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Farmers Face Challenges Adopting Climate-Smart Approaches - Climate Change Policy & Practice

Farmers Face Challenges Adopting Climate-Smart Approaches - Climate Change Policy & Practice | Base of the Pyramid (BoP) Markets, Marketing at the BoP & Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
A three year project of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has released preliminary findings on the constraints that prevent farmers in Malawi, Viet Nam, and Zambia from adopting agricultural approaches that further local...
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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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Why farm sector is getting increasing attention from investors

BENGALURU: Impact investors are now turning their focus to agriculture and its allied fields, after a decade of attention to microfinance, financial inclusion and healthcare. The farm sector is...
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UK aid watchdog criticises DfID over partnerships with private sector

UK aid watchdog criticises DfID over partnerships with private sector | Base of the Pyramid (BoP) Markets, Marketing at the BoP & Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
UK aid watchdog criticises DfID over partnerships with private sector
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The evolution of the BoP market in Latin America and the Caribbean

The evolution of the BoP market in Latin America and the Caribbean | Base of the Pyramid (BoP) Markets, Marketing at the BoP & Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
An interview with Luiz Ros, manager of Opportunities for the Majority at the Inter-American Development Bank, on developments in the BoP in these regions over the last decade
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China's middle class turns to organics after food safety scares

China's middle class turns to organics after food safety scares | Base of the Pyramid (BoP) Markets, Marketing at the BoP & Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
In Beijing and Shanghai the number of specialist and boutique food shops selling organic food is growing, with many willing to pay a premium for good-quality, safe food
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Women at the top is better for business and the environment

Women at the top is  better for business and the environment | Base of the Pyramid (BoP) Markets, Marketing at the BoP & Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Female leadership is characterised by vision and the ability to convey it to others, research shows, but senior sustainability jobs are more likely to held by men In the pale, male corridors of corporate power, Indra Nooyi represents a rare...
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Are Impact Accelerators/Incubators Targeting Emerging Markets Any Good? - Forbes

Are Impact Accelerators/Incubators Targeting Emerging Markets Any Good? - Forbes | Base of the Pyramid (BoP) Markets, Marketing at the BoP & Inclusive Business | Scoop.it

A new report surveys impact accelerators/incubators aimed at developing nations to determine how effective they are.


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How to Create a Transformative Business Model? Webinar - YouTube

On 2 December 2014, the Business Call to Action (BCtA), in partnership with the Business Fights Poverty (BFP), hosted a webinar discussion addressing the que...
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Water is far more valuable and useful than oil

Water is far more valuable and useful than oil | Base of the Pyramid (BoP) Markets, Marketing at the BoP & Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
A half-litre bottle of water actually contains 5.5 litres, writes Stephen Leahy, when well over a billion people live in areas with chronic scarcity
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Can Impact Investing Help Save the Planet? (SSIR)

Can Impact Investing Help Save the Planet? (SSIR) | Base of the Pyramid (BoP) Markets, Marketing at the BoP & Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
A new cross-sector study examines whether impact investing can make a difference to global conservation efforts.
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Learning from What Works: IFC’s New Report on Inclusive Business | Shared Value Initiative

Learning from What Works: IFC’s New Report on Inclusive Business | Shared Value Initiative | Base of the Pyramid (BoP) Markets, Marketing at the BoP & Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
This post was written by Kathleen Gaertner Mignano and Eriko Ishikawa of the International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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The Hole at the Bottom of the Pyramid

The Hole at the Bottom of the Pyramid | Base of the Pyramid (BoP) Markets, Marketing at the BoP & Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
“Innovation ultimately winds up being, quite frequently… solving very, very hard problems”, Max Levchin, co-founder, Paypal “Only small companies do impressive things”. Vinod Khosla, Managing Direc...
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The Race to the bottom of the Pyramid

The Race to the bottom of the Pyramid | Base of the Pyramid (BoP) Markets, Marketing at the BoP & Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
It's been little over a decade since University of Michigan professor, C.K. Prahalad propsed that servicing the bottom or base of the economic pyramid would be both profitable and philanthropic.
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Lourdes Gallardo: Changes at The Base of the Pyramid Will Transform Markets in Latin America and the Caribbean

Lourdes Gallardo: Changes at The Base of the Pyramid Will Transform Markets in Latin America and the Caribbean | Base of the Pyramid (BoP) Markets, Marketing at the BoP & Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
By Lourdes Gallardo, Senior Specialist, Opportunities for the Majority at the Inter-American Development Bank

From 2000 to 2010, Latin America and the Car…
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The good, the bad and the ugly: sustainability at Nespresso

The good, the bad and the ugly: sustainability at Nespresso | Base of the Pyramid (BoP) Markets, Marketing at the BoP & Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
The single-serve coffee maker supports growers, but also creates a lot of waste. Its story illustrates the power and limitations of corporate sustainability programs
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Mobile financial services in Latin America & the Caribbean: State of play, commercial models, and regulatory approaches | Mobile for Development

Mobile financial services in Latin America & the Caribbean: State of play, commercial models, and regulatory approaches | Mobile for Development | Base of the Pyramid (BoP) Markets, Marketing at the BoP & Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Mobile financial services in Latin America & the Caribbean: State of play, commercial models, and regulatory approaches
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Multinationals cannot prevent palm oil deforestation on their own

Multinationals cannot prevent palm oil deforestation on their own | Base of the Pyramid (BoP) Markets, Marketing at the BoP & Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Multinationals cannot prevent palm oil deforestation on their own
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What will the chief sustainability officer of the future look like?

What will the chief sustainability officer of the future look like? | Base of the Pyramid (BoP) Markets, Marketing at the BoP & Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Even companies with high sustainability reputations are facing criticism, so perhaps we need to re-evaluate the role of the CSO Continue reading...
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Counting on the Corporate Sector for Social Responsibility—Not

Counting on the Corporate Sector for Social Responsibility—Not | Base of the Pyramid (BoP) Markets, Marketing at the BoP & Inclusive Business | Scoop.it

How does it go? “Fool me once…” Will the nonprofit sector be drawn into the idea that corporations will take care of social justice with their sheer might?

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Infographic: Expanding Access to Sanitation to the Poor Through the Domestic Private Sector

Infographic: Expanding Access to Sanitation to the Poor Through the Domestic Private Sector | Base of the Pyramid (BoP) Markets, Marketing at the BoP & Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Infographic: Expanding Access to Sanitation to the Poor Through the Domestic Private Sector
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Practitioner Hub for Inclusive Business - YouTube

Practitioner Hub for Inclusive Business - YouTube | Base of the Pyramid (BoP) Markets, Marketing at the BoP & Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
MT @inclusivebiz: Watch 10 video interviews with leading voices in #inclusivebusiness #IBForward http://t.co/68uQazGd73
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Five Ways Social Entrepreneurs Use Technology To Increase Their Impact - Forbes

Five Ways Social Entrepreneurs Use Technology To Increase Their Impact - Forbes | Base of the Pyramid (BoP) Markets, Marketing at the BoP & Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
“Technology for the sake of technology is a waste of precious resources.
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From Concept to Sustainable Opportunity at the Base of the Pyramid

From Concept to Sustainable Opportunity at the Base of the Pyramid | Base of the Pyramid (BoP) Markets, Marketing at the BoP & Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Compared with developed markets, the ratio of doctors to patients in India is woefully low at a national ratio of 1:1,700. In rural areas, the gap...
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Can a $7 gadget change the world?

Can a $7 gadget change the world? | Base of the Pyramid (BoP) Markets, Marketing at the BoP & Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
An Israeli start-up is trying to provide computer access to billions of the world's poorest people with a $7 USB stick.
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Bill Gates invests in Seattle fund that accelerates Indian startups - GeekWire

Bill Gates invests in Seattle fund that accelerates Indian startups - GeekWire | Base of the Pyramid (BoP) Markets, Marketing at the BoP & Inclusive Business | Scoop.it
Bill Gates Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has invested in the Unitus Seed Fund, a venture capital fund designed to help entrepreneurs in India get new ven
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