"I also think some of the key challenges that limit extensive collaboration are identifying who to partner with, effectively managing and aligning the potentially differing incentives and agendas of all parties, and ensuring a common goal."
"With regard to examples of what works, I’m really proud of the great work Andres, Cata and others in our SABMiller Latin America business have achieved through the 4e Camino al progreso programme, working collaboratively with the…"
"I think there is a need to work together and find solutions. There is more that we can do in working with businesses that would have been considered competitors. Supporting micro enterprises benefits all. We have started looking in Europe to expand…"
"I have a question
Do people feel approaches to micro-enterprise development always need to start with a ‘market system’ approach – or is a better approach to start by addressing one or two key needs and evolving into a broader,…"
"As the report highlights, existing approaches to support micro-enterprises tend to focus on one or a small number of challenges.
Our business in Italy developed a retailer development programme focused on developing business skills of retailers…"
"For example, in one market, nee regulation came into force for small retailers and there was a need to train retailers on the new requirements. This was an opportunity to help retailers improve their business skills."
"Prioritising is key but it is not easy. What we found is that while there are similar needs 'what works' is context specific and the priority should be local. Aligning closely elements of support for micro enterprises with either a…"
"This is a great point Andres, we found low levels of confidence when we conducted the needs assessment in Europe. This insight helps frame the response and how to interact, engage, motivate and learn together."
"Exploring the real needs of micro-enterprises upfront is hugely insightful and can be a much more impactful and resource efficient way to develop effective interventions in support of micro-enterprises.
In SABMiller Europe, we undertook research in…"
"I’m Elaine McCrimmon, Head of Public Affairs in SABMiller’s European Business. As part of my role, I guide our European businesses on how they can transform ‘Prosper’ our global sustainability strategy into locally relevant…"