Cummins’ Growing Impact in Africa//

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Cummins Inc., a global power leader, redesigned and greatly amplified their Africa strategy after joining IGD’s Frontier 100 program and developing on-the-ground relationships with key African business leaders. The company now plans to invest $15 million annually in Africa over the next five years, creating jobs and high-skill training programs… Read More

Business-to-Business Partnerships – Recommendations for Expansion Across Africa//

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As African countries experience rapid economic growth, companies are expanding their footprints across the region to gain market share and take advantage of high returns on investment. This report profiles successful partnerships and includes recommendations from CEOs of leading multinational corporations (MNCs) on entering, structuring, implementing and ending such partnerships…. Read More

Business Case for Development//

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Initiative for Global Development (IGD) launched a working paper, The Business Case for Development: How Companies Can Drive Sustainable Development and How Government Donors Can Leverage Their Impact, on July 24, 2012 at a CSIS-Chevron Forum in Washington D.C. The report was written with input from leading U.S., European, and African multinational… Read More

Measuring Impact: A Business Approach//

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Through our work with companies pursuing poverty-reducing investment, IGD has learned that many businesses struggle with how to best evaluate their socio-economic impact—and how to do so in a way that generates practical, business-oriented insight that can improve performance. To address this critical need, we have developed Measuring Impact: A Business… Read More

AICO Africa Limited – Impact Case Study//

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ACHIEVING GROWTH THROUGH SMALLHOLDER FARMER ENGAGEMENT More than 70 percent of Africa’s poor live in rural areas, the majority of whom depend on smallholder agriculture for their livelihoods. AICO Africa Limited, a diversified agro-industrial conglomerate incorporated in Zimbabwe, serves the needs of smallholder farmers in 15 African markets through its… Read More