Business Model Innovation for Inclusive Health Care Delivery at the Bottom of the Pyramid
This article investigates business models innovation for delivering health care at the base of the pyramid (BoP). The examination of six health care organizational cases suggests that co-creation of patient needs, community engagement, continuous involvement of customers, innovative medical technology, focus on human resources for health, strategic partnerships, economies of scale, and cross-subsidization are strategies to foster inclusive health care delivery.
Big Ideas Challenge awards fellowships for Well Being
The Big Ideas Challenge for Social Good went big this year and awarded 10 fellowships to aspiring social entrepreneurs: Five in a ‘People and Wellbeing’ category, and five in a ‘People and Planet’ category.
The competition, which was organized by St. Paul’s GreenHouse, had a circus tent theme. Director Tania Del Matto said that’s because GreenHouse seeks to “expand the tent of youth-led social innovation and entrepreneurship as a pathway for young people to build the business and career skills they need to be problem solvers and leaders.”
Case Study: Building a Better Food System in Africa Through Shared Value Partnerships
Elimination of post-harvest food loss would feed 1 billion more people by 2050—many of them across Sub-Saharan Africa, where food insecurity is the greatest.
In 2013, Rockefeller enacted a 7-year plan to create new norms that support efficient local sourcing across Africa, motivating loss reduction across the supply chain.
Case Study: Creating a Sustainable Market Solution to Energy Poverty
For 1.3 billion people (18% of the global population), accessing electricity to power homes and businesses remains a distant reality.
In India, Rockefeller supports energy services companies by providing affordable financing and connections to their partner ecosystem for business and policy support.
Supply Chain Risk & Innovation
SCRI is published ten times a year and brings together fresh insight and analysis on global supply chains, focusing on sustainability and business innovation. We pull together concise, actionable information that is essential to corporate professionals in supply chain, procurement, sustainability and innovation functions.
The May issue considers:
• What have Apple done to improve worker welfare and how?
• How is the internet of things being used to track where clothes are made?
• DuPont is developing a collaborative industry standard – but why and how?
• What are the brand and reputation risks associated with the sugar industry?
• The pros and cons of certification and standards – what are they?
Working in Africa and Asia, the AKDN tackles poverty on many fronts: improving access to quality education and health, increasing food security, creating economic opportunities for women and men, and building strong, resilient communities and local institutions.
Sustainable oceans – how business can manage risk and drive change
Read more about:
•Sustainability trends – aquaculture as a supplement to sustainable natural seafood sources
•Cross-sector collaboration – corporate-NGO partnerships that deliver
•Emerging threats – how are retailers mitigating risk in their supply chain?
•Data digest – latest research and reports on seafood sourcing
•Activists and Campaigning – Who’s targeting whom and why: NGO focus on GM, traceability and slavery and forced labour in seafood supply chains
Connecting Customer Engagement with Sustainability
An average of 9 out of 10 customers want to hear more about companies’ sustainability efforts and 8 out of 10 want to be engaged in companies’ sustainability activities.
Engaging patients for drug repurposing: Mapping the patient engagement continuum
The chance exists to engage patients directly through crowd research and patient journey mapping as well as indirectly through patient health information to seek new opportunities for drug repurposing. Case examples are used in this article to shed light on programs that have been initiated by a variety of stakeholders including patients themselves to elucidate drugs that potentially are candidates for drug repurposing.
Fostering Behavior Change for Better Health
Using design thinking, researchers developed five distinct patient segments and created journey maps to chart the experiences of patients from each of these segments from diagnosis to long-term treatment adherence in the context of HIV management.
10 year old's perspective on empowering girls, microfinance and shared value
I am a girl. My rights are human rights...Girls do have power.