Scale Your Impact Faster with Emerging Market Enterprises (EME)

At EME we work with clients who are driven by passion, are challenging norms, and are redefining how impact is delivered to communities in need. Our clients understand that with the pace at which markets evolve, customer demands shift, and impact capital sources diversify, they must operate as though they are an emerging market enterprise, regardless of their geography, industry, or issue area. 

We partner with our clients as they embrace possibility in the face of challenges, and tailor our solutions to help them rapidly achieve their vision.  If your for-profit or non-profit organization faces challenges to strategy, impact, or scale, contact us to learn more about how we can support your mission. 

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What We Do



Strategic planning

Competitive analysis

Market segmentation and pricing strategy

Ecosystem and landscape evaluation 

Partnership strategy

Risk assessment and mitigation planning



Metric design and measurement system development

Financial and operational evaluation

Theory of Change assessment

Social impact evaluation and alignment

Dashboard design and implementation



Capital needs assessment

Investor scan and pitch support

Market survey and evaluation

Feasibility analysis

Expansion strategy and tactics

Go-to-market planning


SIGN UP BELOW for the chance to win a FREE preliminary assessment of your organization ($5000 value)*
The two-week assessment provides key improvement recommendations to your for-profit or non-profit social enterprise:  

  • Rapidly understand your organization's strengths and learn how to maximize its potential in the market
  • Understand how to prioritize where to invest time and capital to bring your enterprise to its next stage in maturity
  • Gain the comfort of knowing whether you're on the right track, and what to do if you're not!

Sign up to win a free organizational assessment

* No purchase necessary. Limit one (1) entry per Organization. One (1) winner will be selected on or about February, 28, 2019 from all entries received. Assessment cannot be initiated without approval of Organization leadership. Assessment quality will depend in large part upon the data and other inputs provided by the Organization. Assessment will be limited in scope, and must require no more than twenty (20) hours of labor on behalf of EME resources. EME reserves the right to change the terms of this offering at any time without notice. "EME" is Emerging Market Enterprises, LLC. "Organization" is organization submitting an entry. "Assessment" is high-level preliminary assessment of strategy, operations, financials, market, competition, and impact of Organization.   

About Us


Our Founder

Greg Payne is the President and Principal Consultant at Emerging Market Enterprises, LLC. Greg has over twelve years of consulting and operational experience in the private, public, and non-profit sectors, and is a highly-experienced practitioner in the fields of strategy, change management, and social entrepreneurship. He recently spent three years living in Bogotá, Colombia, where he worked directly with entrepreneurs, small business owners, and fund managers on challenges ranging from market entry to pricing strategy to portfolio management. From his experience as a management consultant with IBM and Booz Allen Hamilton, Greg brings practical expertise in guiding executives and managers of large organizations through initiatives related to program management, business planning, enterprise architecture, and change management. Greg is an expert on the diverse set of traditional and emerging funding mechanisms available to mission-oriented enterprises, to include grants, equity, and outcomes-based financing (pay-for-success (PFS)). He holds an MBA with a concentration in Finance and Social Entrepreneurship from Duke University where he was a University Scholar, Lead Fellow at the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE), and Fellow for the Initiative on Impact Investing (i3). He earned a BA in Anthropology from the University of Virginia, where he graduated summa cum laude in recognition of his ethnographic research and resulting thesis investigating health access issues in peri-urban Bolivia. Greg is fluent in English and Spanish, is a proud AmeriCorps alum, and enjoys soccer, cooking, and travel.  

Learn more on his LinkedIn profile.