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Reimagining sustainable business

The value of platforms and new coalitions

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Learn more about sustainability commitments and new coalitions by reading this sixteenth edition of the online magazine on Inclusive Business! The illustration was developed by Christopher Malapitan, a visual practitioner and trainer based in Brussels. Through the use of visual storytelling methods he empowers individuals and organizations to “see” what they mean.

Inclusive Business Action Network
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 scale-up of inclusive business models, thereby 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.

editorial

Disruptive collaborations

The Covid-19 pandemic has revealed that business as usual is not an option in times of crisis. How do businesses react to this crisis?

Christian Jahn

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graphic summary

GRAPHIC SUMMARY

Learn more about sustainability commitments and new coalitions by reading this sixteenth edition of the online magazine on Inclusive Business! The illustration was developed by Christopher Malapitan, a visual practitioner and trainer based…

Inclusive Business Action Network

editorial

Disruptive collaborations

In his editorial, Christian Jahn, Executive Director of the Inclusive Business Action Network, calls for disruptive collaboration to tackle systemic challenges like inequality and climate change.

Christian Jahn

featured story

Reimagining sustainable business

Global shocks such as Covid-19 and climate change have demonstrated the need to transform current models of capitalism to be more inclusive, resilient and sustainable. Recently, new coalitions and platforms have emerged, with a focus on reimagining sustainable business through ambitious sustainability commitments and goals. In this issue of CLUED-iN, coalition leaders, researchers, multi-national companies and impact investors examine the value of platforms and new coalitions, delving into aspects ranging from the role of collaboration in developing just, sustainable value chains to the impact of new investor coalitions on scaling innovative business models.

Alexandra Harris

Accelerating inclusive business strategies through corporate social investor coalitions

In this blog, Karoline Heitmann and Nicolas Malmendier of EVPA draw on their research to explain why companies are forming new coalitions with social investors to accelerate their shift towards more sustainable and inclusive business practices.

Time to transform: How WBCSD is advocating for reinventing capitalism

In collaboration with 40 companies, WBCSD recently launched Vision 2050, a framework including nine transformation pathways. Filippo Veglio of WBCSD explains why business action must be accelerated in a more systematic way to drive transformation.

Collaboration on living incomes is key to unlocking a sustainable future for cocoa

The cocoa industry relies on smallholder farmers, and their wellbeing depends on earning a living income. In his article, OLAM’s Andrew Brooks discusses the importance of collaborating with peers to develop living income benchmarks for all cocoa-producing countries.

SDG Impact Bonds: Funding the Global Goals through coalitions with inclusive businesses

Royston Braganza, CEO of Grameen Capital, illustrates how partnering with a coalition of entrepreneurs and outcome funders on targeted SDG bonds can scale the impact of inclusive business.

Driving impact in multistakeholder coalitions

Luciana Aguiar of BCtA explains how membership has become increasingly impact-driven and why impact measurement is critical for companies aiming to meet sustainable business goals.

Identifying transformative business models for the future of cotton

Charlene Collison of Forum for the Future discusses why we need new business models to become mainstream to address the unequal distribution of value across supply chains. She explains why this issue can’t be resolved through individual sustainability programmes alone.