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Kate Wolfenden replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can we unlock and scale innovation through partnerships to achieve the SDGs?
"Also totally agree on this, but my worries and concerns are based on time. I believe in the partner powered approach (and multiplier effect) but I also worry that the vision starts with action. This isn't always possible in some of the harder /…"
Jul 28, 2016

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Kate Wolfenden replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can we unlock and scale innovation through partnerships to achieve the SDGs?
"I love this, Lisa. Especially the seniors and juniors comments. Level the playing field when it comes to contributions and expertise."
Jul 28, 2016

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Kate Wolfenden replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can we unlock and scale innovation through partnerships to achieve the SDGs?
"Hi Priya, Love this and wanted to share two insights from our experiences to date: 1. On the clear and common objectives agreed up front. Its amazing how many times we 'think' we have agreed on something, but in reality, due to cross…"
Jul 28, 2016

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Kate Wolfenden replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can we unlock and scale innovation through partnerships to achieve the SDGs?
"Love this thread Jolene and Chuck, To build on the collaboration comment, a big thing companies can do is democratise access to their supply and value chains in order to create a more inclusive value chain. This is both in developed countries where…"
Jul 28, 2016

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Kate Wolfenden replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can we unlock and scale innovation through partnerships to achieve the SDGs?
"  Another great question… For us two of the biggest barriers to scaling innovation using the industrial lever are:   1.     Risk. Or should I say perceived risk? This, too, is multifaceted. It can be business…"
Jul 28, 2016

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Kate Wolfenden replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can we unlock and scale innovation through partnerships to achieve the SDGs?
"Thanks Dan, totally agree. Especially like the franchise approach to scale to work towards the democratisation of scaling too.  You have some great work to do."
Jul 28, 2016

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Kate Wolfenden replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can we unlock and scale innovation through partnerships to achieve the SDGs?
"Hi Priya,  Love this and to build upon your roles - on top of every sector being able to play a role I think there is also an interesting piece around the cross cutting roles. Ie.  Research - could push for greater integration and…"
Jul 28, 2016

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Kate Wolfenden replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can we unlock and scale innovation through partnerships to achieve the SDGs?
"I think what is really interesting about the innovation is that is an overused word, so knowing exactly what we mean by that is a challenge by itself. Marcela and I deeply believe that many of the solutions to some of industries (and therefore the…"
Jul 28, 2016

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Kate Wolfenden replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can we unlock and scale innovation through partnerships to achieve the SDGs?
"Hi Zahid and all,   Lovely to join this discussion. I'm Kate and Co-lead on a programme called WWF-X along with Marcela Navarro. We accelerate the adoption of sustainable innovations into the value chain, to bring about progress at the…"
Jul 28, 2016

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Kate Wolfenden is now a member of Business Fights Poverty
May 11, 2016

Profile Information

Job Title
C-Founder
Organisation
WWF-X
Sector
I am a social entrepreneur, I work for a non government organisation
Website:
http://wwf.org.uk/wwfx
About my work:
What is WWF-X?
WWF-X is a single end to end programme that de-risks business transformation; making it easy for industries to accelerate the adoption and scale of sustainable innovations, generating net profitable contribution to business, people and planet. NB. At core, this is based on a proven model deployed in Fortune 500 companies.
Topics on my radar:
Agriculture, Enterprise Development, Environment, Finance and Investment, Governance and Transparency, Inclusive Business Models, Measuring Impact, Nutrition, Partnerships, Social Enterprise, Technology, Trade, Water, Women and Business

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