Posts by Ted London
Almost 3 billion people worldwide cook with materials that are inefficient, unsustainable and polluting. Since 2010, the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves has sought to make clean stoves and fuels commonplace across the developing world, by building an industry that could deliver this vision. Colm Fay and Ted London at the William Davidson Institute share insights from the Alliance's efforts to catalyze this new industry, breaking down four key stages of acceleration and their lessons for other impact-based accelerators.
NexThought Monday – Seeking Scale: The Unexplored Power of Standardized Tools and Customized Implementation
Ted London has been working in the base of the pyramid domain since 1989. During that time, he's engaged with many hundreds of entrepreneurs and business leaders seeking to develop and launch enterprises in BoP markets. He's seen several success and many failures. It lead him to develop the Partnership Ecosystem Framework, a tool that helps prepare the enterprise for building the cross-organizational collaborations needed for sustainability at scale.
I believe that it is time to start talking more about how we, as a sector, can collectively share – and debate – the lessons learned so far in order to better create the future path ahead of us. But in order to do that, we need to be more of a community.
Honey Care Africa’s Evolution : A video Q&A with CEO Madison Ayer on managing the challenges of beekeeping at scale
Honey Care Africa has worked with more than 15,000 farmers and helped to create 30,000 modern beehives across East Africa. It has been recognized as pioneer in the social enterprise, but CEO Madison Ayer said three years ago the company had to confront market realities to truly thrive.
On Dec. 16, 2010, I took part in a live Webchat with the NextBillion community to discuss the new book, "Next Generation Business Strategies for the Base of the Pyramid," which I co-authored with Stuart Hart. The replay is available here.