Women-only Ride-hailing: New Data from the Market

Photo via Unsplash, Sai de Silva More ride-hailing companies are offering women-centred services, but do they get women on the road? The next time you open your favourite ride-hailing app, you may find a surprising feature: the option to choose a woman driver or rider. Safety is a determining factor when women decide how, when, … Continue reading Women-only Ride-hailing: New Data from the Market

How the Internet of Everything can jumpstart CSR

Photo via Unsplash, Cosmo Surban The internet of everything will help address four fundamental corporate responsibility challenges.  This blog is a summary of the 2015 Davies Award winning entry on the Internet of Everything, sponsored by the Althea Foundation, Cisco and the University of Oxford Said School of Business.  Applications of the internet of everything … Continue reading How the Internet of Everything can jumpstart CSR

Hanging by a thread: Workers’ rights and lives

Photo Via Unsplash Mohammad Samir I was working in my room on the fourth floor of a hotel in Dhaka, Bangladesh's busy capital, when I saw a man hanging by a rope. To be precise, he was suspended on a fragile-looking piece of wood tied to a single swaying cord. The words emblazoned on his … Continue reading Hanging by a thread: Workers’ rights and lives

The business case for worker empowerment: Evidence from the Sri Lankan tea sector

Photo via Unsplash, Asantha Abeysooriya I've written about the business case for empowering women producers before; but the financial justification for inclusive business goes much further than that.  Today, CARE International published "A Different Cup of Tea: The Business Case for Empowering Workers in the Sri Lankan Tea Sector" which demonstrates that companies investing in … Continue reading The business case for worker empowerment: Evidence from the Sri Lankan tea sector

The 3 most common misconceptions about business and human rights

Photo Via Unsplash, Marcus Spinske Human rights remains a topic that companies may reference perfunctorily in their codes of conduct, but few really seem to understand. In their defense, this is in part because, first, best practice standards on business and human rights are often nascent at best, and, second, human rights tend to expressed … Continue reading The 3 most common misconceptions about business and human rights

What your BOP strategy is missing: A gender lens

This blog was originally posted on Business Fights Poverty. It is based on the findings of the Strengthening the Dairy Value Chain project, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and implemented by CARE International Bangladesh and US. Debate on the possibilities at the base of the pyramid (BOP) is ubiquitous; nonetheless, too often regulated to a … Continue reading What your BOP strategy is missing: A gender lens

Two reasons to ignore the business case for sustainability- and what we can do about it

Photo Via Unsplash, Noah Muscher There is a strong business case for sustainable and inclusive business; however, advocates should acknowledge that transitioning to this model will not always come without cost.  There are three ways we can overcome these obstacles. Everyone is talking about the benefits of sustainable and inclusive business.  In a recent speech, … Continue reading Two reasons to ignore the business case for sustainability- and what we can do about it