Targeting rural households that have no access to clean energy products Souzeina S Mushtaq 19 JulVol 5 Issue 29 Ajaita Shah launched Frontier Markets FM in targeting the base of the pyramid BOP households in rural India that had little access to clean energy products like solar lights or smokeless stoves. It was a decision that would better the quality of life in thousands of households which depended on polluting traditional fuels like kerosene to light up their homes, and also provide additional income to small retailers in the villages who would become franchisees for FM. Ajaita works with rural franchisees in Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan Based out of Jaipur, Rajasthan, they are currently operating in villages, and have sold 20, solar solutions, which include products ranging from solar lanterns priced at about Rs.
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We are grateful for their leadership, support, energy, and commitment to make The Sustainable Innovation MBA one of the best programs in the world. Passionate about the power of business to solve-or help solve-the world's most intransigent problems, she leads the efforts to attract more participation of businesses to contribute to the sustainable development, through their people and their work.
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Portfolios that drive impact and business value. Earlier in his career, Mr. Bernicke advised companies in the clean tech sector and worked as a strategy consultant to large corporations across numerous industrial sectors.
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Brian has worked in the food industry for almost three decades, with more than 20 years of service at Griffith Foods. Throughout his tenure with the company, Brian has held diverse leadership positions within Griffith and Custom Culinary, Inc.
In the coming years, he will continue guiding the organization to develop new shared value opportunities and promote a Purpose-driven strategy that supports the community and preserves the planet while fostering continued successful performance.
Brian earned a B. He is also a serial entrepreneur 6 start-upsan expert in market-based solutions to poverty, and a global leader in base of the pyramid BOP business strategies. Hammond is also the principal author of The Next 4 Billion, a landmark study of BOP markets and has published extensively in the scientific, policy research, and business literature, including articles in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, the Harvard Business Review, and Innovations.
He has served as a consultant to the White House science office, to several U. He holds degrees from Stanford and Harvard Universities in engineering and applied mathematics.Keywords Place-making Frontier Agri-food Rural development Agrarian issues Land grabbing Introduction: placing Mato Grosso’s agricultural spreading through networks and different scales of interaction.
While there is a global and globalised Place-making at the frontier of Brazilian agribusiness. Ajaita Shah launched Frontier Markets (FM) in targeting the base of the pyramid (BOP) households in rural India that had little access to clean energy products like solar lights or smokeless stoves. It was a decision that would better the quality of life in thousands of households which.
Even uninhabited frontier parks are logged to supply international markets. “Protected” forests have become increasingly isolated and deforested and their buffer zones degraded. km buffer (black), is located on the southwest coast of the island of Borneo, in the province of West Kalimantan (light gray).
Other areas of Borneo. A historical analysis shows that the present day is a unique moment in the history of electrification where decentralized energy networks are rapidly spreading, based on super-efficient end-use appliances and low-cost photovoltaics.
Frontier Markets is an exclusive partner to Saral Jeevan, or “Easy Life,” an Indian branded retail channel created to better relate to low-income households in rural areas near Chomu.
CARE Enterprises is the investment arm of CARE, a women and girls-focused humanitarian organization. CARE announced the fund at the World Economic Forum.