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B4IG Incubator – Partnership for Sustainable Coffee

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The Partnership for Sustainable Coffee strengthens underserved smallholder coffee farmer businesses. The three-year project has built climate resilience and market competitiveness for over 180 coffee enterprises across Peru, Colombia, Honduras, Rwanda, Uganda, and Indonesia. The Partnership employs a four-pronged approach that combines private sector engagement with public sector investment to improve the lives of over 300,000 smallholder farmers through advisory services, access to credit, an innovative grant mechanism (“Resilience Funds”), and workshops to build market intelligence (“Extraordinary Coffee Workshops”). With

B4IG Incubator – Equality in Vocational Training

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Facilitating the transition from school to employment for underprivileged youth! Every year, around 300 000 young people in Germany, who leave school with a poor or no school leaving certificate, enter a so-called transition system as they don’t have the level to access universities and vocational schools. The transition program is supposed to upskill them and prepare them for an apprenticeship but only 40% of participants exit the program with a solution. The Equality in Vocational Training project aims at transforming

B4IG Incubator – INCLÚYETE

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INCLÚYETE promotes and facilitates the labor inclusion of people with disabilities. It is through a marketplace platform that the project works and connects with corporations and organizations. INCLÚYETE facilitates access to jobs that comply with labor regulations and accessibility standards, ensuring the compatibility of jobs with the needs of disabled people. The program includes a web platform and mobile application, experts to assess companies and candidates, as well as support on onboarding disabled people and social inclusion. The project team aims at facilitating

B4IG Incubator – Lemon Aide

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Making the circular economy an opportunity for value job creation. Lemon Aide has a dual objective of delivering a fully operational logistics skill set to long-term unemployed people, while improving recycling rate at their clients. Lemon Aide is an inclusive recycling enterprise that operates waste recycling via social inclusion and back-to-work programs. The company develops a network of recyclable waste collection in urban areas where unemployment rates are high and recycling performance is poor. Unemployed people are hired and join an

B4IG Incubator – Passport for Inclusive Success

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A “Passport for Inclusive Success” to catalyze equal opportunities for the youth. France counts more than two million young people living in underprivileged neighborhoods. For them, financial barriers have come with social and educational obstacles. Together with L’Ascenseur, a group of non-profit organizations and social entrepreneurs for equal opportunities, BNP Paribas has the goal of making banking products and services more accessible and affordable for the most disadvantaged youngsters, especially to allow them to continue their studies and follow their career

B4IG Incubator – Drones for Smallholder Farmers

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BASF’s project Drones for Smallholder Farmers aims to build an inclusive business model facilitating access of smallholders to drones for spraying crop protection products under an affordable farm service scheme, in countries that allow the use of drones for agriculture. By doing this, smallholder farmers could benefit from higher efficiency in crop inputs, reduced working time and minimized potential exposure to agrochemicals, as compared to the application with backpack sprayers. Drone solutions enable high-speed spraying and precision, reducing the amount of crop

B4IG Incubator – Telemedicine

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AXA’s Telemedicine project addresses the lack of access to affordable, quality healthcare for the most vulnerable people in Mexico. Especially in the context of COVID-19, access to traditional healthcare is highly constrained as the pandemic has put a burden on the health system. Telemedicine provides a way to receive medical consultation and prescription remotely and at a low price. In Mexico where the number of available hospital beds is 70% below the World Health Organization's recommendation, telemedicine has the potential to