"Kiran, I'd like to join the kudos from Martin, your company looks amazing!
Building on what Zahid mentioned: Social media has proven that sometimes peer-to-peer reviews, ratings by users, are more efficient than all certifications a company…"
"it's a nice approach to leverage some existing public resources and "divert" them to a better cause then they're currently spent on. also, as it levels the playing fields in a "double way" (i.e. improving the payoff of…"
"Policy makers should think on the reason they're in office: they are public servants. What has hampered a lot of changes in production processes is that politicians forget that public goes beyond the interests of corporations.
"Yes, thanks for bringing up our Changing Markets Award. We have received over 140 applications and from those, we had to select 10 finalists who participated in the IBF. The winners included businesses which created solutions around waste management…"
"That brings us to the end of your live session! Thank you everyone for such a great discussion.
If you would like to read more about the issues discussed here, please read these blogs - published this week as part of a Green and Inclusive…"
"What is required from the government is a level playing field. Equality in opportunity and for that we think that government requires the most awareness rather than producers or consumers. If we are successful at that level, then producers and…"
"Second, colleagues from Endeva have taken a more in-depth look on policies for "inclusive business" for the German Ministry of Technical Cooperation (BMZ). You can find it here for download, would be great to get your opinions!…"
This is a very relevant topic, although the question has been discussed for yours, especially since the emergence of fair trade and other responsible/bio products. I believe education about labels, their meaning, their enforcement etc can help a…"
"Christian - another interesting role for donors, I think, is showcasing what you see as good practice. On that note, can you tell us more about the CHANGING Markets Award, that I understand you included at the International Business Forum?"
"Maybe to point you to two studies...
First, we (me and Aline Krämer from Endeva) have summa written up some of policy discussions around supporting "green and inclusive businesses" for DCED at the Rio Summit last year. You…"
"First and foremost, stop doing the wrong thing.
Policy makers are often linked to vested interest and very risk-averse - i.e. careful not to disturb the status quo. Which might even make sense when you're dealing with vulnerable constituencies.…"
"No we have not tried it. We went exactly the way I mentioned above and now we are in the process of raising equity investments and speaking to various investors. We won a few competitions like Artha Venture Challenge, SEED Low Carbon Awards and…"
"One aspect mentioned already is improving consumer information on SCP. Awareness campaigns, setting environmental and social standards and recognition systems for credible standards systems and label, etc.
Another highly important role for…"