Webinar: The Scaling Challenge for Inclusive Business
Wouldn’t it be great if we could crack the question of how to scale inclusive business? Well, with 50 years of experience between them, two leading experts have recently shared their wisdom in two new books. So drawing on Ted London’s framework and Olivier Kayser’s pathway, do we have the answers we need? Hear what Ted and Olivier think when they discuss scale together, in this unique webinar, a discussion with them both.
Olivier Kayser at Hystra authored ‘Scaling up business solutions to social problems: a practical guide for social and corporate entrepreneurs’, asking why impressive solutions fail to scale up, featuring global case studies and practical solutions to build a pathway. Ted London from the William Davidson Institute uses ‘The Base of the Pyramid Promise: Building Businesses with Impact and Scale’, to put forward a 4-part framework developed for thinking about whether a business has the means in place to scale, drawing on examples from Nike, CEMEX, Celtel, Tetra Pak, and many others. Both of them look at what business leaders should do, at the mindset not just the operation, and at the role of other ecosystem partners. They are both fairly frank about where things have gone wrong. We will hear what each sees as the top priority, and what issues are still under contention.
Date: Monday, November 28, 2016