Developing the Microfinancing Business Case
Posted 1.24.06It began when the founder of Janalakshmi, a microfinance institution based in Bangalore, India, read Dr. Sayan Chatterjee's book Failsafe Strategies: Profit and Grow From Risks that others Avoid (Wharton School Publishers 2004) and called him for feedback on the risk in microfinance models. Since then Chatterjee, a professor in the MAPS department at Case's Weatherhead School of Management, has written a business case about Hindustan Lever's Project Shakti, joined with Professor C.N.V. Krishnan, also of Weatherhead's MAPS department, to create the Institute for Studies in Microfinance and Poverty Alleviation housed within The Center for B·A·W·B, and traveled to India to find out more about MFI's.
A Call for Papers: Interactive Working Paper Series for Research on (B·A·W·B)
Posted 1.9.06The Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit (B·A·W·B) announces the launch of an Interactive Working Paper Series for research on, or regarding issues in the area of, business as an agent of world benefit. The inaugural edition will be published during mid-February 2006. Potential papers for this edition will be accepted until January 24, 2006.
3rd Annual International B·A·W·B Online Conference
Posted 1.5.06The 2006 International B·A·W·B Online Conference "UN Millennium Development Goals as Business Opportunity", to be held May 4th and 5th, 2006, seeks to shine the light on the issue of the role businesses can successfully play in achieving the Millennium Development Goals.