Top 10 Blogs of 2013

By Zahid Torres-Rahman, Founder and Director, Business Fights Poverty

Top 10 Blogs of 2013

The core strength of Business Fights Poverty is its vibrant community. In other words, you.

95% of our daily stories come from members. The sheer volume of amazing content led us to completely redesign the site earlier this year (read all about the changes here).

The energy and enthusiasm of the community to share authentic and inspiring stories has been incredible, and we are thankful for all the time that you and other members of this community have made in busy schedules to read, write and share.

It is this commitment, together with our growing scale (Business Fights Poverty now connects over 20,000 people), that will advance us towards our dream of building a global movement of professionals harnessing business for social impact.

So a personal thank you for all your support. We look forward to your continued engagement in 2014!

With the New Year upon us, we thought it would be fun to reflect on what have been the most popular blog posts published in 2013, based on the number of unique visits each article received. Of course, these are just a small fraction of the hundreds of stories published this year. Check out our new Knowledge Zones and Regional Hubs for other great content. Also take a look at my other blog to find out the top 10 discussions in 2013.

So here, in reverse order, are the top 10 blogs of 2013:

10. The Power of Partnership and the Complexity of Creating Meaningful Change, by Fred Njogu, Project Nurture Program Manager, Supply Chain, Eurasia and Africa Group – The Coca-Cola Company

9. The New Way of Doing Business, An Interview with Lourenço Bustani by Michelle Fidelholc and Isabella Carvalho, Ashoka Changemakers

8. Social Entrepreneurship & Social Innovation – Not the Same Thing, by David Wilcox, ReachScale

7. Can Crowdfunding Work in Developing Countries? by Alberto F. Lemma, Research Officer at the Private Sector & Markets Programme, ODI

6. The Challenge of Selling to Consumers at the BoP, by Nisha Dutt, Country Manager and Caroline Ashley, Results Director, Business Innovation Facility

5. Launching the Intrapreneur Lab, by Milan Samani, Course Director, The Intrapraneur Lab

4. The Latest Tool for Women Entrepreneurs in Tanzania, by Cherie Blair, Founder, Cherie Blair Foundation for Women

3. Debating the Potential for ‘Third Generation’ Aid-for-Trade, by Dirk Willem te Velde, Head of Programme, ODI

2. Mixing Business and Social – What Really is a Social Enterprise? by Michael Green, CEO, Social Progress Imperative and Andrew Rogerson, Senior Research Associate, ODI

1. Ending Poverty through Partnership, by Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever

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