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Monday, September 15, 2014

NexThought Monday - Between the CEO and the BoP: Root Capital report focuses on the often overlooked role of women as "middle managers"

By Willy Foote

Root Capital CEO Willy Foote says the impact investment firm realized that most approaches to women’s economic empowerment have focused on the opposite ends of the economic spectrum: business leaders and entrepreneurs on one side, and women workers at the BoP on the other. But what about women who are not CEOs or entrepreneurs but who hold positions critical to the success of the enterprise?

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Bringing IT Jobs to Rural India: Betting long on India’s youth

By Carrie Wolfe

In many BoP markets, there is a gap between the talent requirements of employers and the skills of candidates in the job market. Half of India’s 1.2 billion people are under the age of 25, yet only a privileged few will complete advanced studies and be considered employable by the IT sector. Impact sourcing firm iMerit is turning that dynamic into a strength.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

SOCAP14 Takeaways: Scaling Impact: Standardization, collaboration and funding for long-term impact

By Heather Esper — WDI

Housing and sanitation: Perhaps no two sectors have greater potential for substantial impact on the many complex problems facing humanity – if their solutions are scaled. And just how to do that, and to know you're doing it through metrics tools, was an ongoing theme at SOCAP14.

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Monday, September 08, 2014

The Trouble With Dirt: Floors can make people sick, so EarthEnable's founders came up with a market-based solution, but are still testing models

By Gayatri Datar

Dirt floors in the developing world make people sick. Replacing those floors with concrete isn't the answer, as it is prohibitively expensive. EarthEnable's solution: locally sourced, earthen floors that are 75 percent cheaper than the concrete alternative.

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