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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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Corporate social responsibility could swamp social enterprise in 2013

Corporate social responsibility could swamp social enterprise in 2013 | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
How many social enterprises have the ability to create 1,000 new apprenticeships, or jobs of any kind over the next couple of years? I suspect the answer is that few have the aspiration, and none the ability.
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BusinessMirror - US group to pilot-test renewable energy program in PHL

THE Tennessee Renewable Energy and Economic Development Council (TREEDC) has chosen the Philippines to pilot-test its international exchange program aimed at creating awareness among renewable- energy (RE) stakeholders.

TREEDC, in a statement on Tuesday, said it has partnered with the Renewable Energy Association of the Philippines (REAP) to develop the program wherein Philippine colleges and cities become members of the TREEDC network of 92 cities, counties and 23 colleges in Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas.

For this initiative, it added, the program is also meant to establish collaborative projects between Tennessee and the Philippines.

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Let’s be realistic about measuring impact

Let’s be realistic about measuring impact | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it

Surely measuring impact matters but we need to be realistic about the constraints. It requires a level of research expertise, commitment to longitudinal study, and allocation of resources that are typically beyond the capabilities of implementing organizations. It is crucial to identify when it makes sense to measure impacts and when it might be best to stick with outputs — especially when an organization’s control over results is limited, and causality remains poorly understood.

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Want to Help People? Just Give Them Money

Want to Help People? Just Give Them Money | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it

Data shows that direct cash transfers can lift people out of poverty.

 

GiveDirectly has a new concept: What if cash transfers are used as a standard benchmark against which to measure all development aid? What if every nonprofit that focused on poverty alleviation had to prove they could do more for the poor with a dollar than the poor could do for themselves?

 

In this world, cash transfers could play a role like index funds play for private investors: They could be a sizeable share of your philanthropic portfolio and a benchmark used to evaluate more expensive, "actively managed" investments. We'd learn more about which programs need additional funding and which are falling below the "direct to the poor" mark.

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Interesting idea for impact measurement: Benchmarking IB and SE funding against cash out to the poor

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Markus Dietrich at ASEAN Corporate Sustainability Summit 2013

Markus Dietrich at ASEAN Corporate Sustainability Summit 2013 | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it

There was a time when businesses could ignore the consequences of their actions to the planet. But the global economy now faces Sustainability Headwinds such as Climate Change, Population Growth, Ineffective use of resources, Ecosystem decline and Urbanization, which are creating new challenges for everyone. Despite the reality of the issues that the global economy is facing, businesses are still struggling to understand the importance of including environmental and social factors to their strategy, finances and operations.

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Join me at the closing panel of the Corporate Sustainability Summit 2013 in Manila on April 5 at 4pm on "Impact Investing: How to make profit with a purpose"

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Make Asia's wealth work harder for its poor

Make Asia's wealth work harder for its poor | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
Judith Rodin believes a good investment can and should profit society (RT @WhartonSocial: Southeast Asia to be next big hub for impact investing activity, says President of @RockefellerFdn Dr.
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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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Coffee PPP project unveils in Surigao

Nestlé Philippines Inc. (NPI), through its brand Nescafe and with its partners Deutsche Investitions-und Entwicklungsgesellschaft (DEG) and Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST), recently launched a private-public partnership project (PPP) called the Coffee Technologies and Funds to Fuel Economic Empowerment (CoFFEE) Project. The objectives of this PPP project are to provide small-scale coffee farmers and communities in Mindanao with innovative farming technologies training, post-harvest upgrades, and marketing support.
Designed by Nestlé Philippines, the CoFFEE project is envisioned to  be the development model for coffee stakeholders in Mindanao to replicate, adapt, and scale up.

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Unilever Exceeds 30% Sustainable Supply Chain, but is Still Failing

Unilever Exceeds 30% Sustainable Supply Chain, but is Still Failing | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
Unilever announced it is sourcing now more than a third of its agricultural raw materials sustainably, but can it convince other companies to follow suit?
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Kim outlines ambitious agenda for ending poverty and increasing inclusive growth

Kim outlines ambitious agenda for ending poverty and increasing inclusive growth | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it
ISLAMABAD: Calling for ambitious new goals to help the most vulnerable, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim has outlined a bold agenda for the global community toward ending extreme poverty by 203 (#CFP #SKP Kim outlines ambitious agenda for ending...
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Manish Shankar: Inclusive Business Insights - CSR Done Right: the case for CSR to support core business

Manish Shankar: Inclusive Business Insights - CSR Done Right: the case for CSR to support core business | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it

The solution proposed by the Facility was to create a parallel CSR initiative or non-profit affiliate that works towards improving the livelihoods of the small milk producers in its procurement area. The CSR entity would provide training and capacity building, dairy extension, artificial insemination services, inputs such as veterinary medicines and facilitate credit from banks and MFIs to buy cattle. This will help engage the supplier community as they receive additional services and support provided by the not for profit affiliate of the company. The affiliate may also leverage its mission of improving livelihoods of the poor to access development funds from government and non-government sources to carry out these activities.

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Marketing for the Base of the Pyramid

Marketing for the Base of the Pyramid | Inclusive Business in Asia | Scoop.it

Over the last two decades, a range of affordable devices and equipment have been designed and manufactured that can provide the 4 billion people at the Base of the Pyramid (BoP) with life-changing benefits. Yet, progress in marketing these devices has been frustratingly slow as marketers struggle to convince BoP families that future benefits (cost savings or increased income) justify these investments. The “Marketing Innovative Devices for the Base of the Pyramid” project analyzed 15 pioneer organizations selling life-changing devices to the Base of the Pyramid. We identified numerous best practices, many challenging conventional wisdom on marketing and development. This report offers 10 key lessons learned on how to design an appropriate value proposition, create effective marketing strategies, organize an efficient sales force and define the right level of overheads. We see these insights not as an end, but as the beginning of a reflection to improve current practices and ultimately allow more people at the Base of the Pyramid to benefit from innovative and life-changing products and services.

 

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Apr 11 – Webinar on Base-of-the-Pyramid Strategies / Ted London ...

Apr 11 – Webinar on Base-of-the-Pyramid Strategies / Ted London. March 25, 2013. Insights on Teaching Base-of-the-Pyramid Strategies Ted London is an Erb Affiliate. 12:00pm-1:00pm EST *Free Registration | Event Details · Prospective ...
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