Companies with an inclusive business (IB) model create value for themselves, for the poor, and for society. Often, their operations contribute to environmental sustainability. At the same time, they are financially sound, competitive, and scalable.
Sounds interesting? If you are an entrepreneur, you will know that this is only part of the picture. Inclusive business companies work in remote areas that are hard to reach, often struggle to successfully approach investors, and need ways to document their impact. They create affordable products for price-sensitive consumers, navigate environmental and societal challenges, and engage with a diversified set of stakeholders.
To realize their societal and economic potential, inclusive business companies constantly need to innovate. We have compiled the resources below to support you in the creation of a successful inclusive business model.
Tools and training for inclusive business companies
Here, you can find a selection of self-learning resources from iBAN and its partners about inclusive business topics. They are based on the latest research and carefully curated to meet your companies’ needs. Learn how to design your theory of change, incorporate social sustainability into your business model, or successfully approach investors!
If you are a beginner on the topic of Inclusive Business, take the hands-on e-learning course “Introduction to Inclusive Business,” developed by the Inclusive Business Action Network (iBAN). Enrol now for free and learn how to take advantage of a market of 4.5 billion people, create social value, and engage with your stakeholders at the base of the pyramid.
If you are interested in iBAN's training offers in particular, kindly reach out to Katharina Banz, Coordinator for Capacity Development and Monitoring.
Where can I find more insights on Inclusive Business?
The resources below are targeted at entrepreneurs striving to improve their inclusive business model. If you are still unsure about the concept of Inclusive Business, get a basic introduction here or be inspired by our global Inclusive Business Impact Stories!
To learn about policy innovation on Inclusive Business, visit our subpage dedicated to the improvement of framework conditions for Inclusive Business. It is designed to give you an overview on how different countries are strengthening the framework conditions for Inclusive Business because they know that they are a key contributor to sustainable economic development.
More research is available in the publication database containing over 2,300 entries to date. Gain access to the latest knowledge on inclusive business model innovation, financial sustainability, and social value creation!