“Everything starts with imagination,” the Nobel prize laureate says, calling on social entrepreneurs to follow the lead of science fiction creators – and advising budding intrapreneurs to be “outrageously bold” in their ideas.
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In honour of International Women's Day, Kat Miller from London-based responsible investor Alquity finds out how microfinance is giving women in parts of Africa a voice, increased self-esteem and respect. First stop: a busy bar in Malawi.