"Do participants think the business case is already definitively established? I personally thought it was, but seems maybe some business audiences take more convincing. We also find that some business leaders get the case at the level of…"
"Women in Business is a programme set up by DFCU bank in Uganda to do exactly that. dfcugroup.com/women-in-business GBA-W is doing a great job of persuading other banks globally to design better products for women cistomers."
"CDC is convening the Africa List, a network for the next generation of CEOs. It's true that too few senior management and boards in Africa have genuine diversity - just look at KTDA for a classic example…"
"Fiona, so right. I was looking at financial inclusion data for Uganda yesterday. For every four young women from the lowest income groups (bottom 40%), only one has any sort of account. How can we close the double youth & gender gap?"
"Parvez, could you say something about the textile sector in Bangladesh? Rachel Heath's study suggests it has been an incredible engine for empowering young women, yet we also know there are many problems in the sector."
"When CDC made an investment in online fashion retailer Jabong in India, we saw an opportunity to drive higher standards into a part of the Indian textile sector that hadn't been exposed to Western buyers. So far, 1,500 suppliers have signed up…"
"Hi, this is Alex MacGillivray. I'm in charge of development impact at CDC. CDC is the UK's development finance institution. We have a portfolio of around 600 investments in businesses in Africa and South Asia. Our goal is more and…"
impact measurement, job creation, evaluation, strategy, emerging and frontier markets, enterprise development, low-carbon development
Topics on my radar:
Base of the Pyramid, Enterprise Development, Environment, Finance and Investment, Governance and Transparency, Inclusive Business Models, Measuring Impact, Partnerships, Technology, Women and Business, Youth Enterprise