When business makes a difference: India, COVID-19 and why it matters to us all

In a conversation hosted by Rajesh Chandy, on behalf of the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development, and moderated by Kimberly Brown, Head of Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation at GSMA, our panelists discussed the role of business in responding to the unique social and economic challenges created by COVID-19, what works in partnerships between public…

BMBW Forum: Economic and Social Empowerment

*Register for our upcoming forum on 28 July on Prosocial Giving. The second of four forums hosted by Better Marketing for a Better World, in conjunction with the Wheeler Institute, featured three articles from the Special Issue addressing Economic & Social Empowerment. In the first hour, the authors discussed their inspiration for their research, the…

Is there a science to scale? Launch of the DigitalxScale website and report

Nearly 15 years ago, M-PESA launched as one of the world’s first mobile money payment systems – catalysing business growth and banking those otherwise excluded from formal financial institutions. Today more than 700 fintech companies operate across the African continent. Collectively, these fintech companies have created digital payment infrastructures that help businesses and individuals overcome…

When business makes a difference: India, Covid-19 and why it matters to us all

A recording and supporting article for this event is available here. Although much has been said in international media about what is happening in India, the role and response of business remains little discussed. Through a moderated conversation we will discuss the important questions: What is the role of business in responding to the social…