World Vision’s approach to inclusive business collaborations

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...)

Cherehani: providing the tools to enable women to run sustainable businesses

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...)

Banco de Mejoras: collaborating for safe, secure housing for all

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...)

Understanding consumer choices to drive sales and repeat adoption of nutritious products

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...)

Interview: Dr. Consulta, improving services through customer feedback

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...)

8 expert tips on scaling inclusive business

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...)

Seeking positive social and environmental impact for Central America and the Caribbean

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...)

Hortinet: creating a fair and transparent horticulture market in Malawi

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...)

Interview with award winning social enterprise Mozambikes

September 27, 2016 in Hub-Blog

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 a ... (more...)

Sustainable Development Goals: Tools for Business

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...)