IB Choice

Every month we present the most significant publications.

iB Choice is a curated library of topical publications carefully selected by IB experts. This collection complements the publications database by helping users navigate an abundance of available publications. Each publication highlighted in this collection distills key recommendations, as well as insights into the relevance of the material for inclusive business. Users can search entries by topic, region and country to enable them to find highly targeted and specific information pertinent to their needs and interests. 

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What can companies do to reduce the cost of solar products without compromising on quality? This article proposes six recommendations, starting from the cost categories that account for most of the price difference between quality and non-quality Solar Home Systems (SHS).

El Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society (Centro para la filantropía y la sociedad asiáticas) ha realizado una evaluación comparativa del sector filantrópico en 15 países asiáticos.

The Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society benchmarked the philanthropic sector in 15 Asian countries. The analysis ranks the countries on their enabling environment for philanthropic giving. Philanthropic organisations could be potential investors for inclusive businesses (IB) since they are looking for investments with a social and/or environmental impact. Social delivery organisations (SDOs), among them, with a high level of transparency can attract philanthropic investment and thereby mobilise capital.

This report provides case studies and lessons learned from seven Asian countries in five areas of innovative financing for development. Such innovative financing for development would benefit inclusive businesses as a new source of funding.

El informe de Hystra Reaching Scale in Access to Energy (Ampliación en escala en el acceso a la energía, cofinanciado por la red Inclusive Business Action Network o IBAN) se basa en análisis en profundidad del rendimiento de 26 empresarios y empresarias de negocios inclusivos en el sector de la energía limpia.

The report focusses on access to clean electricity, in forms of solar lanterns, solar home systems (SHS), micro-grids, and solar irrigation pumps. The market opportunities in these areas are significant, with 440 million off- and poor-grid households with a purchasing power of US$ 20 billion a year. The report also discusses access to improved cook stoves.

Importance pour les ENTREPRISES : 

· Capacité du marché à améliorer l’accès à l’énergie

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