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Harvey Koh

Book review Harvey Koh 1 June 2015

The Business of Doing Good – Anton Simanowitz and Katherine Knotts

Reviewed by Harvey Koh I have to confess to being more than a little sceptical as I picked up this book. The subtitle, Insights from one social enterprise’s journey to deliver on good intentions, worried …

Special feature Harvey Koh and Nidhi Hegde 1 June 2014

Beyond the Pioneer on tour

Since the launch of Beyond the Pioneer at the Skoll World Forum and Sankalp Forum in early April, we’ve been discussing the report in cities across the US and UK with others – practitioners, funders, …

Special feature Harvey Koh 1 June 2014

Carrying on the conversation

When we wrote Beyond the Pioneer, we said that we intended for it to begin an important conversation about how we should best use market-based solutions for social impact. We are thrilled to see that …

Opinion Harvey Koh 4 April 2014

Market-Based Solutions: Getting them to Scale

In Tanzania, the number of active users in the mobile money industry grew from just 170,000 in 2009 to over nine million by 2013. The Kenya Tea Development Agency – which is wholly owned by …

Opinion Harvey Koh 3 April 2014

Market-Based Solutions: What’s holding them back?

In our previous blog post, we discussed how market-based solutions to poverty, which could have potentially transformative benefits, were proliferating in number yet failing to achieve scale. Click here to read part 1 of the …

Opinion Harvey Koh 2 April 2014

Market-Based Solutions: The Unfulfilled Promise

Half the world lives on less than $2.50 a day. That’s over three billion people. Nearly a billion of them entered the 21st century unable to read a book or sign their names. Over a …

Conference Report Harvey Koh 1 December 2012 For Subscribers

Bigger, more fun and more serious than ever before: SOCAP12

SOCAP12 was bigger than ever before. Some 1,600 social entrepreneurs, impact investors, funders, advisers and other ‘social capital markets’ participants packed into Fort Mason Center on the San Francisco waterfront by day, and bounced from …

Conference reports Harvey Koh 15 October 2012

Bigger, more fun and more serious than ever before: SOCAP12

SOCAP12 was bigger than ever before. Some 1,600 social entrepreneurs, impact investors, funders, advisers and other ‘social capital markets’ participants packed into Fort Mason Center on the San Francisco waterfront by day, and bounced from …

Conference Report Harvey Koh 1 June 2012 For Subscribers

Pioneers ahead of their time: reflections from the Sankalp Summit

Ronnie Screwvala stepped up on stage. As a highly successful entrepreneur who built up UTV Group into an Indian media empire and then sold it to Disney in 2011, Ronnie knows a thing or two …

Conference reports 2 Harvey Koh 18 April 2012

Pioneers ahead of their time: reflections from the Sankalp Summit

Ronnie Screwvala stepped up on stage. As a highly successful entrepreneur who built up UTV Group into an Indian media empire and then sold it to Disney in 2011, Ronnie knows a thing or two …