An expansive survey of social enterprises, a new health care collaboration between some old Cold War rivals, and an ambitious exploration of the challenges of "big bets" in philanthropy highlight this week's roundup of social business and global development news.
On the Podcast: What’s next for the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership? An Interview with CEO Mark Gunton
In the latest NextBillion Podcast, we chat with Mark Gunton, CEO of the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership. This is a pivotal time for CGEP, as its connection to the Clintons has brought intense scrutiny from the media and politicians during this presidential campaign. In our wide-ranging discussion, Gunton discusses the election's potential impact on CGEP, and talks about its approach to scaling enterprises, some mistakes it made early on, and his concerns about how social entrepreneurship is practiced today.
China is encouraging more private businesses to join its ambitious poverty reduction campaign, pledging tax breaks and financial support.
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The non-profit Population Services International (PSI) announces the launch of a for-profit business in India, sub-Saharan Africa braces for "the lowest growth in more than 20 years," and Obamacare generates some unintended – and potentially exciting – consequences. We discuss these and other issues in our weekly roundup of social business and global development news.
Fifteen years ago, American Lisa Bradshaw became a social entrepreneur. But at the time, she didn't know it. When she launched the eco-conscious and locally sourced Green Screen in 2002, no other plant-based insect repellents were on the market in Costa Rica and certification requirements for organic products had just recently been legislated. Here are some of the hard lessons she picked up.
‘A Sweet Spot for Impact Investing’: Omidyar Network’s Roopa Kudva discusses India’s Growing Prominence
There was a surprising amount of tension on SOCAP's panel on impact investing in India, much of it revolving around a simple question: Are these investments making a difference? As one panelist put it, "Just because you're doing it, doesn't mean it's actually helping." Roopa Kudva, a partner at Omidyar Network, sat on the panel, and afterward she shared her views on this question, and on the impact sector's growing prominence in India, in a video Q&A.
‘Inequality Limits Growth … and You Get What You Incent’: Takeaways from Day 1 of the SEEP Network’s Annual Conference
SEEP’s 2016 conference, themed “Expanding Market Frontiers,” continues today in Washington, D.C. NextBillion editor Kyle Poplin is there, and he compiled some of the things he found most interesting during Tuesday’s sessions.
The Social Capital Markets Conference (SOCAP) for 2016 is a wrap. But if you missed any of our live one-on-one interviews with some of the newsmakers and trendsetters, we've got you covered. Here, in reverse chronological order, is our full lineup of Facebook Live interviews from last week.