Understanding Women and Mobile Payments in Emerging Markets | Mobile Marketing Watch

2 03 2013

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The GSMA mWomen Program and Visa have just released a study on women and mobile money programs. The undertaking, according to Mobile Payments Today, was

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About | Behind the Brands

2 03 2013

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The Behind the Brands Campaign

Javier Ayala‘s insight:

The new Oxfam Report Behind the Brands is a must-read. It’s only just been released and respected commentators such as Marc Gunther and Jo Confino of the Guardian have already published their insights with spectacular headlines such as "big food is failing the poor" and "multinational companies are failing on CSR goals".

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How Xerox Is Bringing Banking To Rural India

19 11 2012

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Kovendhan Ponnavaikko is a research scientist at Xerox. Ponnavaikko, teaming with a group of ethnographers also working with Xerox, has been working to solve a problem: how to bring banking to rural Indians.

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Social investors unite to develop a common impact reporting framework – Third Sector

19 11 2012

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Social investors unite to develop a common impact reporting frameworkThird SectorBSC is working with 14 organisations, including the social investor the Social Investment Business, the innovation support charity Nesta and the ethical bank Triodos,…

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New Participatory Guide: LINKing Smallholders: A guide on inclusive business models

18 11 2012

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CIAT’s research area Linking Farmers to Markets, is pleased to announce the release of a new participatory guide to inclusive business models, a project that has been developed in a in close collaboration with the Sustainable Food Lab, IIED, CRS and Rainforest Alliance and with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The LINK Methodology aims to promote the engagement of small holder producers with modern markets by guiding a multi-stakeholder process of shaping or upgrading inclusive trading relationships with the potential to create win-win situation for all actors involved. For that reason, four key tools are designed to kick off, implement and conclude a participatory innovation process in the iterative manner of a “design-test-check-act” cycle.

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Rethinking the Economics of Poverty ‹ The Political Bouillon

12 11 2012

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Why would a man in Morocco who does not have enough to eat buy a television? Why would poor households in China consume less rice and wheat when they become cheaper? Questions like these puzzle policy-makers and economists alike but need to be answered in order to formulate effective remedies for feeding the hungry. Anti-poverty policies are far too often inadequate simply because the central protagonists of these issues are overlooked: the poor.

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Balance between social and financial value creation is important …

12 11 2012

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Last week, Ajaita Shah, Founder & CEO, Frontier Markets told us how she makes high quality products available to rural India’s BOP (Bottom Of the Pyramid) families through her sales and distribution company and what …

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