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NextBillion.net | Day 2 at the BoP Summit

NextBillion.net | Day 2 at the BoP Summit | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it

Filippo Veglio, director of the social capital focus area for WBCSD, led the panel session on “Multinational Corporations and the BoP:  Seeking Scale.” The best way to achieve scale when serving the BoP, according to the principals of four international corporations which are trying to do just that, is to earn the trust of the community you’re serving

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President Duterte Appoints Go Negosyo’s Joey Concepcion Presidential Consultant for Entrepreneurship « Go Negosyo Blog

President Duterte Appoints Go Negosyo’s Joey Concepcion Presidential Consultant for Entrepreneurship « Go Negosyo Blog | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
With this appointment, we will strive more in helping Filipinos. With Secretary Ramon Lopez, who was with me for 11 years as my Executive Director in Go Negosyo and is now the current trade secretary, I know that this will increase the synergy between government and private sector for MSME development. Recently, we launched Kapatid, Angat Lahat, an initiative with DTI and other business associations to strengthen the mentorship program for micro and small entrepreneurs, increase their productivity and creativity, and link them to the value chain of medium and large corporations through inclusive business models
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Aligning Maqasid al Shariah and impact investing objectives key to growth of Islamic sector

Aligning Maqasid al Shariah and impact investing objectives key to growth of Islamic sector | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
While Islamic finance has experienced tremendous growth to reach an estimated $1.8 trillion in assets in 2015, Islamic impact investing is a relatively nascent industry that is only now beginning to gain traction.
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Local Social Enterprise Producing Hand-Loomed Fabrics Wins APEC Prize

Local Social Enterprise Producing Hand-Loomed Fabrics Wins APEC Prize | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
Anthill, a social enterprise based in Cebu, just received a special prize from Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Efficiency and Success Target Awards in Lima, Peru last month. The award aims to recognize the next generation of women entrepreneurs at the 2016 Apec Women and Economy Forum. @anthillfabric got chosen to represent the Philippines for …
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ADB supported by ASEI introduces Inclusive Business in Tajikistan

ADB supported by ASEI introduces Inclusive Business in Tajikistan | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade opened the workshop on Inclusive Business in Tajikistan. Markus Dietrich of ASEI presented the results of the IB Market Scoping Study of the country in the presence of the private, public and civil sector.
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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation confirm Hilltribe Organics social enterprise model - Chicken egg business is good for women

The Small Animal That's Making a Big Difference for Women in the Developing World - Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - Medium
But there’s another, less intuitive way that chickens make life much better for poor people. In most developing countries, raising chickens is considered women’s work, and the money from selling chickens and eggs belongs to women to spend as they choose.
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Scaling a social enterprise globally: Can it be done successfully? « SOCAP16

Scaling a social enterprise globally: Can it be done successfully? « SOCAP16 | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
While you're voting for our panel at #SOCAP16, you can stroll over to our friend TechSoup's awesome submission on... https://t.co/9hwRwULIb3
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How can Malaysia boost social enterprise?

How can Malaysia boost social enterprise? | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
Until they started to build micro-hydro dams, many of the indigenous people living in remote rainforests of Malaysia’s Sabah state did not have access to electricity, forcing them t
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The BPI Foundation in partnership with... - Peace & Equity Foundation | Facebook

The BPI Foundation in partnership with Peace & Equity Foundation and Ateneo Center for Social Entrepreneurship, launched its iconic program, BP
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The Role of Shared Value in Partnerships | Shared Value Initiative

The Role of Shared Value in Partnerships | Shared Value Initiative | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
PSI President & CEO Karl Hoffman (second from left) at the Shared Value Leadership Summit, joined by (from left to right) Eli Lilly CEO John Lechleiter, Discovery Health CEO Adrian Gore, and FSG Managing Directory Kyle Peterson. ...
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Tapping Into the Inclusive Business Opportunity in Asia: Can the SDGs Fuel Inclusive Business? | Justmeans

Tapping Into the Inclusive Business Opportunity in Asia: Can the SDGs Fuel Inclusive Business? | Justmeans | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
Tapping into the Inclusive Business Opportunity in Asia: Can the SDGs Fuel Inclusive Business? https://t.co/BklhBpvYxj #inclusivebiz
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Family offices becoming interested in social impact investing - FT.com

Family offices becoming interested in social impact investing - FT.com | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
Among the thousands of pages produced for this year’s World Economic Forum was a modest paper aimed at persuading the very wealthy to part with their money to do good.
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First ADB Private Sector-CNBC Awards Honor Innovative, Impactful Financial Institution in Georgia, Company in Bhutan

First ADB Private Sector-CNBC Awards Honor Innovative, Impactful Financial Institution in Georgia, Company in Bhutan | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and CNBC today presented best transaction awards for 2015 to Credo LLC, a microfinance organization based in the Republic of Georgia, and Mountain Hazelnuts, an agribusiness company from Bhutan.
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Social entrepreneurship in the Philippines - ASEAN UP

Social entrepreneurship in the Philippines - ASEAN UP | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
Social entrepreneurship is a way of creating business that emphasizes a greater care for the people and natural resources employed. Producing organic cosme
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UBS : Asset Management hires Michael Baldinger to lead expansion of global Sustainable and Impact Investing business | 4-Traders

UBS : Asset Management hires Michael Baldinger to lead expansion of global Sustainable and Impact Investing business | 4-Traders | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
UBS aims to become a leader in sustainability in the financial services industry. UBS's key program in this regard is UBS and Society a cross-divisional umbrella platform covering all of the firm's activities and capabilities in sustainable investing.

'We want to mainstream sustainable and impact investing in response to increased demand from our clients and from the community. This requires us to develop financial innovations for our clients. With Michael's appointment, we have hired a key talent to bring our commitment to sustainable investing to a new level' said Caroline Anstey, Global Head of UBS & Society.
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Asia’s Banks Take Stand on Impact Investing

Asia’s Banks Take Stand on Impact Investing | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
A new fund from Credit Suisse and UOB seeks to help Asia’s poor and deliver healthy returns.
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Markus Dietrich resource speaker at ACSSA 2016 in Manila July 21

Markus Dietrich resource speaker at ACSSA 2016 in Manila July 21 | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it

Breakout Session 1- Develop: Growth of Social Enterprises

The goal of social enterprises is the training and employment of people typically excluded from the mainstream economy while generating revenues. However, despite the increase in the presence of social enterprises in the region, most social enterprises are focused in capital cities. This session highlight inclusiveness between stakeholders as well as the recognition and promotion of social enterprises to create greater social impact. It shall also explore how social enterprises contribute to sustainability and how its growth will help create future opportunities and partnerships across different sectors.

Speakers:
Dr. Lisa Dacanay
President, Institute for Social Entrepreneurship in Asia (ISEA)


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CEO ASEI Inc. and Hilltribe Organics Ltd.

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Next Philippine DTI chief wants to cut poverty via inclusive business

Next Philippine DTI chief wants to cut poverty via inclusive business | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
THE incoming chief of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said he is keen on encouraging the growth of more “inclusive” businesses (IBs) to create more jobs, produce cheaper goods and cut po…
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Autistic Hongkonger overcomes adversity to thrive in food processing social enterprise

Autistic Hongkonger overcomes adversity to thrive in food processing social enterprise | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
Lee Kwong-tak overcame an inability to communicate and temper tantrums; he has now been nominated for a Spirit of Hong Kong award
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Joining a growing movement with successful models like http://specialisterne.com/ who harness the special characteristics and talents of people with autism and use them as a competitive advantage, and as a means to help people with autism secure meaningful employment across the globe.
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This Massive Investment Portfolio is Making Markets Work for the Poor

This Massive Investment Portfolio is Making Markets Work for the Poor | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
A new kind of investor, the private foundation, is looking for promising startups and entrepreneurs that harness the power of markets to benefit the poor.
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Letter from Mindanao, Part 2: Rural banking and the promise of cacao | NextBillion

Letter from Mindanao, Part 2: Rural banking and the promise of cacao | NextBillion | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
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Sustainable cashew farming is helping fuel growth in Benin

Sustainable cashew farming is helping fuel growth in Benin | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
Tolaro Global joins the Business Call to Action with a commitment to increase production of cashew nuts and provide clean energy solutions
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Know Your Food – Know Your Farmer | Hilltribe Organics

Know Your Food – Know Your Farmer | Hilltribe Organics | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
As the 1st egg company in Thailand, Hilltribe Organics today launched its "Know Your Farmer" traceability initiative, so consumer can track each egg to its farmer. Check it out http://hilltribeorganics.com/trackmyegg/

Hilltribe Organics Ltd. is a social enterprise producing free range and certified organic chicken eggs with hill tribe farmers in northern Thailand lifting them out of poverty.
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brilliant combination: mobile IT + social innovation !
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Tatiana Bessarabova posted a blog post

Tatiana Bessarabova posted a blog post | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
Tatiana Bessarabova posted a blog post A CONVERSATION WITH TED LONDON: The Base of the Pyramid Promise: Building Businesses with Impact and ScaleThe Business Call to Action (BCtA) and the Practitioner Hub on Inclusive Business are pleased host a...
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Where’s the Community Accountability in Impact Investing?

Where’s the Community Accountability in Impact Investing? | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
In this “Voices from the Field,” Pi Investments’ Morgan Simon considers whether the drive for global scale in impact investment will leave silent the people who will be affected by the social enterprises being funded.
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Social Enterprise Incubator Looks to Impact Investment - Pro Bono Australia

Social Enterprise Incubator Looks to Impact Investment - Pro Bono Australia | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
A newly-launched incubator program wants to move the social enterprise sector away from grants and government funding to a private and impact investment model.
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