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Alex MacGillivray
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Alex MacGillivray replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can business most effectively support women’s economic empowerment, through their value chains and beyond?
"We are about to do some work on this sector in Bangladesh but we won't have results for six months or so"
May 19, 2016

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Alex MacGillivray replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can business most effectively support women’s economic empowerment, through their value chains and beyond?
"i haven't seen anything like this. "
May 19, 2016

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Alex MacGillivray replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can business most effectively support women’s economic empowerment, through their value chains and beyond?
"HBL in Pakistan has a new product - Nisa - and is being quite proactive with a facebook page on it https://www.facebook.com/notes/hbl/hbl-nisa/10153594108298036"
May 19, 2016

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Alex MacGillivray replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can business most effectively support women’s economic empowerment, through their value chains and beyond?
"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…"
May 19, 2016

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Alex MacGillivray replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can business most effectively support women’s economic empowerment, through their value chains and beyond?
"I heard on Monday that Unilever too is addressing this topic with a target for 2020 https://www.unilever.com/sustainable-living/transformational-change/creating-opportunities-for-women/"
May 19, 2016

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Alex MacGillivray replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can business most effectively support women’s economic empowerment, through their value chains and beyond?
"I'm Alex MacGillivray from CDC, the UK development finance institution. My job is to understand CDC's development impact, focused on more and better jobs."
May 19, 2016

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Alex MacGillivray replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can business most effectively support women’s economic empowerment, through their value chains and beyond?
"is there a chance to dig into these topics in real depth as part of the high level panel - the ODI session on Monday and this have been great but I feel we're just getting started..."
May 19, 2016

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Alex MacGillivray replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can business most effectively support women’s economic empowerment, through their value chains and beyond?
"Everyone is focused on access to finance, rightly, but access to electricity, sanitation, connectivity and mobility are equally important for women. We need to be more joined up. "
May 19, 2016

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Alex MacGillivray replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can business most effectively support women’s economic empowerment, through their value chains and beyond?
"I've noticed that many businesses are launching "moonshots" - big aspirational targets. Nike just did it. Unilever has done it. What would be a stretch target for business on women's empowerment?"
May 19, 2016

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Alex MacGillivray replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can business most effectively support women’s economic empowerment, through their value chains and beyond?
"Just a fortnight ago, Habib Bank in Pakistan launched its Nisa card."
May 19, 2016

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Alex MacGillivray replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can business most effectively support women’s economic empowerment, through their value chains and beyond?
"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."
May 19, 2016

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Alex MacGillivray replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can business most effectively support women’s economic empowerment, through their value chains and beyond?
"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…"
May 19, 2016

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Alex MacGillivray replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can business most effectively support women’s economic empowerment, through their value chains and beyond?
"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?"
May 19, 2016

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Alex MacGillivray replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can business most effectively support women’s economic empowerment, through their value chains and beyond?
"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."
May 19, 2016

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Alex MacGillivray replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can business most effectively support women’s economic empowerment, through their value chains and beyond?
"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…"
May 19, 2016

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Alex MacGillivray replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can business most effectively support women’s economic empowerment, through their value chains and beyond?
"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…"
May 19, 2016

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Job Title
Director, Development Impact
Organisation
CDC Group plc
Sector
I am an investor, I work for government, I work for a development finance organisation
Website:
http://www.cdcgroup.com
About my work:
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

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