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How to Create Value through Impact Management in 5 steps

By Gilberto Ribeiro, Partner and COO at Vox Capital
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Before talking about impact it is important to provide the context of the journey of an entrepreneur who seeks money from venture capital (VC) funds. In Brazil, the vocabulary for start-ups, scale-ups and VCs is already widespread. Most technology entrepreneurs know the ways of a Lean Startup, know how to test hypotheses with a Minimum Viable Product (MVP), can identify if a product is suitable for the market and can scale business by adjusting its “machines.” The investment terms of a VC are now widespread.

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Before talking about impact it is important to provide the context of the journey of an entrepreneur who seeks money from venture capital (VC) funds. In Brazil, the vocabulary for start-ups, scale-ups and VCs is already widespread. Most technology entrepreneurs know the ways of a Lean Startup, know how to test hypotheses with a Minimum Viable Product (MVP), can identify if a product is suitable for the market and can scale business by adjusting its “machines.” The investment terms of a VC are now widespread.

Business Continuity and Protecting the BoP during COVID-19

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While businesses are faced with many challenges during pandemic, inclusive business models are more resilient to crises as they already navigate challenging markets and are successful in difficult conditions. However, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many such initiatives are struggling with business continuity and have the added challenge of engaging low-income populations as part of their business activities.

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While businesses are faced with many challenges during pandemic, inclusive business models are more resilient to crises as they already navigate challenging markets and are successful in difficult conditions. However, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many such initiatives are struggling with business continuity and have the added challenge of engaging low-income populations as part of their business activities.

Masterclass on Women in Supply Chains by Business Call to Action and Oxfam – May 14 at 8am ET

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What are the barriers faced by low-income women as workers and producers? This session will explore why this human rights issue is a problem for business and why there needs to be stronger worker voices and transparency in supply chains. The masterclass will look at the business case for addressing these issues and what action companies can take.

When: May 14, 2020 at 8am EST (12:00pm UTC)

Mobile Technology Connects Smallholder Farmers With Global Producers, Enabling Fair Pay and Accountability ​

The SAP Rural Sourcing Management mobile solution provides transparency, accountability and access to financial services to smallholder farmer organizations in Africa and Southeast Asia
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ISTANBUL, Turkey, March 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ – SAP, the world’s largest provider of enterprise application software, has joined Business Call to Action (BCtA) with an aim to cater to the needs of different market segments, including small and mid-sized organizations, to accelerate and scale impact on smallholder farmers.

BCtA Companies at the Forefront of Response to COVID-19

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COVID-19 has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), with over 250,000 infected across the globe. UNDP will support countries to set up a multisectoral whole-of-society approach to face the challenges beyond the health sector, to limit the spread of COVID-19 and to mitigate the potentially devastating impact it may have on vulnerable populations and economies. 

Colombian Restaurant Supports Local Talent by Hiring and Buying Locally

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BOGOTA, Colombia, January 31, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Colombian restaurant Wok has joined Business Call to Action with a commitment to provide job opportunities to unexperienced low-income earners, helping to break a cycle of unemployment and poverty.

Creating Livable Urban Communities for Low Income Colombian Families by Providing Affordable Housing and Green Living Spaces

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BOGOTA, Colombia, January 29, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Construction company Constructora Bolívar has joined Business Call to Action with a commitment to improve the quality of life of more than 190,000 low-income families – or around 600,000 people – through the construction of affordable and decent housing, while also improving their standard of living by connecting them to public services, shared recreational areas and roads, by 2022.

Enabling Higher Standards of Living by Connecting Underserved Communities to Affordable Internet

BLUETOWN provides low-cost internet solutions to connect the unconnected and bridges digital divides.
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COPENHAGEN, Denmark, January 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Internet service provider BLUETOWN has joined Business Call to Action (BCtA) with an aim to reach 230 million people in underserved communities globally with affordable internet access by 2024.

What Difference Can a Multinational Make? With the Right Management Practices in Place, a Lot.

By Marcos Neto, Director Finance Sector Hub, UNDP
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The potential for multinational companies to tackle global issues such as poverty, climate change and gender inequality is immense. With their reach, they have the ability to transform low income markets through innovative business approaches and help lift millions – even billions – out of poverty. Inclusive business is one such model, but numerous internal barriers are preventing multinationals from adopting or scaling this approach.

Bhutan’s Mountain Hazelnuts: A Transformative Model in a Remarkable Part of the World

By Teresa Law, Mountain Hazelnuts Blog by Co-founder and CFO
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Peter Henry, Dean Emeritus of NYU’S Stern School of Business once said, “You can actually make a lot of money and do a lot of good in the world.”  

That’s the motivation behind the business model of Mountain Hazelnuts. To make things even more interesting, we want to create a transformative model in a remarkable part of the world – the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan.  

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