"As we’ve discussed here, small business engagement can present similar challenges to the ‘last mile’ issues which bedevil development initiatives. It all makes sense but you have a massive distributed challenge of how to get…"
"I think the most important initial mindset shift needed is for national governments to see and embrace the private sector as an engine for helping solving social and economic issues. The development community has philosophically accepted this…"
"Camilo, thanks for this question - can you elaborate on what you mean by the "post consumption responsibility strategy"? In a program like 4e, I see the benefit case accruing to the company and to the retailers but you make a good…"
"The short unsatisfying answer is ‘it depends’ but I think the key element here is that technology should be fit for purpose – where it makes sense to farmers or small retailers in the value chain, then it can be a helpful…"
"When looking at the upstream supply chain investments, it's important to understand both the proximity to business strategy and the seriousness of the perceived risk by comparing the scale and scope of investments being made against the scale…"
"I also think within these comments its important to tease out two elements of this from the business perspective - is it a risk-oriented situation or an opportunity for new growth? Oftentimes on the supply input side, businesses are trying to…"
"The “virtuous cycle” at play here is about how social and business value creation are linked. By improving the performance of small businesses, SAB Miller should understand the connection to and improvement in its own business…"