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Supporting the Tiger Challenge: How can innovators create prosperity in Bangladesh?

Our managing director Christina Tewes-Gradl is supporting the Tiger IT Foundation as part of the Judging Panel. The foundation, together with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Solve initiative, launched a challenge around the question How can innovators and entrepreneurs create economic and social prosperity in Bangladesh? The ambition of the Tiger Challenge is to […]

Solar, Expanded: Building the Future of Utilities in Bangladesh

“Bangladesh has been leading the revolution on solar and we are about to pivot to the revolution of utilities,” Sebastian Groh, the founder of Bangladeshi innovative solar startup SOLshare, recently told me at Endeva’s ii2030. There’s lots of evidence to support his claim. Bangladesh has a staggering 5 million solar home systems installed, thanks to […]

How do NGO and company partnerships for inclusive business work?

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) builds a lot on engaging the private sector. But how to move from philanthropy-driven collaboration, which is an add-on for a company, to strategic and equal partnerships? How to make such partnerships really effective and realize social impact with a business case? Together with pioneering NGOs and Partos/The Spindle, […]

How can we make additive manufacturing more circular and inclusive?

The way we manufacture is changing. New developments in 3D printing have led to the rise of additive manufacturing – 3D printing at an industrial scale. Globally, additive manufacturing is set to continue growing and is one of the cornerstones of the next industrial revolution. As the technology continues to develop and mature, the question […]

Apply to ii2030 and co-create solutions to achieve the SDG!

ii2030 will bring together innovators from corporates, startups, the public sector, NGOs and science to co-create tech-enabled solutions for a more inclusive society by 2030. How might we… reinvent waste management using 3D printing? use remote sensing for food security? build energy grids from the bottom up? Join us for the ideation workshop on June […]

Khayelitsha Township: Exploring opportunities for improving healthcare

Join our immersion and business development workshop on March 8, 2019 in Cape Town! APPLY HERE Townships as we know them During your trip to Cape Town, you are likely to pass Khayelitsha, one of South Africa’s largest townships. As residential areas formerly reserved for Blacks under the apartheid system, townships form a core part […]

Why inclusive business is key for successful transformation

Inclusive business, once a small niche, suddenly affirms the potential for a successful and sustainable economic transformation. What makes inclusive business so productive for managing the transformation? It enables companies to make a difference on 3 levels: global, organizational and personal. An example from our work on circular economy illustrates our approach. “The focus on marginalized groups led […]

Happy new year from the Endeva team!

In our work at Endeva, we come to realize the huge potential of inclusive business for a successful transformation. Not only does it focus our attention on people that remain excluded from opportunity, and hence creates significant value. It also gives us the models and the mindset to realize this potential. Going forward, we will […]

Replicating the replication of Inclusive Business

Inclusive Business is an innovative way to alleviate poverty through financially sustainable and scalable business solutions. Alas, to tackle the problem of poverty, these solutions need to happen at large scale. Replication is one way to multiply the impact of proven models. Meet & Multiply is Endeva’s approach to facilitating replication. Meet Meet & Multiply […]

Gaming towards the future of sustainability standards

Sustainability standards have improved transparency and good practices in supply chain over the past 40 years. Yet, they have arguably done little to improve the lot of poor people within these supply chains. For example , while 22% of cocoa is certified as sustainable today, cocoa farmers still remain in poverty In Cote d’Ivoire, 78% […]

3 misconceptions about hybrid inclusive business solutions

Like mermaids, hybrid inclusive business solutions combine the best of two worlds: they achieve social objectives that are typically within the realm of public sector with market-based approaches at home in the private sector. This mixture comes with limitations: while hybrid inclusive businesses have revenues from customers, these do not fully cover the operating and […]

Reaching the Last Mile – Our research for the World Bank

Bringing essential services to the poor, whether in remote rural areas, provincial towns, or in the slums of megacities, is a great challenge for governments in developing countries. Endeva has supported the World Bank’s Innovation Unit to systematically assess innovative business models that provide products and services to the poor, thus better understanding how to […]

Our EVPA Membership Brings New and Exciting Opportunities

Endeva is delighted to announce that we became a member of the European Venture Philanthropy Association. The EVPA is a community of like-minded organizations sharing a joint goal: creating impact through venture philanthropy. We believe that our expertise in inclusive business combined with the EVPA’s mission will be a bold new chapter for Endeva. Together […]

New report for DCED: How to minimize risks of market distortions?

How to minimize the risk of negative market distortion in private sector engagement of donors? Negative distortions may arise when donors confer market advantages to individual companies, such as financialbenefits, knowledge and networks. While private sector engagement strategies typically try to distort markets in positive ways to bring about pro-poor change, negative distortions may still […]

New report: The Promise of Digital Health

The Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development Working Group on Digital Health, co-chaired by the Novartis Foundation and Intel, has launched a new report. ‘The Promise of Digital Health: Addressing Non-communicable Diseases to Accelerate Universal Health Coverage in LMICs’ includes practical recommendations and best-practice examples to help countries realize the potential of digital health to fight […]

How is digital technology used to advance inclusive business? Join BCtA at the UN General Assembly in New York!

Don’t miss BCtA’s 8th Annual Forum ‘Technological Disruption in the World of Inclusive Business’ taking place on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York on 28 September. Digitalisation holds untold potential to boost inclusive and sustainable growth globally. At the same time, digitalisation is disruptive, changing familiar structures and expectations of the […]

Join the workshop on Oct 15 with Save the Children to develop opportunities for multi-stakeholder partnerships

Worldwide, 5.6 million children die annually before reaching the age of 5 – often from preventable causes: Among them, diarrhea and respiratory diseases and the lack of access to proper health care for pregnant women and newborns as important contributors to the still too high child mortality rates. Which roles can community-based health services and […]