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  • Course Correction in Social Enterprise

    Sometimes big dreams don’t translate to big profits. Other times, profits outstrip social impact – and new products or strategies lead to unexpected consequences for an enterprise or its customers. When does it make sense to compromise your social mission, change your business model or strategy, sell out to a bigger company – or shift from for-profit to nonprofit (or vice versa)? Whatever the reason, this series will feature candid stories of social enterprise transitions – and useful insights on how to execute them successfully.

  • A Survival Guide for Raising Capital

    Social entrepreneurs and impact investors often speak different languages – and their divergent priorities can lead to misunderstandings and mutual frustration. This series will explore the kinds of support entrepreneurs most need from investors – and the things investors wish more entrepreneurs understood.

  • Financial Frontiers

    This series, sponsored by BFA, covers the frontiers of customer research, business strategy, technology and enabling environments that are bringing meaningful financial solutions to the underserved.

  • OPTIX: Optimizing Performance Through Improved Cross(X)-Sell

    BFA and MetLife Foundation created OPTIX (Optimizing Performance Through Improved Cross(X)-Sell) to support financial institutions in building better portfolios of products for their low-income customers. This series, sponsored by BFA, discusses key learnings from the project.

  • December Focus Topic: Digital Finance

    In the month of December, NextBillion is dedicating special attention to digital finance, with posts on the innovations, major players and significant trends that are shaping this fast-growing industry.

  • November Focus Topic: Housing

    In November, NextBillion is focusing special attention on the housing sector, with posts addressing the pressing issues and innovative approaches that are shaping this vital industry in emerging markets.

  • October Focus Topic: Impact Investing

    In the month of October, NextBillion is dedicating special attention to the impact investing sector, with posts on the innovations, research, major players, and significant trends that are shaping this fast-growing industry.

  • September Focus Topic: Agriculture

    With over 450 million smallholder farmers supporting about 2 billion people worldwide, initiatives and enterprises serving the sector can make an outsized impact. But like farmers themselves, they also face significant challenges, from the unpredictability of the weather, to difficulties reaching communities in remote rural areas. This series explores the innovations and enterprises that are addressing these challenges head-on.

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