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Gerry Boyle replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can we strengthen collaboration in support of micro-enterprises in value chains?
"Richard, panelists and other contributors - many thanks from CARE and hopefully you will find the Growing Together report useful in your work with micro-enterprises! Gerry"
Sep 29, 2016

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Gerry Boyle replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can we strengthen collaboration in support of micro-enterprises in value chains?
"Two key issues I would say get in the way of collaboration: 1. Businesses don;t think sufficiently strategically about micro-enterprises - indeed they are very often ignorant of which micro-enterprises are in their value chains.  But this is…"
Sep 29, 2016

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Gerry Boyle replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can we strengthen collaboration in support of micro-enterprises in value chains?
"Our approach in the report is to think that teh companies at whom the report is aimed are likely to find themselves in the situation of already attempting to address one or two key needs, and that they need to grow out from there to a more systemic…"
Sep 29, 2016

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Gerry Boyle replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can we strengthen collaboration in support of micro-enterprises in value chains?
"Juan Carlos - Absolutely.  The report talks about the importance of the "value proposition" - this goes beyond the company's own business case to a series of overlapping "business cases" - for other players in the value…"
Sep 29, 2016

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Gerry Boyle replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can we strengthen collaboration in support of micro-enterprises in value chains?
"CARE are deeply engaged in attempting to improve the opportunities and operating environment for women-led micro-enterprises.  While many of the women micro-enterprises we work with provide goods and services only to their local communities, we…"
Sep 29, 2016

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Gerry Boyle replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can we strengthen collaboration in support of micro-enterprises in value chains?
"Catalina - CARE's focus is on women and undoubtedly the overlap between "business" life and family life is a huge issue for women.  We therefore work much more widely across communities and especially with men and boys to develop…"
Sep 29, 2016

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Gerry Boyle replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can we strengthen collaboration in support of micro-enterprises in value chains?
"Richard Hi - Gerry Boyle of CARE International, working mainly on women's economic empowerment and a co-authro of the report"
Sep 29, 2016

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Gerry Boyle replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can business most effectively support women’s economic empowerment, through their value chains and beyond?
"It's probably a difficult ask of the HLP, but I wonder if we could formulate something that goes beyond platitude around this need for greater collaboration "
May 19, 2016

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Gerry Boyle replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can business most effectively support women’s economic empowerment, through their value chains and beyond?
"On Q$ and systemic change, we know that as well as economic or technical challenges, issues such as lack of healthcare or education, social norms and practices, status and gender discrimination can prevent poor people from participating in value…"
May 19, 2016

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Gerry Boyle replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can business most effectively support women’s economic empowerment, through their value chains and beyond?
"Hester - ever since I did research into flowers in Kenya I have been really surprised that businesses don;t do more on childcare - which they can do for nil cost since parents are paying for it already, but business-organised childcare can be higher…"
May 19, 2016

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Gerry Boyle replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can business most effectively support women’s economic empowerment, through their value chains and beyond?
"There have been lots of references to access to finance yet we believe that extending financial services to all women represents a huge opportunity for banks.  Accenture have estimated it as a $380bn revenue opportunity per annum, and CARE and…"
May 19, 2016

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Gerry Boyle replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can business most effectively support women’s economic empowerment, through their value chains and beyond?
"Georgie - we've mentioned elsewhere in this discussion the issue of gender based violence and many people worry about the role of alcohol as a contributing causal pathway - what challenges does that raise for a company like Diageo"
May 19, 2016

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Gerry Boyle replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can business most effectively support women’s economic empowerment, through their value chains and beyond?
"Polly - I think it is but it looks like an uphill task - few advertisers break out of standard framing"
May 19, 2016

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Gerry Boyle replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can business most effectively support women’s economic empowerment, through their value chains and beyond?
"Benjamin - I think that many of us would agree that skills training is not the only answer - it seems that occupational segregation starts at a much earlier age - see the comments about cocoa being a "male" crop earlier.  A lot…"
May 19, 2016

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Gerry Boyle replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can business most effectively support women’s economic empowerment, through their value chains and beyond?
"Shruthi - I think that some of the work that Stephanie barrientos (who commented earlier) has done is good stuff"
May 19, 2016

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Gerry Boyle replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can business most effectively support women’s economic empowerment, through their value chains and beyond?
"Shruthi - Hi.  Did Nestle find much pushback from the male farmers or local communities on the training of women?"
May 19, 2016

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Job Title
Senior Policy Adviser for Women's Economic Empowerment
Organisation
CARE International UK
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I work for a non government organisation
Website:
http://care
About my work:
I am responsible for developing CARE International UK's stance on policy issues around business and development
Topics on my radar:
Agriculture, Base of the Pyramid, Enterprise Development, Finance and Investment, Inclusive Business Models, Partnerships, Social Enterprise, Women and Business

Comment Wall (3 comments)

At 20:20 on March 24, 2010, Mandi Manga Obase said…
I am much interested in ideas in Finance for SME, we are currently working on a project on youth entrepreneurship, i will be happy to know how you be a leverage

regards Mandi
At 21:39 on March 29, 2010, Mandi Manga Obase said…
Please carry it further, i think thats what africa needs to move out from the poverty edge.
At 2:37 on September 17, 2013, MD. BELAYET HOSSAIN said…

We are involves in agriculture business since long and we are looking for finance partner around the world. We want to produce potato, sesame seed, yellow corn through contract farmers in Bangladesh and supply/export world markets

Regards

Md. Belayet Hossain

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