For our June theme on working with large companies I have assembled some tips from my hard-won experience for anyone working with a company on an inclusive business initiative. I have the perspective of an external practitioner engaging with counterparts from inside the business, but I suspect that company employees may face the same issues too.
I hope you find them useful!…Continue
Posted on June 8, 2015 at 12:30
My editor’s choice this month is a case study based on work done by Firmenich, a large privately owned company in the fragrance and flavor sector, in India. The case, entitled ‘Changing the Rules of Engagement with Low Income Consumers’, was written by Dr. Djordjija Petkoski of Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and…Continue
Posted on June 8, 2015 at 11:00
I am returning to this topic because I think that any discussion of the role of government and policy in inclusive business will benefit from understanding better how IB contributes to a transformation in a specific market system, and indeed vice versa.
While all market systems programmes do not involve innovation by an individual company (or a group of companies), many do.
It is also the case that an inclusive business innovation may flourish without any change in…Continue
Posted on May 11, 2015 at 16:00 — 2 Comments
My editor’s choice this month is ‘The Urban Water Supply Guide: Service delivery options for low-income communities’. The guide was produced by Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) in 2014, and I want to highlight it because I believe it presents an excellent template for us all to follow when producing this kind of guide. …Continue
Posted on May 11, 2015 at 10:30