BOP Report(Bottom of the Pyramid)

16. BoP Conferences

There have been a number of academic and professional conferences focused on the BoP. A sample of these conferences is listed below:

Eradicating Poverty through Profit - December 2004 in San Francisco, CA - hosted by the World Resources Institute(WRI).

Business Opportunity and Innovation at the Base of the Pyramid - August 2005 in São Paulo, Brazil, September 2005 in Mexico City, Mexico - two sister conferences co-hosted by WRI, the Multilateral Investment Fund and Ashoka.

Research at the Base of the Pyramid - May 2006 in Ann Arbor, MI - co-hosted by the William Davidson Institute (WDI) and the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

Business with Four Billion - September 2007 in Ann Arbor, MI - co-hosted by WDI and the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise at Cornell University.

Sustainable Innovations at the Base of the Pyramid - September 2008 in Helsinki, Finland - hosted by the Helsinki School of Economics.

"The Bottom of the Pyramid in Practice" - June 2009, hosted by the Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion at the University of California, Irvine, and sponsored by Intel Research, the UC Discovery program, and the Center for Research on Information Technology and Organizations at UC Irvine.

"Impact of Base-of-the-Pyramid Ventures" - November, 2009 in Delft, the Netherlands - hosted by the Delft University of Technology.

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