A new WBCSD issue brief launched earlier this month (March 2016) highlights how inclusive business solutions can deliver both business and societal value, in full alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The short publication (8 pages) articulates the business case for targeting the base of the economic pyramid, illustrates how inclusive business solutions link up to each of the 17 SDGs, and presents an overview of common internal and external challenges faced by companies when developing and scaling these solutions.
In addition, the brief presents the WBCSD’s work in this domain and its existing partnerships with leading multilateral institutions: the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and IFC, a member of the World Bank Group. The Council is also part of the Inclusive Business Action Network (IBAN). The latter enables access to knowledge and information, organizes B2B peer-learning events, and facilitates networking and partnerships on international and local level.
To read more go to http://www.inclusive-business.org/2016/03/sdgs.html and http://www.wbcsdservers.org/web/wbcsdfiles/files/2016/03/WBCSD_Inclusive...
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