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Past Events

2012 – BoP Global Network Regional Meeting

Aiming to expand business opportunities in the traditional and increasingly competitive markets through the promotion of social impact, ESW and the BoP Global Network brought together real-life BoP initiatives, groundbreaking entrepreneurs and corporate leaders, combined with BoP Global Lab leaders. Read more...

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2013 – BoP Global Network 1st International Summit Brazil

Lifting the Poor Through Business. New business models and products, innovation ecosystems, sustainability, financial education, and how to bring new opportunities to the world's poorest populations were among the main topics of the first international BoP Global Network Summit. Read more...

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2014 – Co-creating Business Ecosystems in Emerging Markets

Aalto Global impact, the BoP Global Network Lab in Finland, organized this one-day regional event focusing on the practical business cases and experiences of companies doing business in low-income markets.

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2015 – BoP Global Network Summit Entrepreneurship from the Bottom Up – USA

Innovation ecosystems, new business models, scaling enterprises, innovative financial instruments and role of the Corporation, Government, and other stakeholders in bringing new opportunities to the worlds’ poorest populations, including those in the developed world, were among the main topics of the second international BoP Global Network Summit. The event took place in Burlington, Vermont on July 16th and 17th with the aim to expand business opportunities from traditional and increasingly competitive markets to promote inclusive business from the bottom up. Key sponsors included Novelis, PepsiCo, Novo Nordisk, CEMEX, Interface, Ben & Jerry’s and Facebook.  Read more….

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2015 – Think Forward Latin America BoP Forum Costa Rica

In order to explore more opportunities in this filed in Latin America, INCAE and the BoP Global Network, in collaboration with local partners, organized a Latin America Regional Meeting on January 19thand 20th 2015 at INCAE in Costa Rica. The main goal was to expand business opportunities in the region beyond the existing and increasingly competitive markets through the promotion of more inclusive business focused on the BoP. Read more…

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2016 – BoP World Convention Singapore

BoP 2016 served as a knowledge‐sharing platform focused on solving problems and significant challenges such as energy, water, sanitation, healthcare, and accessing affordable mobile & digital services. Participants brainstormed together how, by redefining business models, improving existing solutions and creating new ones, organizations can sustainably increase profits, productivity and prosperity around the world. Read more…

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