Oct
16
to Oct 19

INCLUSIVE BUSINESS AND SOCIAL INNOVATION - Executive programme

  • HEC Campus - Le Château (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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Together with HEC Business School and Ashoka, we are holding an Executive Education Program on inclusive business and value creation that provides a unique and comprehensive package to prepare corporate executives in charge of designing, launching or scaling inclusive business projects. Its format is based on experiential learning and immersion, cutting-edge academic content, insights from pioneers in the field and peer-to-peer learning, condensed into an intensive 3-4 day session. It is designed for corporate executives, but also welcomes social entrepreneurs, executives from large NGOs, international aid agencies and impact investors.

The next session will take place at the Château on HEC Campus (30 mins from Paris) on October 16 - 19, 2018

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Nov
16
to Nov 21

Social and Inclusive Business Camp

Social and Inclusive Business Camp

Organized by the Agence Française de Developpement, this programme aims to help innovative entrepreneurs towards social impact in Africa. We will participate as experts on last mile distribution and BoP marketing.


Last date for application: 06 July 2018

Please click HERE to apply!

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Webinar: Does better nutrition need to be expensive? Innovating nutrition for Indonesia
Jul
18
3:00 PM15:00

Webinar: Does better nutrition need to be expensive? Innovating nutrition for Indonesia

Does better nutrition need to be expensive? Innovating nutrition for Indonesia

This inaugural SEAChange webinar will look at ways that food companies can develop financially sustainable business models to provide affordable nutritious food products to low- and middle-income consumers in Indonesia.

Topics will include :

  • Consumer understanding of nutrition and availability of affordable nutritious products
  • Criteria for a successful nutritious product in Indonesia, i.e. taste, price, communication
  • Innovative distribution channels and marketing strategies
  • Success stories/best practices in Indonesia

 

Olivier Kayser, Partner and Managing Director at Hystra, will speak about ready-to-market product development process and implementation. Professor Hardinsyah, President of the Indonesian Food and Nutrition Society, will talk about nutritional challenges faced in Indonesia. The webinar will be hosted by Sue Yin Wong (Business Head ASEAN, Human Nutrition and Health at DSM) and moderated by Regina Moench-Pfanner (CEO of ibn360).

Join us HERE at 3pm (Singapore time)

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Business Fights Poverty, in Oxford
Jul
18
9:00 AM09:00

Business Fights Poverty, in Oxford

Business Fights Poverty, in Oxford

After pleanary sessions, workshops will be organized around 5 topic zones:

  • Investing for Impact, with Acumen
  • Corporate Social Innovation, with the League of Intrapreneurs
  • Women's Equality, with Care International UK
  • Last Mile Distribution, with Hystra, BoP Inc and Practical Action
  • Partnerships, with the Partnering Initiative and Ethicore

Join us in the Last Mile Distribution Zone! Click here to view last year's event video.

Register HERE!

 

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The Ashden Awards for Sustainable energy
Jun
12
9:00 AM09:00

The Ashden Awards for Sustainable energy

Financing the Future : accelerating investments in inclusive, sustainable energy systems.

The International Ashden Conference this year will showcase 6 case studies and films on this year's Ashen International Award winners, interspersed with four focused panels looking at aspects of financing sustainable energy, in particular off-grid access. It aims to bring together a diverse audience of financiers, policy makers, NGOs and businesses.

Join us to discuss and debate how the finance and policy sector can help to address the lack of financing options available!

Register HERE !

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Apr
19
3:30 PM15:30

3rd BoP Global Network Summit “NEW STRATEGIES FOR BUILDING BoP ECOSYSTEMS”: Banks, Telcos, SHS distributors: PayGo as pivot to customer identity?

April 19, 2018 at 3:30 pm IST, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India

This session, moderated by Hystra, will be a follow up to the previous day’s session moderated by Sattva, ‘A platform integrating identity, mobile access and financial inclusion to transform development for millions at the BoP’. It will consider the issue from the applied case and perspective of a specific industry, pay-as-you-go solar home systems (PAYGO SHS).

Since the early 2010s, PAYGO business models for SHS have been growing rapidly (e.g. $160m funding raised in 2015). Enabling customers to buy durable goods on credit is meeting enthusiastic demand. Sector leaders such as M-Kopa in East Africa, Lumos in Nigeria, or Simpa Networks in India, have enabled hundreds of thousands of rural people to access solar electricity. The benefits of SHS have been widely documented (comfort and quality, savings over kerosene, environmental benefits, etc.)

For customers, going for PAYGO is yet not only about buying an SHS. All the data collected throughout the customer journey (credit vetting, digital payments, interactions with customer service, etc.) is enabling SHS distributors, banks and telcos to collaborate in building and using enriched and accurate customer identities:

·       SHS distributors are using customer data to offer tailored products/services add-ons, to improve their portfolio management strategies and/or to generate revenues from selling data to partners

·       Banks are reaching new low-income rural markets, building credit ratings on previously unbanked households, and creating new risk profiles

·       Telco operators are converting customers to digital payments, a powerful source of data which can be added to their existing records (customer profiles, airtime)

For customers to get the most benefits from those developments, some conditions will yet have to be met, which are asking a number of questions:

1.     Successful cooperation in distribution: Banks and telcos are large organizations with ingrained distribution methods and customer handling processes: how to make these processes fit with the agile mindset of young and small SHS distributors? Specifically, what are the bottlenecks and best practices re: customer profiling?

2.     Fair value sharing: How to share the value created between customers, distributors and partners? Should the government play a role in regulating prices? How to do so while the value proposition of PAYGO is oftentimes a bundle of energy provision, services, and credit? How to define a fair price between customer baseline (e.g. rural families pay ~$0.20 for a phone charge, roughly equivalent to $40/kWh) and the price of public services (e.g. grid tariffs below $0.30 CFA/kWh in most countries)?

3.     Ethical handling of data: For most PAYGO SHS distributors and their investors, the expected future cash flows from customer data is at the core of their business model. But how to make sure that it will be handled ethically? Between distributors and partners, who owns what? When should the government step in?

To address these questions, François Lepicard, Partner with Hystra and co-author of 2017 report ‘Reaching Scale in Access to Energy’, will moderate a working group together with SHS distributors and their partner banks and/or telcos.

Find details on the summit here.

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Feb
15
2:00 PM14:00

Changing Behavior Webinar #3: Creating Lasting Behavior Change Through Customer Loyalty

Convincing BoP clients to try a new and beneficial product such as a clean cookstove, and even to invest in buying it, does not ensure that they will keep using it and reap the corresponding benefits over the long term. In this webinar, Hystra and BURN Manufacturing will explore mechanisms that help ensure customers’ loyalty and motivate regular product use, inspired by global best practices in the cookstove industry and beyond.

Date & time: February 15th, 2018 at 8:00 AM EST/2:00 PM Paris Time/4:00 PM East Africa Time

Register here.

Speakers:
Lucie Klarsfeld, Hystra
Steve Rudner, BURN Manufacturing
Moderator: Kavanaugh Livingston, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

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Executive Education Program on Inclusive Business and Social Innovation
Oct
3
to Oct 6

Executive Education Program on Inclusive Business and Social Innovation

Together with HEC Business School and Ashoka, we are holding the 5th edition of this program. It provides a unique and comprehensive package to prepare corporate executives in charge of designing, launching or scaling Inclusive Business projects. This intensive 3.5 days program condenses experiential learning and immersion, cutting-edge academic content, insights from pioneers in the field and peer-to-peer learning. We also welcome social entrepreneurs, executives from large NGOs, international aid agencies and impact investors looking to better understand the social innovation field. These sessions are held in French or English depending on participants' requirements.

The next session will take place at Chênelet, a social entreprise in Calais, France (close to Paris), on October 3 - 6, 2017.

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Webinar 2/2: Effective delivery channels and ensuring business viability of nutrition enterprises
Jan
19
3:00 PM15:00

Webinar 2/2: Effective delivery channels and ensuring business viability of nutrition enterprises

In this new two-part webinar series sponsored by DFID, Hystra and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), in partnership with The Practitioner Hub for Inclusive Business, we will tackle key aspects in marketing and distribution of nutritious products to BOP markets to achieve real health impact.

This webinar will focus on how enterprises organize the last mile distribution of their nutrition products, what costs various channels entail, and how effective these channels are at getting appropriate products in the hands of those who need them most.

The discussion will cover insights on the following:

  • Distribution channels in rural areas
  • Distribution channels in urban markets
  • Best practices for optimizing sales force productivity.


Join the speakers Marti van Liere, Director of Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition at GAIN and Lucie Klarsfeld McGrath, Senior Project Manager at Hystra and lead author on Marketing Nutrition for the BOP, on this webinar hosted by the Practitioner Hub for Inclusive Business editor Caroline Ashley.

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Webinar 1/2: Building demand for and repeat usage of nutritious foods
Jan
13
3:00 PM15:00

Webinar 1/2: Building demand for and repeat usage of nutritious foods

In this new two-part webinar series sponsored by DFID, Hystra and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), in partnership with The Practitioner Hub for Inclusive Business, we will tackle key aspects in marketing and distribution of nutritious products to BOP markets to achieve real health impact.

Nutritious foods or supplements provide a solution to a 'problem' understood by nutrition experts, but don't necessarily address a 'want' that the consumer has. This webinar will explore challenges in marketing nutritious products to low income households including vexed questions of:

  • How to get this consumer interested in the product,
  • What drives trust, aspiration and willingness to pay,
  • How to get her/him to use it at least once,
  • How to increase regular use, which is compliant with amounts to will ensure impact on nutritional status?

Marti van Liere, Director of Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition at GAIN and Lucie Klarsfeld McGrath, Senior Project Manager at Hystra and lead author on Marketing Nutrition for the BOP, will share lessons learned from experience of a range of companies and organizations about what consumers value, their willingness to pay, and drivers of trust and compliance.

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Webinar: Ted London's framework and Olivier Kayser's pathway, Can they solve the scaling challenge for inclusive business?
Nov
28
3:00 PM15:00

Webinar: Ted London's framework and Olivier Kayser's pathway, Can they solve the scaling challenge for inclusive business?

Wouldn't it be great if we could crack the question of how to scale inclusive business? Well, with 50 years of experience between them, two leading experts have recently shared their wisdom in two books. So drawing on Ted London's framework and Olivier Kayser's pathway, do we have the answers we need? Both look at what business leaders should do, at the mindset not just the operation, and at the role of other ecosystem partners. They are both fairly frank about where things have gone wrong.

Hear what Ted, from the William Davidson Institute and Olivier, Managing Director at Hystra, think when they discuss scale together, in this unique webinar on November 28th at 3:00pm CET, hosted by the Practitioner Hub for Inclusive Business, sponsored by DFID. Register here! 

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Executive Education Program session in Calais, France
Oct
4
to Oct 7

Executive Education Program session in Calais, France

We partner with Ashoka (the leading renowned global network of leading social entrepreneurs), and HEC Paris (the leading French business school) to provide a training on inclusive business and value creation. 

The first session in Calais, France, will be held on October 4 - 7 October 2016.

Download the 2016 brochure or contact Valérie Lancelot for more information.

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Participez au Forum Mondial Convergences et contribuez à un monde « Zéro exclusion, Zéro carbone, Zéro pauvreté » !
Sep
5
to Sep 7

Participez au Forum Mondial Convergences et contribuez à un monde « Zéro exclusion, Zéro carbone, Zéro pauvreté » !

Rendez-vous les 5, 6 et 7 septembre 2016 à Paris pour la 9e édition du Forum Mondial Convergences !  

Dans un contexte international particulièrement riche, l’adoption de l’accord de Paris en novembre dernier, l’organisation de la Conférence Habitat III en octobre et la COP 22 à Marrakech en novembre, le Forum Mondial Convergences « Réussir la transitions vers des villes et territoires durables » proposera une réflexion autour de 3 axes thématiques :

1. Le défi des villes et territoires durables
2. Cap sur les Objectifs de développement durable
3. Pour une économie au service du bien commun

Nous espérons vous compter parmi les milliers de représentants de la société civile, des pouvoirs publics, des professionnels du secteur privé, des experts du développement et des entrepreneurs sociaux qui seront associés aux échanges et débats autour de Zéro exclusion, Zéro carbone, Zéro pauvreté.

Vous trouverez sur le site de Convergences le pré-programme du Forum Mondial 2016, fruit du travail collaboratif de près de 200 organisations partenaires mobilisées tout au long de l’année.

Chaque année depuis 2008, le Forum Mondial Convergences est le lieu unique de rencontre entre le secteur public, le monde de l’entreprise, la société civile, le secteur académique et les médias qui souhaitent s’engager vers un monde « Zéro exclusion, Zéro carbone, Zéro pauvreté ». Cette 9e édition du Forum Mondial Convergences réunira 8000 participants et plus de 350 intervenants venus du monde entier dans un espace de réflexion unique, plaçant la co-construction au cœur de son action.

Profitez des Early Birds  pour vous inscrire à cette nouvelle édition du Forum Convergences 2016 !

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Webinar 3/3: Setting up effective (last mile) distribution mechanisms
Jul
6
3:00 PM15:00

Webinar 3/3: Setting up effective (last mile) distribution mechanisms

WEBINAR SERIES ON HOW TO VIABLY MARKET AND DISTRIBUTE BENEFICIAL PRODUCTS TO THE BASE OF THE PYRAMID?
6th July   6:30pm Delhi | 4pm Nairobi | 2pm London | 9am New York

In a new three-part webinar series, Hystra, in partnership with The Practitioner Hub for Inclusive Business, will tackle strategies for marketing and selling beneficial goods to consumers at the Base of the Pyramid.

During this third and final webinar, we will analyze various approaches to distribute beneficial goods to the Base of the Pyramid, both in urban and rural areas. We will discuss how the type of products sold should influence the organization of the sales force and distribution channels, what triggers can limit sales force churn, and conclude with a word on the back office processes required to support efficient distribution systems.

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Rencontre auteur - lecteur "Changer d'échelle, l'entreprise au service de l'innovation sociale"
Jun
29
7:00 PM19:00

Rencontre auteur - lecteur "Changer d'échelle, l'entreprise au service de l'innovation sociale"

Venez échanger avec Jean Deydier, directeur général d'Emmaüs Connect, Yann Tanguy, responsable de la Fondation SFR et Olivier Kayser, directeur général d'Hystra et coauteur avec Valeria Budinich de "Changer d'échelle: l'entreprise au service de l'innovation sociale" paru chez Rue de l'Échiquier.

Inscriptions ouvertes! 

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Webinar 2/3: Choosing an appropriate marketing approach
Jun
29
3:00 PM15:00

Webinar 2/3: Choosing an appropriate marketing approach

WEBINAR SERIES ON HOW TO VIABLY MARKET AND DISTRIBUTE BENEFICIAL PRODUCTS TO THE BASE OF THE PYRAMID?
29th June     6:30pm Delhi | 4pm Nairobi | 2pm London | 9am New York

In a new three-part webinar series, Hystra, in partnership with The Practitioner Hub for Inclusive Business, will tackle strategies for marketing and selling beneficial goods to consumers at the Base of the Pyramid.

During this second webinar, we will discuss which marketing channels, activities and messages are the most (cost-)effective to first, convince early adopters to purchase these new products, and second, accelerate the purchase cycle for followers. We will emphasis the importance of word-of-mouth and discuss how it can be reinforced. 

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Webinar 1/3: Designing a winning value proposition and financial offer
Jun
21
3:00 PM15:00

Webinar 1/3: Designing a winning value proposition and financial offer

WEBINAR SERIES ON HOW TO VIABLY MARKET AND DISTRIBUTE BENEFICIAL PRODUCTS TO THE BASE OF THE PYRAMID?
21st June     6:30pm Delhi | 4pm Nairobi | 2pm London | 9am New York

In a new three-part webinar series, Hystra, in partnership with The Practitioner Hub for Inclusive Business, will tackle strategies for marketing and selling beneficial goods to consumers at the Base of the Pyramid.

During this first webinar, we will explore the key triggers that prompt Base of Pyramid clients to purchase beneficial goods and how to integrate these in a winning value proposition. We will also discuss appropriate price points and the financial arrangements (e.g., credit) needed for clients to be able to afford these products.

This webinar will be held by Lucie Klarsfeld McGrath, Senior Project Manager and Expert in Marketing and Distribution at the Base of the Pyramid.

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HYSTRA 7th ANNIVERSARY!
May
10
5:00 PM17:00

HYSTRA 7th ANNIVERSARY!

Hystra prepares to celebrate its 7th anniversary! The event will take place in our office in Paris on May 10th from 5pm. We would be pleased to welcome you if you are in Paris! Given the smallness of our office, we would really appreciate if you could let us know your presence. RSVP!

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WEBINAR Partnerships: Why are they hard, why are they necessary, for inclusive business results?
Apr
28
3:00 PM15:00

WEBINAR Partnerships: Why are they hard, why are they necessary, for inclusive business results?

Why are partnerships typically so fundamental to effective inclusive business strategies?  And why are they so difficult in practice? What are the different types of partnerships needed to deliver inclusive business models, improve value chains, and build coalitions for change?

These are the questions under discussion in the cross-sector webinar that brings together Sean de Cleene (Yara International) Darian Stibbe, (The Partnering Initiative) and Simon Brossard (Hystra) on 28th April at 3pm CET. Register here today.

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ASHOKA-HEC-HYSTRA WEBINAR: WHAT CAN INCLUSIVE BUSINESS ADD TO YOUR ORGANIZATION?
Apr
6
6:00 PM18:00

ASHOKA-HEC-HYSTRA WEBINAR: WHAT CAN INCLUSIVE BUSINESS ADD TO YOUR ORGANIZATION?

Over the past few years, few large corporations have started their own inclusive business lines, and fewer have been successful at a large scale. This webinar, on April 6 at 6pm, will explore two examples of large scale success, how to co-create such an initiative and how to measure its social and economic impactPractical information to come soon! Register here!

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SALON PRODURABLE 2016
Mar
30
to Mar 31

SALON PRODURABLE 2016

  • Palais des Congrès de Paris (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Salon Produrable will be held on March 30-31. Olivier Kayser, Managing Director of Hystra will debate "New business models that transform corporations" in the TV news program of the event on March 31st at 1:15pm, with BNP Paribas Vice President social business Emmanuel de Lutzel and Mathieu Dardaillon, Founder of Ticket for Change. Register online!

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