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There Is No ‘I' in Team: How Collaboration and Innovation Are Enabling Inclusive Businesses to Achieve Greater Social Impact

By Sahba Sobhani, acting Head of Business Call to Action (BCtA), Aimee Brown, BCtA Communications Lead, and Nazila Vali, Deputy Head of BCtA
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“If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants,” said Sir Isaac Newton in 1675. 

Over three centuries later, his recognition that nothing great is achieved in isolation is more relevant than ever. Would Steve Jobs have been able to transform his ideas into reality without a team around him? What relevance would Google have had without those who invented the internet?

A Systematic Approach Is Needed to Overcome the Talent Gap

Interview with Anurag Hans (Essilor) by Carolina Zishiri.
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Essilor International's Base of Pyramid (BoP) Innovation Lab develops new inclusive business models and acts as an incubator to test new approaches in partnership with NGOs, foundations and development funds. The BoP Innovation Lab works closely with Essilor’s 2.5 New Vision Generation (2.5 NVG) Division that is responsible for implementing and scaling up inclusive business models. It aims at providing vision care to underserved populations by building a taskforce of skilled primary vision care providers and micro-entrepreneurs in low-income communities.

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