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September 29, 2016

Hortinet: creating a fair and transparent horticulture market in Malawi

As the SEED 2016 Symposium took place in Nairobi in September, the Hub caught up with a previous award winner, Hortinet. 1. What prompted you to start your business? The high and alarming poverty levels of the rural people in Malawi coupled with great opportunity that exists to commercialise the […]
September 29, 2016

Vision care at your fingertips: How mobile health can help bring eye care to low-income consumers in developing countries

by Jayanth Bhuvaraghan, Chief Mission Officer, Essilor International Two years ago, the number of mobile devices in the world officially overtook the number of people, and this milestone couldn’t have been hit without the exponential growth in emerging markets. Over a billion mobile phones are used in India, for example […]
September 28, 2016

Solid Waste Management Crisis In India – Creating a Route to Recycle

In 2015, the global production of solid waste amounted to 1.3 billion tons. A detailed analysis of this figure reveals a considerable difference in the waste production of high-income and low/middle-income countries. The former have a per-capita figure which, in some cases, is eight-fold higher than that of the latter. […]
September 28, 2016

Innovative Indian enterprises

The Connect to Grow programme creates partnerships between Indian enterprises and enterprises across South Asia and Africa, to improve people’s health and agricultural prospects. This month we are sharing some of the innovative Indian enterprises already on the Connect to Grow marketplace. To connect with these businesses today signup or login to the Connect […]
September 28, 2016

Finding trusted partners to grow social enterprise

The Connect to Grow programme creates partnerships between Indian enterprises and enterprises across South Asia and Africa, to improve people’s health and agricultural prospects. We checked in with Founder and Managing Director Jaydeep Mandal from Aakar, an Indian social enterprise signed up to the programme, to see why, and how, it […]
September 27, 2016

New Modalities for facilitating the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at Local Level and Enhancing Climate Change Resilience

Dear Colleagues, Please find below details of our forthcoming programme in Malawi that aims to demonstrate new modalities for facilitating the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at local level and enhancing climate change resilience. The programme may be of more significance to individuals and institutions that have an […]
September 27, 2016

Harnessing the potential of India’s SME landscape

Harnessing the potential of India’s advanced SME landscape, Connect to Grow has been designed to support enterprise growth in South Asia and Africa, through developing and implementing commercially viable partnerships with Indian enterprises. Our focus on Indian enterprises is for two main reasons: their ability to develop proven innovations and the […]
September 27, 2016

Interview with award winning social enterprise Mozambikes

As the SEED 2016 Symposium took place in Nairobi in September, the Hub caught up with a previous award winner, Mozambikes.   1.  What prompted you to start your business? Mozambikes was born on a road trip, when the founders were struck with the long distances that rural Mozambicans walk on […]
September 23, 2016
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IB models one year celebration of RMG sector in Bangladesh

SNV Netherlands Development Organization supported by Embassy of Netherlands, launched a number of Inclusive Business models for the wellbeing of RMG workers in Bangladesh. The aim of the intervention is to build some sustainable business solutions to ensure affordable, available and accessible, quality health services for workers. There are a […]
September 22, 2016

BCtA and GRI release findings on Measuring Business Impact on the SDGs

22 September 2016, New York and Amsterdam, – Today, Business Call to Action (BCtA) and GRI are launching a report that finds that governments are increasingly interested in accounting for private sector contributions to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a trend that has evolved from the Millennium Development […]