October 21, 2016

Is Compassion the Antidote for Neoliberalism?

Neoliberalism is making us lonely, says George Monbiot, highlighting the plight of those disenfranchised in today’s economy. Noam Chomsky described neoliberalism as profit over people, so what would the converse look like? The concept of people-centred business has gained considerable traction in recent years, having been embraced by Coops Europe […]
October 17, 2016

5 key success factors for successful replication of eco-inclusive business models

“There is no problem in Africa that nobody has thought about. Use those ideas!” said Ndubuisi Ekekwe from the African Institute of Technology two weeks ago at the SEED Africa Symposium in Nairobi. And, Jukka Uosukainen from the Climate Technology Centre and Network added: “Take the best innovations of the […]
October 17, 2016

5-Day Sustainability Training Finally Complete.

Sustainable Inclusive Business Kenya has as part of its strategy, a plan in place to begin carrying out business scans to assist businesses in checking how they are faring on matters sustainability and inclusiveness. For a while now, the center has been on the frontline creating awareness on the importance […]
October 17, 2016

Sustainable Inclusive Business Kenya interview on KTN news

Karin Boomsma, the Project Coordinator of SIB Kenya, together with Sally Wakiugu of Fresh ‘n Easy which is a subset of Mara Farming Ltd, had an interview on KTN News.  Interviewed by Peter Wakaba, Karin and Sally explained, using the example of Fresh n Easy, how businesses can make profits […]
October 17, 2016

Sustainable Inclusive Business Kenya attends SEED Training

The Sustainable Inclusive Business (SIB) Kenya team attended a training which was conducted by Switch Africa Green and SEED BDS from Tuesday 11th October to 14th October at the YWCA-Central, conference hall. The aim of the training was to equip the trainees with skills on Eco-Enterprise Development. The team also […]
October 12, 2016

A global baseline for social enterprise?

This article was first published online by the Pioneers Post. See the original post here. Proponents of social enterprise talk a good talk: how can one fail to be convinced by a business model that says that you can both turn a profit and create social impact? Talk, however, is […]
October 11, 2016

The Social Enterprise Landscape: good news first or bad?

Would you like the good news first or bad?   The good is that social enterprise is thriving. Our mini-series this month, produced with the World Bank and Endeva, provides plenty of evidence.  The bad is that behind the hype, not only are the practical hurdles high, but contention reigns over […]
October 11, 2016

“Small is beautiful but big is needed” – Why inclusive businesses should put more effort in scaling

On Tuesday, 27 September, the Inclusive Business Action Network (IBAN) together with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the William Davidson Institute Michigan (WDI) hosted the second part of a webinar series on scaling inclusive businesses. Did you miss the webinar series? Click here for information on […]
October 10, 2016

Acacia and Baobab Images

Please view our natural ecology found at our Easter ASAL zones useful in aggro forestry. These spices have capacity to capture 150 tonnage of carbon from atmospheric air, transport it through the trunk, and restore it into the soil as nitrogen, promoting bio-diversity. They are therefore important in agribusiness. Value […]
October 10, 2016

Don’t focus on unicorns!

We all love social enterprises, don’t we? Bridge International Academies, Mobisol, Aravind – these innovative businesses are providing quality education, energy and health care services to thousands of people living in poverty. Yet, the focus on finding and supporting these “Unicorns” may preclude a broader understanding and more systematic support […]