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Where do you get your data from? 

November 14, 2017 in Hub-Blog

This months the blogs of our Monthly Theme agree on one fact: the data revolution changes our lives dramatically. No matter if you see data as the new gold or the new oil. There are already many inspirational and positive resources that provide free access to this precious commodity. In this blog ... (more...)

Weconomy – Creating opportunities with business and local communities

October 9, 2017 in Hub-Blog

 As a part of our series on NGOs and inclusive business, we spoke to Maija Seppälä, Programme Advisor, Uganda and Kenya from World Vision Finland, an international charity with a focus on children’s rights, on how they help companies to build and grow sustainable business in co-creation with low-income ... (more...)

How Finance Trust Bank caters the needs of women and girls

September 13, 2017 in Hub-Blog

Finance Trust Bank is a commercial bank in Uganda that was establishes 32 years ago and started as an NGO. It aims to empower women and youth economically and socially. Today, Finance Trust Bank has 36 branches in the country and serves more than 470,000 customers of whom 50 percent are women and youth. ... (more...)

A cross-sectoral approach is key for affordable housing in Ghana

August 4, 2017 in Hub-Blog

   IBAN’s Regional Manager for West Africa, Andreas Hoth, has organized several IB Sector Dialogues where company representatives and other practitioners from a specific sector could network and learn from each other’s experiences. In an interview we talked about the importance of cross-sectoral ... (more...)

Delivering profit and purpose through corporate venturing

July 3, 2017 in Hub-Blog

Beyond the Binary: Corporate Venturing & Impact Investing This infographic is part of the ongoing project, Beyond the Binary: Corporate Venturing in the 21st Century, aiming to show why and how companies are increasingly striving to generate profit with purpose. This project is managed by the Multilateral ... (more...)

Interview: How solar home system provider Lumos addressed distribution and marketing regarding Nigeria’s off-grid market

June 30, 2017 in Hub-Blog

As a part of the Practitioner Hub’s June 2017 theme on access to energy, Ron Margalit, Principal, Impact and Blended Investments at Lumos, told us about their partnership with Nigeria’s biggest mobile phone operator MTN.   Lumos is a leading distributed energy provider co-founded in 2012 by two ... (more...)

Stocktaking of Inclusive Business ventures in South Africa, Namibia, Colombia and Mexico

November 28, 2016 in Hub-Blog

A promising approach for development… Inclusive business is one of the buzz words that excites more and more people from the development community. Despite the global enthusiasm, there are still challenges to tackle on a local and regional level. Research is needed that identifies and describes the ... (more...)

“Small is beautiful but big is needed” – Why inclusive businesses should put more effort in scaling

October 11, 2016 in Hub-Blog

On Tuesday, 27 September, the Inclusive Business Action Network (IBAN) together with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the William Davidson Institute Michigan (WDI) hosted the second part of a webinar series on scaling inclusive businesses. Did you miss the webinar ... (more...)