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Understanding Inclusive Business

Why world leaders are promoting inclusive business as a way to tackle poverty By Priya Thachadi One of my top moments of 2016 was hearing Paul Polman deliver an inspiring speech in Singapore at the DBS NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia awards. Two key things he highlighted that are critical to the development agenda: First, the cost of not acting is higher than acting, it makes economic sense to address development challenges. Second, we have an unprecedented opportunity to work together and ‘finish the job now’ to eradicate poverty. To do that, we need businesses with purpose - from [...]

By |10th July 2017|Categories: Analysis, blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Building a CSR strategy? Here’s what you need to do to know:

By Aditi Seshadri Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is ever more so important today, most directly because of the April 2014 mandate for companies to invest 2% of their net profits in CSR projects, but also because of the private sector’s eroding ‘license to operate’ due to the growing inequalities in societies. Historically, companies have viewed their CSR commitments through a philanthropic lens—they are spending some of their profits in the community to garner positive PR and customer goodwill. Today, many businesses are taking the next step in the evolution of CSR - moving towards responsible business and recognizing that [...]

By |23rd May 2017|Categories: blog|Tags: , , , |

5 must-watch videos for entrepreneurs

Have an idea? Looking to become an entrepreneur? Here are the top 5 great videos you must watch as you set out to test your idea and build your business model. 1) Alexander Ostewalder takes you through the business model canvas, an essential tool to map out all aspects of your business: 2) Steve Blank summarises the Customer Discovery process, identifying your customers and then doing the important task of validating your product-market fit:  3) Chris Yeh gives an energetic talk on go-to-market strategy and great tips on pricing: 4) Guy Kawasaki shares his tips for a great pitch [...]

By |9th May 2017|Categories: blog|Tags: , , |
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