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 ( 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.

In Your Words

Snapshots from the IB Policy Roadshow

In August 2019, iBAN and the African Venture Philanthropy Alliance (AVPA) initiated a policy roadshow in Nigeria, Kenya and Ghana to demonstrate the challenges faced in building a robust policy environment for increased social investment and inclusive business. During the roadshow, we asked people:

Why do you personally feel that an increase in social investment and good inclusive business policy must work hand in hand to solve our world’s most complex challenges?  

This is what they said!

Nancy Kairo


Patsian Low


Toyin Adegbite Moore


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"In this VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) world, impact can be made by dealing with the often untapped market, by doing business beyond the usual. Inclusive business and social investments definitely co-exist in an ecosystem. The blend of social impact and commercial viability paves way for more opportunities to solve the most complex challenges in society. IB policy in the Philippines offers impact-driven solutions and gives importance to social investments in advancing societal solutions such as curbing poverty."