Useful Resources

WBCSD: Inclusive business facts, trends, and innovations – WBCSD roundup from BASE III Forum & BoP Global Network Summit

Geneva, August 17, 2015 - Across the world, companies of all sizes are developing inclusive business ventures aimed at meeting the basic needs and aspirations of the base of the pyramid (BoP). Opportunities for forward-thinking businesses abound in terms of commercial returns and market value – market entry, market share, secure supply chains, product line innovation, competitive advantage....

Business Leadership for an Inclusive Economy: A Framework for Collaboration and Impact

"BSR believes that a strengthened focus on inclusive economic growth is central to sustaining - and extending - the global economic gains of the past few decades. To succeed, all sectors should renew their focus on how to more effectively integrate those excluded from economic participation and benefits, from the billion people expected to remain in extreme poverty; to the systematically...

GROWTH FOR GOOD OR GOOD FOR GROWTH? How Sustainable and Inclusive Activities are Changing Business and Why Companies Aren’t Changing Enough

Economic growth in emerging markets has outpaced the growth of the supporting institutions that make up the broader context in these markets. There are many “contextual gaps,” which can give rise to political,
social and environmental challenges. For businesses, both multinational and local, these markets offer some of the most promising growth opportunities. These businesses cannot...

Shared prosperity through Inclusive Business: How successful companies reach the base of the pyramid

This report by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) summarizes the practical lessons learned from IFC’s inclusive business clients. There are lessons for each phase of the value chain – including procurement, product development, distribution and retail, and marketing and sales. Each lesson is illustrated by a profile of an IFC client that is using this approach to reach the base of...

Destination Mutual Benefit - A Guide to Inclusive Business in Tourism

Our bags are all packed …... This publication marks the beginning of a journey. Our destination? Mutual benefit.

The partners behind this publication, the GIZ Responsible and Inclusive Business Hubs and Endeva, share a mission to empower innovative business approaches and make poverty a thing of the past while conserving resources for the future. We have been interested for quite some...

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