This report examines the evolution of the most critical emerging risks to the energy sector – extreme weather events, energy-water-food nexus and cyber threats – and identifies measures to respond through improved financing conditions for investments for energy infrastructure, including financial risk management. It also identifies seven recommendations, which aim at improving the financing of […]
This research applies a ‘gender lens’ to social businesses to facilitate women’s economic empowerment and make markets more inclusive. Its outcomes, while preliminary, tend to confirm what the World Bank pointed out in “Investing in women is smart economics” (2006): introducing gender-integration strategies in social business is not only the ‘right’ thing to do, but […]
The 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) survey represents the 18th consecutive year that GEM has tracked rates of entrepreneurship across multiple phases of entrepreneurial activity; assessed the characteristics, motivations and ambitions of entrepreneurs; and explored the attitudes societies have towards this activity
This report and the event that inspired it seek to break down some of the barriers to collaboration by providing a framework for the different kinds of partnerships that are most common (Skills Partnerships, Channel Partnerships, Venture Partnerships and Knowledge Partnerships), examples from across the spectrum of partnerships models, and lessons that can be extracted […]
This case study shows how a network of women entrepreneurs known as Solar Sahelis helped to overcome the cost and awareness challenges of selling in last-mile markets and as a result, the partnership was able to increase sales by 30 percent, opening up the market for solar lighting products.