Lessons From Linda Germanis:
- Sustainable sourcing helps to find quick solutions during crisis situations.
- Performance of Sustainable companies is higher than in traditional companies.
- Social activism helps a company to create Brand Value.
- Provide decent jobs and income by employing inclusively and hiring diversely..
- Reduce operational risk, reputational risk and legal risk.
- There are 5 Drivers of Financial value: Generate new revenue, Increase supply chain resilience, Recruit and retain talent, Spawn investor interest and Assure license to operate.
Lessons From Md Ashraful Alam,
- Modern retailing will continue to grow with the deployment of technology.
- Rural micro-merchants use limited digital solutions for business purposes.
- Digital solutions and training are needed to improve business operations.
- UNCDF has implemented 6 innovative pilots to tackle the challenges for micro-merchants: Bank Asia, Sure Cash, iSocial, field-buzz, Paywall and so on.
- A platform should be built for rural Micro merchants to digitize their business.