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How pressed garlic cloves beneficial for home remedies?

Apart from being to give flavor to food, pressed garlic is also good for home remedies. It boosts up your immune system and also helps in to improve digestive system of your body. Pressed garlic cloves has plenty of medical benefits. It can be taken in raw and dry powder form as well. To get the full benefits of raw garlic, you should consume it…


Added by Mr.Ramnikbhai P. Vaghasiya on April 15, 2015 at 10:11 — No Comments

Compact Tractor Sprayer Pumps and Other Spraying Equipments Used in Farms

To keep the crops healthy as well as free from spiteful bugs is amongst the most significant parts of the farm management as they are major source of the revenue. Useful spraying equipments attached with compact tractors may eradicate crop losses as well as are amongst the main ways which we support requirements of rising global population. Here are some spraying equipments discusses which is commonly utilized on farms, differences as well…


Added by Mr. G. T. Patel on April 14, 2015 at 11:06 — No Comments

Significance of ball valves every industries should know about

For our household water system valve is defined as one of the most important part. Ball valves are not easy to maintain and repair to prepare the right household water system. They are self-regulating taps with a maintained volume of water. Different patterns are floated near the …


Added by Mr. Bhavin Javiya on April 14, 2015 at 6:40 — No Comments

Sanergy: looking back to 2011, looking forward to scale

Back in 2011 Sanergy applied to Innovations Against Poverty for a grant to improve design of squat toilets.   At the time, Sanergy was operating 2 pilot toilets, aiming to expand to  60 by the end of 2011. As of today, Sanergy operates over 650 toilets in the Mukuru and Mathare slums of Nairobi. The network of toilets is used 27,000 times daily.

There is still plenty of distance to go to achieve real scale vis a vis market need, given the millions of people that lack access to clean…


Added by Caroline Ashley, Editor on April 12, 2015 at 20:30 — No Comments

Challenges faced by casting foundries to manufacture quality parts

Metals play a significant role in the manufacturing of minuscule to giant products. India is one of the leading casting product manufacturing countries in the world and the competition in India has expanded exponentially due to the new entrants in the casting…


Added by Mr. Anuj Patel on April 9, 2015 at 5:30 — No Comments

Tips on Scaling Impact from Practitioners (Ashoka Social Entrepreneurs)

Over the last 5 years at the Ashoka Globalizer we have been working with leading social entrepreneurs from all over the world looking to scale the impact of their models globally.  Many of them have important lessons to share with others seeking to do the same and to help them avoid some of the pitfalls they experienced along the way.  We have filmed a number of these to share with anybody grappling with scaling issues and welcome you to browse through our video library.  Key issues…


Added by Nadine Freeman on April 8, 2015 at 18:30 — No Comments

Editor's Choice, April 2015: three papers by Erik Simanis

For this month’s Editor’s Choice I am doing something a little different.  Instead of featuring one report, my choice is three pieces of writing by Erik Simanis, a thinker that I believe sheds valuable light on many aspects of inclusive business, not least business models that operate at scale and how large companies can achieve them.

Erik describes himself as ‘an action researcher and authority on innovation and go-to-market…


Added by Tom Harrison on April 8, 2015 at 12:30 — No Comments

Scale and scaleablity: a conversation with Erik Simanis

Erik Simanis is Head of the Frontier Markets Initiative at Cornell University.  His work is published in…


Added by Tom Harrison on April 8, 2015 at 12:30 — No Comments

Suraj Gudka of SokoText: “Building trust is essential when you set up a BoP business”

The young entrepreneur Suraj Gudka was one of the first members of the new Inclusive Business Accelerator platform. He is setting up SokoText, a company that serves small shop owners in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya. We contacted Suraj to hear more about what he is doing and learn from his…


Added by Bertil van Vugt on April 8, 2015 at 10:30 — No Comments

6 reasons to list your inclusive business on

The world is full of social entrepreneurs who are starting innovative companies with the potential to transform the low-income communities they operate in. The Inclusive Business Accelerator online platform is a network of high potential entrepreneurs and others coming together in a shared mission to efficiently connect network, knowledge and capital.…

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Added by Bertil van Vugt on April 8, 2015 at 10:30 — No Comments

The scaling quest: Let’s unite to solve 5 key barriers!

 ‘Scale’ in the inclusive business context refers to the significant increase of impact and financial results over time. This increase can be due to the growth in the number of customers served or products delivered and in parallel the increase in the number of low-income people embedded in the business model. D.light, an enterprise distributing affordable solar energy solutions for households, has…


Added by Nicolas Chevrollier on April 8, 2015 at 9:30 — No Comments

Experiences on Scaling Impact from the Ashoka Globalizer Program

Why don't great ideas that are useful and working effectively to solve some of the most pressing social challenges, “travel” as well as business ideas do?  Why aren't they able to scale to solve similar social challenges happening in other parts of the world?

What is preventing our Ashoka fellows from scaling their work better and faster?  With this question in mind, in 2009 we launched the Ashoka Globalizer Program to find the answer and potential solutions. 

The first thing…


Added by Maria Zapata Cañedo on April 7, 2015 at 11:00 — No Comments

Why we can say briquetting machine have bright prospect in future?

Briquetting machines have their second name in the market, i.e. future saving energy source. Nowadays, manufacturers of heavy duty plants and machineries are making briquette plant machines to make surroundings greener and bring…


Added by Mr. Ravirajsinh Rever on April 7, 2015 at 7:00 — No Comments

Finding the Value in Sustainable and Inclusive Business Activities

‘Potential cocoa shortage by 2020’ was an obvious business case for a company like Hershey’s to invest in being resilient to climate change in order to sustain long-term profits. Hershey’s has even surpassed its 2014 goals, announcing that 30% of its globally sourced cocoa is independently certified and verified. Cost reduction strategies by…


Added by Kelly Liu on April 6, 2015 at 19:00 — No Comments

Incubators Are Helping Impact Enterprises Grow, But Are They Making a Difference?

This blog was first published on the Rockefeller Foundation website.

Market and enterprise-based solutions for development objectives are on the rise among actors both old and new. So why aren't more problems being solved?

To tackle part of this question, we looked at the proliferation of impact enterprises,…


Added by Amira Bliss on March 31, 2015 at 22:30 — No Comments

Artoo raises $500,000 Series A funds from Accion Venture Lab, Artha Initiative

Launched in May 2010, Artoo's CRM solution offers a suite of modules, such as lead management, loan origination and credit underwriting, and is targeted at clients in microfinance, micro, small and medium enterprise lending, and mainstream banking.…


Added by Sowmya Suryanarayanan on March 31, 2015 at 12:44 — No Comments

PATRI – A Framework for Scaling Impact

In this blog the Ashoka Globalizer Team would like to present a toolkit (authored by Rizwan Tayabali) developed as a step by step guide for Social Entrepreneurs and their consultants through the journey of scaling: From making the initial decision through to implementation. It is applicable to a range of different types of Inclusive Businesses and we hope that it is also valuable to you.…


Added by Michael Vollmann on March 30, 2015 at 13:00 — No Comments

Imagine an Earth Hour with Clean Energy for All

On March 28th thousands of cities turned off their lights during Earth Hour to draw attention to the urgent need to act on climate change. Even though the devastating impacts of climate change are becoming ever more visible, global carbon emissions – one of the main contributor to…


Added by Amelie Heuer on March 28, 2015 at 11:00 — No Comments

Inclusive business at scale: What are the solutions to overcome internal barriers?

Wbcsd inclusive business scale barriers solutions Companies of all sizes are actively testing and rolling out inclusive business models, but relatively few of them have achieved their full potential of improving livelihoods and companies’ economic bottom line.

What are the solutions that can help companies scale up inclusive business ventures?…


Added by Filippo Veglio on March 25, 2015 at 12:00 — No Comments

Level the playing field...and now

This article was first published in leading Indian business magazine Outlook's special issue on Women's Day. Join conversations about inclusive opportunities at the Global Sankalp Summit from Apr 9-10 in New Delhi, India. Sign up here.…


Added by Aparajita Agrawal on March 24, 2015 at 10:00 — No Comments

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