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Finding ways to accelerate transformation in Africa

Finding ways to accelerate transformation in Africa | Inclusive Business around the World | Scoop.it

The Responsible Business Forum will bring more than 400 delegates from government, UN agencies, companies and NGOs to share their vision for an equitable and prosperous future in Africa at a summit in Johannesburg, South Africa, next week, 25-27 June 2018. The Forum will align with the African Union's Agenda 2063, a vision for an integrated and peaceful continent, a vision encompassed by the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's).

 

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We are hiring: Expert on Inclusive Business and Impact Investment in Africa - Location Bonn, Germany

We are hiring: Expert on Inclusive Business and Impact Investment in Africa - Location Bonn, Germany | Inclusive Business around the World | Scoop.it

The Inclusive Business Action Network (iBAN) is a global initiative supporting the scaling and replication of inclusive business models. iBAN manages the largest global online knowledge platform (iBAN blue) on inclusive business and offers a focused Capacity Development Programme (iBAN weave) for selected companies and policymakers in developing and emerging countries. A special focus is set on Africa and Asia.

 

Coordination of iBAN activities in selected African countries

  • Management of capacity development program for companies and policy makers
  • Development of new partnerships with relevant stakeholder (bi- and multilateral donors, associations,networks)
  • Identification and development of innovative themes (e.g. blended finance, social bonds) for internal and external discourse on inclusive business
  • Subject-specific support of the preparation and implementation of the peer-learning format and webinars

 

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Letzter Tag: Stellenanzeige: Junior Berater (m/w) im Vorhaben 'Inclusive Business Action Networks (iBAN)'

Letzter Tag: Stellenanzeige: Junior Berater (m/w) im Vorhaben 'Inclusive Business Action Networks (iBAN)' | Inclusive Business around the World | Scoop.it

• Unterstützung bei der Umsetzung des Kapazitätsentwicklungsprogramm für Unternehmen und Politikgestalter
• Inhaltliche Aufarbeitung von innovativen Themen für den internen sowie externen fachlichen Diskurs
• Unterstützung beim Aufbau und der Weiterentwicklung von Partnerschaften mit Key Stakeholdern
• Koordination und Betreuung von nationalen/ internationalen Kurzzeitexperten
• Mitwirkung an der Planung, Steuerung und am Monitoring der Aktivitäten und Maßnahmen

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South East Asia: Partners with the Australian Government to Invest in Women-Led Enterprises

South East Asia: Partners with the Australian Government to Invest in Women-Led Enterprises | Inclusive Business around the World | Scoop.it
Root Capital and Investing in Women, an initiative of the Australian Government, are partnering to promote women’s economic empowerment in South East Asia by financing agricultural enterprises owned or led by women. Investing in Women has committed AUD 2 million to Root Capital for the initial, year-long phase of a planned ten-year program.
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EIB approves EUR 4.4 billion for small business, social housing, transport and energy investment

EIB approves EUR 4.4 billion for small business, social housing, transport and energy investment | Inclusive Business around the World | Scoop.it

Meeting in Luxembourg today the Board of the European Investment Bank approved a total of EUR 4.4 billion of new financing for 30 projects located across Europe, Asia and Africa.
This includes financing to roll-out ultra-high speed internet across Germany, upgrade the Cairo metro, expand and rehabilitate forests in China, and improve access to off-grid solar power in Africa.

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Luxembourg: Inclusive Business Donor Mapping

Luxembourg: Inclusive Business Donor Mapping | Inclusive Business around the World | Scoop.it

Luxembourg’s development cooperation has maintained a twenty-year commitment to actively support the development of inclusive finance, recognizing that these tools constitute important mechanisms for poverty reduction. More recently, the dynamism of the private sector has been playing an increasingly important role in development affairs. Private enterprise, investment and innovation are major drivers of productivity, which in turn drives economic growth and job creation. As an example, the Business Partnership Facility (BPF), a financing facility that aims to encourage the Luxembourgish and European private sector to work with partners in developing countries in order to establish sustainable commercial projects, was launched in April 2016, and is a new tool used by Luxembourg’s development cooperation to contribute to sustainable development and inclusive growth in developing countries.

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Malaysia: Painting Batik Textile to End Poverty

Malaysia: Painting Batik Textile to End Poverty | Inclusive Business around the World | Scoop.it
Malaysia's inclusive business enterprise Batik Boutique is reinterpreting the ancient craft of batik textile-making, giving the opportunity for women from a disadvantaged background to break the cycle of poverty.
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France: Takes to the Seine to Celebrate a Decade of Social Business Certificate

France: Takes to the Seine to Celebrate a Decade of Social Business Certificate | Inclusive Business around the World | Scoop.it
In 2008, the Social Business/Enterprise and Poverty (SB/EP) Certificate was launched as part of HEC Paris’ long-lasting commitment to tackling social and environmental issues.Fast forward to (...)...
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India: Alpha Capital invests in supply chain finance startup CredAble –

India: Alpha Capital invests in supply chain finance startup CredAble – | Inclusive Business around the World | Scoop.it
Mumbai-based supply chain financing startup CredAble has raised Rs 100 crore ($14.8 million) in a Series A round of funding from Alpha Capital. The startup will primarily deploy the funds to expand its loan book, it said in a press statement.
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Private capital must fill US$2.5 trillion gap in funding for social enterprises in Asia, says UNDP region chief

Private capital must fill US$2.5 trillion gap in funding for social enterprises in Asia, says UNDP region chief | Inclusive Business around the World | Scoop.it
We need the participation of big institutional investors, pension funds and high net worth individuals, says Assistant Secretary General Xu Haoliang
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Can Impact Investing Avoid the Failures of Microfinance?

The industry’s rapid growth threatens to undermine social impact.

 

Advocating for a more cautious approach to scaling can sometimes feel like being the enemy of the good — a tough role to play in an industry where everyone is motivated by the idea of doing good and wants to scale. My hope is that by creating new models that are focused on transformative social change, and can also scale, we can realize our greatest aspirations for the field. In this last decade, we proved that impact investment can maximize financial returns — perhaps this next decade should be committed to maximizing impact.

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Kenya: Sustainable Inclusive Business Documentary 2018

Sustainable Inclusive Business Documentary on the 3rd Private Sector Conference on Sustainable Inclusive Business held in Nairobi Kenya on 4th of May 2018. T...
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ChangeHackers: #27: Dr Christina Tewes-Gradl on The Rational Case for Inclusive Business

ChangeHackers: #27: Dr Christina Tewes-Gradl on The Rational Case for Inclusive Business | Inclusive Business around the World | Scoop.it

Listen now! Christina Tewes-Gradl, Endeva Managing Director, speaks with ChangeHackers about her journey as an entrepreneur While recently in Delhi, Endeva Managing Director, Christina Tewes-Gradl, was interviewed by ChangeHackers on her journey as an entrepreneur. Get a behind-the-scenes look into Endeva’s history and how we achieve our mission to make poverty a thing of the past. During the interview, Christina touches on the joys of building and leading a company of like-minded individuals, how the field of inclusive business has grown over the last decade and the need for stronger ecosystems to achieve systems change. Listen to the interview on ChangeHackers: #27: Dr Christina Tewes-Gradl on The Rational Case for Inclusive Business ChangeHackers is a daily podcast, hosted by Tony Cooke, which provides insight and inspiration for people changing their world.

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The Future Of Corporate Responsibility

The Future Of Corporate Responsibility | Inclusive Business around the World | Scoop.it

We are now at the brink of an inflection point where market-led changes will accelerate a massive transformation towards cleaner, healthier and socially more inclusive outcomes. But in the current environment of eroding liberal principles, low trust and a weakening of the rule-based system, the question arises whether the corporate responsibility movement has a future at all

 

As protectionism and ethnic chauvinism continue to spread around the world, responsible corporate and investment leaders need to use their influence to defend and strengthen the values that hold markets and humanity together.

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CTA at the EDDS 2018 – Going Digital: Sustainable development in agriculture for women –

CTA at the EDDS 2018 – Going Digital: Sustainable development in agriculture for women – | Inclusive Business around the World | Scoop.it
CTA in collaboration with the ACP Secretariat, the European Commission, TradeCom II, the Panafrican Farmers Organisation (PAFO) and Women in Business Development Incorporated (WIBDI), organized a lab debate on ‘’Going Digital: Sustainable development in agriculture for women: supporting women’s access...
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Jobs - CLOSING SOON Expert (f/m) on Inclusive Business in Africa

The Inclusive Business Action Network (iBAN) is a global initiative supporting the scaling and replication of inclusive business models. iBAN manages the largest global online knowledge platform (iBAN blue) on inclusive business and offers a focused Capacity Development Programme (iBAN weave) for selected companies and policymakers in developing and emerging countries. A special focus is set on Africa and Asia:

 

Your tasks

  • Coordination of iBAN activities in selected African countries
  • Management of capacity development program for companies and policy makers
  • Development of new partnerships with relevant stakeholder (bi- and multilateral donors, associations,networks)
  • Identification and development of innovative themes (e.g. blended finance, social bonds) for internal and external discourse on inclusive business
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Jobs: Praktikant (m/w) zur Unterstützung des Globalvorhabens ‚Inclusive Business Action Network (iBAN)‘

Das Vorhaben Inclusive Business Action Network (iBAN) ist global tätig und arbeitet gemeinsam mit internationalen Partners daran, breitenwirksame Geschäftsmodelle (inclusive business models) weltweit stärker zu verbreiten und dadurch die Lebensbedingungen der armen Bevölkerung in Entwicklungs- und Schwellenländern zu verbessern.

 

Für das Vorhaben werden drei PraktikantInnen mit unterschiedlichen Schwerpunkten gesucht, die das Team bei inhaltlichen, organisatorischen und administrativen Aufgaben und Prozessen unterstützen

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India: Impact Investment leaders launch Social Finance India

India: Impact Investment leaders launch Social Finance India | Inclusive Business around the World | Scoop.it

Social Finance Global Network (SFGN) and The Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG) announced the launch of Social Finance India (SF-IND) and first three of its Directors- Rajiv Lall, Ashish Dhawan, and, Vikram Gandhi.

 

 

SF-IND will collaborate with governments, nonprofits, for-profit impact enterprises, philanthropic foundations, and impact investors to scale up outcome focused and SDG-aligned impact programs.

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Zimbabwe: MASSIF investment for inclusive business

2017 was a great year for MASSIF. One billion MASSIF investments since 2006 have led to financing one million micro-entrepreneurs. This new film focuses on MASSIF's story in Zimbabwe. It shows how we work and how through our investing we support entrepreneurs and job creation.

 

The MASSIF fund that FMO manages on behalf of the Dutch government, is aimed at reaching the people who are excluded from financial services in underserved regions and countries. Through our investing we strive to reach the unbanked, women entrepreneurs, and smallholder farmers as well as promote FinTech and companies with new inclusive business models – companies that serve the people on the lowest income with the products and services that until now remained beyond their reach.

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Morocco: IFC, CGEM Join Forces to Support Women Entrepreneurs in Maghreb Countries

Morocco: IFC, CGEM Join Forces to Support Women Entrepreneurs in Maghreb Countries | Inclusive Business around the World | Scoop.it
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the Confédération Générale des Entreprises Marocaines (CGEM), which represents the Moroccan private sector, hosted last week a regional conference in Casablanca to address the challenges faced by women entrepreneurs.
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The UN tells private enterprise leaders that “Business as Usual Won’t Work”

The UN tells private enterprise leaders that “Business as Usual Won’t Work” | Inclusive Business around the World | Scoop.it

As global citizens face an array of issues from unemployment to discrimination, affecting their livelihoods and potential, a UN agency called upon businesses to employ a new, sustainable, and inclusive model that benefits all. Business leaders from around the world convened at the United Nation’s 2018 Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) partnership forum to hear how the private sector can work with governments to improve global economic opportunities. “The private sector is an indisputable partner in reducing global inequalities and improving employment opportunities for all” the UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed told the audience. Mohammed stressed that the private sectors contribution to development was essential if the world is to meet the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, in order for this to happen Mohammed said that “business as usual simply won’t work.” Instead, leaders were challenged to commit to align their business goals with the SDGs by investing in sustainable business models. “I would also like to take the opportunity to challenge the business leaders present here today to make bold commitments to a more inclusive future for all,” said Marie Chatardova, president of the ECOSOC. 

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Philippines: Inclusive Business Model Delivers Quality Medicines for All

Philippines: Inclusive Business Model Delivers Quality Medicines for All | Inclusive Business around the World | Scoop.it
Thousands of Filipinos get affordable generic medicines and quality healthcare services through pharmacies run along inclusive business principles.
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Brazil: Fostering Social Business in Brazil: Interview with Maure Pessanha at Artemisia

Brazil: Fostering Social Business in Brazil: Interview with Maure Pessanha at Artemisia | Inclusive Business around the World | Scoop.it

Well, as I have already said, the situation is quite difficult at the moment … but on the other hand, the ecosystem as a whole for social businesses has developed really fast. Many of the things that we dreamt about ten years ago, that we thought would take a really long time to happen, are already happening. We dreamt about shifting social business from the realm of philanthropy into the realm of business, and we’ve managed to do that. And very quickly, I thought that would take twenty years!

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Kenya: Trying to Solve Sanitation and Energy Problems at the Same Time

Through innovation grants and tailored acceleration support (ranging from regulatory and legal assistance to business development and human resource support, among other areas), USAID works with a number of projects that are exploring models for turning human waste into usable energy. Mostly located in East Africa, these projects convert liquid and solid waste into either biogas or solid fuel briquettes that can be used for home cooking.

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