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Did you read the A New Alliance for Global Change, the September 2010 Harvard Business Review article co-authored by Ashoka's CEO Bill Drayton and FEC Chief Entrepreneur Valeria Budinich? Let us know your reactions and post your comments below!  To read a brief summary of the article go here

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Going Hybrid!

Going Hybrid!
Making Hybrid Value Chains Happen How are Hybrid Value Chains  meaningful to you, your community and the world? By shifting how we frame problems as opportunities, social and economic returns on investment are multiplied. Think corporate social profitability where everyone is a player. As outlined in September’s Harvard Business Review Article, A New Alliance for Global Change, businesses...

Procter & Gamble and Healthpoint Services Announce Learning Partnership

Procter & Gamble and Healthpoint Services Announce Learning Partnership
A big thank you to NextBillion's managing editor - Francisco Noguera - for contributing this piece! An innovative partnership has just been announced at the mHealth Summit in Washington DC. Procter and Gamble and Healthpoint Services will join forces under a learning partnership aimed at advancing an innovative model that delivers clean drinking water and quality healthcare...

Can (Social) Entrepreneurs Save the World?

Can (Social) Entrepreneurs Save the World?
Type in the word ‘entrepreneur’ in a google search engine and you will get over 28 million results. Check out this fall’s September Harvard Business Review and you will find an entire spotlight section dedicated to the subject. It’s almost impossible to escape the term these days. But how do we define this ever-evolving field that promises both efficiency and effectiveness while generating impact...

How are Hybrid Value Chains different from CSR, BoP, Inclusive Business?

How are Hybrid Value Chains different from CSR, BoP, Inclusive Business?
If you've read the latest Harvard Business Review article "A New Alliance for Global Change" co-authored by Ashoka CEO Bill Drayton and Vice-President Valeria Budinich, you may wonder about the actual differences between a Hybrid Value Chain (HVC), Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Base of the Pyramid (BoP) and Inclusive Business (IB) . The field of market-based approaches to address...

New Alliances that Unleash Huge Profits with Social Benefits

New Alliances that Unleash Huge Profits with Social Benefits
For centuries we have had two separate production and distribution systems, one business and the other social, serving virtually every human need but not talking to one another.  Over the last three decades, however, the citizen sector has become as competitive and entrepreneurial as business and has largely closed the earlier productivity, scale, and globalization gaps.  As a result,...