Private Equity meets Sustainability: And this too shall pass?
Here today, gone tomorrow “Can’t touch this.” As a child of the ’80s, in my mind, I wanted three “parts” (lines), like McHammer on the side of my head. My … Continue reading →
Is preschool a waste of time for children in the developing world?
Tears and excitement often make an appearance on a child’s first day in school. Adults are also sharing excitement – and maybe tears – about preschool, although in a different … Continue reading →
What Enterprises Need to Do for the World’s “New” Billion Poor Individuals
Two decades ago, 93% of the world’s poorest people lived in low-income countries (LICs). Today, according to the Center for Global Development, 72% of the world’s poorest people live in … Continue reading →
Enterprises Acting As Businesses are the Most Powerful Force for Social Impact
This post is part of a three part series on which enterprise model is best placed to successfully improve livelihoods in the developing world. For a catch-up, please read the … Continue reading →
Unsustainable and Un-scalable: Why Some Social Enterprises are Unlikely to Meaningfully Change Lives
In 2006, I worked with a Malawaian microfinance institution (MFI). The MFI had trouble encouraging employee attendance and performance. “Armed” with 8-months in business school (!), I provided what I … Continue reading →