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Endeva offsets its carbon footprint!

At Endeva, we strive to be as environmentally friendly as possible. That is why in 2016, we decided to offset our carbon footprint as a company. We are purchasing our CO2 certificates from Climate Care, a fellow B-corp certified business. For 2016, the certificates we purchased will help create US$6,574 worth of benefits in developing […]

We are proud to support finalists as mentors in the Accelerate2030 program

Accelerate2030 is a 9-month programme co-initiated by Impact Hub Geneva and the UNDP, with a mission to scale the impact of ventures that contribute towards the Sustainable Development Goals internationally. For this purpose, the best ventures from 17 countries, across 4 continents are selected and connected to a wide network of expert partners. Endeva is […]

Corporate venturing for sustainability 4.0

How can digital solutions promote a more sustainable development? At this year’s econsense forum, high-level representatives from large German companies and 400 guests discussed the opportunities of digitalization. These include outstanding contributions to more transparency, automation and increased connectivity. At the same time, the process is complex, and the positive effects for both economy and […]

Loving out loud at this year’s re:publica

re:publica is one of the largest and most exciting conferences about digital culture in the world. As Endeva is exploring the question of how tech and digital solutions can be used to make businesses more inclusive, we were enthusiastic about exploring the sessions – especially those from our partners at the Global Innovation Gathering (GIG). […]

Inclusive business launches first organic sports drink – support our partner via crowdfunding!

Our BCorp partner Berlin Organics sources sustainably and ethically through direct trade. We are now excited to see the first organic sports drink being developed by Berlin Organics: BAOWOW Hydration contains baobab powder from Zimbabwe, where approximately 3,500 families in the Chimanimani region in South-Eastern Zimbabwe directly benefit from selling baobab. Support the crowdfunding campaign […]

How to increase sales through traditional retail?

Despite the growth of modern trade in emerging markets, traditional trade still represents a significant opportunity: In Latin America, it accounts for 40% of retail sales; in most African countries, outlets such as markets, street vendors and mom-and-pop shops still dominate with more than 70% of purchases. Acknwledging the difference of African and Latin American […]

How do companies contribute to the SDG agenda?

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) no longer have the focus on development cooperation alone – as did the Millenium Development Goals -, but a focus on sustainable economic development. What this means becomes obvious by comparing numbers: 137 billion Dollars are spent on development cooperation. 10 times as much is spent on foreign direct investment, […]

Training entrepreneurs: Making the Tunisian food industry more inclusive

The Inclusive Business Action Network (IBAN) and the Responsible & Inclusive Business Hub (RIBH GIZ)  invited 20 Tunisian entrepreneurs from the local food industry to Tunis to identify how to integrate low-income groups into their value chains. Our research and the discussions revealed that the concept of inclusive business exists in Tunisia, but the specific […]

Endeva is looking for administrative support!

Starting May 2017 Part-time (appx. 15 hours per week, with flexible allocation of days) At Endeva’s Berlin office About Endeva Endeva’s mission is to inspire and support enterprise solutions to the world’s most pressing problems: making poverty a thing of the past and preserving ecosystems for the future. In our projects, we build, share and […]

Think & Drink event: How inclusive is tech in East Africa?

The tech scene in East Africa is buzzing with brilliant creative minds, who are developing some of the world’s most innovative solutions to everyday challenges. The rapid growth in the region, particularly in Nairobi, is capturing the attention of investors and entrepreneurs around the world. But how inclusive is the tech industry in East Africa? […]

High-Tech Low-Cost solutions – a road to SDG innovation

Imagine a drone that delivers blood samples to rural areas in Rwanda. Or pay-as-you-go solar solution that provides access to clean energy. Where advanced technology was previously thought to be too expensive to solve development challenges, recent examples of solutions push the boundaries of price and functionality. In December, Endeva co-moderated the health tech workshop […]

Endeva and partners are planning more than just a conference on inclusive business on October 19-20, 2017!

Endeva and IBA Ventures are hosting a conference with the BoP Learning Labs. The Inclusive Innovation Factory, which will take place in Berlin, will allow participants to explore, create and collaborate on groundbreaking trends in the field of inclusive business. We will bring together leading international experts from all sectors to design and co-create innovative […]

Compiling the world’s largest inclusive business database

Together with our partners, we have started compiling the world’s largest database of inclusive businesses. This dynamic and growing resource draws from ten years of experience in documenting, analyzing and building inclusive business models. As we aggregate data on thousands of inclusive businesses, the database will enable analyses within and across sectors. Initially, it will […]

Investing in female entrepreneurs: strategies for improved wellbeing

For the past six months our Associated Expert and PhD researcher Saskia Vossenberg, co-author of our report “How inclusive is inclusive business for women?“, travelled Malawi to collect stories of female entrepreneurs who use technological innovations to grow their businesses. She investigated why and how these women use technological innovation. How does it affect their […]

Looking to get away over the holidays? Do it the fair way!

1 billion people will travel to emerging economies by 2030. And more and more tourists look for authentic experiences and encounters with local communities.  Tourism companies can develop unique, innovative products with local communities. Local people, in turn, can benefit from access to jobs and incomes. In its report Destination: Mutual Benefit, Endeva showed tourism […]

Workshop on inclusive business and the food industry in Tunisia

On November 22/23, Endeva organised a sector dialogue for IBAN and RIBH (GIZ) on fast-moving consumer goods and inclusive business in Tunisia. Starting from a report we compiled in this sector, this workshop brought together entrepreneurs active in the Tunisian food industry to enforce their knowledge about inclusive business and develop inclusive business models together […]

NGOs and inclusive business: a workshop to uncover lessons learned

Engaging in inclusive business (IB) is promising for NGOs, but requires a new approach and mindset. While each NGO has gathered individual experiences, a format is missing that provides an opportunity for practical exchange of lessons learned and ways forward. Endeva is organising two ‘peer-to-peer learning’ workshops targeted at leading international NGOs. Our goal is […]