Leveraging the Internet of Things: Precision Agriculture in Vietnam

March 31, 2017 in Hub-Blog

What if your crops could talk to you, telling you how much water they needed? What if they relayed information through sensors and data in a way that took much of the guesswork out of farming? That’s what entrepreneur Tri Nguyen is doing through MimosaTEK, a small and growing business in Vietnam, ... (more...)

Building Sustainable, Scalable Inclusive Businesses – New Webinar Series

September 20, 2016 in Hub-Blog

Seeking sustainability at scale can be challenging for Inclusive Businesses. Addressing the following questions can help inclusive business leaders to develop strategies to overcome these challenges: Partnerships: How do inclusive business leaders prioritize partnerships that enable sustainable, scalable ... (more...)

Taking Ideas to Action: Why partners and context matter in scaling Inclusive Business

September 8, 2016 in Hub-Blog

The common challenges businesses operating in developing countries face are widely known. There are plenty of tools, strategies as well as different service offerings available tackling those risks. However, when it comes to Inclusive Businesses and working with low-income communities – it is not business ... (more...)

Fast Moving Consumer Goods – Inclusive Business in Egypt

May 4, 2016 in Hub-Blog

Have you heard of the term Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCGs)? Every day, nearly everyone in the developed and developing world uses them – they are essential items that are purchased and picked up when you’re buying groceries or visit your local chemist or pharmacy. FMCGs are referred to ... (more...)

Ready to Connect – Finding solutions for business constraints of Smaller Inclusive Businesses and Social Enterprises

March 8, 2016 in Hub-Blog

Authors: Mirko Zuerker, SEED & Mareike Grytz, Inclusive Business Action Network Smaller inclusive businesses (IB) and social enterprises (SE) aim to provide, at scale, innovative and systemic solutions and create a tangible impact on a core problem of developing countries. In recent years supporting ... (more...)

What Role does Government play in Enabling Inclusive Business in Asia?

February 10, 2016 in Hub-Blog

By: Mareike Grytz (GIZ – IBAN), and Armin Bauer (ADB)* This blog is part of a series of articles on inclusive business in Asia written by a wide range of experts in the run up to the ADB’s 2nd Inclusive Business in Asia Forum in Manila. See the full series here. Why is IB important for government?: ... (more...)

Energy Solutions for Low-Income Communities – Join us in Accra!

November 2, 2015 in Hub-Blog

Currently, 1.3 billion people around the world have no access to electricity and 2.7 billion use energy sources that are harmful to the environment and to human health. Companies and institutions with innovative approaches have the technology and know-how to change this situation; however, they tend ... (more...)

From farm to fork – making value chains more inclusive and learning from best practices

September 15, 2015 in Hub-Blog

When working with smallholder farmers in remote and rural regions, companies often face severe challenges. These are related amongst others to infrastructure, regulatory and policy environments, and insufficient knowledge and skills. Some of them might be predictable, such as bad road conditions due ... (more...)

Making Housing affordable for the BoP

August 13, 2015 in Hub-Blog

In 2008, for the first time in history, more people lived in cities than in rural areas. Due to the urban growth in developing countries this trend is expected to even increase. In 2050, about 66% of the world’s population is estimated to live in cities. At the same time, slums in urban areas keep ... (more...)