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

The Incubator’s first cohort graduated from the acceleration program

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December 1st marked the official end of the acceleration with the digital graduation event. At the heart of the event were the project teams who shared their acceleration experience with the 60 participants. Furthermore, a number of speakers provided information about the future of B4IG, and advice for connecting with impact investors. A clear highlight were the inspirational words of Jean-Paul Agon, CEO of L’Oréal, whose speech you can watch below. Overall, the event provided a platform for a final exchange

The B4IG Incubator program – a unique experience!

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The first cohort of the B4IG Incubator has brought together a group of diverse projects from different countries and industries. What they have in common is that they are all aiming at overcoming a challenge to make their businesses more inclusive and to provide underprivileged people with access to financing & technical support, goods & services or training & employment. For the past months, the Incubator has been working with them to achieve their goals. To give an insight into

The B4IG Incubator launches its first cohort

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The Business for Inclusive Growth (B4IG) Incubator is proud to launch the acceleration of its first cohort of 12 projects! On July 1st and 2nd 2020, the B4IG coalition members and their non-profit partners gathered around the projects accelerated in the B4IG Incubator for a very productive Digital Launch Event. In front of the whole B4IG coalition, the 12 accelerated projects had a chance to present their vision for success and their acceleration roadmap to solve a specific challenge. Moreover,

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