"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…"
"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!…"
"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.…"
"you probably know the saying around "family, friends and fools" that finance young businesses, and it's not only valid the developing world. Still, it makes sense, as founder personality is super-important in early starting phase,…"
"I guess for this its crucial to distangle "real financing" issues vs. "subsidies" around the risk-performance of new, sustainable ventures.
In cases where this is a "pure" financing issues, i.e. financing a profitable…"
"I think your brand is a brilliant example of "alignment", where social issues (giving African design visbility) are already enwoven in the basic idea of the brand. That obviously helps enormously to make the next step, and communicate on…"
I'm an expert associate with Endeva, Berlin, a consultancy and think-tank on business and poverty, and a co-founder and managing director of Colabor | Raum für Nachhaltigkeit, in Cologne, Germany, a coworking-space for sustainable development.
Topics on my radar:
Base of the Pyramid, Enterprise Development, Environment, Inclusive Business Models, Technology
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