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Allison Sanders Allison Sanders

4 min read Based in Thailand, the Baan Dek Foundation provides access to education, health and safety services for 1,500+ vulnerable children every year. These children live in slums and construction site camps, as many of their parents are migrants who have come to Thailand seeking manual labor work. These families live in extremely precarious […]

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Sangeetha Watson Sangeetha Watson

4 min read

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

5 min read

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

5 min read

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

4 min read

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

4 min read

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

4 min read

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

4 min read

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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Amanda Kee

4 min read

Meet Febri Aditya, founder & CEO of Aglonera! He has been instrumental in expanding market access for small food businesses in Indonesia by 30% in just a year.

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Natasha Rynjah Natasha Rynjah

5 min read With technology disrupting major aspects of the economy, it is no surprise that education is also set to undergo a tech revolution that goes beyond teaching and learning pedagogies.  EdTech has the power to enhance efficient learning process, improve access to educational tools, and empower both educators and learners. This potential opens […]

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Atika Benedikta Atika Benedikta

5 min read

The landscape of social entrepreneurship and impact investment in Indonesia keeps evolving. While more are contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), some have become less active or even left our ecosystem. With fragmented information, newcomers (international or domestic) often find it challenging to map out key players in the space.

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