"Tribanco case is REALLY interesting actually - would recommend SABMiller chat with them in Brazil, or perhaps even more broadly. Tribanco is an arm of the Martins Group which is a wholesale distributor of "white goods" (so non perishable).…"
"Miguel, really provocative statistics - thanks for sharing. I can think of a number of companies (and one social entrepreneur, come to think of it) that I've worked with that have found that the women entrepreneurs in their value chains…"
Interesting tip on the Hystra study, thanks. I assume their finding that it is best to provide financing in-house applies primarily to consumer financing, since the study focused on marketing? Do you think it would suggest that SABMiller…"
"Great comments so far!
Access to finance is one thing both opportunity entrepreneurs and survival entrepreneurs need to participate, grow, and be valuable parts of larger corporate value chains. For companies like SABMiller, financing can be tough…"
"Richard, I am not aware of any that demand forecasts are publicly available, but you might check the World Bank for projections such as "to meet Brazil's unmet need for housing xxx million new units will be needed by yyy year."…"
"An idea for building a "nutrient replete population": KeBAL, franchise based healthy food carts in Indonesia where grocery stores are limited, kitchens small or non existent, people have a habit of snacking on street food. A…"
"Thanks Andrew! What's the longest example of "long term" that you've seen - any investment they believe will pay off in more than the 2-3 years Jane mentions? I've seen 4 years, and that did rely also on the…"
I am a consultant, writer, and analyst focused on inclusive business and cross-sector partnership. I am Insights Director at Business Fights Poverty and Director at Inspiris. I am also a Senior Fellow at the CSR Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School.
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The new BAA report, "From Crisis to Opportunity," is a nice collection of articles from some preeminent folks. For me, the collection was on the whole a bit macro, leaving me wanting more on the "so what" and "how." But there was a really interesting theme in this vein that came out in a couple of the articles in section 3:… Continue
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Hi am Mandi , work with the Royal Commonwealth Society of Cameroon, we are currently working on a project in developing social entrepreneurship in Cameroon and around the region.,one of objective is to foster africa development and to reduce the high rate of migration to the north.we are wondering if there are potentials to catch up discussion with you on this
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