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Roshan Paul Roshan Paul

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With the world changing so rapidly, there is both a need and opportunity to foster new leadership approaches. This is especially so in the small and growing business sector as it is the biggest driver of growth in the modern economy. As a report from the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) identified, “Once small businesses have reached a certain size and maturity, often their biggest challenge is building a team that is able to manage their next step to scale.”

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Pranav Kumar Choudhary Pranav Kumar Choudhary

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With 30,000 youth joining the workforce every day, ensuring that they can participate meaningfully in the economy is a challenge. Instead of offering few supplementary courses, we need systemic solutions that upskill India’s young workforce at scale and prepare them  for the future.

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Neha Sanwal Neha Sanwal

4 min read

To co-create solutions for the development ecosystem, workshops, panels, and sectoral discussions are important platforms to bring together actors and share knowledge. We work in a space where challenges are vast, but solutions are niche, so having stakeholders with unique perspectives was never more crucial.

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Srujith Lingala Srujith Lingala

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We live in a data-driven world. From social media and navigation maps to mobile health trackers and disaster prediction sensors, data has transformed our society in unprecedented ways. As momentum around leveraging data intensifies, the opportunities to spark change and drive development are endless.

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Sangeetha Watson Sangeetha Watson

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Inclusive Business (IB) is a novel concept in Asia, but highly relevant. Aiming to catalyse social impact in a financially viable way, it provides opportunities for private and public sector players to work alongside communities at the bottom of the pyramid (BoP) to enable sustainable livelihoods for all.

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Amanda Kee Amanda Kee

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Having a positive impact on the environment, society and government has shown a strong positive relation with your firm’s value, with a 2015 study by Nielsen showing that 66 percent of global consumers are willing to pay more for sustainable goods. While most corporates are already engaging in a wide range of sustainability efforts, there are emerging pathways to do more, and more effectively. 

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Sangeetha Watson Sangeetha Watson

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Impact investing is growing in Asia, but identifying investable opportunities that align with your mission as an investor can be trying. The Inclusive Business (IB) sector presents a unique opportunity to address this challenge.

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November 15, 2019

Meet Bernard Kervyn!

Amanda Kee Amanda Kee

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He is transforming lives in rural Mekong through quilt-making. He explains how participatory community development empowers women at the BoP to earn more income, build better homes, improve healthcare, and send their children to school.

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November 15, 2019

Meet Pai!

Sangeetha Watson Sangeetha Watson

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He uses sustainable tourism as a tool for community development and empowerment across communities who would otherwise have been exploited by the unforgiving tourism industry.

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November 14, 2019

Meet Jeannie Javelosa!

Faye Goh Faye Goh

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She empowers small indigenous women makers by giving them opportunities to oversee weaving co-ops, become role models for other women in their communities and inspire their next generation.

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Faye Goh Faye Goh

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Ecodoe provides a platform for Indonesian creators to access the fast-growing souvenir market. She shares her journey and how conversations with widowed women living at the BoP led her to set up an e-commerce platform that has helped to grow their incomes & many others by over 600%.

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November 14, 2019

Meet Sabrina Mustopo!

Sangeetha Watson Sangeetha Watson

4 min read

Meet Sabrina Mustopo! She is transforming lives in farming communities through cacao.

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