Inclusive businesses come in all shapes and sizes. If you're operating one business, you probably know what the key performance indicators are. But if you're running a portfolio of several, how can you compare large and small, start-up and mature? At the least, it's comparing apples and oranges. At worst, it's trying to compare fruit and widgets on the same scale.
Nerdy or not, it feels like Christmas to me when other organisations share their monitoring system. We all face similar…Continue
Posted on July 20, 2014 at 12:00
From Niche to Mass was the overall title of this year’s Impact Investing Forum organised by IIX and Shujog. Is impact investing going from niche to mass? Should it? What’s blocking it? How does mainstreaming happen? These are just some of the underlying questions addressed in the forum that took place in both Singapore and Paris, with the Hub as outreach partner.
I participated at the Paris end today, where Alison Eskesen, Director of Shujog immediately highlighted…Continue
Posted on June 12, 2014 at 16:30
Asia, the most populated continent, is well used to fast growth. But as the call for inclusive growth gets stronger, attention is turning to inclusive business. During April and May we have been in touch with a host of contributors across the continent, to share news and views of how inclusive business is faring.
Our Asia theme is run in partnership with the Asian Development Bank, which has scoped seven markets for their inclusive business potential since 2010 and…Continue
Posted on May 13, 2014 at 13:00 — 1 Comment
It's lucky my living room floor is quite large. One evening, about two years, I started to tabulate the main sectors of the grantee businesses in the Innovations Against Poverty portfolio. What started as a simple job for a table in a report became an intelligence puzzle with paper strewn across the floor. The businesses didn't fit into sector boxes. So I used the floor to map them all out,…Continue
Posted on April 1, 2014 at 16:30