Started in 2014, the Inclusive Business Action Network (iBAN) is a global initiative supporting the scaling and replication of inclusive business models. iBAN manages the largest global online knowledge platform (iBAN blue) on inclusive business and offers a focused Capacity Development Programme (iBAN weave) for selected companies and policymakers in developing and emerging countries. iBAN creates space where evidence-based knowledge transforms into learning and new partnerships. With its focus on promoting the upscale of inclusive business models and consequently improving the lives of the poor, iBAN is actively contributing to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
iBAN is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and the European Union. It is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.