ii2030: Innovating for a more inclusive 2030

September 22, 2017 in Hub-Blog

Would you like to co-create a more sustainable and inclusive future alongside innovators from various walks of life? If yes, take part in Inclusive Innovation 2030 (ii2030), an Endeva initiative, co-sponsored by the Inclusive Business Action Network. Technology is opening up new opportunities for transformative ... (more...)

Advisory support for inclusive business: what, how and who pays?

September 1, 2017 in Hub-Blog

The new report from USAID “More than Money: Mapping the landscape of advisory support for inclusive business” takes stock of the landscape of advisory support for inclusive businesses, teases out the trends and highlights the lessons that have been learnt by service providers around the world to ... (more...)

Editor’s Choice, April 2017: An overview of what’s happening with inclusive agribusiness, what’s missing and specific roles donors could play.

April 7, 2017 in Hub-Blog

This month we asked Joost Guijt, Advisor at the Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation and co-lead for Seas of Change, to take on the task of reviewing this month’s Editor’s Choice, Jim Woodhill’s “Inclusive Agribusiness: The State of play“.  The highlighted document ... (more...)

Scaling and replication: a guide to the best resources

November 10, 2016 in Hub-Blog

This month on the Hub we are looking at scaling and replicating inclusive business models to increase social impact. Often organisations and businesses find it hard to grow without feeling like they are either compromising their founding principles or their profitability.  There is a lot to consider, ... (more...)

nFrnds: accessing business support services

September 9, 2016 in Hub-Blog

  nFrnds provides cloud based cutting edge business and financial software solutions that are accessible and affordable to the 400 million MSMEs and 4 billion individuals who lack the resources to access the internet. Enabling them to use any mobile device and leapfrog directly into the cloud and ... (more...)

Tap into inclusive agribusiness knowledge from companies and organisations around the world

July 11, 2016 in Hub-Blog

Looking for more resources on inclusive agribusiness? The new searchable database from The Practitioner Hub for Inclusive Business and the Inclusive Business Action Network, SearchInclusiveBusiness.org, lists over 1,400 publications on inclusive business, including 327 in the agriculture and food sector. ... (more...)

Potential for innovation, but pricing and marketing need to be improved

July 5, 2016 in Hub-Blog

Last month, three members of the Connect to Grow implementation team met with close to 150 enterprises working in the agricultural and health sectors in six countries in Africa. The purpose of the trip was to understand better the needs of the enterprises that have joined, or are interested in joining, ... (more...)

Come together: Inclusive agribusiness and farmer finance need each other

June 22, 2016 in Hub-Blog

By Fauzia Jamal When we hear “inclusive agribusiness” we often think about it in terms of supply chain inclusion – when profit-making businesses engage members at the base of the economic pyramid (BoP) as producers, suppliers, workers, distributors, and consumers. But why not think about inclusive ... (more...)

Looking for more resources on partnership and inclusive business?

May 17, 2016 in Hub-Blog

SearchInclusiveBusiness.org, the online searchable database of more than 1,400 publications, now has over 150 documents on partnerships, including 16 added in the past week. There are several resources co-authored by the Practitioner Hub team: Know how page Know how pages share practical knowledge ... (more...)

Who are the ‘practitioners’ using the Practitioner Hub and what did they say?

March 29, 2016 in Hub-Blog

In December 2015, the Hub launched a survey to understand the needs of practitioners working in the field of Inclusive Business. We wanted to know what Hub visitors and members find useful in their work, from the tools and support they use on a daily basis, to where they tap into best practise and shared ... (more...)