Posts by Galen Welsch
FridayShare / Comment
Impact investors are rightly focused on the social impact of the businesses they invest in. But they often overlook a fundamental question: How does the enterprise localize power? Galen Welsch, co-founder of Jibu, explores why the need to empower local markets should be at the core of social business and investing decisions.
NB Health Care
TuesdayShare / Comment
As an American social entrepreneur living in Uganda, the author says it's easier and often cheaper – because of roots and networks – to hire other Americans. But if you want to navigate a company through foreign culture, customs and policies, he says, make sure you put locals in executive positions.
MondayShare / Comment
Rather than celebrating better metrics, definitions, research and structures, we as a sector need to focus on the entrepreneurs behind each enterprise, and the motivations behind each entrepreneur.
ThursdayShare / Comment
Micro-Franchising: How Business-in-a-Box Can Change Development: Why Jibu, a clean water franchise, sees power in local ownership
Micro-franchising lends the emerged market’s corporate advantage to local, emerging market entrepreneurs - propelling local innovations and adaptation. Jibu is piloting this model for clean water distribution. Why co-founder Galen Welsch thinks they may be onto something.