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  • John Paul

    The ?Year of Microcredit?: A Retrospective

    2005 was designated as the ?Year of Microcredit? by the United Nations, a title meant to raise awareness of the need to build inclusive financial sectors and strengthen the powerful, but often untapped, entrepreneurial spirit existing in communities around the world. Microfinance is...

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  • Who profits Whom? Whole Foods CEO and Friedman quibble.

    This is not BOP so much as CSR (corporate social responsibility)-related, but the philosophy for the latter certainly affects the former.? Both involve the guiding ethic for how much to profit and who should benefit.” Rethinking the Social Responsibility of Business": A Reason...

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  • John Paul

    Updates to Harvard Global Poverty Conference page

    We’ve updated the Harvard Global Poverty Conference page on Nextbillion.net with almost two dozen PowerPoint presentations. The 3-day conference featured case studies on and empirical research of successful business models, the role of civil society and government, and the ethical and...

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  • John Paul

    The Honey Bee Network: A Reintroduction

    If necessity is the mother of all invention, then people living at the base of the pyramid should have plenty of marketable ideas. Anil Gupta, executive chairperson of the National Innovation Foundation (NIF) and the founder of the Honey Bee Network thinks so. For 16 years, he’s been...

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  • Business and Development: a confused marriage

    The Edelman communications and public relations firm recently released “Business and International Development,"a survey of what businesses are expected to contribute to internationaldevelopment and what their responsibilities are. The participantssurveyed were anonymous, but...

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  • Rob Katz

    C.K. Prahalad Named a “Best Leader: Guru” by BusinessWeek

    Along with colleague Stuart Hart, C.K Prahalad is widely thought of as a godfather of the base of the pyramid hypothesis. We’ve noted before that both Hart and Prahalad are garnering much-deserved recognition for their work in this field (full disclosure: C.K. Prahalad is a member of WRI’s...

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  • John Paul

    Interview with Thamel.com

    WRI’s latest What Works case study, Thamel.com: Diaspora-enabled Development, is now available through the NextBillion.net Case Studies page. The report documents a Nepal-based marketing and development company that has tapped the resources of the diaspora to create new opportunities for...

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  • Eric Gundersen

    RSS Upgrade: Helping you stay plugged into NextBillion.net

    Over the past few weeks, we have been working with the NextBillion.net team to upgrade some of this website?s features to make it easier for you to access the content you need. The most recent addition, and probably the most obvious, is the improved RSS integration with NextBillion.net.RSS...

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