"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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"
"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…"
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
Md. Belayet Hossain
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