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Imagination For People - Social Innovation for the Bottom of the Pyramid | DesignMind

Imagination For People - Social Innovation for the Bottom of the Pyramid | DesignMind | Base of the Pyramid (BoP) Markets, Marketing at the BoP & Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Get insight into residential and commercial architecture design, modern architecture and green architecture, and the impact on current and future design
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Knowledge & lessons learned from marketing and selling to the so called Base of the Pyramid (BoP)
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The Economist: Fighting for the next billion shoppers at the BoP

The Economist: Fighting for the next billion shoppers at the BoP | Base of the Pyramid (BoP) Markets, Marketing at the BoP & Inclusive Business | Scoop.it

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Fighting for the next billion shoppers

The eternal battle between Procter & Gamble and Unilever is intensifying in the developing world.

 

A TRIP to Paris is not usually a miserable way to celebrate your birthday, but so it was this year for Bob McDonald. On June 20th, as he turned 59, the chief executive of Procter & Gamble (P&G) for the past three years gave a faltering and apologetic speech at a conference there hosted by Deutsche Bank, in which he predicted lower-than-expected profits in the coming quarter for the world’s largest maker of household and personal-care products, and confessed to deep-seated problems at his firm both in innovation and the broader execution of its strategy.

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Save the Oceans, Feed the World, Make a Profit? - Impact IQ

Save the Oceans, Feed the World, Make a Profit? - Impact IQ | Base of the Pyramid (BoP) Markets, Marketing at the BoP & Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
What’s good for the fish is good for the fishing communities — and for impact investors. That’s the thesis of three new vehicles for investing in sustainable fisheries that will be tested in the Philippines, Chile and Brazil over the...
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From the Margins to the Mainstream - Assessment of the Impact Investment Sector and Opportunities to Engage Mainstream Investors

From the Margins to the Mainstream - Assessment of the Impact Investment Sector and Opportunities to Engage Mainstream Investors | Base of the Pyramid (BoP) Markets, Marketing at the BoP & Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
The World Economic Forum (WEF) is a Geneva-based non-profit organization best known for its Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, the Annual Meeting of New Champions in China (Summer Davos) and the Summit on the Global Agenda in Dubai. It also releases research reports such as the Competitiveness Reports and Risk Reports and engages with its members in sector-specific initiatives.
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NextBillion.net | Why Business of Building Toliets Depends on Debunking Sanitation Myths

NextBillion.net | Why Business of Building Toliets Depends on Debunking Sanitation Myths | Base of the Pyramid (BoP) Markets, Marketing at the BoP & Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
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Social enterprise: can it succeed where traditional development has failed?

Social enterprise: can it succeed where traditional development has failed? | Base of the Pyramid (BoP) Markets, Marketing at the BoP & Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Increasing hostility towards NGOs is one driver of the rapid growth in social entrepreneurship in the developing world
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Impact Investing: A Fast-Growing Asset Class

Impact Investing: A Fast-Growing Asset Class | Base of the Pyramid (BoP) Markets, Marketing at the BoP & Inclusive Business | Scoop.it

Big players are stepping into impact investing. Who are they, and how you can learn from them? - Mark V. Ewert - Investment planning

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Rice farmers poorest in Asean

Rice farmers poorest in Asean | Base of the Pyramid (BoP) Markets, Marketing at the BoP & Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Latest financial, market and economic news from Thailand and Asean.
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New financing models bring greener products to developing countries

New financing models bring greener products to developing countries | Base of the Pyramid (BoP) Markets, Marketing at the BoP & Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Companies are taking a page from the home and car industries to bring solar panels and water filters to emerging markets
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Impact Investing Defined - Financial Advisor Magazine

Impact Investing Defined - Financial Advisor Magazine | Base of the Pyramid (BoP) Markets, Marketing at the BoP & Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Impact Investing Defined Financial Advisor Magazine "The growing impact investment market provides capital to support solutions to the world's most pressing challenges in sectors such as sustainable agriculture, affordable housing, affordable and...
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It's the Year of Impact Investing - PhilanTopic - Typepad

It's the Year of Impact Investing - PhilanTopic - Typepad | Base of the Pyramid (BoP) Markets, Marketing at the BoP & Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Beth Sirull is president of Pacific Community Ventures, which, in partnership with ImpactAssets and Duke University's Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship, recently published the report Impact Investing 2.0: ...
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Absolving the 'original sin' of microfinance

Absolving the 'original sin' of microfinance | Base of the Pyramid (BoP) Markets, Marketing at the BoP & Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Micro-lenders have traditionally been vulnerable to unstable local currencies, but new groups are helping them hedge
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The new social entrepreneurs: young, tech-savvy – and improving the world

The new social entrepreneurs: young, tech-savvy – and improving the world | Base of the Pyramid (BoP) Markets, Marketing at the BoP & Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Solving social problems rather than getting rich is the priority for tomorrow's ambitious entrepreneurs, says Annika Small
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Unitus Seed Fund receives approval for Indian impact investment VC fund

Unitus Seed Fund (USF), a seed-stage investment firm based in Bangalore (India) and Seattle (US), has registered its impact investment VC fund Unitus Seed Fund
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Catalyzing Impact Investments Through Coordinated Grantmaking

Catalyzing Impact Investments Through Coordinated Grantmaking | Base of the Pyramid (BoP) Markets, Marketing at the BoP & Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Philanthropy and the practice of grantmaking traditionally have been very separate from traditional investing in both culture and approach, but the emerging field of impact investing invites a productive collaboration between these two disciplines. Indeed, in an increasingly resource-constrained world, the ability to drive more impact investments into the communities and issues we care about is imperative....
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What happens when an aid worker joins a multinational company?

What happens when an aid worker joins a multinational company? | Base of the Pyramid (BoP) Markets, Marketing at the BoP & Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Disillusioned with the bureaucratic waste in the aid system, one charity worker joined Unilever to learn skills to take back
• This is the second in a three-part series on intrapreneurs.
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The first harvest of Ecofarm's corn in Long An province. SNV Vietnam

The first harvest of Ecofarm's corn in Long An province. SNV Vietnam | Base of the Pyramid (BoP) Markets, Marketing at the BoP & Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
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The New Nonprofit IPO (SSIR)

The New Nonprofit IPO (SSIR) | Base of the Pyramid (BoP) Markets, Marketing at the BoP & Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
A unique funding model goes beyond donations and offers funders a tangible stake in organizations they support.
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Facebook, WhatsApp target bottom of the pyramid through Internet.org

Facebook, WhatsApp target bottom of the pyramid through Internet.org | Base of the Pyramid (BoP) Markets, Marketing at the BoP & Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
It is in the interest of Facebook, Unilever and others involved with Internet.org – Nokia, Samsung, Ericsson, Qualcomm – to bring the internet to the masses
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Thailand no longer world's top rice exporter | It's Vietnam

Thailand no longer world's top rice exporter | It's Vietnam | Base of the Pyramid (BoP) Markets, Marketing at the BoP & Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Thailand has lost its decades-old status as the world's largest rice exporter. An industry group has said it's been toppled by Vietnam as a Thai government scheme for farmers continues to draw a mixed response.
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Boosting Impact Investment in Natural Resources: Forestry and Land

Boosting Impact Investment in Natural Resources: Forestry and Land | Base of the Pyramid (BoP) Markets, Marketing at the BoP & Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Forestry is already a popular focus for impact investors, but how will this play out moving forward?
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Graduate careers: why I chose social enterprise over the corporate world

Graduate careers: why I chose social enterprise over the corporate world | Base of the Pyramid (BoP) Markets, Marketing at the BoP & Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
The increasing risks of the conventional job market mean there's even more reason for graduates to take their own risks, argues Sanum Jain
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Acumen Invests $600000 In Kenyan Healthcare Provider Miliki Afya - Ventures Africa

Acumen Invests $600000 In Kenyan Healthcare Provider Miliki Afya - Ventures Africa | Base of the Pyramid (BoP) Markets, Marketing at the BoP & Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Acumen Invests $600000 In Kenyan Healthcare Provider Miliki Afya Ventures Africa VENTURES AFRICA – Impact investor, Acumen has announced a $600,000 investment in Kenya's Miliki Afya Limited, in a bid to help the company achieve its aim of offering...
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Georgetown’s social innovation centre is ready to launch

Georgetown’s social innovation centre is ready to launch | Base of the Pyramid (BoP) Markets, Marketing at the BoP & Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Georgetown University received a $10 million gift to establish a social innovation centre.
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A Pragmatic Playbook for Aspiring Social Entrepreneurs | Ashoka - Innovators for the Public

A Pragmatic Playbook for Aspiring Social Entrepreneurs | Ashoka - Innovators for the Public | Base of the Pyramid (BoP) Markets, Marketing at the BoP & Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
A Pragmatic Playbook for Aspiring Social Entrepreneurs | @Ashoka - Innovators for the Public, http://t.co/EPAaWxHCLV, #FridayRead
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Cookstove designs are failing the poorest communities

Cookstove designs are failing the poorest communities | Base of the Pyramid (BoP) Markets, Marketing at the BoP & Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Cookstoves are desperately needed in refugee camps but current designs aren't working. Bottom-up innovation is vital
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Emerging Trends In Mobile Agriculture – Highlights from mAgri’s event at M4D Summit

Emerging Trends In Mobile Agriculture – Highlights from mAgri’s event at M4D Summit | Base of the Pyramid (BoP) Markets, Marketing at the BoP & Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
The first Mobile for Development Summit provided a unique opportunity to gather first-hand insights from the emerging field of mobile agriculture, and GSMA mAgri team hosted a round-table discussion at the event.
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