Tag Archives: social enterprise

Dalberg Launches an Initiative to Support Start-Ups in Nairobi

By Valary Mumbo  In recent years, Kenya has established itself as a centre for innovation, with a range of initiatives started in support of this culture. Incubators such as Nailab, iLab and iHub provide space for entrepreneurs to interact, bud and … Continue reading

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D. Talk – Business Resilience in Vulnerable, Post-crisis Economies

By Amy Zhuo In 2014, Chid Liberty had just set up the first Fair Trade Certified apparel manufacturing company in Africa – Liberty & Justice (L&J) – and was ready to fulfill his contracts, when suddenly Ebola hit Liberia and … Continue reading

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

By Joe Dougherty and Radoslava Dogandjieva Giving poor people direct access to basic financial services is a laudable goal in itself, one that can generate important benefits. However, while financial inclusion can help the poor improve their lives in some … Continue reading

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From Charity to Change: A Dynamic Approach to Building a Better World

by Joe Dougherty  On the first day of December, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan celebrated the birth of their daughter, by announcing their intention to direct 99% of their Facebook shares to a new philanthropic venture, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, … Continue reading

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Back to School, On to Unemployment? Addressing the Global Crisis Facing Youth

This article originally appeared on The Huffington Post. By Devang Vussonji and Faaria Volinski It’s dark outside when Martin Kiptoo Kiyeng opens his eyes. He gazes at the concrete ceiling of the room he shares with his cousin’s brother in … Continue reading

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Entrepreneur Kaakpema Yelpaala: The Access.Mobile CEO on ClinicCommunicator and Thinking Big

By Faaria Volinski In 2014, Dalberg alum Kaakpema Yelpaala launched ClinicCommunicator, which allows hospitals and clinics to send important messages to patients like appointment and medication reminders, or information on new health threats. Now widely used in Uganda and Kenya, … Continue reading

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Maximizing social impact and profit: a two-way street

By Jyothi Vynatheya Oberoi Most interpreters of the triple bottom line – measuring business performance with the “three P’s” of profit, people, and planet – ask how businesses can improve living standards and support the environment. Fewer also ask how … Continue reading

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Defining your End-Game: The “new normal” for nonprofit impact

mothers2mothers (m2m) is a leading health nonprofit that uses mentor mothers to provide education, psychosocial support, and referrals to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV. mothers2mothers’ founders began in 2001 with the usual nonprofit starter kit: a mission and a vision. … Continue reading

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D. Talks – Social Entrepreneurship: A Spectrum

By Eleanor Joseph and Gib Lopez What exactly is the boundary between social enterprise and “business-as-usual”? This question bears consideration, as it informs how shareholders, employees, and customers think about the companies that they support. Social enterprise has been defined … Continue reading

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Boosting Social Entrepreneurship to Improve Rural Livelihoods

Traditionally, both government and the private sector have struggled to reach remote, poverty-stricken parts of India, especially the eastern states. There, even social entrepreneurs and civil society organizations have difficulty applying their innovations because of poor reach and lack of … Continue reading

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