Tag Archives: Developing Markets

Grow Client

How I’ve Helped Create 700 Jobs in Africa, and How You Can Too

In five years, Grow Movement has helped create 719 new jobs in Uganda, Rwanda and Malawi. How has this been done? By helping entrepreneurs and small business owners to run their businesses more effectively.

Consultants from around the world volunteer their time to advise clients remotely via phone, Skype and email. Would you like to do some good? Will you be one of our consultants? […]

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What if…

What if you could eliminate poverty in Africa from the comfort of your home?
What if you could use your business skills to change the lives of others?

You can! Here’s how […]

Vision

Warby Parker: Social Enterprise, Improved

The most well-known form of social enterprise is “Buy One, Give One.” Warby Parker improves this model by using a market approach, rather than a charity approach, to the giving part. […]

Does Africa Need Managers?

Rapid economic growth, rich stores of natural resources and a fast-growing population have all helped to usher in a new era of optimism around Africa’s future. But without an extra one million managers, African economies will not achieve their business potential or reach their development goals. […]

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Solar Sisters Light Up Africa

Small organisations can make a difference too! Solar Sister is a network of women selling solar lighting to poor communities. The women make a commission on each sale, with most of them spending the extra income on education for their children. […]

Four Visionary Ventures

With so many businesses thinking app size, the world needs big ideas. Ideas like turning human waste into a valuable product, turning nuclear waste into a valuable product, and making medical research more efficient via an open source model.

Read on to find out about several early-stage visionary ventures attempting large-scale change in critical sectors. And find out why I think it’s interesting that these stories are being published. […]

Dominion Farms: Feeding Africa and Battling Critics

Businessman Calvin Burgess has invested $40 million over 10 years into turning a swamp in western Kenya into a model farm producing rice, fish and rotation crops. The mission of Dominion Farms is to reduce poverty, transfer technology and advance sustainable capitalism in East Africa. The greatest challenges however have not been in turning the marsh into productive agricultural land, but in countering the critics. […]

Fortune’s Global 500: Four Growth Trends

The world’s largest companies posted record revenues in 2011 of US$29.5 trillion, up 13.2 percent from the previous year. Where will the growth come from next?

Fortune’s Global 500 prompted me to think about majority world consumers and resource scarcity. […]