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January 11, 2018

Innovations Against Poverty: an overview of the winning ventures!

Challenge fund programs such as the Innovations Against Poverty Fund are a fantastic way to discover innovative and scalable solutions to societal challenges. Curious about which ventures made it to the IAP final selection? Check out some of them below! For the full round-up, see the program portfolio. WASH The […]
January 10, 2018

5 Reasons Why Investors Can’t Seal the Deal in East Africa

Whilst startup investment in East Africa is at an all-time high, recent reports[1] have shown that 72% of capital went to only three startups in 2015 and 2016.   With enterprises citing access to capital as the biggest barrier and funds and investors highlighting lack of investment ready enterprises in East […]
January 8, 2018

Does Labeling Matter? The Importance of GMO Labels to Inclusive Businesses

Malnutrition is a concern in many developing countries, leading inclusive businesses to take part in tackling the issue. According to the 2017 Global Nutrition Report, the malnutrition crisis affects 88% of countries that were reviewed. For inclusive business owners, this realization has contributed to new avenues of sustainable food production and infrastructure […]
January 8, 2018

Inclusive Business in Vietnam – a new venture for a B2B enterprise

Be Courageous! At the early stage of developing network and partnership for Inclusive Business in Vietnam, it was sometimes discouraging when emails, calls or messages that I sent out to stakeholders remained unanswered. I remember starting a Skype call with a prospective NGO partner by saying thanks to their quick […]
January 5, 2018

The Role of Philanthropy in Inclusive Business

Businesses are already aware of their role in meeting the needs of society. Particularly in developing countries in the coming decades, there is a wealth of opportunities for businesses to both prosper and develop their philanthropic practices. In order to grow a business, companies need to anticipate the significant economic and demographic […]
January 4, 2018

Social Enterprises, more pertinent than ever in Colombia

What is so thrilling about social enterprises that is driving growing awareness among the top business and entrepreneurship communities worldwide? Why are they particularly pertinent for Colombia today? Let´s begin by describing what a social enterprise is. Many still do not know. A social enterprise can be the result of […]
December 22, 2017

The Inclusive Business Action Network (IBAN) will run the Practitioner Hub for Inclusive Business starting 1 January, 2018

Personal note from Caroline Ashley, Editor in Chief of the Practitioner Hub for Inclusive Business: Dear fellow Inclusive Business Practitioners, The inclusive business (IB) agenda has changed hugely since the Practitioner Hub for Inclusive Business (the Hub) was established in 2010. Since then, the Practitioner Hub has evolved hugely, too. […]
December 19, 2017

Financing Global Development – Leveraging Impact Investing for the SDGs

On 21 and 22 November, impact investing thought leaders and experts convened in Berlin to discuss the role of impact investing for achieving the SDGs: How can we align impact metrics with the SDGs? What could be the role of networks to institutionalize impact measurement and management? How can we […]
December 15, 2017

Renewable energy technology transfer

I joined a Ghanaian private sector delegation to China as the only representative of the Private Enterprise Federation (PEF) to network and form business partnerships with our Chinese counterparts under the south-south cooperation arrangement supported by the DANIDA. The delegation was led by the Energy Commission of Ghana to visit […]
December 15, 2017

The Responsible Company Citizen

The idea that business can be at the heart of an inclusive society, driven on the path towards social progress by a dynamic market, without undue exploitation, maximising shared economic and social benefits, must be central to any definition of progressive capitalism. It’s the theme of my new book, ‘The […]