This blog was originally written for and published on the Business Fights Poverty website.
Three innovative start-up companies are pushing the boundaries of what business can achieve in delivering social goals through a commercially sustainable model. Each is building a sustainable business model with dual social and commercial returns in a space previously assumed to be occupied by donors, NGOs or Corporate…Continue
Posted on December 5, 2013 at 11:40
The Business Innovation Facility is pleased to announce the launch of the second phase of BIF in Burma (Myanmar). DFID Burma is providing £4.9m of funding for a four year programme in Burma which will be delivered in partnership with our local Country Manager, HamsaHub Myanmar.
After decades of external sanctions and isolation, Burma (Myanmar) is now at an exciting stage of development with potential for improved prosperity for all. Nonetheless, fundamental challenges remain. Not…Continue
Posted on October 18, 2013 at 16:08 — 1 Comment
Understanding what poor people purchase with their very limited resources, and why, is notoriously difficult. Those of us reading or writing about this are unlikely to have ever experienced anything like the life situation that drives these decisions. We can enter a poor person’s home and wonder why they have a…Continue
Posted on August 6, 2013 at 12:30
When farmers and companies trade in agricultural produce, the actual buying and selling is just one part of the jigsaw. Successful trading depends on a host of agricultural services. These services can include access to finance, market information, transport, storage and agribusiness training, and they can be vital for an inclusive agribusiness to survive and thrive.…Continue
Posted on August 5, 2013 at 14:00