13/05/2015 - 11:28

The Inclusive Business Scan is a facility which has been designed to assist assess potential Inclusive Business projects and, in terms of the Win-Win concept of Inclusive Business, whether or not they make business sense both for the company and the small scale operators or community based organisations concerned.

The Scan, which is comprehensive, includes aspects such as the potential...

16/04/2015 - 11:27

Unilever and Oxfam joined forces to explore how to build sustainable smallholder-based supply chains that could grow Unilever's business while reducing poverty for marginalised communities.

The collaboration, Project Sunrise, studied pilot projects producing dehydrated vegetables, tea, tomatoes and black soy beans in such countries as Tanzania, Kenya, Azerbaijan, India and Indonesia....

01/04/2015 - 09:15

In March's blog, Waddilove Sansole of SNV/ IB Forum of Zimbabwe discusses fragile economies and how IB can play a role in the development of the private sector.

A range of concepts have emerged to describe states that do not live up to common understandings of how states should work, ranging from collapsed, failed and failing states, to fragile, crisis, rogue and poorly performing...

26/03/2015 - 11:04

In March 2015, the IB Forum of Zimbabwe and SNV were invited to present at a breakfast workshop hosted by the Southern Africa Trust and EMCOZ. The Workshop, entitled: "Inclusive Business - Assessment and Guidance Tools for Companies" launched the "Business for Development (B4D) Pathfinder Tools".

More and more companies have started to implement the concept of inclusive business,...

18/02/2015 - 12:07

February 2015 News from the Practitioner Hub: Successful Inclusive Business Models

What are the ingredients of a successful inclusive business model? What works at the Base of the Pyramid (BoP)?

While there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach for succeeding at the BoP, there is a lot to be gained from understanding what others have already done. That’s why this month, in...