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Reaching the Base of the Pyramid Consumer: Case Studies in Scalable Market Solutions to Serve the Underserved

Jim Chu, dloHaiti

Better serving "Bottom of the Pyramid" (BoP) consumer -- those living on less than $5/day -- is a the holy grail among many social entrepreneurs and multinational corporations because it offers opportunities for healthy financial returns as well as positive social impact. However, many hurdles stand in the way of finding scalable and effective approaches to reach poor consumers with better, cheaper products and services. This panel will highlight some case studies of social entrepreneurs working with multinational corporations to improve the quality of life the BoP while attracting commercial capital to scale.
base of the pyramid, emerging markets, Impact Investing, Inclusive Entrepreneurship, social enterprise

Viviana Alvarez, Unilever TDB, Danone Jim Chu, dloHaiti Shaun Church, Living Goods

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2018 Important Dates

  • May 1 - June 15
    Period for submitting ideas.
  • June 16 - 29
    Commenting and voting period. All sessions open for voting.
  • June 30 - July 13
    Judging panel and final selection by SOCAP18 Content Team.
  • July 16
    Winning sessions announced to session organizers.