About iBAN

About iBAN

The Inclusive Business Action Network (iBAN) is a global initiative supporting the scaling and replication of inclusive business models. Through its strategic pillars iBAN blue and iBAN weave, iBAN manages an innovative online knowledge platform on inclusive business (inclusivebusiness.net) and offers a focused Capacity Development Programme for selected companies and policymakers in developing and emerging countries. iBAN creates a 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 German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and the European Union. It is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.


iBAN‘s strategic approach 2019
iBAN's strategic approach 2019

iBAN pursues an integrated strategic approach:

  • Going wide in reach with the largest global online knowledge platform on inclusive business (iBAN blue)
  • Going deep with its focused Capacity Development Programme for selected companies and policy makers in developing and emerging countries (iBAN weave)

iBAN blue and iBAN weave are strongly interconnected to ensure synergies among both are generated in the most effective way.

Learn more: iBAN brochure

About inclusivebusiness.net

Produced as part of the Inclusive Business Action Network’s knowledge sharing initiative iBAN blue, the platform inclusivebusiness.net provides up-to-date knowledge and insights for those working to deliver sustainable business models that benefit the world’s poorest.

Join the platform: Register here

Learn more: Online platform pitch document for potential supporters


Vision & Mission

Our Vision is to enable change by empowering those who can make a difference. By ensuring that champions of change have access to the latest knowledge and insights on inclusive business, iBAN helps turn great ideas into practical outcomes.

Our Mission is to engage established inclusive businesses and policymakers in emerging and developing markets to increase knowledge develop new models and policies that address shared constraints to scale and replicate inclusive business models.

Our values reflect our vision to ‘enable change’ for the benefit of the poor: