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  • Intellecap/Aavishkaar Microfinance Business Plan Competition

    Via MicroCapital, Intellecap Announces Microfinance Business Plan Competition:In yet another innovation coming from the burgeoning microfinance sector in India, Intellecap, a microfinance consulting organization, has established an Indian Microfinance Business Plan competition. Called the...

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  • Citigroup / Economist Report: SMEs are Too Important To Be Ignored

    Sustainable enterprises in emerging economies take another step forward this month, this time in Brazil. On December 14, New Ventures Brazil will host its 3rd annual Investor Forum. The new 2006 selection of New Ventures enterprises, including companies from seven states working in clean...

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  • Village Phone Direct: Franchising the “Phone Lady” Model

    What do cows and cell phones have in common? Until the advent of microfinance, the answer was not much. Over the past twenty or so years, small loans have enabled thousands of low-income clients to purchase a cow ? a story we’ve all heard before. The client sells milk, making money to...

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  • Ten Entrepreneurs Who Could Change the World

    "Most companies routinely fail to recognize the link between healthy ecosystems and their business interests...Business simply cannot function if ecosystems and the services they deliver--like water, biodiversity, food, fibre and climate regulation--are degraded or out of balance.” ...

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  • The World Investors Should See

    Map adjusted to reflect national populations in 2050Investment in emerging economies is on the rise, following an increasing awareness of the improving business climate in these countries as well as burgeoning, high-growth green sectors. These were the thoughts of participants in a recent...

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  • “Uniting the World through Compassionate Trade” – One World Projects

    One World Projects was founded by Phil Smith, a pioneer in the Fair Trade world before it was hot. Originally conceived as a sustainable alternative for communities living in rainforest areas, Phil worked directly with communities to create crafts from renewable resources and then sold them to...

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  • Catalyzing New Markets for Sustainable Growth in India/Indonesia

    In Indonesia, less than half of small businesses have access to formal financing. This fact is staggering given the importance of entrepreneurship in the thriving South Asian economies and it is one of the main reasons why New Ventures hosted its First Annual Investor Forums in India and...

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  • News Roundup: Risk-Reward Edition

    "It’s a moment to balance the global with the local.” - Dr. Abhay Bang, director of SEARCHNextBillion?s news section contains 4 new items, all of which pertain to ?risk? in relation to the BOP community. But this risk I am referring to is two-fold. These news items address...

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