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
Modelled after two similar European and Asian platforms, the African Venture Philanthropy Alliance (AVPA) is set to be a unique and vibrant Pan-African network of social investors established in an effort to effectively address Africa’s daunting social challenges by providing the requisite capital to businesses or initiatives that go in that direction. Led by their Nigerian chairman Olayemi Cardoso, AVPA will serve as a platform to attract, connect and empower social investors across Africa.
Since 3 April, iBAN is part of a new Steering Group that aims to lead and guide the promotion of Inclusive Business and Impact Investing in Myanmar. The Steering Group had its first meeting on 11 December 2018. The members of the Steering Group are from the government sector, the private sector and the development sector.
The Inclusive Business Action Network (iBAN) and Business Call to Action (BCtA) announced a strategic knowledge partnership today to support the growth of inclusive business worldwide through capacity building and knowledge sharing.
Technology-led enterprises in South and East Asia across different stages of maturity (prototype, pilot, growth), offering solutions to the challenges faced in the development of agriculture index insurance.
The Global Distributors Collective (GDC), a collective of over 120 last mile distribution companies, which aims to help make life-changing products affordable and available to all,today launched a unique Innovation Challenge.
The GDC is calling upon its members to submit innovative ideas that solve business problems faced by last mile distributors. The best ideas will receive financial and technical resources to help pilot those ideas and share learnings and insights across the sector.
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: