October 6, 2017 in Hub-Blog
As a part of our series on NGOs and inclusive business, we spoke to Katharina Jeschke, Economic Development, Microfinance and Inclusive Business from World Vision, an international charity with a focus on children’s rights, on their approach to using inclusive business models to improve the lives of ... (more...)
September 6, 2017 in Hub-Blog
Cherehani Africa is a social enterprise that provides asset financing for production tools and working capital loans to women and adolescent girls who own micro-enterprises in rural and underserved markets. It is part of Spring Accelerator’s third cohort of businesses. As a part of our September 2017 ... (more...)
August 1, 2017 in Hub-Blog
As a part of the August 2017 theme on affordable housing, we spoke to Erick Mora Sánchez, Founder and Director of Costa Rican social enterprise bank Banco de Mejoras.
Working in partnership with businesses, social organisations, government and Universities, Banco de Mejoras provides technical assistance ... (more...)
February 17, 2017 in Hub-Blog
The nutrition sector is full of experts who understand what the human body needs for health. But the customers tend to be mums buying food for their families, and what they want may be quite different. Nowhere is insight into consumer purchasing decisions more essential than in nutrition.
In January ... (more...)
February 16, 2017 in Hub-Blog
As a part of our February 2017 theme on consumer insight we spoke to Jorge Tung, Chief Product Officer at Brazilian inclusive business Dr. Consulta.
What does your business offer to your clients? What is the core value proposition?
Dr. Consulta are a network of medical centres that provide both ... (more...)
December 12, 2016 in Hub-Blog
With over 50 years of experience between them, Ted London and Olivier Kayser have some strong opinions on how to successfully scale inclusive business. The webinar held in November 2016 saw a lively discussion between our two expert speakers, littered with useful examples to demonstrate how inclusive ... (more...)
November 7, 2016 in Hub-Blog
FLII CA&C will take place November 16-17th in Antigua, Guatemala and the theme is levelling the playing field to seize impact opportunities
FLII CA&C unites over 300 members of impact investing, social entrepreneurship, and multinational organizations en an interactive dialogue.
The region ... (more...)
September 29, 2016 in Hub-Blog
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 ... (more...)
March 15, 2016 in Hub-Blog
As all the blogs in the series on SDGs and inclusive business from the Practitioner Hub have discussed, there are multitudes of ways for business to have a positive social impact and gain from opportunities arising through the SDGs. However a quick google will come out with an overwhelming amount of ... (more...)