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Mondi Zimele: Encouraging independence through enterprise in South Africa

WBCSD have produced an IB case study focusing on Mondi, an international packaging and paper group. We documented how Mondi Zimele, part of Mondi South Africa, addresses the limited economic opportunities of rural communities through job creation and small business development. To date, the program has supported over 80 small and medium enteprises with an employment footprint reaching over 4,200 people and a collective annual turnover in excess of US$ 61 million.

A summary of the study is presented below: Mondi Zimele: Encouraging independence through enterprise in South Africa:

Blog for July 2014: The role of Multi-Stakeholder Platforms (MSP) in promoting Inclusive Business in Zimbabwe

There is a famous African Proverb that says "To go fast you must alone, but to go far you need to go with others" there is need to the add a modern twist to this adage which is "go with others who are like minded and have the same desire to achieve cohesion". This article is intended to look at the importance of like minded individuals or entities coming together for the singular purpose of achieving economic growth and human development.

This months blog: understanding the BOP for IB in Zimbabwe

Blogspot - Understanding the Base of the Pyramid (BOP) for Inclusive Business in Zimbabwe

The Base of the Pyramid or BOP, as they are known, have the immense potential to become a huge market base for any business. However unlocking the potential in this market does not occur without innovation. This is so because this market segment is governed by a different set of dynamics in comparison to the conventional middle class and high end markets.

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The Inclusive Business Forum of Zimbabwe was established as a collaboration between SNV Zimbabwe and the Business Council for Sustainable Development Zimbabwe (BCSDZ), with the generous support of the Ford Foundation. At present the IB Forum has over 70 member organisations. Membership includes organisations within the following sectors:

Short projects supported by the Business Innovation Facility in Malawi

The Business Innovation Facility supports a growing number of small projects in its pilot countries, with light touch support on different aspects of the business. Support ranges from assistance in developing an inclusive business plan, to identifying partners, to designing key performance indicators or assessing the market for a BOP product or service. Theses projects are short and do not require as much support as the longer projects, which all have a project profile on this Hub.

Short projects supported by the Business Innovation Facility in Zambia

The Business Innovation Facility supports a growing number of small projects in its pilot countries, with light touch support on different aspects of the business. Support ranges from assistance in developing an inclusive business plan, to identifying partners, to designing key performance indicators or assessing the market for a BOP product or service. Theses projects are short and do not require as much support as the longer projects, which all have a project profile on this Hub.

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