Ted London has more than two decades of experience working with enterprise leaders and their partners to build sustainable, scalable enterprises in base of the pyramid (BoP) markets. He runs strategic workshops and retreats for senior leaders, leads field-based consultations and offers keynote and interactive speaking engagements to catalyze innovation and growth.
Working across more than 95 countries, London has partnered with enterprise leaders, development professionals, public policy experts, academics and other stakeholders to transform motivation into actionable results. Having studied the successes and failures of a wide variety of BoP enterprises, London understands the strategies and has developed the frameworks and tools needed to enhance business performance and value creation. In particular, he focuses on:
Designing and building BoP impact enterprises that are sustainable at scale
Developing partnership ecosystems and maximizing partnership outcomes
Establishing a robust value proposition and enhancing value creation
For more than 15 years, London has brought his experience and expertise in the BoP domain to business executives and development sector professionals across a wide variety of organizations. He focuses on the opportunity to align business-oriented incentives for growth, innovation, and profits with the development community’s efforts to create a more inclusive world. A highly interactive teacher, he emphasizes providing critical concepts and practical tools for developing and enhancing enterprises targeting BoP market entry.
His programs emphasize action-oriented, managerially-friendly strategies, frameworks, tools, and guidelines. Topics covered include:
Co-creating for growth and scale
Organizing for BoP innovation
Building a compelling value proposition
Developing the partnership ecosystem
The design of these programs focus on developing a customized work plan that participants can take back to their respective organizations.
His clients and partners include some of the world’s leading companies and development organizations:
Abt Associates | Acesol | Acumen | Agora Partnerships | Altria | Asian Productivity Organization | Aspen Institute | Bee Parks Trust | Bernard van Leer Foundation | BMZ (German Federal Ministry for Cooperation and Development) | Boond | Business Call to Action | CARE | CEMEX | Centrolac | Coca-Cola | Conecta SPA | Danone | Department for International Development (DFID) | Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) | Digital Divide Data (DDD) | DowDuPont | Emerging Markets Group | Enterprise for a Sustainable World | Facebook| Farm Shops | Future Trends Forum | Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation | GE Power | GE Healthcare | Gilead Science | Grassroots Business Fund | Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves | Hershey | Hewlett-Packard | Honey Care Africa | Inclusive Business Replication Fund (co- managed by DFID & PwC) | Industrial and Commercial Bank of China | Inter-American Development Bank (IBD) | International Finance Corporation (IFC) | Institute for the Future | Israeli Export Institute | Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development | ITC Limited (India) | Kumi Hospital | Mathematica | Mbuyu | McKinsey Consulting | Microsoft | Movirtu Cloud Phone | Nike | Oxfam | Pears Challenge (Israel) | Penda Health | People's Insurance Company of China | Pfizer | Philips | Plan International | Procter & Gamble | PwC | Rajiv Gandhi Foundation (India) | Reckitt Benckiser Group (RB) | Relationship Coffee Institute (Rwanda) | Riders for Health | Rockefeller Foundation | Sanergy | Sasakawa Peace Foundation | SC Johnson | Sernanp | Sidai/Farm Africa | SunnyMoney | Sustainable Harvest | Swiss Re | Tetra Pak | Technoserve | The Mountain Institute | Unilever | United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) | United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) | United Nations Foundation | U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) | U.S.-Asia Environmental Partnership | The Urban Institute | Villa Andina | VisionSpring | Wachovia | Walmart | WorldBank | orld Business Council on Sustainable Development | World Resource Institute | World Vision