The Business Innovation Facility is looking for a new Deputy Country Manager in Myanmar.
Please see the job description and application intructions below:
Interested persons are requested to…Continue
Added by Charley Miller on April 14, 2014 at 12:12 — No Comments
This blog was written by Liz Patterson, Lead on Social Impact Investment at DFID.
Last week, the Impact Programme launched two new reports: The Annual Report 2013 and The Impact Programme Market Baseline Study.
These two summary reports highlight the progress that the programme has made over its first year of…Continue
Added by The Impact Programme on April 14, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments
The following blog post is about a new app we’ve been working on called CommSell, which is focused on supporting local sales agents in small and medium enterprises. Click here for a full video demo of the CommSelll prototype, including details about the business model…Continue
Added by Fiorenzo Conte on April 7, 2014 at 1:16 — No Comments
[UPDATED TIME] Today’s global youth population is the largest in history. 15 to 24-year olds make up one-quarter of the world’s working population but represent HALF the world’s unemployed. For many, self-employment is the only option. Many initiatives exist to promote youth entrepreneurship, but robust evidence of what works in which context is lacking.
Youth Business International (YBI), Restless Development and War Child, with funding from the UK Government’s Department for…Continue
Added by Chelsea Babcock on April 3, 2014 at 18:00 — No Comments
How do you feel when you get your period? Maybe you feel a bit moody, or spotty, or you get cramps. Perhaps you feel pretty much the same as the rest of the month. Or you may be one of those women that enjoy it and see it as another sign of their femininity.
Unfortunately, for thousands of girls living in poverty around the world, ‘period issues’ are more serious than that. According to a study by UNDP in 2008, in many parts of the world girls miss up to 20% of their school time…Continue
Innovation is at the heart of inclusive business, but when does ‘innovative’ become ‘unconventional’?
How about when it delivers something unusual, like breeding insects for human consumption? That’s the focus of Innovations Against Poverty (IAP) grantee ICCO, who is developing a whole value chain for breeding,…Continue
Added by Suzanne Dagseven on April 1, 2014 at 19:00 — No Comments
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
Added by Caroline Ashley, Editor on April 1, 2014 at 16:30 — No Comments
“Disrupt or be disrupted”.
That’s one of the key messages in a new report by SustainAbility looking at business model innovation. In particular, the report focuses on innovation in the context of sustainability and how different game-changing innovations are being born from the pressing need for more sustainable approaches to production and consumption.
Added by Suzanne Dagseven on April 1, 2014 at 8:00 — No Comments
All over the world, companies focusing on the triple bottom line of people, planet, and profit are making it their mission to use business to solve social and environmental problems. This year, B Lab has honored 92 companies from 15 different countries as being not just best in the world, but Best for the World. From a …Continue
Added by Elizabeth Freeburg on March 31, 2014 at 18:29 — No Comments
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Added by JOSEPH MOJALEFA MABUTHO on March 31, 2014 at 18:19 — No Comments
Saif Rashid, a hybrid business model expert and rural enterprise specialist-also the founding director and CEO of JITA Social Business Bangladesh Ltd, has been awarded by prestigious Schwab Foundation- a World Economic Forum associated Initiative as one of the most outstanding social entrepreneurs of the year 2014! It is a pride for Bangladesh as Saif stands as the only entrepreneur from the nation getting this recognition in 2014. In past years, only very few…Continue
Added by Omar Serniabat on March 30, 2014 at 8:17 — No Comments
SAVE THE DATE! The 2014 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference will take place Oct. 6-8, 2014 in Washington, DC. The eighth annual conference – featuring two spotlights and five learning tracks – will convene practitioners, policy-makers, funders, corporate citizenship professionals, educators, and youth leaders working to increase economic opportunities for young people. Exchange knowledge, lessons learned, jobs, and funding opportunities. Sign-up for the Conference…Continue
The green economy has taken hold in South Africa, and innovative products and services are being introduced by entrepreneurs even at the grassroots. But for these to grow and enhance their impact, more bridges need to be built between supporting finance, research, and skills building institutions and social and environmental enterprises. These enterprises can be instrumental in creating jobs and livelihoods while at the same time offering business solutions to environmental …Continue
Added by Anais Mangin on March 28, 2014 at 16:33 — No Comments
Saif Rashid, an inclusive business model expert and rural enterprise specialist-also the founding director and CEO of JITA Social Business Bangladesh Ltd, has been awarded by prestigious Schwab Foundation- a World Economic Forum associated Initiative as one of the most outstanding social entrepreneurs of the year 2014! It is a pride for Bangladesh as Saif stands as the only entrepreneur from the nation getting this recognition in 2014. In past years, only very few…Continue
Added by Maher Anjum on March 15, 2014 at 18:51 — No Comments
Added by Maher Anjum on March 15, 2014 at 18:51 — No Comments
The Inclusive Business Forum in Stockholm held by Inclusive Business Sweden and Sida on February 20, attracted over 120 participants from business, civil…Continue
Added by Carolina Olson on March 14, 2014 at 8:30 — No Comments
William Smith is a Research Fellow at the Overseas Development Institute.
It is obvious to some but controversial to others. Why should donors engage with business? A recent visit to a large scale mining operation reinforced to me why the argument is clear. The mine has deep and widespread impacts on the economy and society of the region where it operates. Employment generated…Continue
Added by William Smith on March 13, 2014 at 9:13 — No Comments
The Business Innovation Facility (BIF) wants to build up the network of consultants that we collaborate with - so if that could be you, read on!
You may have also missed this point in the flurry of great learning that is still emerging from the BIF pilot, but BIF is still very much here - although exploring new ways of working in our post-pilot form. We are up and…Continue
Added by Chelsea Babcock on March 12, 2014 at 17:18 — No Comments