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Companies invest billions in social programs | KPMG | GLOBAL

Companies invest billions in social programs | KPMG | GLOBAL | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
New research published by KPMG International reveals that few of 100 of the world's largest companies are reporting the impact social investments are having on the people they are intended to help.
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Don't be such a cynic: Success begins by selling a true story

Don't be such a cynic: Success begins by selling a true story | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
The best model of success for a business is one that starts by telling the truth. Not enough companies understand that, let alone act on it.
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Inclusive Business Bill launched by Bam Aquino in the Senate of the Philippines

AN ACT INSTITUTIONALIZING A NATIONAL STRATEGY FOR PROMOTING INCLUSIVE BUSINESS MODELS FOR POVERTY REDUCTION, INCLUSIVE GROWTH AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT , AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
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BoP World Convention: Essilor Showcase

BoP World Convention: Essilor Showcase | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
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Businesses designed to help poor in India attracting overseas investors - The Economic Times

Businesses designed to help poor in India attracting overseas investors - The Economic Times | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
The survey found the difficulty in accessing funds was compounded by a lack of public awareness about the work of social entrepreneurs who can run for-profit or non-profit businesses which try to drive social change.
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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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Certification and Accreditation - Policy Case Study on Inclusive Business - Philippines

Certification and Accreditation - Policy Case Study on Inclusive Business - Philippines | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
Markus Dietrich cited in G20 IB policy case study

The policy instrument of a legal certification (also called accreditation) shares many qualities with the mission-oriented legal structure policy instrument developed in a separate policy note. Legal structures and certifications both serve as tools to distinguish a business for its special character and contributions to society. They thereby create a basis for the provision of direct support, either financial or non-financial or both.
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BoP 3.0 Japanese edition out now

BoP 3.0 Japanese edition out now | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
Chapter 8 by Markus Dietrich and Jun Tubi about distribution at the BoP in the Philippines
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BoP World Convention

BoP World Convention | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
BoP World Convention starts with keynote by Stuart Hart.
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See you in Singapore at ASEI Workshop - BoP WORLD Convention

See you in Singapore at ASEI Workshop - BoP WORLD Convention | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
Leveraging Impact: Growth Strategies for Inclusive Agribusinesses and Social Enterprises

Workshop Leaders: Markus Dietrich (BOP Lab Leader Phillippines, Co-Founder & CEO at Asian Social Enterprise Incubator, ASEI) & Priya Thachadi (Project Manager at ASEI)

Organised by: ASEI (Phillippines)

What are the key success factors for inclusive agri/food-retail businesses today? Are businesses responding to the consumer demand for sustainably sourced products? How can small and large businesses leverage their inclusive business models in the market?

The workshop will facilitate a discussion with thought leaders from leading inclusive agri-businesses and social enterprises in the region, who have adopted inclusive models and seen growth in the market. This will be followed by an interactive discussion with the audience on strategies and tools for social enterprises to compete in the market.

Discussion with speakers: 50 minutes

Moderated Discussion with Audience: 1 hour
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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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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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