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How consumer insights can inform inclusive businesses’ decisions: cases from Business Call to Action members in Kenya and India

February 14, 2017 in Hub-Blog

Inclusive businesses gather insights from their consumers for many reasons. Information from customers helps companies to understand the value – or impact – they are creating for customers. It also informs their decisions on strategy and operations, driving improvements in performance. As inclusive ... (more...)

The success of the SDGs depends on robust impact measurement and data collection

October 30, 2015 in Hub-Blog

At the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit in September 2015, a set of 17 goals was adopted by world leaders to tackle major global development challenges by 2030. These new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) cover a wide range of needs, from ending poverty to promoting gender equality, providing ... (more...)

Helping inclusive businesses measure performance and social impact

August 18, 2015 in Hub-Blog

One afternoon under the grey skies of India’s monsoon season, Prashant, a collection officer with Mahindra Rural Housing Finance, sits with one of his customers at her home in a remote village in the state of Maharashtra. A few months ago, the customer took a housing loan from Mahindra to build a new ... (more...)

Five strategies for scaling up inclusive business at the base of the pyramid

November 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Tomohiro Nagasaki and Lara Sinha As with any business venture, inclusive business initiatives seek to scale up once they get their initial business models right. Scaling inclusive business initiatives means driving further commercial growth as well as reach to a greater number of people at the base ... (more...)

Base of the pyramid initiatives and the importance of measuring impact

October 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

By becoming BCtA members, our companies commit to improving the lives of low-income populations through commercially viable business models. The work of BCtA members benefit people at the base of the pyramid (BoP) in many sectors, from agriculture to energy to education to health and nutrition. Our first ... (more...)