Announcing the Business Fights Poverty Design Expo 2014

June 9, 2014 in Hub-Blog

A creative revolution is underway around the design of products and services that transform the lives of poor people. But perhaps the most exciting activity is around combining design innovation with business model innovation, so that social impact can be achieved on a massive scale. With 1.4 billion ... (more...)

Karl Lippert, President, SABMiller Latin America: Supporting Retailers in Latin America

April 29, 2013 in Hub-Blog

Related Blog: A boost for small retailers in Latin America Case Story: Sowing the Seeds for Growth in Colombia Link: Enterprise Zone By Karl Lippert, President SABMiller Latin America I am a strong believer in the power of enterprise. Small and micro entrepreneurs in Latin America – as is the ... (more...)

Impact Business: Bridging the Worlds of Impact Investing and Inclusive Business

June 1, 2011 in Hub-Blog

Attending this week’s SOCAP/Europe conference (see my blog about the event), I have been struck by the huge potential for connecting the world’s of impact investing and inclusive business. Both are effectively about using private capital to bring about positive social and environmental change. ... (more...)

Business Action for Africa and Harvard launch new report on “Business Partnerships for Development in Africa”

December 14, 2010 in Hub-Blog

Business Action for Africa’s 2010 Report, produced with the CSR Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School, examines how business-driven partnerships are addressing Africa’s development challenges in new and innovative ways, redrawing the boundaries of what is possible, and creating new frontiers for ... (more...)

New report highlights business strategies for achieving the MDGs

October 26, 2010 in Hub-Blog

Following last month’s world leaders’ anti-poverty summit that called on the private sector to accelerate progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGS), Business Action for Africa and eight other leading business organizations today launched a report geared towards helping businesses join ... (more...)

Accelerating progress towards the Millennium Development Goals through inclusive business

September 25, 2010 in Hub-Blog

Earlier this week, in the margins of the UN General Assembly, Business Action Africa co-hosted a workshop on inclusive business in New York. Speakers included Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator, and Cynthia Carroll, CEO of Anglo American. Video, audio and other resources are now available at: www.inclusive.businessfightspoverty.org ... (more...)