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Entrepreneurship and Acceleration Questions from the Field Volume I

Posted By Administration, Monday, March 21, 2016

Entrepreneurship and Acceleration: Questions from the Field 
February 2015

by the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs and Social Enterprise @ Goizueta, Emory University

In this brief, we use data from the Entrepreneurship Acceleration Research Initiative in order to respond a question submitted by the MasterCard Foundation about Youth Entrepreneurship in Africa: "At The MasterCard Foundation, we have a portfolio of youth entrepreneurship projects that we support in Sub Saharan Africa. We’re always looking for data to better understand the space and to inform our programming. I’m wondering if you could share any data by ages 18-24 and 25-30, and by African country or region if possible. Do you see anything interesting under these parameters?"

Tags:  Acceleration  accelerators  ANDE publication  GALI 

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Hystra - Enhancing Market-based Solutions for the BoP

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The Broadband Effect: Enhancing Market-based Solutions for the Base of the Pyramid

by Hystra

This report provides an in-depth analysis of 8 initiatives leveraging broadband for the BoP, drawing key lessons for companies and policymakers willing to replicate innovative models or more generally invest in broadband infrastructure; in order to help bridge the digital, social, and economic divide in Latin America and the Caribbean. A report commissioned by the IDB.

Tags:  Base of the Pyramid  energy 

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Hystra - Creating Alliances to Accelerate Sanitation

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Creating Alliances to Accelerate Commercially Viable Sanitation

by Hystra

Hystra presents insights from the first year of the Toilet Board coalition, an alliance that brings together large corporations, government agencies, multilateral institutions, sanitation experts and non-profit organizations, to accelerate market-based sanitation initiatives at the Base of the Pyramid. A report for the Toilet Board Coalition, published in AFD Technical Reports collection.

Tags:  Base of the Pyramid  sanitation 

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Entrepreneurial Solutions for Social Challenges

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Entrepreneurial Solutions for Social Challenges:
Lessons from the International Research Network on Social Economic Empowerment

by Siemens Stiftung teamed and Zeppelin University

The final publication of the International Research Network on Social and Economic Empowerment (IRENE I SEE) is now available. With a focus on social enterprises and market-oriented solutions in Africa and Latin America the book encompasses a range of topics with different contexts which has resulted in a rich picture of initiatives and innovations taking place across the globe as efforts to reduce poverty and provide basic services through entrepreneurial approaches are intensified.

Tags:  Social entrepreneurship 

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Driving Corporate Growth Through Social Impact

Posted By Administration, Thursday, February 11, 2016

Driving Corporate Growth Through Social Impact:
Four corporate archetypes to maximize your social impact

By Deloitte

There has been a noticeable shift in the past 10 years in the way that public companies think about the social impact of their businesses as a strategic driver of value. Deloitte recently examined the social impact practices of the 2014 Fortune 500 global public companies. They observed four archetypes that companies typically fall into, which reflect social impact trends and how companies
stack up against competitors

Tags:  Corporate Responsibility  social impact 

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The Elephant in the Room: Financial Inclusion for the Missing Middle

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The Elephant in the Room: Financial Inclusion for the Missing Middle

By Joe Dougherty and Radoslava Dogandjieva

Donor agencies, philanthropists, and social innovators are much enamored of financial inclusion these days. This report explores current limitations of financial inclusion and makes the case for why financing SMEs (or the missing middle) is so difficult, and so important. 

Originally published in the MIT Press Journal Innovations 

Also available on the Dalberg Blog

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Tags:  access to finance  finance  missing middle 

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Good Incubation in India

Posted By Administration, Monday, February 1, 2016

Good Incubation in India: Strategies for supporting social enterprises in challenging contexts 

By Nesta

Building on Nesta’s 2014 Good Incubation report, this research draws on case studies to highlight strategies for good incubation in challenging environments. It focuses on weaker entrepreneurial ecosystems and offers advice to incubation managers and other ecosystem players, from policymakers to funders alike. 

Tags:  Acceleration  accelerators  Incubation  India 

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Impact Investing Frameworks for Families

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, January 19, 2016

  

Impact Investing: Frameworks for Families

What do people really mean when they talk about “impact investing?” Why do people make impact investments, and how do they do it? What counts, and what doesn’t?

This primer provides family enterprises* with clear explanations of the “why,” “how,” and 
“what” of impact investing. The following pages will illuminate the diversity of the impact 
investing marketplace as it exists today, and provide families with a basic understanding of 
how they can start making more impact investments more effectively. 

Tags:  impact investing 

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New Data Indicates a Leveling of the Playing Field for Global Commerce

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, January 19, 2016

eBay Policy Lab: Enabling Commerce
Over the past decade, technology has driven a game-changing shift in the global economy, enabling more small businesses to sell to customers around the world and compete with large enterprises. For the 2016 Small Online Business Growth Report, we looked at eBay sales and seller data across 10 markets and four years (2010-2014). The data reveals how these small business (SMB) sellers are using technology to drive growth and engage in global trade at rates that far outpace traditional businesses around the world.

See the full report here > > 

Tags:  access to finance  Finance 

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Bridging Gaps: Impact Investors and Social Energy Enterprises

Posted By Lauren Farello, Aspen Institute, Monday, December 28, 2015

Social enterprises cut across different sectors such as agriculture, energy, water/sanitation, health, education and so on. The nature of their missions leads to operations in extremely challenging environments. Despite varied sectoral differences, these organizations work in a nascent arena balancing socio-commercial objectives and therefore experience similar obstacles that are well documented such as high operating costs, scarcity of trained human resources, constrained access to capital, dearth of processes that transition grassroots R&D to practical adoption, end user financing, illdefined standards of impact assessment, conflicting expectations of scale, stifling domestic policies and a host of other issues related to an underdeveloped ecosystem.

This paper addresses one critical aspect of that ecosystemaccess to enterprise financing- and was borne out of a largely shared viewpoint by social enterprises that although there has been a widespread effort to capture the difficulties in accessing capital, there is limited insight into expectation gaps between the investment and practitioner community. While the impact investment market has enormous potential, there is a considerable amount of hype over the subject. The market is not ready to absorb commercial capital on the scale talked about and expected widespread profits and returns are probably some time away and in many cases will never be along the lines expected.

Read the full report here >>>

 

Tags:  energy  environment  sector publication  social enterprise 

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