Evaluations Promote a Culture of Error: Dr. Susanne Johanna Väth

As charities or networks in the field of development cooperation do we allow some space for introspection? And consider our scope, approach and impact! Do we know if we are relevant at all? To get to the bottom of these questions that often pop-up in our field of work, Siemens Stiftung commissioned CEval GmbH to […]

The Role of Digitalization for Inclusive Business: A Recipe for Inclusion or Further Marginalization?

With increasing interest in digitalization in Western economies one question arises: How may digital technologies reach out and have a transformative role in developing economies to address societal challenges of fundamental nature? Dr. Eugenia Rosca and her colleagues at Jacobs University, Bremen, Germany, set out to explore this question and conducted several studies in an […]

Understanding the inclusive business landscape

As a result of increased interest in inclusive business initiatives, a large number of hubs, networks and programs (HNP) have emerged to provide technical advice and support services to entrepreneurs, multinationals, impact investors and ventures at different stages of development. These HNP differ in terms of services offered, beneficiaries targeted, scope, thematic and geographical focus, […]

Mario Davila

Social Entrepreneurship in Mexico – 5 Questions to Mario Davila

Mario, last November, you took part in the “Grameen Social Business Research Conference” in Mexico City. There was a vast agreement among the participants that there is still a lot to be done in the social business sector in Latin America. What core challenges are Mexico and other countries in Latin America facing in that […]

Cultivating an Ecosystem for Social Entrepreneurs - Panel discussion.

Cultivating an Ecosystem for Social Entrepreneurs

The Role of Investors, Researchers and Philanthropy With the emergence of the social entrepreneurship sector in recent years, the questions how to further grow the sector and thus scale social impact are becoming more and more important. It is quite evident that social entrepreneurs will benefit from a strong ecosystem that includes a variety of […]