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August 19, 2016
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Is environmental impact a key element of Inclusive Business solutions?

Inclusive Business (IB) brings many solutions to fulfil basic needs of society. IB practitioners focus on triple bottom line to design solutions. The People, Profit and Planet. The social impact and business profitability come in a very short time. Since the environmental impact comes after long time, many professionals cannot figure out the […]
August 16, 2016
An Opportunity when Development Collide.

Where in the World should we go?

A decade of advocacy, tons of opportunities but many goals have not been achieved in the Philippines development plan.  Why?  This proposal is the latest attempt to integrate a program to local government development plans, co-creating a social enterprise “Turning Garbage into Trees”.  Read the proposal from Restore Green Movement Alliance […]
August 16, 2016

A life-changing ‘encounter’

I would begin with a quote of Michael Young, founder of SSE and he said, ‘Everybody has the capacity to be remarkable’. And my faith in this statement becomes stronger whenever I interact with a group of people discussing ideas. I have often wondered what the buzz around ‘Social Entrepreneurship’ […]
August 11, 2016
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Welcome to: Making PPPs work: a practical day to make your PPP more effective

On September 15, PPPLab is organising a practical day of exchange, application and design for those working in public-private partnerships. Topics covered are to help you discover tools and insights to make your partnership more effective, whatever your role is. The day will consist of sessions covering themes like financing […]
August 9, 2016
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Welcome to the 4th annual Inclusive Business Forum – Stockholm, Sweden

‘People, planet and prosperity through partnership’ is the theme for the 2016 edition of the Inclusive Business Forum, the 4th annual. The Forum will address how we can reach the targets for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through the implementation of inclusive business strategies; strategies formed in partnership across sectors […]
August 8, 2016

5 key lessons from visiting enterprises in Africa

In May the Connect to Grow team led by David Irwin supported by Baiju Vaidya and myself, Daniel Idowu visited Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda and Tanzania over three weeks. During the trip we met over 100 enterprises at various stages of growth. The goal of the trip was for enterprises […]
August 4, 2016

How can Businesses Communicate Effectively The Good they are Doing.

There are various businesses all over the world that are ‘doing good by being good’ . However, a great contrast is evident, how the crusaders for sustainability and inclusiveness are so ‘few’ . It has been proven that the economical drive of the past, which simply was focused on making profits, […]
August 2, 2016
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Affordable Health Insurance Scheme for Ready Made Garments worker in Bangladesh

SNV Netherlands Development Organization piloted an Inclusive Business project in Ready Made Garments (RMG) Industries in Bangladesh with the funding support of The Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands (EKN). The aim of the project is to test viable business solutions to improve workers health while Sexual and reproductive health […]
August 2, 2016

Supporting SME growth through innovation and partnership – a review of the landscape

This week Connect to Grow launches its first public report ‘Supporting SME growth through innovation and partnership – a review of the landscape’. The report provides a baseline for what is currently known about the role of innovation and partnership in SME growth. But it is much more than a […]
July 28, 2016

Looking for experiences in Palestine and conflict areas

I work in a social cooperative: “Transformando”. We are going to do an study about Social Economy (cooperatives or other entities, such as associations with economic activity, informal economy, inclusive business, etc.) in Palestina, for  Action against  Hunger.    The goal is to set up some social enterprises and strength others. […]