Beyond the Pioneer: Getting Inclusive Industries to Scale
with Ashish Karamchandani, Executive Director, Monitor Inclusive Markets, Monitor Deloitte; Harvey Koh, Director, Monitor Inclusive Markets, Monitor Deloitte; Zia Khan, Vice President for Initiatives and Strategy, Rockefeller Foundation; Amit Bouri, Managing Director, GIIN; Antony Bugg-Levine, CEO, Nonprofit Finance Fund; Gita Johar, Senior Vice Dean and Meyer Feldberg Professor of Business, Columbia Business School
Monday, April 28, 2014
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (EDT)
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Growing interest in the role of market-based solutions in addressing the problems of poverty has led to the emergence of many new and promising business models. These inclusive businesses can be powerful agents of change whether by bringing safe drinking water to slums, powering remote villages, or connecting farmers to markets. Yet very few of these models have been able to operate at scale. Why?
Join our panel of experts as we discuss the findings from a new report from Monitor Inclusive Markets, following on from their 2012 report, From Blueprint to Scale. We’ll explore the barriers faced by inclusive businesses as they take on some of the world’s toughest problems, and how we can work to overcome them to accelerate achieving impact at scale.
Amit Bouri serves as Managing Director and oversees the GIIN's research, communications, and business development. His work in impact investing began when he was a consultant with the Monitor Institute, where he was part of the team that produced the Investing for Social & Environmental Impact report. He left Monitor to co-found the GIIN in 2009.
Anthony Bugg-Levine is the CEO of the Nonprofit Finance Fund, founding chair of the Global Impact Investing Network and co-author of Impact Investing: Transforming How We Make Money While Making a Difference.
Gita Johar (PhD: NYU; MBA: Indian Institute of Management) has been on the faculty of Columbia Business School since 1992 and is currently the Senior Vice Dean and Meyer Feldberg Professor of Business. Professor Johar's expertise lies in consumer psychology, focusing on how consumers react to marketing efforts, especially advertising, promotions and sponsorship. She also examines the influence of consumer self-control and perceptions of control on decision making and consumption. This research has implications for the design of effective communication strategies. She has published several influential articles in the areas of consumer persuasion and decision making in leading marketing journals such as the Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Consumer Psychology, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Advertising, Journal of Experimental Psychology, Psychological Science and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. Professor Johar currently serves as the Associate Editor of the Journal of Consumer Research and sits on the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Consumer Psychology and the Journal of Marketing Research. She served as co-chair of the 2010 Association for Consumer Research conference. Professor Johar teaches courses on Advertising and Branding, Global Marketing Consulting for Social Enterprise, Research Methods, and Consumer Behavior to MBA, Executive MBA and PhD students.
Zia Khan joined The Rockefeller Foundation in 2009. As Vice President for Initiatives and Strategy, Dr. Khan oversees the Foundation’s approach for achieving impact and realizing the organization’s mission and goals. He leads the program team in New York, Bangkok, and Nairobi and their work in searching for new opportunities, developing strategies, and executing initiatives. He also provides direction for the Foundation’s commitment to supporting new innovations and capacities in the sector. Prior to joining the Foundation, Dr. Khan was a management consultant who advised senior leaders in different sectors on strategy and organizational performance. His previous experience includes being a partner at Booz & Company and a principal at Katzenbach Partners where he founded and led the San Francisco office. Dr. Khan is the co-author of Leading Outside the Lines. He is frequent writer and speaker on strategy, innovation, and topics related to the Foundation’s goals, focus areas, and work. Dr. Khan holds a B.S. from Cornell and an M.S. and Ph.D. from Stanford. He sits on the board of Spark, a nonprofit organization offering apprenticeship opportunities for at-risk youth.
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