Category Archives: Corporate

Who Stands to Benefit from the TICAD Summit in Nairobi? Everyone, If We Can Forge the Right Partnerships

By Edwin Macharia and Naoko Koyama Nairobi recently hosted the 6th Tokyo International Conference of Africa’s Development (TICAD) conference (27th – 28th August 2016). Everyone is curious to see what benefits emerging discussions from the conference will bring the continent … Continue reading

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The Companies Act Has Promise, But Will India Inc. Cash In?

By Gaurav Gupta This post was originally published on NextBillion There is much excitement here in India around the potential of the year-old CSR component of the 2013 Companies Act to deliver on social impact. It’s the world’s first nationally-mandated … Continue reading

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D. Talks – The “Sweet Spot” of Social Impact and Business Value: CSR Lessons from Christine Bader

By Sneha Sheth Traditionally, corporate social responsibility (CSR) has ranged from donations to a CEO’s favorite nonprofit to company-sponsored employee volunteer days. But in recent years, CSR has started to change. Growing awareness of corporations’ potential to help solve global … Continue reading

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The Right Way to do Business in Africa

By James Mwangi and Samantha Ball The last decade has been a tremendously exciting and dynamic time to be working in Africa. After decades of being considered a global business backwater, we have seen the conventional wisdom shift from “the … Continue reading

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Building the Post-2015 Business Engagement Architecture for the UN Global Compact

With next week’s EU Development Days themed “a vision for the post-2015 agenda,” and the UN Global Compact Leaders’ Summit centered on the future of international business in development, debate is abuzz about what global development agenda will follow the … Continue reading

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VIDEO and Q&A: Senior Advisor Jonathan Berman on his new book “Success in Africa: CEO Insights from a Continent on the Rise”

What drives success in a frontier market like Africa? Can we talk about “Africa” as a whole at all? As a partner at Dalberg, Senior Advisor Jonathan Berman worked with corporate clients and dealt with the same questions. In his … Continue reading

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Video: D. Talks – Amir Dossal, Chairman of the Global Partnerships Forum

By Cecilia Chen and Sanchali Pal Recently, Amir Dossal, Chairman of the Global Partnerships Forum and Co-Initiator of the Pearl Initiative, visited Dalberg New York to deliver a D. Talk on corporate philanthropy’s shift from charity to smart investment. Mr. … Continue reading

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D. Talks: The Changing Corporate Dynamic: Shifting From Charity to Smart Investment

By Angela Rastegar In a world of increasingly linked global markets, corporations are beginning to realize opportunities exist in finding synergies between sustaining business competitiveness and promoting social outcomes. Accordingly, corporations are shifting their “corporate social responsibility” (CSR) efforts from … Continue reading

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