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09/07/2014 - 08:44

The Regional Centre for Social Responsibility, the Inclusive Business Forum for the Western and Southern region, SNV Zimbabwe and its partners, hosted the 3rd Corporate Social Responsibility Indaba from 29th to 30th May 2014 in Harare. The theme was “Corporate Value Re-visited: Achieving Business Growth through Creating Shared Value”. The Indaba was held with the increasing realization that...

17/06/2014 - 08:02

Yeukai Togonera is a Nutrition Network Officers (NNO) with Milkzim. She purchases milk from Milkzim’s wholesale outlet in Harare and sells packets of Merilac fermented milk to consumers living in various high density, low income suburbs in Harare. In 2012, Milkzim adopted the inclusive business approach for the distribution and retail of their products. To date over 100 NNOs have been...

10/06/2014 - 11:08

Companies seeking to expand in emerging markets increasingly see the 4.5 billion people at the so-called base of the economic pyramid (BOP) as potentially important customers, diverse new sources of supply, and strategic distribution and retail partners. But they often struggle to find even basic data to inform their strategy.

To help with early-stage research and analysis of inclusive...

05/05/2014 - 11:17

Inclusive Business was one of the three major topics at a Business Council for Sustainable Development Zimbabwe (BCSDZ) Workshop held at the end of March 2014 at Leopard Rock Hotel in the Vumba.
The Workshop was also the first such event for the newly re‐launched BCSDZ Branch in Manicaland, which is chaired by Mr Remington Mpande, a BCSDZ Councillor and Production Executive, Manica...

13/04/2014 - 21:00

Why are so few inclusive businesses getting to scale? What are the barriers faced by these business? We at Monitor Inclusive Markets believe that inclusive businesses – businesses that engage the global poor as either customers or suppliers – can vastly improve the lives of millions who are suffering the consequences of global poverty. That is why we were so disappointed when in 2011 we...

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