In this section, we will update you with announcements from the ecosystem of inclusive business, pre-selected according to their relevance for inclusive business ventures.
List: IB in the news
The Inclusive Business Action Network (iBAN) and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) announced a joint initiative today to help governments to enhance the policy environment for inclusive business in South-East Asia.
This call is focused on promoting leadership and economic opportunities for women across the clean energy sector. EEP is seeking applications that propose innovative approaches to gender inclusion while also supporting core business objectives and growth. Projects will be evaluated based on concept innovation, development impact, business model and financial sustainability.
Grow Asia, a multi-stakeholder partnership platform for agricultural development, today launched an online directory (the ‘Digital Directory’) of agri-tech solutions available in South East Asia. The Digital Directory features over 60 solutions in the region which can help improve smallholder agriculture supply chains, including farmer training, supply chain intelligence, traceability and financing solutions.
The editors of the book, Stuart L. Hart and Fernando Casado Cañeque, challenge the two biggest issues facing humanity and the planet today: inequality and environmental degradation. They present the new design thinking required for a more inclusive and sustainable economy which respects both people and planet.
Countrywide innovation challenge open to everyone over the age of 18 years to submit their innovative solutions to bale post-consumer PET bottles. The competition seeks to identify and award the best innovations to bale post-consumer plastic in three categories:
A wave of economic reforms in Ethiopia since Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed came to office nearly a year ago has sparked hope among social businesses struggling to grow under the east African nation's heavily regulated economy, industry experts said.
SNV is inviting expressions of interest from private sector-led agribusinesses to co-invest in the implementation of climate change adaptation, productivity improvements and inclusive business models under its Climate Smart Agriculture East Africa Project (CSA-EA) project.
AVPN and the Inclusive Business Action Network (iBAN) are excited to bring to you a series of knowledge and capacity-building seminars on Inclusive Business and Impact Investment. The programme will focus on 4 key markets: Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. We aim to support impact investors in unlocking collaboration opportunities in inclusive businesses, thus enabling funders and resource providers to maximize their impact.
The BOI has included "Inclusive Business" as one of the priority activities in the current Investment Priorities Plan. In 2018, the first full year of implementation of the IB policy, the agency approved five IB models in agriculture- and tourism-based industries. These five projects collectively target to source Ph2.99 billion worth of goods and services from MSEs by the third year of their commercial operations, and directly hire at least 185 and engage over 1,000 individuals, at least 30% of which are women, from the marginalized sectors.
The 10 years Master Plan for the SME Sector in Mauritius was formulated and publicized in March 2017. Actions had already been initiated for the implementation of the key recommendations. In line with the recommendations, the SME Mauritius was created and is operating since April 2018. Much has been done in the implementation of the other recommendations of the Master plan.