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Coca-Cola, Partners Team up to Solve a Major Global Problem - Motley Fool

This might all strike you as a bit cynical. I mean, aren't we talking about corporate leviathans making every possible effort to separate the world's poorest from what little cash they have? Well, sure, there's certainly a profit motive. But look at it this way: If your children are dying from something as simple as diarrhea and somebody gives you safe drinking water, do you care why? And if that means your healthy kids can learn, get jobs, start a business, and drink Coca-Cola while playing video games, don't you still feel like you've won? These companies are cultivating their future consumers by taking care of them. That might just be the best long-term business strategy I can imagine

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BCtA-SIB Workshops on Inclusive Business in the Health & Infrastructure Sectors

BCtA-SIB Workshops on Inclusive Business in the Health & Infrastructure Sectors | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
The Business Call to Action (BCtA/UNDP), in partnership with Sustainable Inclusive Business-Kenya (SIB-Kenya) are preparing a globally shared publication that will highlight opportunities for inclusive business in Kenya, showcase leading inclusive businesses across sectors and provide private sector insights on how inclusive business could be further encouraged and supported in Kenya. We would like to take this opportunity to greatly appreciate you for the support you bestowed on us through sharing your knowledge and insights about your inclusive business models through surveys and interviews.
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The Inclusive Business Scan | VECO (International)

The Inclusive Business Scan | VECO (International) | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
VECO, with support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has developed the Inclusive Business Scan (powered by SenseMaker) to organise real-time feedback on inclusive business in smallholder supply chains.
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Challenge139 | Inclusive Business

Challenge139 | Inclusive Business | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
Just joined the @FightPoverty #inclusivebusiness Challenge. Join here: https://t.co/3pZcQoKxqj #BFPChallenges #SDGs
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ImpactAssets Releases Annual IA 50 Impact Investment Fund Showcase | NextBillion

ImpactAssets Releases Annual IA 50 Impact Investment Fund Showcase | NextBillion | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
.@IAimpactassets has released its 2016 impact investing showcase for financial advisors (via @CSRwire) https://t.co/WNKCEayUjY #impinv
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Unitus Impact leads $6.3m round in SE Asia startup mClinica

Unitus Impact leads $6.3m round in SE Asia startup mClinica | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
Silicon Valley-based Unitus Impact has led a $6.3-million series A round in mClinica, a health-tech startup piloted in the Philippines.
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Leveraging All Assets for Social Good (SSIR)

Leveraging All Assets for Social Good (SSIR) | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
To bring more resources to bear on the challenges facing children and families, funders can step outside their traditional grantmaking role to invest in innovative and mission-focused efforts.
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Inclusive Growth in Bangladesh through Agriculture | Justmeans

Inclusive Growth in Bangladesh through Agriculture | Justmeans | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
RT @sajeebwazed: #Bangladesh seeks to improve growth in #agriculture sector
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Investments in small-scale sustainable agriculture

Investments in small-scale sustainable agriculture | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
Investments in small-scale sustainable agriculture 2017, More and Better network, 32 pages The report gives an overview of th
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How Social Impact Investment Delivers Superior Returns

How Social Impact Investment Delivers Superior Returns | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
The returns on impact investment prove these businesses with an element of social enterprise are worth following
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Young, Local and Social: A Latin American Formula for Inclusive Growth | ImpactAlpha

Young, Local and Social: A Latin American Formula for Inclusive Growth | ImpactAlpha | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
An entrepreneurial culture, a youthful population and, paradoxically, still-high social inequality, are driving business opportunities throughout Latin America.
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Grab commits $100 million to Indonesian ‘technopreneurship for social good’ | ImpactAlpha

Grab commits $100 million to Indonesian ‘technopreneurship for social good’ | ImpactAlpha | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
The Singapore-based ride-hailing service Grab will invest in mission-driven mobile and fintech startups “focused on deepening financial inclusion” across cities and income levels in Indonesia.
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Data, Economics, and Development Policy MicroMasters

Data, Economics, and Development Policy MicroMasters | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
Grapple with some of the world’s most pressing problems from a rigorous, data-driven perspective. Gain a strong foundation in microeconomics, development economics, probability and statistics, engage with cutting-edge research, and develop hands-on skills in data analysis and the evaluation of social programs.
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Can markets work for people living in extreme poverty?

Can markets work for people living in extreme poverty? | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
Markets can’t solve inequality alone. However, if we are really committed to the ‘leave no one behind’ agenda then markets have a critical role to play in making sure the most marginalised people are given opportunities and they must work harder to reach those left behind.
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Singapore-based ID Capital focusses on startups that build sustainable food solutions

Singapore-based ID Capital focusses on startups that build sustainable food solutions | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
In a world where foodtech is predominately defined by online delivery, Singapore-based boutique investment and consulting company ID Capital is helping startups build sustainable food solutions.
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Inclusive Business - DCED

Inclusive Business - DCED | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
This DCED webpage gives an overview of the key research and debates in the Inclusive Business approach to Private Sector Development (PSD).
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First-Ever Sustainable Seafood Investment Holding Company Launched - Global AgInvesting

First-Ever Sustainable Seafood Investment Holding Company Launched - Global AgInvesting | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
Zoma Capital, the family investment office of Ben and Lucy Ana Walton, and Encourage Capital announced that the two have partnered to launch Pescador Holdings, the first-of-its-kind sustainable seafood investment holding company. The launch of the fund, which will be seeded with an initial commitment of $10 million from Zoma Capital,  is the culmination of … Continue reading "First-Ever Sustainable Seafood Investment Holding Company Launched"
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Palladium - The Impact Investment Market in South and Southeast Asia

Palladium - The Impact Investment Market in South and Southeast Asia | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
This snapshot presents an overview of the impact investment landscape in selected countries in South and Southeast Asia, specifically Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam. It is intended to provide an introduction and overview of the different types of impact investment funds active in the region.

Recognising that impact investing encompasses a broad spectrum of investment mandates and vehicles, this report seeks to distinguish funds by distinct categories, and provide insights into the spectrum of financial and impact objectives funds are pursuing in the countries of focus. This segmentation of impact investment funds may help investors, both existing and prospective, identify funds that are best aligned with their unique goals and objectives.
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New Action Platforms to Achieve the SDGs | UN Global Compact

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Beginning in 2017 we are offering a new portfolio of Action Platforms to advance business activities and outcomes in relation to the Ten Principles and the SDGs. Developed in consultation with LEAD companies, Local Networks, UN agencies and relevant partners, Action Platforms fill emerging gaps in advancing the SDGs. They are tailored for up to 40 companies and require a fee.
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Creating Social Impact Using Supply Chain Finance - A Case Study of Unlocking Access to Low Cost Fertilizer in Pakistan's Agri Value Chain | Karandaaz Pakistan

Creating Social Impact Using Supply Chain Finance - A Case Study of Unlocking Access to Low Cost Fertilizer in Pakistan's Agri Value Chain | Karandaaz Pakistan | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
Innovative supply chain financing presents an unprecedented opportunity to disrupt traditional SME banking credit models, and, improve the livelihoods of millions of people in emerging markets. Innovation in supply chain financing is primarily driven by combining a key value proposition for the anchor corporate with a technology-enabled ecosystem.
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Inclusive Business from Germany

Thanks to a successful #impact #investment approach in #Africa @GreenTecCapital won the 2017 German entrepreneurship award for development. https://t.co/shopJEoriD
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BoP Innovation Center: ‘How we use virtual reality for inclusive business’

BoP Innovation Center: ‘How we use virtual reality for inclusive business’ | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
Have you thought about using virtual reality in your work? Do you wonder how it could support your marketing and distribution efforts?  The BoP Innovation Center has bee
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Call for Proposals - Inclusive Business Hub

Call for Proposals - Inclusive Business Hub | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
Are you working w/ low-income communities in the #FMCG sector #Egypt? #inclusivebiz strategic advisory prog launched https://t.co/WaFTJWoNb1
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ASEAN@50 initiatives for inclusive growth

ASEAN@50 initiatives for inclusive growth | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
Last Jan. 25-26, the ASEAN Business Advisory Council held its 69th ASEAN BAC Meeting in Manila. As ASEAN BAC chairman, I led the discussion of priorities and programs for the Philippines’ chairmanship this year, which coincides with ASEAN’s 50th anniversary.
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ADB Asian Development Bank : Private Sector Financing Exceeds $8.3 Billion in 2016, Up 15% Year-On-Year

ADB Asian Development Bank : Private Sector Financing Exceeds $8.3 Billion in 2016, Up 15% Year-On-Year | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
The Asian Development Bank approved $2.5 billion in new private sector financing in 2016. Together with cofinancing, ADB mobilized $8.3 billion for private sector projects in the region,
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Hilltribe Organics a "promising example" in "A Typology of Market-based Approaches to Include the Most Marginalised"

Hilltribe Organics a "promising example" in "A Typology of Market-based Approaches to Include the Most Marginalised" | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it

In recent years there has been a surge of interest in the role that markets and the private sector play in development, and interest to understand how development actors may most effectively support 'inclusive economies'. What is missing, however, is a systematic analysis of what it takes for market-based approaches to include the most marginalised e.g. those with disability.

Through a literature review, identification and analysis of the 22 'promising' examples, a series of thought-leader interviews and a multi-stakeholder meeting at the Bellagio Center, the research has systemised the ways in which excluded groups and those supporting them respond to and shape circumstances to enable market inclusion. This report presents the resulting typology of five opportunities and multiple pathways to inclusion, and four core design elements: sector, enabling factors, risk and resilience and financial models.

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