Best of the Rest

May 31, 2016 in Hub-Blog

News and resources recently loaded on other sites for inclusive business practitioners include: Challenges to Inclusive Business: A new report by Business Call to Action, International Business Leaders Forum, and Accenture Development Partnerships analyses internal and external Barriers to Progress ... (more...)

Move over donors and NGOs? Exploring the boundaries of what a business can viably achieve

December 5, 2013 in Hub-Blog

This blog was originally written for and published on the Business Fights Poverty website. Three innovative start-up companies are pushing the boundaries of what business can achieve in delivering social goals through a commercially sustainable model. Each is building a sustainable business model with ... (more...)

BIF launches in Burma!

October 18, 2013 in Uncategorized

The Business Innovation Facility is pleased to announce the launch of the second phase of BIF in Burma (Myanmar). DFID Burma is providing £4.9m of funding for a four year programme in Burma which will be delivered in partnership with our local Country Manager, HamsaHub Myanmar. After decades of external ... (more...)

Need or want? New BIF Insider on creating demand at the base of the pyramid!

August 6, 2013 in Hub-Blog

Understanding what poor people purchase with their very limited resources, and why, is notoriously difficult. Those of us reading or writing about this are unlikely to have ever experienced anything like the life situation that drives these decisions. We can enter a poor person’s home and wonder why ... (more...)

Spotlight on service provision in agribusiness – New Publication!

August 5, 2013 in Hub-Blog

When farmers and companies trade in agricultural produce, the actual buying and selling is just one part of the jigsaw. Successful trading depends on a host of agricultural services. These services can include access to finance, market information, transport, storage and agribusiness training, and they ... (more...)

Measuring social impact – our tools and resources

May 3, 2013 in Hub-Blog

Following our ‘Measuring Impact, for Impact’ event with Business Fights Poverty, WBCSD and Standard Chartered Bank, the question of how to track social impacts in a way that provides essential data has been at the top of our minds. So we’ve pulled together a list of all our resources ... (more...)

Business Innovation Facility -“Foreign aid at its best”

February 4, 2013 in Hub-Blog

In November last year, the Business Innovation Facility was described as “an example of foreign aid at its best: a gateway to current information, a clearing house for insights on good practice, a resource for businesses, and of course, targeted financial support.” Writing in the Indian Express ... (more...)

How do you build a brand? Lessons from slum sanitation

February 1, 2013 in Hub-Blog

By Ani Vallabhaneni, Co-Founder of Sanergy How do you build a brand, and a logo, and an ethos that is powerful enough to provoke a movement for social change? This was the question we faced as we launched our social enterprise in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya. With 40% of the world’s population lacking ... (more...)

News from Malawi Mangoes!

January 30, 2013 in Hub-Blog

Malawian fruit processing company, Malawi Mangoes, has today announced that it has completed investment funding which will fully finance its medium term development plan. In the press release issued today, Malawi Mangoes announced a new round of funds, provided among others by BXR Group, an international ... (more...)

Interview with elimentaire sarl.

January 14, 2013 in Hub-Blog

Innovation Against Poverty Interviews At the 2012 Innovations Against Poverty Conference and Awards, we interviewed Andreas Renner from elimentaire sarl.’s Moringa-based food additive venture in Madacasgar. Watch the video interview, or read the full transcript below. elimentaire sarl. produces ... (more...)