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‘Inclusive business’ pushed | BusinessWorld Online

‘Inclusive business’ pushed | BusinessWorld Online | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
CEBU CITY -- Cabinet Secretary Jose Rene D. Almendras called on the Visayas businessmen to invest in the "very poor" in remote rural areas in line with government’s new thrust to generate rural employment in pursuit of inclusive growth.
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Markus Dietrich, ASEI, moderated the panel at this week's PBSP 25th anniversary Meeting in Cebu

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Does investment grade matter for inclusive growth?

Does investment grade matter for inclusive growth? | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
It's largely inconsequential for the tens of thousands of micro, small and medium scale enterprises that comprise the bulk of the Philippine production sector (#PHL gets investment grade rating yet the merits and its actual impact still being...
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Good analysis in line with the findings of the ADB studies on Inclusive Business in Asia

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East and Southeast Asia Impact Investing Forum | Asia Community Ventures

Asia Community Ventures (ACV) is an independent Hong Kong-based not-for-profit organization that was incorporated on September 13, 2012. We are a company with limited liability and a registered charity in Hong Kong.
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ASEI will participate at Forum on May 14 in HK

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Phl needs ‘jobs strategy’: IMF cites formula for inclusive growth | Business, News, The Philippine Star | philstar.com

Developing countries – such as the Philippines – which enjoy fast growth need to create more jobs to make economic growth more inclusive in the face of aging populations and globalization, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said.
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NUS Business School - Asia Centre for Social Entrepreneurship & Philanthropy (ACSEP) - Research

The Emerging Ecosystem of Entrepreneurial Social Finance in Asia
by Dr Rob John, Visiting Senior Fellow, ACSEP. 

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Very good paper on Impact Investment in Asia

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New industrial policy needed for inclusive growth, PIDS study says - InterAksyon.com

New industrial policy needed for inclusive growth, PIDS study says - InterAksyon.com | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
The Aquino administration has to lay down a new industrial policy to achieve inclusive growth, according to a Philippine Institute of Development Studies (PIDS) study (New industrial policy needed for inclusive growth, PIDS study says
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CGAP CEO: Human-centered design for the Base of ... - Experientia

CGAP CEO: Human-centered design for the Base of ... - Experientia | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
CGAP CEO: Human-centered design for the Base of the Pyramid · cgap · Tilman Ehrbeck, CEO of CGAP (the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor, affiliated with the Worldbank), writes about how his organization has used ...
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6 reasons companies fail to reach the bottom of the pyramid

This research suggests that creating adhoc terms, values, processes or routines for BoP ventures may build a gap between the “BoP team” and the rest of the organization. Separating the inclusive business from the assets and capabilities that make an organization successful in its core business will turn the inclusive business venture into a cost unit used to enhance the organizations’ reputation but yielding no attractive returns.

 

Other barriers uncovered stem from the very structure of large companies and are unlikely to disappear. It may be best to just acknowledge and adjust to them. Our analysis suggests that large companies will find it more feasible to incorporate low-income groups in established markets, where companies can quickly turn them into suppliers and consumers. It makes more sense to leave the development of new customers in innovative industries, with disruptive technologies, processes and structures, to other organizations that are more flexible and risk-acceptant.

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Social Progress Index - Data - Social Progress Index - The Social Progress Imperative

The Social Progress Index measures the extent to which countries provide for the social and environmental needs of their citizens. Fifty-two indicators in the areas of basic human needs, foundations of wellbeing, and opportunity show relative performance in order to elevate the quality of discussion on national priorities and to guide social investment decisions. Please find more information about the methodology behind our index and the findings of our first year of analysis in our inaugural report.

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G20 Inclusive Business Workshop in Asia Scaling: Impact Through ...

G20 Inclusive Business Workshop in Asia Scaling: Impact Through ... | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
The Business Call to Action is pleased to support the G20 Inclusive Business Workshop in Asia, a unique business-to-business forum bringing together the G20 Challenge Winners with more than 50 business leaders and innovation experts to ...
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Measuring and monitoring impact: A conversation with Margaret Kuhlow of OPIC’s Office of Investment Policy | Overview | OPIC : Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Measuring and monitoring impact: A conversation with Margaret Kuhlow of OPIC’s Office of Investment Policy | Overview | OPIC : Overseas Private Investment Corporation | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
RT @opicgov: OPIC’s VP of Office of Investment Policy Margaret Kuhlow explains how OPIC measures developmental impact of projects http://t.co/h8lrIK01PU
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Inclusive business initiatives: Scaling innovation for an emerging middle class

Inclusive business initiatives: Scaling innovation for an emerging middle class | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
Efforts to create innovations that can meet both social and business goals in low-income markets are fraught with unanticipated dangers. A study of 18 initiatives from around the world reveals how ventures can succeed where others have failed.
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Cargill: News - Partnership Sets Out Path to Certified Sustainable Coconut Oil in the Philippines

Cargill: News - Partnership Sets Out Path to Certified Sustainable Coconut Oil in the Philippines | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it

A program to develop a certified coconut oil supply chain to enhance sustainability and improve the livelihoods of 2,500 coconut growers in the Philippines has been launched. It is a result of a partnership between the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, BASF and Cargill. The partnership is co-financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) through its program develoPPP.de.

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ASEI in the News: Merits of "inclusive business" cited

ASEI in the News: Merits of "inclusive business" cited | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it

Asian Social Enterprise Incubator Executive Director Markus Dietrich pointed out how inclusive business is still in its nascent stages in the country.

“It is still something that is new and there are still challenges. There is a need to set up financing for businesses,” said Mr. Dietrich.

He added the government should think about providing financing to businesses.
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Awash with cash but knee-deep in poverty: PHL's inclusive growth problem

Awash with cash but knee-deep in poverty: PHL's inclusive growth problem | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
The poverty level in the Philippines has remained unchanged since 2006 despite a skyrocketing stock market and the robust economy. The problem, say experts, is that the money goes to financial markets and not to industries, where jobs are created.
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Philippines - The bottom of the pyramid

Philippines - The bottom of the pyramid | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it

‘The benefits from the apparent economic improvements have not yet been felt by the lower socio-economic groups to which most Filipinos belong.’

 

When former Finance Secretary De Ocampo asked the audience, “ How many of you are happy about the performance of the Philippine stock market recently?” there was a near unanimous show of hands. 

Then De Ocampo said, “But I bet you, if I asked groups of market vendors or tricycle drivers whether they are happy with their earnings, there would not be as many hands raised.”

Both the former secretary and the ambassador had pointed out by those ending remarks that to be truly successful, the political and financial elite should begin paying closer attention to the needs and aspirations of the bottom of the socio-economic pyramid of Philippine society.

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Impact Investing in Asia - Kordant

Impact Investing in Asia - Kordant | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
RT @asiangiving: Impact investing overview: Trends and Opportunities in Asia http://t.co/CnhAugDwfp #impinv
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Filipino Social Good Startups Win At IdeaSpace Competition ...

Filipino Social Good Startups Win At IdeaSpace Competition ... | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
One of IdeaSpace's co-founders, Earl Martin Valencia, said: “All winners are viable business ideas based on science and technology, not just IT. They reflect the market needs of emerging markets such as the Philippines and ...
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UNDP job: 'Consultant: Measuring Inclusive Business Results' posted on the UN Job List

UN Job List - Redirect to vacancy: Consultant: Measuring Inclusive Business Results in New York, USA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA offered by UNDP VA ID: 278124. All vacancies compiled by Sebastian Rottmair.
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Global finance officials endorse World Bank target to end poverty

Global finance officials endorse World Bank target to end poverty | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Global finance officials on Saturday endorsed a new World Bank goal to end extreme global poverty by 2030 and emphasized that its focus should be on ensuring that the poorest benefit...
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Billion-dollar India Inclusive Innovation Fund to be in place by June

Billion-dollar India Inclusive Innovation Fund to be in place by June | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
Billion-dollar India Innovation Fund to be in place by June Business Standard The proposed Rs 5,500-crore India Inclusive Innovation Fund, focusing on generating employment and supporting livelihoods across the country through innovative...
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Defining “Base of the Economic Pyramid” in India – Unitus Seed Fund

Defining “Base of the Economic Pyramid” in India – Unitus Seed Fund | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
Unitus Seed Fund surveys various research on the definition of the BoP in India and states their working definition for both urban and rural BoP (Defining “Base of the Economic Pyramid” in India http://t.co/djjEzZieh9)...
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Colombian Government's Seed Fund for web based BoP startt ups

Colombian Government's Seed Fund for web based BoP startt ups | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it

Several national initiatives, including programs called iNNpulsa and apps.co, funnel money from various agencies directly to Colombian entrepreneurs who are looking to start new companies or scale their businesses globally. Instead of trying to attract entrepreneurs from abroad or import start-up models that have worked in places like the United States, these programs aim to develop promising Colombian companies that provide the services most needed in-country, like e-government applications and accessible tech for small businesses. iNNpulsa, housed under the Ministry of Commerce, Industry, and Tourism, works much like a bank, issuing government-funded grants to promising entrepreneurs in everything from health care to food production. However, the more tech-focused initiative, apps.co, focuses on partnering with universities and private companies to provide seed funding, training, and mentorship to aspiring entrepreneurs. Minister Vega hopes that Colombia will one day become "internationally recognized as the place where [digital] applications for the developing world, the base of the pyramid, are being developed. ... That's where the money is."

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Bridge is hiring | Transforming Provincial and Rural Banks in the Philippines to create banking champion

Bridge is a network of innovative, dynamic, mission driven banks, initially mostly located in rural Philippines. Bridge’s aim is to create jobs and opportunity by extending high quality financial services to businesses, farmers and individuals in areas currently poorly served, supporting 3m Filipinos by 2020. Bridge will provide Capital, Capability Building and Central Services to help partner banks grow in a socially and environmentally sensitive manner. Bridge was founded in 2013 and its operations are in Manila.

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BusinessMirror - Palm-oil players to hold congress; industry seen to help ‘cure’ poverty

The Philippines’s palm-oil industry players and stakeholders will discuss ways to better promote the commodity and their products, as well as their future, at the Eighth National Palm Oil Congress at the Xavier Sports and Country Club in Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental province, on April 18 and 19.

The congress will be held in an effort to help government reduce poverty, especially in Mindanao.

 

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