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TBN National Conf. '11 - Charlie Donald - Gulf TBN and International Enterprise Group


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Charlie Donald talks about his experiences setting up TBN Gulf, his advances in rammed earth construction and how to systematically measure and define the impact of a triple bottom-line business.

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TBN National Conf. '11 - Charlie Donald - Gulf TBN and International Enterprise Group

  1. 1. TBN National Conference<br />26th May 2010<br />Creating SMEs in developing countries<br /> to alleviate poverty<br />
  2. 2. TBN Gulf Inaugural Meeting <br />24th September 2010<br />
  3. 3. TBN Gulf Inaugural Meeting <br />24th September 2010<br />
  4. 4. TBN Gulf Inaugural Meeting <br />24th September 2010<br />
  5. 5. 2nd Meeting of TBN Gulf <br />4th February 2011<br />
  6. 6. 2nd Meeting of TBN Gulf <br />4th February 2011<br /><ul><li>Trades Workshop in Somaliland
  7. 7. Africa Atlantic Franchise Farming - Ghana</li></li></ul><li>TBN National Conference<br />20th May 2011<br />Impact Entrepreneurship<br />Knocking Poverty on the Head<br />
  8. 8. Getting more bang for your buck<br />
  9. 9. What is the target we wish to impact?<br />Create ethically based, sustainable SMEs<br />The triple bottom line PPP<br /><ul><li>People
  10. 10. Profit
  11. 11. Planet</li></ul>Alternatively<br /><ul><li>Employment/Empowerment/Enrichment/Education
  12. 12. Economic
  13. 13. Environment</li></li></ul><li>They say that everything which exists <br />has been made at least twice…..<br />
  14. 14. They say that everything which exists <br />has been made at least twice…..<br />Once in the mind of the designer…..<br />
  15. 15. They say that everything which exists <br />has been made at least twice…..<br />Once in the mind of the designer…..<br />and once in reality<br />
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  17. 17. Josh Tomell Matt <br />
  18. 18. What is the specific target for <br />Intentional Engineering?<br />We want to develop developers<br />
  19. 19. Intentional Engineering UAE<br />Service Centre<br />Project Management and Training<br />Design, Research and Development<br />Investment and Partnerships<br />
  20. 20. Community of Purpose<br />China<br />Pakistan<br />India<br />UAE<br />Sri Lanka<br />Ghana<br />Kenya<br />
  21. 21. Intentional Engineering<br />Typical Statement of Intent<br />Building our nation by using the least to gain the most<br /> <br />Intentional Engineering– Ghana: <br />Intentional Engineering Ghana is a developer that educates and engages its workforce to build appropriate* structures for enlightened clients. Our results reward client and staff alike without detriment to the environment. <br />ieGhana is supported by ieUAE in the areas of management, technical excellence, and staff training. Sister companies located in other developing countries will form a Community of Purpose (CoP) ** that will further develop our technology and processes. <br />ieGhana together with its sister companies are for profit Social Ventures***.<br />In the start up phase the ownership of the company will be a minimum of 30% national and a maximum of 70% non-national. The aim is to move to 80% national and 20% non-national within 5 years.<br />
  22. 22. Intentional Engineering<br />Typical Statement of Intent<br />Definitions<br />. <br />*Our definition of ‘appropriate’ is: worthwhile, fit for purpose, low environmental impact and suitably priced.<br />**We use Communities of Purpose to provide a slightly different focus to the term Communities of Practice coined by Etienne Wenger - ”Communities of practice are groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.”<br />***Social Venture Capital (SVC) uses an enterprise approach to tackling global poverty through creating commercially sustainable small-medium size enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries, creating jobs and empowering the poor. It uses the principles, discipline and accountability of venture capital investing, while seeking to maximise financial and social returns.” Dr. Kim Tan<br />
  23. 23. Intentional Engineering<br />Economic and Environmental<br />Metrics<br /> Starting with our trials we will predict and measure<br /><ul><li> Volumes of materials
  24. 24. Costs – whole life cycle
  25. 25. Foreign exchange – how much we spend and where
  26. 26. Carbon footprint :
  27. 27. Embedded energy of construction materials
  28. 28. Carbon footprint of construction
  29. 29. Carbon footprint of operating the prototypes</li></li></ul><li>Intentional Engineering<br />Social Metrics<br />
  30. 30. Rammed Earth<br />Q - What is rammed earth?<br />A – Rammed earth is an ancient technique of mixing sandy soils often with a binder and pounding it into a constrained space to make walls<br />Q – What are its advantages?<br />A – Where the material on site is suitable the embedded energy is small and the cost is low. It is also a good insulator and is easy to construct. It needs no finishing either internally or externally and can be very attractive. It has a very long life and is 100% re useable<br />
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  34. 34. Expat Properties<br />Building relationships, impacting lives<br />Santosh Shetty is Founder and Chairman and a supporter from the outset of TBN Gulf and IE.<br />Working in the following sectors:<br /><ul><li>Land acquisition, aggregation, plot selling
  35. 35. Development and sale of residencies
  36. 36. Development of townships, gated communities and resorts
  37. 37. Engineering – construction of infra and buildings
  38. 38. Mining
  39. 39. Media – The International Indian
  40. 40. Sports and Leisure</li></li></ul><li>Expat Properties – Karjat December 2010<br />
  41. 41. Expat Properties<br />January 2010<br />Intentional Engineering engaged for two years to:<br /><ul><li>Build capacity in the area of Program Management
  42. 42. Create a Facilities Management Division
  43. 43. Research cost saving construction techniques</li></li></ul><li>Menaa Farm<br />Rob McFarlane was also present at the inaugural meeting of TBN Gulf. Following the meeting he shared his vision for Menaa Farm<br />
  44. 44. Menaa Farm<br />Model Produce Farm and Training Centre<br />Target Annual Produce:<br /><ul><li>200 Tonnes of fresh water fish – Tilapia
  45. 45. 100 Tonnes of curry leaf
  46. 46. 60,000 stems of fresh cut flowers</li></ul>Impact Targets:<br /><ul><li>Opportunity to teach staff from developing countries
  47. 47. Rob has 15 years of experience of counselling those with addictions and runs the “Walk Free Recovery Course”
  48. 48. Model of sustainability</li></li></ul><li>Intentional Engineering UAE<br />David and Susie Chen – Susie was present at the inaugural meeting of TBN Gulf<br />Working in the following sectors:<br /><ul><li>Solar Power
  49. 49. Fencing
  50. 50. Introduction of rammed earth to the UAE – the goal is to make the UAE the world centre of excellence in rammed earth</li></li></ul><li>Menaa Farm<br />Final Note:<br />There is an opportunity to invest in this project<br />
  51. 51. THANK YOU<br />