries.

Our Mission

We help people improve their lives by catalyzing private sector growth and employment in economically developing countries.

Our History

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.

Our Vision

A world with economic opportunity for all, where people and communities thrive.

Our Values

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