17/12/2013 - 15:54

The official launch of the IB Forum for the Western and Southern Region took place on the 10th of December 2013 at the Holiday Inn in Bulawayo. The event was opened by the Mayor of Bulawayo, His Worship Mayor M. K. Moyo. The event attracted close to 70 participants from academic and research institutions, private companies, agricultural producer associations, government, NGOs and individual...

16/12/2013 - 14:21

If the word ‘case study’ conjures up an image of a glossy 2-pager with lots of pictures and little analysis, think again. Today we (the Business Innovation Facility) are delighted to launch a series of seven ‘deep dive’ case studies, each analysing an inclusive business, with candid explanation of the highs and lows of the companies’ journeys to date, and drawing lessons for the future.

06/12/2013 - 10:09

At the BCSDZ Annual Conference on “GREEN BUSINESS AND ACTION 2020”, Mr Elton Mudyazvivi (Senior Economic Development Adviser, SNV Zimbabwe) presented an update on IB in Zimbabwe along with examples of projects currently ongoing.

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13/11/2013 - 08:07

Companies of all sizes are actively testing and rolling out inclusive business models, but relatively few of them have achieved their full potential of improving livelihoods and companies’ economic bottom line.

What are the solutions that can help companies scale up inclusive business ventures? In our latest issue brief here at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (...

31/10/2013 - 16:55

Inclusive Business Insights - The Insider - September 2013

In our latest BIF insider "Scaling Inclusive Business – Why do some successful IB pilots fail to scale”, Jack Newnham identifies and examines seven broad reasons why some inclusive businesses do not go to scale. The publication draws on a range of examples (mostly not related to BIF), illustrating which hurdles could and could...