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How can we scale distribution and sales networks that create opportunities at the BoP?
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Aminta Perez-Gold: Project Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank’s SCALA programElfid Torres: CEO, FUNDES InternationalMauro Homem:…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg Lestikow Dec 8, 2016.

How can Business and the UN Work Together Towards the Sustainable Development Goals?
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Paloma Duran: Director, SDG FundJane Nelson: Director, CSR Initiative, Harvard Kennedy SchoolSergio Fernández de Córdova: Co-Founder &…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Getachew Mergia Tache Feb 26, 2016.

How can responsible private investment contribute to the SDGs?
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Photo: CDC. AU Financiers. Samantha Lacey: Manager, Environment and Social Responsibility, CDCPeter McAllister: Director, Ethical…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Caroline Rees Jul 9, 2015.

How can we harness business to close the energy gap in Africa?
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Andrew Scott: Research Fellow, Climate and Environment, ODIChris Camponovo: Power Senior Adviser, Initiative for Global DevelopmentChristian…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rodger Chali Jul 2, 2015.

 

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"Thanks Urvi and Samantha for sharing this interesting story about inclusive supply chains. From your experiences, it seems that supply chains of large corporations, and possibly small and medium enterprises (SMEs) can indeed accommodate…"
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Jessica Scholl commented on member's blog post James Sutton: Four Ways Business Can Support Lasting Change in Youth Unemployment
"Great to hear about the valuable work Raleigh International is doing.  AfricaWorking (www.africaworking.org) is a new association aiming to catalyze biz support in these 4 ways.  We're currently focusing on Kenya and South Africa, but…"
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Ekanath Khatiwada commented on member's blog post Jessica Davis Pluess: New Report - Emerging Lessons on Scaling Inclusive Distribution Networks
" Thanks , Jessica Davis Pluess. This is a good illustrations on Scaling Inclusive Distribution Networks where private sector ,development programs and practitioners (like us)  can benefit a lot  from this report…"
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Greg Lestikow replied to member's discussion How can we scale distribution and sales networks that create opportunities at the BoP?
"Thank you, Fernando, for those great thoughts on partnership. I wonder if you've run into any good resources looking at organizations that sell and/or distribute a combination of FMCG and durable goods? Are there any challenges that such…"
Dec 8, 2016
BSD Consulting replied to member's discussion How can we scale distribution and sales networks that create opportunities at the BoP?
"Thank you very much to all the panelists and the moderator for the thoughtful discussion and insights on this (very interesting) topic!  My name is Natalia Palacio and I am with BSD Consulting- a global sustainability consultancy firm focusing…"
Dec 8, 2016

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Jesse Kirowo replied to member's discussion How can we scale distribution and sales networks that create opportunities at the BoP?
"Pharmnet continues to expand opportunities at the BoP by ensuring that Pharmaceutical start ups by newly qualifying professionals are started on quality basis. We mentor professionals in our participating member pharmacies on business…"
Dec 8, 2016

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Jessica Davis Pluess replied to member's discussion How can we scale distribution and sales networks that create opportunities at the BoP?
"That brings us to the end of the live section of this discussion. Thank you so much to all our panelists for generously sharing their time and insights. And thank you to everyone from the Business Fights Poverty community who joined in - we…"
Dec 8, 2016

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Fernando Casado replied to member's discussion How can we scale distribution and sales networks that create opportunities at the BoP?
"some areas where we think partnerships in the distribution channels could add value:  Improving distribution of FMCG products to last mile approach A partnership culture can improve and enhance infrastructures and networks, providing improved…"
Dec 8, 2016
Greg Lestikow replied to member's discussion How can we scale distribution and sales networks that create opportunities at the BoP?
"Hello, this is Greg, Innovation and Performance Manager for the Global WASH team at iDE. Robert, I'll second your thought on the importance of technology in achieving scale. We sell hygienic latrines through a direct-sales team in several…"
Dec 8, 2016

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Beth Meadows replied to member's discussion How can we scale distribution and sales networks that create opportunities at the BoP?
"We have partners like Unilever giving us training for the women  - signage and help with branding - and competitive prices.   I think we need to come together and share and learn from each other so we are not recreating the wheel"
Dec 8, 2016

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Jessica Davis Pluess replied to member's discussion How can we scale distribution and sales networks that create opportunities at the BoP?
"Thanks, Elfid. Technology seems to be key but the upfront cost to develop it can be prohibitive for many companies. Do you think there are opportunities for partnerships here?"
Dec 8, 2016

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