Join us for a live written discussion with a panel of experts to explore how we can tailor management practices to help foster inclusive business
15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT, 25 SEP TO 22:00 BST / 17:00 EDT, 27 SEPT
To achieve inclusive business growth and scale, companies not only need to have the right products, services and business model, but also the appropriate management practices. Base of the pyramid (BoP) markets require the adaptation of traditional management practices or the development of new ones. The multinational corporations (MNCs) engaging in the BoP market are often faced with unfamiliar contexts, new kinds of customers and suppliers, thin and volatile operating margins, and long timeframes to scale and produce financial returns.
Based on the Business Call to Action’s upcoming report documenting the findings drawn from a decade of experience engaging with inclusive business globally, this discussion will explore how innovative management practices tailored to the BoP market can provide competitive advantage, ensure a better understanding and responsiveness to stakeholders, and balance short-term stability with long-term viability.
This event is part of the Inclusive Business Boost series funded by the UK Department for International Development.
Lauren Wyper, Director of Mission Communications, Essilor International
Firmansyah Sachroni, Corporate Secretary, East West Seed Indonesia
Prateek Ahuja, Program Manager, Medtronic
Elvis Francis, Director, P.A.C.E. Global Initiatives, Gap Inc.
Nazila Vali, Deputy Team Lead, Knowledge, Business Call to Action
Moderator: Tatiana Bessarabova, Business Fights Poverty
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