January 2015 Blog Posts (58)

Lara Sinha: Counting The Benefits – Tracking Reach at the Base of the Pyramid

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Added by member on January 30, 2015 at 17:00 — No Comments


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How Business Leaders Can Team Up With Social Entrepreneurs To Change The World

Social entrepreneurs are driven by visions of economic inclusion, effective healthcare, enriching classrooms and healthy ecosystems. Business leaders are motivated by the thrill of the deal, the quest for efficiency and the opening of markets. There is enormous shared value opportunity when these two types of individuals join forces. With increased empathy and understanding between the business and social sectors, the solutions they devise together will change the…

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Added by Ashoka on January 29, 2015 at 16:39 — No Comments


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Homeless World Cup: four steps to financing a social business



A common question for social entrepreneurs is, “Do we raise donations as a charity or investment as a business?” Good news: it doesn't have to be one or the other! Take the inspirational example of the Homeless World Cup.…





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Added by Ashoka on January 29, 2015 at 16:10 — No Comments


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For Youth, By Youth: Creating Jobs, Sustainability And A Future Vision For Kenya

Simeon Ogonda’s vision for Kenyan youth is ambitious. He wants to transform young people from job seekers into job creators who build and support sustainable and transparent enterprises. “My vision is to bring up more young people who can develop their own businesses, work hard, and trust that so long as they keep their passion alive, they will not fail in what they’re doing,” he said.

Ogonda, 26, is the founder of Enterprise Education-4-Change (Ee4C), a skills-building program that…

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Added by Ashoka on January 29, 2015 at 16:03 — No Comments

100 days until the UK General Election

Last night I was fortunate to attend the One Nation, One World: The next step in Labour's Internationalist Story event in Westminster. The first party to invite me to hear their plans so far.... looking forward to the other main parties holding similar events.

READ MORE: http://redbodacomms.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/100-days-to-go.html

Added by Jennifer Crago on January 26, 2015 at 5:00 — No Comments


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Business Made Big Moves in Society Last Year

In Colombia, SABMiller trained local shopkeepers to boost their productivity and economic well-being. 

By Meghan Ennes, Community Coordinator, Shared Value…

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Added by Meghan Ennes on January 23, 2015 at 21:30 — No Comments


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African Diaspora and Humanitarian Assistance

Added by Ida Horner on January 23, 2015 at 10:00 — No Comments

Feike Sijbesma: How Can We End Malnutrition?

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Added by member on January 22, 2015 at 20:00 — No Comments


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Is there a role for the Diaspora in humanitarian assistance?

On 6 January 2015, I took part in an important discussion at Europe House in London. The meeting was convened by Muslim Charities Foundation , in partnership with the African Foundation For Development and the World Humanitarian summit. The meeting sought to solicit views on the role of the Diaspora in…

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Added by Ida Horner on January 22, 2015 at 19:03 — No Comments


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Is there a role for the Diaspora in humanitarian assistance?

On 6 January 2015, I took part in an important discussion at Europe House in London. The meeting was convened by Muslim Charities Foundation , in partnership with the African Foundation For Development and the World Humanitarian summit. The meeting sought to solicit views on the role of the Diaspora in…

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Added by Ida Horner on January 22, 2015 at 19:03 — No Comments


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Is there a role for the Diaspora in humanitarian assistance?

On 6 January 2015, I took part in an important discussion at Europe House in London. The meeting was convened by Muslim Charities Foundation , in partnership with the African Foundation For Development and the World Humanitarian summit. The meeting sought to solicit views on the role of the Diaspora in…

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Added by Ida Horner on January 22, 2015 at 19:00 — No Comments


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Pay-For-Success financing from Salt Lake County supports social impact

Salt Lake County reports having deployed the first implementation of a pay-for-success financing at the county level in the country. Mayor Ben McAdams has been actively involved and is now looking for more ways to apply the nascent financing structure, sometimes called social impact bonds. …

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Added by Ashoka on January 22, 2015 at 14:30 — No Comments


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You fund it, they change the world

Feeling a little gloomy? Logon to a crowdfunding website and browse the countless number of inspiring and moving projects that are having a huge positive impact on the globe. That will lift your mood. 

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Added by Ashoka on January 22, 2015 at 14:00 — No Comments

Chris Brett: Eight Steps to the Four A's of Food Security

By Chris Brett, Senior Vice-president and Head of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Olam…

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Added by team on January 22, 2015 at 13:30 — No Comments

Gerda Verburg: How we can help smallholders feed the world

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Added by member on January 21, 2015 at 17:00 — No Comments

The Changing Role of Business in Development

I have a keen interest in the role of business in development. As I consider the possibility of how multinational corporations and smaller enterprises can go beyond philanthropy and CSR, I come back to basics and consider what we understand by the words ‘business’ and ‘development’.

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On 5th December 1990 Professor Charles Handy of the London Business School gave a lecture to the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts,…

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Added by Peter Desmond on January 20, 2015 at 20:00 — No Comments

Looking for Inspiring Entrepreneurs and Authors to feature in a new online channel

Hi all,

I am starting a new online channel to feature innovative business models and inspiring entrepreneurial stories across the world.

I am looking to do video interviews if you are based in London or skype interviews if you are abroad to tell me about your success stories, your challenges and what inspired you to start this venture.

Please fill in this form  http://goo.gl/forms/xEYm5F9XhE or share it in your…

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Added by FRANCINE BELEYI on January 20, 2015 at 12:46 — No Comments

Join our online bootcamp about marketing and distribution to the BoP

Entrepreneurs who are working in low-income markets can now apply for a special online bootcamp starting in March. This bootcamp is a service of the recently launched Inclusive Business Accelerator.…

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Added by Bertil van Vugt on January 20, 2015 at 9:00 — No Comments

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